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We seek a full-time nonprofit leader skilled in driving organizational success and empowering high-performing staff. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be based out of the Seward, Nebraska office and will have overall management and responsibility for the promotion and growth of CASA in the counties of Seward, Saline, Jefferson, and Thayer. This is a full-time position.
Executive Leadership and Organizational Management
Provide thoughtful and visionary executive leadership that is inclusive, transparent, and empowering in a manner that supports and guides Southeast Nebraska CASA’s mission.
Present strategic options and plans for organizational impact and gain Board approval as needed to carry out the work of the mission.
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization and ensure its overall successful operations.
Organize, motivate, and mentor staff to strategically grow CASA’s impact, program, fundraising, and to effectively fulfill its mission.
Continually foster a culture that encourages collaboration and recognizes positive contributions.
In collaboration with the Board and staff, contribute to the strategic plan and drive its implementation.
Manage and motivate staff through overseeing the hiring process, separation, ongoing staff development, performance management, and working with the Board on compensation and benefits.
Maintain regular and ongoing communication to ensure strong relationships with the entire Board, providing leadership and support to members.
Communicate effectively with the Board by providing members with all information necessary to function properly and make informed decisions in a timely manner.
Attend all Board meetings and provide reports and updates on staff as well as current work project timelines, and organization progress.
Gracefully manage the board as needed to build consensus, remind of outstanding deliverables, and offer support.
Work closely with the Board and its committees, ensuring ongoing communication of risks, issues, as well as successes.
Development and Fundraising
Drive development and fundraising through individual, foundation, private, government, and corporate funders. This includes the preparations and submission of several grants.
Leverage the Board as needed to initiate, cultivate and extend relationships with potential funding resources.
Ensure the organization’s financial stability and sustainability by maintaining healthy cash flow and adequate reserves.
Financial Management and Administration
Provide strategic leadership and hands-on management for all the administrative and operational functions of Southeast Nebraska CASA in accordance with the mission, objectives, and policies.
Direct resources and manage all financials within budget guidelines and according to current laws and regulations.
Provide monthly financial record keeping of all financial progress. (QuickBooks)
Assume responsibility for the fiscal integrity of the organization.
Monitor board-approved budget and manage daily financial operations to ensure maximum utilization of resources.
Ensure the CASA program adheres to all requirements set forth in contractual agreements with local courts.
Maintain National CASA Association and Nebraska CASA Association membership by meeting certification standards and self-assessments.
Prepare reports and statistics as requested by the National and Nebraska CASA Associations.
Ensure the timely completion of internal auditing.
Build and administer the annual budget, with Board approval.
Grant Writing and actively seeking grants.
External Relations and Communications
Represent Southeast Nebraska CASA and serve as the chief spokesperson publicly at events, conferences, and partnership meetings.
Oversee all marketing and public relations.
Assist in the resolution of any concerns of CASA volunteer advocates, court staff, DHHS personnel, clients, and other professionals.
Collaborate regularly with local and state policymakers, philanthropic organizations, government and civic organizations, businesses, and the public, to gain high visibility and build interest in engaged philanthropy and volunteerism. This includes occasionally testifying before our state’s legislative committees.
Leadership experience in nonprofit, government, or similar industry.
Proven acumen of history of providing collaborative leadership at the executive level.
Experience executing growth and leading a similar and larger size nonprofit and/or related entity.
Proven experience working with and leading a nonprofit Board and working with diverse groups of people.
Familiarity with the diverse functions required of this position such as Marketing, Finance, Public Relations, Fund Development, social media, Human Resources, etc.
Experience and success in developing, retaining, and mentoring high-performance teams.
Excellent written, oral, and public speaking skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with strong interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
A bachelor's or advanced degree
This amazing opportunity offers the ability to make a significant impact in the lives of local youth and volunteers. This position offers a strong starting base salary and a team-oriented atmosphere that is both positive and rewarding. Starting compensation includes a competitive salary dependent on experience, a flexible schedule, and generous paid time off.