Executive Director

Savannah/Chatham County CASA Executive Director

Savannah/Chatham County CASA provides court-appointed volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in juvenile court to ensure that all children have a safe, permanent, nurturing home. We are seeking an Executive Director who will collaborate closely with the Board of Directors to continue the organization’s leadership and excellence in ensuring effective volunteer advocacy for dependent children in Chatham county.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

Managing and directing the activities of a paid professional and administrative staff, including hiring and performance management, training, and professional development;
Developing and implementing a comprehensive fund raising plan of the organization in cooperation with the board of directors, including individual donors, special events and local, state and federal grants;
Collaborating with the Board of Directors to develop and implement short and long term strategic plans;
Partnering with the Board of Directors to identity, recruit, and retain board members as well as community volunteers;
Serving as the agency spokesperson and organizational representative to the community; and
Representing the agency among regional, state and national partners and related professional groups and associations.

The successful candidate will:

Have concern and passion for children’s safety, well-being and permanency and a significant track record in leading and managing a dynamic organization;
Demonstrate strong skills in fiscal management, resource development and maintenance, agency and program planning and public relations. Previous experience working with volunteers and knowledge and understanding of child abuse and neglect, families in crisis and other social services skills are given priority; and
Hold a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or a related field and three years of progressively responsible management experience in a voluntary sector organization. An advanced degree, ideally a Master’s degree in Public or Business Administration or Nonprofit Management, with at least five years of progressively responsible management experience is preferred.

The position offers a competitive salary package. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, contact information for three non-related references, and salary history to: careers@savannahcasa.org