m/Oppenheim Associates is assisting Child Advocates of Silicon Valley in the search for an Executive Director to lead a transformational shift in strategy that increases and diversifies funding in order to scale and provide advocates to all children in the Santa Clara County dependency system. For more information, please review the complete Position Description.
Child Advocates provides stability and hope to children who have experienced abuse and neglect by being a powerful voice in their lives. Focusing on foster children who have been removed from the custody of their parents, Child Advocates matches children with a trained, dedicated and trustworthy Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). The CASA serves as a consistent and reliable presence in the child’s life while they are part of the dependency system… and often beyond. They are the one person that can meet with teachers, doctors, social workers and foster parents, and provide insights and recommendations to the court so that judges can make better decisions that advance a child’s welfare. The CASA spends quality time with the child, works to identify and then introduce them to beneficial services and programs, and ideally becomes a friend and trusted mentor.
Child Advocates has a FY19 operating budget of $2.5M and a full-time staff of 26. This past fiscal year it supported more than 900 of the 1500 children in the Santa Clara County dependency system. Its new three-year strategic plan is to provide a CASA for 1200 foster children living in the county by year-end 2021, and ultimately to provide a CASA to every child in the system. To meet this goal, the organization needs to increase and diversify its funding in order to recruit, train and support CASAs. The Board is seeking a leader with a strong track record of raising financial support, a marketing orientation to build awareness, excellent organizational sensibilities, and an unwavering commitment to the mission of Child Advocates.
For additional information or to apply, please contact Lisa Grossman at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.