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Executive Director - Chesterfield Court Appointed Special Advocates

The Opportunity

The Chesterfield Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote a safe and permanent home for abused and neglected children.  CASA achieves its mission by providing trained volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children through involvement in the juvenile court process. The Chesterfield CASA is seeking a new Executive Director to lead the organization into a successful new chapter, building on the foundation of over twenty years of success. Since 1997, Chesterfield CASA has made a difference in the lives of over 1,600 abused and neglected children in our community.

The organization fulfills its mission by recruiting, training and supervising volunteers from the community who are appointed as a child’s advocate to protect and promote their “best interest.” CASA advocates are appointed by juvenile court judges to be the eyes and ears of the court in complicated abuse and neglect cases. CASA volunteers work to be a unifying force on behalf of children – gathering information, communicating with all parties, and ensuring that children in foster care have a caring and consistent adult speaking up for them and making sure they are receiving the care they need and deserve.

The search for a new Executive Director is an opportunity for CASA to capitalize and build on its proven successful program.  The Executive Director will partner with the Board of Directors, staff, the Juvenile Courts, and community partners to execute the strategic vision. She/he is a passionate voice in conveying the mission of CASA, the impact on children’s lives, the need for systemic change addressing the needs of foster children and the reasons volunteers and funders should support the work. This position calls for a leader with outstanding strategic, fundraising and management skills, along with an enterprising spirit and a strong commitment to CASA’s mission.

The Executive Director reports to a Board of Directors and oversees a staff of five employees, a Program Director, and three Advocate Supervisors (one of whom is part-time). The Advocate Supervisors spend the majority of their time supervising the volunteer advocates so they feel supported in their roles. All staff share the responsibility of recruiting, screening, and training new volunteers interested in joining the program. CASA’s annual budget is approximately $335,000.

 

Background and Current Situation

CASA volunteers come from all walks of life and have a variety of professional, educational and cultural backgrounds. They are selected on the quality of their objectivity, competence, and commitment, and undergo a rigorous application, screening and training process.

For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives in which foster parents, social workers, lawyers, teachers and mental health providers can change frequently. A child with a CASA volunteer is more likely to find a safe, permanent home, is half as likely to re-enter the foster care system, and is more likely to succeed in school.

The CASA model was first introduced in 1977 when a Seattle Juvenile Court Judge, concerned about making drastic decisions with insufficient information, conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. From that first program has grown a network of nearly 1,000 CASA and guardian ad litem programs that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

Chesterfield CASA was formed by a group of local citizens concerned about the increasing number of child victims in our community. Our program joins 26 others in Virginia providing advocacy through the CASA model. The organization serves the 12th Judicial District Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, with jurisdiction in Chesterfield County and the city of Colonial Heights. It received 501 (c) 3 status in 1996 and began assigning volunteers to cases in 1997.

 

The Role of the Executive Director

The new Executive Director will inherit a highly regarded organization and is responsible for the overall management of the organization and all aspects of its operation.  The Executive Director is employed by the Board of Directors and reports to the Executive Committee.  The Executive Director’s primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, resource development, long-range planning as well as oversight of the organization’s fiscal management, personnel management, community relations, and board relations.  More specifically, the new Executive Director will provide:

Strategic and visionary leadership

  • Provide overall leadership for the organization and identify and address areas challenging CASA’s evolution and growth.
  • Thoroughly understand CASA – its history and culture; governance structure, staff, Board of Directors, funding streams, programs, outreach, community network, political landscape and constituencies.
  • Interpret, own and implement current staff work plans, organizational development and financial sustainability; ensure that goals and objectives are clear with regular check-ins to assess progress or impediments; through collaboration with staff, prioritize and balance workflow with intended outcomes.
  • Stay abreast of developments and trends in the foster care/child welfare arena; consider and introduce ideas that advance CASA’s mission.
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, retains, motivates and develops a diverse, high-quality staff, volunteers and Board of Directors; create an environment that embraces collaboration, innovation, accountability and diversity of opinion.

Resource development

  • Oversee, develop, and implement fund development plan; research, solicit, and obtain program funding in conjunction with the Board of Directors, research, write, and manage public and private grant funding. Cultivate relationships with community donors; develop and maintain a donor base for monetary and non-monetary resources and create, plan, and oversee all details related to special events.

