CASA(Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children, is a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children involved in the juvenile court system. CASA for Children operates in Harrisonburg/Rockingham, Staunton/Augusta/Waynesboro and Lexington/Rockbridge, Virginia. Our CASA volunteers provide Juvenile Court Judges with a carefully researched fact-based report of the child situation to support the Court in making decisions about the child’s future.
The Advocate Manager is primarily responsible for: (a) providing training and support for volunteer advocates, ensuring that children appointed to CASA receive appropriate advocacy services; and (b) coordinating cases assigned to volunteers. The Advocate Manager will also assist with Court Report writing and accompany volunteers to court hearings, as well as collaborate with professionals within the community while advocating for child victims. This may be a full-time (40 hours) or part-time position (20-30 hours). The location of the position will be in Staunton, VA.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Human Services or related areas, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- The ability to train, coach, supervise and support volunteers to be effective in their roles. Experience with staff or volunteer management is preferred.
- The ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with different types of personalities and individuals of diverse racial/economic/cultural backgrounds. Experience with mediation, conflict resolution and managing difficult conversations is preferred.
- Knowledge and understanding of family issues and dynamics related to child abuse and neglect. Demonstrable knowledge of child development is preferred.
- Commitment to CASA’s mission and goals.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Highly organized, self-motivated, team player.
- The ability to coordinate and deliver training sessions.
- Computer literacy – word, excel, email, etc.
Paid annual, sick and personal leave; IRA contribution. There are no health insurance benefits associated with the position.
How to Apply
Submit cover letter, résumé, writing sample and three references, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
CASA for Children is an equal opportunity employer. CASA for Children prohibits harassment and/or discrimination of any applicant or employee on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other basis made illegal by the laws of the United States or of the State of Virginia.