The Foundation seeks a program assistant to help inform and advance its leadership development strategy. The Foundation provides a comprehensive portfolio of leadership development tools and programs to support leaders working to accelerate important child and family outcomes. This unique approach to leadership development is delivered primarily through multi-session programs that support participants in building their results-based leadership competencies. The Leadership Development team also works to influence other foundations and organizations to adopt the tools of results-based leadership to accelerate results for the populations with whom they work.
Tasks and responsibilities of the program assistant are intellectually challenging and diverse. Program assistants are appointed for one year, renewable for up to an additional two years on the basis of satisfactory performance. This is not a permanent position and will not be extended beyond three years. Program assistants are precluded from applying for any other positions at the Foundation for a period of at least two years. This position reports to a senior associate in Leadership Development and will work very closely with other senior program staff of the Leadership Development team. The position is located in Baltimore, MD.
- Support results-based leadership programs by:
- documenting preparatory meetings and program seminars;
- preparing meeting and seminar materials;
- organizing documents and materials to be accessible to participants and faculty;
- collecting, inputting and analyzing data relevant to results-based leadership programs;
- managing program logistics;
- participating as a member of co-design and implementation teams; and
- maintaining program-related SharePoint sites.
- Research information relevant to Casey’s leadership interests and work.
- Design, prepare and participate in meetings of the Leadership Development Team and larger External Affairs unit.
- Prepare oral and written summaries on projects, including the development of PowerPoint. presentations, briefing and option memos, literature reviews, data analysis and background or research papers.
- Establish and maintain relationships with key contacts, organizations and networks as assigned; attend meetings and communicate with faculty members, program participants and program partners.
- Potentially serve as coordinator and event planner for convenings and meetings, including accommodations, meeting and meal arrangements, meeting materials, logistics and on-site coordination.
The duties listed above are intended 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 essential functions.
Essential Skills and Abilities
The ideal candidate will bring a demonstrated interest and working knowledge and experience in programs related to leadership development, human services, policy, child welfare and/or juvenile justice. In addition, the personal and professional qualifications for this position include the following:
- Master’s degree in public or urban policy, criminal or social justice, human services, social work or a related field is preferred. Consideration will be given to candidates with a bachelor’s degree and equivalent professional experience of three years or more.
- Strong research and analytic skills and ability to prepare reports
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Keen attention to and ability to track and manage details
- Capacity to work well with competing priorities and tight deadlines that require a high degree of independent action with minimal supervision
- Willingness to travel throughout the United States as much as 50 percent of the time
- Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
- Experience crossing boundaries of race, class, ethnic origin and personal philosophy, as well as the capacity to work effectively with a broad range of constituencies
- Strong time management skills
- Proficiency with databases, Internet and presentation software
- Must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills
Tools and Equipment Used
Telephone, personal computer including Microsoft office software, copy machine, fax machine and ten-key calculator.
Physical Demands/Workplace Environment
The work is performed primarily in an office setting. Overnight travel and the ability to attend multi-dayprogram seminars are required.
This is an exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience and earnings history. A strong benefits package is provided.