Professional Development

CASA & CASA IN ACTION is Hiring: Georgia State Director

Job Title: GA State Director CBA

Classification:

D2
Reports To: Chief Strategic Officer FLSA: Exempt
Department/Program: Advocacy Union Position: No
Hours: Mon-Fri, may include weekend and evening hours. Employee

Type:

Full-Time
CASA Location: GA (currently seeking office

space in Clayton/South Fulton)

Last Update: 8/15/2021

TO APPLY: CASA/CASA in Action’s job search for this position is being managed by an external consultant. Interested candidates should forward resumes and cover letters to Hayden Mora at haydenjlmora@gmail.com.

CASA & CASA IN ACTION SYNOPSIS:

CASA’s mission is to create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in working class and immigrant communities. Our vision is a future where we stand in our own power, our families live free from discrimination and fear, and our diverse communities thrive as we work with our partners to achieve full human rights for all. CASA has a sister organization, CASA in Action, a separate, but related, nonprofit organization that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Although CASA and CASA in Action share a common goal of supporting immigrants and low-income people in Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, they are separate organizations with their own board of directors. A set of employees at the two organizations, including the person filling this position, shares their time between the two organizations. This has no effect on salary or benefits.

POSITION SUMMARY:

 Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer, the Georgia Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Georgia based programs and execution of CASA and CASA in Action’s mission in Georgia including 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 programming and priorities. S/he/They will develop deep knowledge of the political and services landscape, core programs, operations, and business plans so S/he/They will develop a plan and executive it based on CASA’s vision, mission and strategic plan.

As CASA is expanding to GA to build and complement permanent, progressive infrastructure for immigrant communities – especially Latino/Latina communities – this role requires someone who is a critical thinker, able to develop a strategy that includes base building, service provision, civic engagement, advocacy and political work. The ideal candidate will thrive in effectively developing, driving and executing a GA focused program within the parameters of CASA’s model and strategy; has the skills and passion to build authentic, intentional and effective relationships with movement partners around shared values and shared work; and is comfortable with a dynamic and evolving program and landscape.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, some of the following which are discussed and prioritized by the employee and supervisor, and reflected in individual and program annual work plans:

  • Provide strategic vision for the development and expansion of a base of CASA members and leaders as well as CASA programming in Georgia that both implements CASA’s strategic plan and does so in light of local needs and
  • Plays a key role in developing the strategic plan to launch and support workforce, youth, educational, health, citizenship, and social services programs with the objective of both short-term learning for CASA’s members and to improve economic stability of individuals and
  • Identifies, designs and implements strategic campaigns to ensure the accomplishment of local and state wins chosen by our Georgia
  • In partnership with the Development Department and the Executive Director, spearheads Georgia development efforts as CASA and CASA in Action continue to grow including but not limited to anchoring the work to secure, maintain and expand local and state contracts and grants and fundraising activities to support the launch of services, campaigns and civic engagement.
  • Oversees management of program expenditures; identifying and preparing applications for alternative

funding sources including advocacy for state-level funding

  • Ensures Program and grant deliverables are collected and reported upon accurately and in a timely manner
  • Serves as a member of CASA’s Executive team and providing strategic CASA-wide vision for the development of programs and implementation of strategic goals
  • Supervises staff, personnel, volunteers and consultants; ensuring that professional development opportunities are provided and all HR policies are followed
  • Develops and maintains relationships with key national, state, and local advocacy allies and policy-makers, including candidates for office. Develop relationships of authenticity and trust across movement partners around shared values, interests and work.
  • Serves as a spokesperson for CASA and its members in
  • Works closely with key CASA department leadership – including but not limited to the Chiefs of Services, Organizing and Leadership, Federal Policy, Finance and Operations, and key Directors including the Communications Director and the Director of Human Resources and Operations – to ensure that the entire force of our organization is invested in the development and growth of our work in Georgia.
  • Closely collaborates with the Executive Director of CASA in Action to ensure that we have aligned and strategic engagement in electoral opportunities in
  • Plays a crucial role in developing CASA’s Leadership Council and Board Members in
  • Host regular multi-departmental Georgia meetings and ensure high quality and consistent communication across programs operating in
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE:

  • Minimum of seven years’ experience working in non-profit sector, politics or advocacy (or some combination thereof), Bachelor’s degree or equivalent life .
  • Valid US driver’s license, reliable vehicle and auto insurance

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Experience developing, promoting and implementing non-traditional programs; establishing and overseeing cooperative agreements; as well as representing programs to a variety of audiences;
  • Experience leading policy campaign’s, preferably around immigration and worker’s rights;
  • Experience preparing and administering budgets; directing and evaluating the work of others;
  • Experience supervising individuals and/or teams;
  • Ability to plan, manage and organize multiple projects; identifying and analyzing problems/issues and recommending strategies and solutions;
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills in English and Spanish required
  • Must be efficient at communicating effectively orally and in writing; establishing cooperative working relationships with persons contacted in the course of performing assigned
  • Demonstrated interest in working with the immigrant community in Georgia, especially working class

Latino/as and strong commitment to social justice and the progressive movement;

  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple ongoing projects;
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends;
  • Passion, idealism, progressive and pro-immigrant is a Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • Must be able to successfully pass and reference checks and provide evidence of vaccination against

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ADA: The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

OSHA: A Human Resources Assistant is not to handle any human body fluids, biological agents, laboratory chemicals, or be exposed to hazardous materials such as noise, asbestos, or carcinogens.

CASA, Inc. and CASA in Action do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation

This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

 CASA has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy effective 02 June 2021, requiring COVID-19 vaccination(s) for all employees and prospective employees, AmeriCorps members, and paid or non-paid internships. In accordance with CASA’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees, AmeriCorps members and interns, and their families, CASA members and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations. In making this decision, the executive leadership team reviewed recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, CASA’s Legal Counsel and local health officials. All prospective employees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or appropriate medical / religious accommodation documentation prior to the first day of employment with CASA. AmeriCorps member candidates will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or appropriate medical / religious accommodation documentation at the time of presenting proof of citizenship and SSN eligibility.