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Executive Director


CASA of Northeastern Kentucky is seeking to hire an Executive Director to serve the counties of Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Morgan counties in Kentucky.  Applicants must have at least 2-years of experience in the supervision and development of staff, the ability to develop community relations, conduct fundraising, and exhibit the skills to communicate with Judges and Court Officials on a professional level.  Must be able to work independently, an excellent work attendance record, and able to work with volunteer Board of Directors and Volunteer Advocates.  Preferred experience in the areas of Social Work, Criminal Justice, Psychology, or related fields with a minimum 4-year degree.  Please submit your letter of intent to apply via email to the members of the Executive Board listed below.  Please attach a professional Vitae with references of professionals in the field we may contact.  A full job description is available upon request.  Candidates will be contacted for a date and time for interview. Salary negotiable based on credentials and experience.


Executive Board:

Kevin Harrison

Diane Vanhorn

David Messer




The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for the overall management of the agency and all aspects of the agency’s operations. This primarily involves the supervision and coordination of a volunteer service program which provides CASA services to abused and neglected children.  Key responsibilities include but are not restricted to: 

1.     Resource development and maintenance,

2.     Agency and program planning,

3.     Community and public relations,

4.     Personnel management,

5.     Agency liaison to the Board of Directors, and

6.     Fiscal management.



1.      Research and prepare grant proposals and other funding applications.

2.      Develop and maintain a donor base source for both monetary and non-monetary resources.

3.      Develop and maintain a source for donor tracking.

4.      Work with Board on any fundraising events or activities.




1.      Meet weekly with program staff:  a) to determine and discuss any problems or plans involving volunteers, (recruitment, training, screening, and supervision).  

2.      Court staff, agency personnel, agency operations: b) to be kept informed of all relevant activities of the agency.

3.      Assure all necessary forms are filed with the appropriate agency for all necessary permits, memberships, licenses, etc.

4.      Prepare program reports for board meetings.

5.      Keep Juvenile Court administration apprised of agency directives and activities.

6.      Oversee agency and program compliance with established policies and procedures.



1.      Develop, implement, and ensure tracking systems and/or for both volunteer and caseload files are maintained.

2.      Review program/agency progress and compare to goals and objectives.

3.      Assure agency compliance with National and State CASA standards.

4.      Assist the Board with strategic planning and board training.



1.      Coordinate public relations with the purpose of recruiting volunteers and increasing public awareness of the CASA program and its goals and activities.

2.      Develop and maintain relationships with all appropriate groups, agencies, and organizations, and any and all other child advocacy agencies and community service organizations.

3.      Oversee release of press packets and news releases, and follow-up of any media coverage.

4.      Approve all written public relations material printed by the agency.

5.      Be available for public speaking engagements.



1.      Hire, supervise and terminate office staff.

2.      Write and revise, as necessary, the job descriptions for all staff (except executive director) within the agency.

3.      Prepare yearly performance evaluations (oral and written) for all administrative and management staff.

4.      Provide opportunities for Staff’s professional development.



1.      Attend all Board meetings.

2.      Oversee implementation of all Board directives, policies, and procedures.

3.      Serve as liaison between Board and agency staff.

4.      Keep Board apprised of agency operations, changes, and problems.

5.      Monitor Board/Committee activities and attend Committee meetings.



1.      Manage day-to-day fiscal operations.

2.      Submit monthly and quarterly financial reports to grantors (as required) and financial activity to Board Treasurer.

3.      Review and approve all monthly and quarterly reports and documentation to substantiate those reports.

4.      Submit bills and expenditures to the treasurer for reimbursement and accounting.

5.      Assist Board in developing agency annual budget.