Long-range planning

  • Develop and initiate time-oriented strategic plan in conjunction with the Board of Directors to establish organization goals; review program and organizational progress and compare to goals and objectives; ensure agency compliance with Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services regulations and National CASA Association standards.

Community relations

  • Coordinate public relations to increase and promote community awareness of CASA, its programs, and other activities; produce community newsletter and annual report; develop public relations materials and conduct social media activities aimed at volunteer/board recruitment and fund development. The Executive Director will foster positive relationships with all appropriate groups, agencies, and organizations that will contribute to the success of CASA. The Executive Director will be available for public engagements that will increase and/or enhance CASA’s identity in the community

Fiscal management

  • Manage daily fiscal and business operations, including developing and executing the approved budget, entering into contracts and agreements, developing and managing all grant reports and records, paying bills, and making deposits; review all financial reports (monthly, quarterly, annually) and maintain documentation support for reports and develop the organization’s annual budget in conjunction with the Board of Directors.

General office administration

  • Ensure CASA is in compliance with all legal and business requirements for nonprofits
    (i.e., communication with the IRS, State Corporation Commission annual filings, annual registration to solicit in VA); order supplies and ensure maintenance of all equipment and oversee all back-office activities required to keep CASA operating.

 

Candidate Profile

The Executive Director will be a visionary but pragmatic leader possessing the following key qualifications and characteristics:

  • A commitment to the mission of CASA; an understanding of the needs and challenges of foster children, either as a nonprofit leader in a related field, a current or former CASA, public official or nonprofit board member, with five plus years of management experience.
  • A strong track record in attracting financial support, whether as a nonprofit executive or board member, or from the commercial sector, from individuals, foundations or businesses; a strong partnership/relationship builder.
  • Decisive and resourceful, with the organizational sensitivity to gain the support and confidence of the Board of Directors and staff at all levels; a team builder and collaborator, confident and competent, with strong skills in management and leadership; one who trusts and empowers the employees and volunteers, understands the subtleties of recruiting, motivating, directing and retaining a diverse group of personalities with different work styles.
  • One who is creative and can identify and convey the synergies and mutual benefits that come from collaboration; a contributor who works well with diverse stakeholders, partners and collaborators; politically savvy.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.

 

Qualifications

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.  Experience in public speaking.  Prior experience with a non-profit organization and fund development.  Ability to plan, implement, and monitor organizational goals and activities.  Ability to write and administer grants and budgets.  Ability to work effectively with a volunteer board and committees.  A Master’s degree or equivalent experience in social work, public administration, human services, law, or business is preferred.

 

To Apply

Chesterfield CASA has retained the services of Warren Whitney to assist with this search.  To be considered for this immediate opening, please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements HR@WarrenWhitney.com.

At Chesterfield CASA, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our team and the communities we serve. Chesterfield CASA is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we do not discriminate against any team member or candidate because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, or any other basis protected by law.  We encourage all to apply because we believe a diversity of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.

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Technical Advisor (non-profit, green construction) - Viridiant

Our client, Viridiant is a growing, non-profit environmental organization that works to advance sustainable, affordable, and energy efficient construction.  The Technical Advisor provides hands-on technical assistance to participating builders and developers during design and in the field throughout construction. This role is part of a cross functional, collaborative construction project team. Projects range from 6 months to 24 months with a majority located in Virginia. This non-supervisory position has the potential to grow with continuing education / certification and successful work performance. The Technical Advisor reports to the Technical Manager who reports to the Executive Director.

Viridiant offers an energetic and friendly work environment with the opportunity to have a positive impact on the building industry and environment. For over ten years, the organization has been contributing to the community with a budget of approximately $1.4M and a fulltime staff of 11, as well as 15 independent field contractors. This is a unique opportunity to be part of cutting edge, high performance buildings and technologies!  See www.viridiant.org for more information.

Summary of Primary Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Performs field construction inspections.
  • Analyzes and verifies Viridiant worksheet items, performing diagnostic testing when required.
  • Provides construction technical assistance and guidance to Viridiant builders.
  • Performs blower door and duct blaster testing functions.
  • Completes administrative tasks including data entry and scheduling.
  • Performs additional responsibilities related to the success of the organization.

