Advocate Manager

Program Description

Blue Ridge 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 and in foster care. Blue Ridge CASA operates in Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Staunton, Augusta, Waynesboro and Lexington, Rockbridge, Buena Vista, in Virginia.

Position Description

The Advocate Manager is responsible for Advocate recruitment, selection, training, case assignment, supervision, recognition, and retention, as well as Court Report editing, Court liaison. The Advocate Manager is principally responsible for providing staff support to CASA Advocates, ensuring that children assigned to the CASA program receive appropriate advocacy services. The Advocate Manager will coordinate her/his efforts with the Executive Director and the other Advocate Managers. The Advocate Manager may procure and supervise interns.

This is a full-time (40 hours) position.

Qualifications

  • 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.

Benefits:

Paid annual, sick and personal leave; IRA contribution.
There are no health insurance benefits associated with the position.

Closing Date:

Until filled.

How to Apply

Submit cover letter and résumé by email to director@blueridgecasa.org.
References (3), writing samples and other documentation will be requested after the first interview.

Equal Opportunity

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.