Employment Opportunities at CASA

Part-time Development Associate

CASA is currently in a growth phase and looking to increase individual, monthly and major gift donors. CASA is seeking a part-time Development Associate with a proven track record in writing successful appeals, creating collateral communications (e.g. social media posts, e-appeals) and writing grant proposals/case statements. Minimum 3 years professional fundraising experience including grants, mailed and electronic appeals. Experience working with Prince George’s County, MD and/or DC Metro area funders preferred. Previous experience within child welfare field is a plus.

The Consultant’s responsibilities will include: 1. Understanding and actively engaging in the successful implementation of the organization’s development plan 2. Writing all materials (letters, e-appeals, social media posts, thank you letters) for discrete campaigns 3. Ongoing grant prospect research 4. Developing LOI’s and grant proposals 5. Consistent and clear communication with management about grant prospects, proposal and reporting requirements, and deadlines 6. Professional and confidential management of grant records, organizational documents and donor data.

Terms: This is a part-time, contractual position without benefits.

Hourly Rate: $50/hour

Trial Period: Successful candidate will be considered for longer-term project contract (40 hours/month maximum). However initial trial contract will be specific to a campaign assignment for our upcoming “I Am For the Child” campaign, during foster care month in May. Campaign development would begin immediately, and analysis would be completed by June. Based on results, we would extend contract with other projects through the end of the year.

Goal is to increase net fundraising 25% over last year’s campaign. FY2018 revenue came from a direct mail campaign (1/3), internet sources (1/3) and peer-to-peer and “matching donor” fundraising (1/3).

“I Am for the Child” Campaign Responsibilities (4/15/19-6/30/19) to include:

• Create, execute and analyze a multi-channel “I Am the Child” May campaign. • Write the direct mail solicitation, review and update donor file, and track results. • Develop campaign systems, policies, and protocols • Work with Deputy Director on a monthly donor strategy within the solicitation. • Incorporate a social media strategy • Execute a peer-to-peer solicitation strategy • Provide support to Deputy Director on a board member solicitation • Monitor progress of campaign on a consistent basis using established metrics.

About CASA: Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/ Prince George’s County, Inc. is a volunteer-based organization that partners with the juvenile court to improve the lives of children living in foster care who have suffered from abuse and neglect. With a strong commitment to diversity, CASA/ Prince George’s County trains and supervises volunteers from the community who advocate for the best interest of children, recognizing and respecting each child’s individual needs. By providing a voice to children in the foster care system, it is our goal to help children and promote the timely placement of those we serve in safe, permanent homes.

CASA’s Board of Directors has committed to growing in the next five years to be able to serve every child in the County in need of a CASA volunteer. CASA also works to meet the shifting needs of the population we serve.

CASA is an EOE and is committed to maintaining a diverse organization.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to: Kara Bundy, Deputy Director- kbundy@pgcasa.org

About CASA: Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/ Prince George’s County, Inc. is a volunteer-based organization that partners with the juvenile court to improve the lives of children living in foster care who have suffered from abuse and neglect. With a strong commitment to diversity, CASA/ Prince George’s County trains and supervises volunteers from the community who advocate for the best interest of children, recognizing and respecting each child’s individual needs. By providing a voice to children in the foster care system, it is our goal to help children and promote the timely placement of those we serve in safe, permanent homes.

CASA’s Board of Directors has committed to growing in the next five years to be able to serve every child in the County in need of a CASA volunteer. CASA also works to meet the shifting needs of the population we serve.

CASA is an EOE and is committed to maintaining a diverse organization.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to: Kara Bundy, Deputy Director- kbundy@pgcasa.org