Key Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

  • High School diploma, some college preferred.
  • Minimum 2 – 3 years in the construction industry; Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the work.
  • RESNET (national) certification plus architectural and energy modeling & analysis (software) experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of residential energy-efficient construction and green building practices, including diagnostic testing preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic about educating builders on Viridiant’s services and encouraging builder participation in programs.
  • A sense of urgency is a must.
  • Skilled with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as experience with CRM software (e.g., Salesforce.com) or related area; able to readily learn new software programs; uses company laptop/iPad.
  • At construction / renovation work site approximately 80% of time; locations are predominantly in Virginia; access to company vehicle for travel to / from project sites with minimal overnight travel.
  • Primarily at construction / renovation work site so the physical demands include, but not limited to standing, walking, sitting, using hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. Nominal time in an office work environment.
  • Valid Virginia driver’s license; DMV record in good standing.
  • Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm; Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties and business demand; minimal overtime.
  • Promotes and adheres to organization’s mission, vision and values; policies and applicable laws in a fair and equitable manner

 Competitive Compensation Package including base salary depending upon experience and extensive benefits!

To be considered for this immediate opening, please send your resume with salary requirements to hr@WarrenWhitney.com. This position will remain open until filled.

EOE.  On behalf of its client, Warren Whitney reserves the right to alter, change, modify and/or terminate this job posting at any time without notice, or obligation, to any party.

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President & CEO - Rappahannock Goodwill Industries

Are you a business leader with a proven track record who has a heart for helping people?  Do you believe in the power of work and that people can overcome barriers to employment?  If so, this could be an exciting and fulfilling opportunity for you.  Read on!

Since 1966, Rappahannock Goodwill Industries (RGI) has believed in the power of work to change lives. In today’s society, to have a job, do it well, and reap the benefits is one of the most important ways a person can live with dignity.   RGI helps people in Fredericksburg, VA and twelve surrounding counties by creating jobs locally, preparing people to succeed at work, and helping them overcome barriers to employment.

In 2018, RGI helped nearly 9500 individuals move towards employment and placed 1450 in jobs.  Through April 2019, RGI had assisted over 3900 individuals and had placed more than 400 in jobs.  Individuals with barriers to employment have access to training and jobs within RGI and help in transitioning to jobs in the community.  RGI is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

RGI supports its mission through a combination of grants and social enterprises, including its well-known thrift stores, federal janitorial contracts, a Service Master commercial janitorial franchise, a staffing company, and a commercial laundry.  The Fredericksburg area economy is supported by many governmental agencies as well as privately-held businesses and is one of the fastest growing areas in VA.

 

Priorities for the next CEO include:

  • Assessing RGI’s territory and its current operations to build profitable social enterprises to support RGI’s mission.
  • Raising the profile of RGI in its territory to encourage businesses to become partners in supporting the mission.
  • Re-evaluating federal contract operations as a basis for funding RGI’s mission at acceptable market levels.
  • Strengthening RGI’s relationship with AbilityOne, SourceAmerica and other federal and commercial sources for revenue.
  • Looking forward to develop new income-generating / mission-based social enterprises.
  • Supporting a culture of accountability and success.
  • Advocating to create work opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to work.

 

Experience and attributes of qualified candidates include:

  • Demonstrated experience in successful businesses or business profit centers with P&L responsibility.
  • Leadership in one or more complex business environments.
  • Outward-facing roles in a business community.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Financial acumen to navigate a changing business environment.
  • The ability to balance mission-related and profit-driven enterprise decisions.
  • A desire to help people with barriers to work navigate the path to successful employment.
  • An understanding of the key elements of workforce development programs.
  • Experience with nonprofit boards either by working with or serving on one or more boards.
  • A bachelor’s degree. An MBA or equivalent experience desired.
  • A minimum of 15 years of work experience, with at least 10 years in leadership roles.

 

The next CEO’s core values will align with RGI’s values of:

  • Respect – Treat all people with dignity and respect.
  • Stewardship – Be socially, financially, and environmentally responsible.
  • Ethics – Strive to meet the highest ethical standards.
  • Learning – Strive for excellence, continue to learn and improve personally and organizationally.
  • disAbility First – We focus on people with disabilities first.

Fredericksburg, VA is located 40 miles south of Washington, DC and 50 miles north of Richmond, VA.  In addition to the City of Fredericksburg, RGI’s geographic territory includes towns and rural areas.

To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter and five references to: HR@WarrenWhitney.com with “RGI CEO” in the subject line.

