Senior Associate, Capacity Building
Deadline: Until filled
Location: Baltimore, MD
Group: Capacity Building Team
Division: Talent and Leadership Development
The Senior Associate, Capacity Building is a full-time, senior-level professional position at the Foundation and reports directly to the Director of Capacity Building. The Foundation’s Capacity Building efforts are based on the belief that supporting Casey staff and Mission Critical Grantees & Networks to improve their leadership, management, strategy, and execution will lead to improve outcomes for children and families. The Senior Associate will have primary responsibility for strengthening Casey’s Mission Critical Grantees & Networks. The Senior Associate will also be responsible for contributing to all Capacity Building work:
Strengthening Mission Critical Grantees & Networks
Building Critical Capacities at Casey
Advancing Equitable Opportunities within Casey and for the children and families we serve
Senior Associates have opportunities to deepen their formal knowledge, expand their networks, and challenge their thinking about improving outcomes for disadvantaged children and distressed neighborhoods.
Develop and implement an organizational capacity building strategy that:
o Strengthens Mission Critical Grantees & Networks to have greater collective impact;
o Is responsive to high need, time sensitive, priority grantee capacity building needs; and
o Contributes to building the infrastructure required to support more broadly nonprofit capacity building efforts aimed at improving results for children and families.
Partner with Casey Program Officers and Mission Critical Grantees & Networks to make high-quality organizational development grants that build their capacity to meet programmatic results.
Build and maintain clear, respectful, results driven, and action oriented communication with Casey Program Officers and Mission Critical Grantees & networks.
Provide thought partnership and technical assistance to Program Officers and Mission Critical Grantees & Networks to assess and support capacity building efforts.
Work closely with Director and Capacity Building Team to integrate and improve the team’s collective capacity building efforts
Make grants, further strategy, and engage leaders in the field of nonprofit organizational and network effectiveness
Implement strategic planning, oversight, and deployment of technical assistance.
Serve as a technical resource providing content expertise and strategic input to Foundation staff working on a diverse range of projects and initiatives.
Prepare budget requests for assigned projects and monitor spending.
Assist in establishing and maintaining positive relations with key contacts, leaders, public officials, residents, and organizations as required.
Perform analyses in support of reform initiatives, including financial and statistical analyses.
Prepare written reports and program/policy analyses.
Representing the Foundation’s mission, principles and work, as assigned and requested, by participating in meetings, public presentations, and the preparation of written materials.
Exhibit sensitivity to and respect for differences in personal, professional, and business relationships on behalf of the Foundation. Seek to use Foundation resources in an equitable manner with regard to race, ethnicity and gender.
Demonstrate awareness and appreciation of the Foundation’s mission, values, standards, principles, and programs, drawing on Casey’s Knowledge Management System, intranet, website, staff development sessions, and other learning opportunities to establish this competency.
Perform administrative duties in support of the above work.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Minimum requirement includes a graduate degree in business administration, law, community development, political science, human services, urban planning and development, public policy, public administration, or a related field. Senior public sector experience may substitute for a graduate degree.
Candidates should also have substantial relevant post-graduate experience in public human services management and/or private sector that includes but not limited to:
o Background in implementing outcome-oriented initiatives for disadvantaged children, youth and families.
o Experience in self-managed, task-driven initiatives with the ability to balance demands related to multiple projects and meet multiple deadlines.
Essential Skills & Abilities
Strong diagnostic skills, strategic planning, management, and public policy analysis.
Exceptional writing ability and excellent oral communications.
Intellectual curiosity, creativity and a preference for diverse professional challenges.
Political savvy, good judgment and instincts, and excellent social skills.
Commitment to a service concept of philanthropy and to the public trust.
Proficiency with computer software such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.
Ability to build and use analytical frameworks, models and approaches for use in large-scale system change efforts.
Ability to travel extensively up to 40 percent of the time.
Ability to take responsibility for day-to-day work activities and projects with very little direction.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
To apply or for further information contact:
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
701 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202