Senior Associate, Family Well-Being Strategy Group
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is dedicated to building a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes. The Foundation's work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity because children need all three to succeed. Casey advances research and solutions to overcome barriers to success, help communities demonstrate what works and influence decision makers to invest in strategies based on solid evidence.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has formed a Family Well-Being Strategy Group (FWSG), a team that brings together its long-time efforts focused on child welfare system reform and helping older youth transition from foster care. The FWSG team will hold the result that all children and youth from birth through age 26 and their families are safe, healthy and equipped to thrive together in a just and equitable community free of unnecessary child welfare system involvement.
The Foundation is seeking a senior level professional to manage several older youth strategies that align with the FWSG team's focus on eliminating disconnection, advancing permanency and connecting to movements scale and influence best practices. As a senior associate, you will:
- manage the network of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative across multi-state and multi-site strategies;
- support its technical assistance strategy, including coordination of work amongst national team, consultants and sites and the development of relevant tools;
- serve as program officer for all site-based grants and contracts, including ensuring accountability on deliverables, performance measures and equity targets;
- provide content expertise on practice, strategies and overall reform efforts for older youth affected by public system interventions, including prevention; and
- lead strategy for financial capability work, including Opportunity Passport and the Keys to Your Financial Futures curriculum.
Qualified candidates will have the following:
- a bachelor's degree in social sciences, public policy or a related field; master's degree desired, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
- at least 12 years post-bachelor's degree experience in a human service field with an emphasis on working with and on behalf of older youth from a racial equity perspective;
- Minimum three years management experience within the human services field (e.g., child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health.), including supervisory responsibilities as well as operational oversight of budgets and strategic planning;
- an understanding and ability to authentically partner with youth and young adults, including the aptitude to effectively co-create, co-design, and co-deliver strategies with older youth;
- strong analytical and critical thinking skills and a demonstrated ability to use qualitative and quantitative data for the purpose of analyzing, assessing, maintaining, and disseminating data and information; and
- intellectually curious and strong interpersonal skills and savvy, with ability to relate to all kinds of people and display compassion, empathy, humor and good will.
Please submit your resume and a cover letter describing how you fit the qualifications above, why you are the best person for this job and why working for the Foundation as a senior associate interest you. The Foundation will not consider resumes submitted without a cover letter. Read the full job description and apply online at www.aecf.org/about/jobs