Please note that references will not be contacted without prior discussion with the candidate.  We understand that confidentiality is of utmost importance.  The consultant and the search committee will do everything possible to maintain that confidentiality until the final round of interviews.

For best consideration, please respond by July 31, 2019.

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CEO - Children's Museum of Richmond

Overview

Children’s Museum of Richmond

CEO Job Posting

Would you like to have an impact on kindergarten readiness in Central Virginia?  Are you ready to lead a team of people who are passionate about early childhood education?  Do you believe all children should have the opportunity to learn through play?  Can you build community relationships to support programs, reach more children, and garner financial support?

The next CEO of the Children’s Museum of Richmond (CM) will have the opportunity to play a significant role in early childhood education in Central Virginia.  The CEO serves as a community leader in the advancement of school readiness, early learning, and literacy for the region.

CM serves families throughout Central Virginia at four museums, and, on average, hosts 400,000 visitors each year. Programs are family-centric, and go far beyond the “learning through play” experience children have at exhibits to include the Central Virginia Children’s Book Bank and Commonwealth Parenting, which provides educational programs for caregivers.  The CEO will lead a team of roughly 30 full-time and 50 part-time employees, supported by almost 2000 volunteers.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Experience in early childhood education.
  • The ability to balance strategic thinking with implementation.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A commitment to making programs accessible to all children.
  • The ability to build strong relationships in the community.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising.
  • A track record of effective leadership in a complex organization.
  • An understanding of fiscal management.
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related topic.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Board of Trustees to set and oversee the strategic direction of the Museum.
  • Maintaining an environment that provides an excellent visitor experience.
  • Representing the Museum in the community and expanding community relationships.
  • Leading a comprehensive campaign.
  • Working with the senior management team to attract and retain staff who can implement innovative exhibits and programs.
  • Overseeing the Museum’s operations in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Ensuring facilities that support a fun and safe visitor experience.
  • Providing professional development opportunities.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and references to HR@WarrenWhitney.com by Monday, July 22, 2019.  Indicate “CM” in the subject line.  References will not be contacted without prior permission from the candidate.

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Tax & Accounting Group Director - SIMA Financial Group

Overview

CPA FIRM TAX & ACCOUNTING GROUP DIRECTOR

Have you worked hard since beginning your career in public accounting? You know that your current employer appreciates your work but you are anxious for a new challenge. Do you want to expand your focus on building relationships, client development and leadership in addition to your CPA and tax work?  With strong core values, ethical business practices and a keen business acumen – you are ready. The potential exists for partnership consideration for the successful candidate. Is it time to consider this opportunity with our client?

Warren Whitney is a leading the search for the next Accounting Group Director for SIMA Financial Group – a highly regarded CPA firm and financial services boutique firm in Richmond, VA. The candidate will be an experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and demonstrate expertise in a variety of individual, partnership and corporate tax and business accounting practices. The candidate must have the ability to manage, retain and expand services to clients and potential clients while serving clients with professional, personal and principled care upholding exceptional standards. Just as critical is helping manage and foster a morally-rich, values-driven firm culture.

SIMA is looking for a Director who will work closely with businesses and individuals to provide a superior experience to their diverse clientele that includes business owners, executives, entrepreneurs, and investors. The firm professionals identify and implement financial strategies to more effectively manage both business and personal finances for our clients.

Initial qualifications that must be met:

  • Bachelor’s degree; MBA a plus; CPA with a strong tax background
  • Leadership skills and desire to be involved at a strategic level
  • 10+ years of individual, corporate and partnership tax experience
  • Professional presence; effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Strategic thinking, problem solving and effective decision-making skills

Be an integral part of a professional services firm that employs a talented, client-centered team of professionals and support staff.  This is a unique opportunity to grow quickly in a new role while providing leadership and a vision of success.

For more information about this opportunity and to be considered, please apply by sending your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to hr@warrenwhitney.comIn the Subject of the email please enter:   TAXCPA2019

This posting will remain active until the opportunity is filled.

Competitive Salary, Performance Bonus, and Benefits Package including medical, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, paid time off, 401(k) with employer matching, and professional continuing education reimbursement.

EOE M/F/D/V on behalf of our client, Warren Whitney reserves the right to alter, change, modify, and/or terminate this job posting at any time without notice, or obligation, to any party.

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