Volunteer Coordinator

CASA of Linn County
Job Description
Job Description
POSITION SUMMARY: Court Appointed Special Advocates (“CASA”) of Linn County has an immediate
opening for another full-time Volunteer Coordinator to join our team. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible
for supervising and supporting between 30-40 volunteer CASA Advocates. CASA Advocates are trained,
citizen volunteers appointed by the Court to advocate for the best interests of a child during his or her time in
the foster care system, with a goal of finding that child a safe and permanent home as expeditiously as possible.
The Volunteer Coordinator will ensure that abused and neglected children in foster care in Linn County receive
strong and effective advocacy and will strive for early permanency placement.
CASA Volunteer Coordination:
 Assist in recruiting, screening and interviewing potential new CASA advocates. As needed, provide
support in new advocate training.
 Provide oversight, support and consultation to advocates as related to case assignments.
 Maintain frequent, consistent contact with assigned advocates.
 Monitor activities of advocates to insure compliance with all the policies, procedures and standards
of the organization, Oregon CASA Network, and the National CASA organization, including
cultural competency and self-management.
 Assist advocates with the preparation of written and oral court reports and case presentations.
 Review all written reports and documentation relating to cases assigned advocates.
 Attend court hearings, Citizen Review Board hearings and other meetings as needed.
 Complete annual reviews for each advocate.
 Monitor advocates for compliance with monthly reporting requirements.
 Participate in and assist with the planning of CASA advocate monthly in-service trainings.
Case and Data Management:
 Research, evaluate and assign cases to appropriate advocates in consultation with the Program
Manager and other Volunteer Coordinators.
 Consistently monitor and maintain case and advocate files to insure up-to-date accuracy as well as
compliance with all state and National CASA standards, including CASA Manager data entry.
 Coordinate, document and distribute appropriately, all discovery and substantive information related
to CASA cases through resolution of each case.
 Interact professionally with all parties to the case, other case participants and community partners in
both an advocacy and problem-solving role.
 Meet regularly with Executive Director and Volunteer Coordinator team to assure best practices.
General duties:
 Attend staff meetings, CASA in-services, conferences, seminars, and other meetings as deemed
 Participate annually in a minimum of 12 hours of approved, relevant, substantive continuing
 Complete a minimum of 6 hours of professional development continuing education.

 Maintain a strong understanding of foster care issues in Oregon and Linn County; current
information and conditions relative to child abuse and neglect; and Linn County DHS and Juvenile
Court Procedures.
 Assist with volunteer recruitment and retention, and fundraising activities.
 Assist the staff in whatever capacity necessary to maintain the integrity of the organization.
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong organizational practices.
 Ability to work well within a team environment.
 Strong proficiency with computers and technology, including Microsoft Office and Excel.
 Ability to effectively and compassionately supervise, support and counsel volunteers.
 Ability to effectively multi-task in a sometimes stressful environment.
 Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and
 Ability to work a flexible schedule.
 Ability to strictly maintain confidential information.
 Knowledgeable and passionate about the issues facing victims of child abuse and neglect and the
foster care system.
 A valid driver’s license and reliable, personal transportation (car or truck): some driving is required.
Four-year college degree strongly preferred. Minimum two-year college degree in a related field.
 Minimum two years’ experience working collaboratively in a team environment.
 Minimum two years’ experience managing employees or volunteers.
 Experience working with children and/or children’s issues, within the foster care system preferred.
 Previous CASA experience a plus.
 Some flexibility in weekly/monthly schedule will be required and will include occasional evening
and weekend hours to accommodate training and community events.
 Successful completion of an employment and criminal history background check is required.
 Applicant must be age 21 or over.
 Professional attire and demeanor.
 CASA of Linn County is an equal opportunity employer and operates its program, services and
activities in compliance with federal and state nondiscrimination laws. No person shall, on the basis
of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or any

other protected classes be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be otherwise
subjected to discrimination under any of our programs.
 Under the provisions of the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, the candidate will be required to
provide evidence of identity and eligibility of employment.
 Applicants are encouraged to learn more about CASA by exploring the National CASA and CASA
of Linn County websites (www.linncasa.org).
 Salary Range: $16 - $18 per hour, depending on experience. Benefits include generous PTO, paid
holidays and an additional, monthly wage-benefit stipend, useable at the employee’s discretion.
 Position available immediately.
To apply, please submit your Resume, Cover Letter and three references to admin@linncasa.org

Job Type: Full-time, 40 Hours/Week, Non-Exempt
Compensation Range: $16 to $18/Hour
Accepting applications through January 31st, 2019
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