Posted on September 4, 2012
Program Associate, Leadership Development
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Annie E. Casey Foundation - Program Associate, Leadership Development
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families. The Foundation distributes approximately $150 million annually in grants to organizations that help states, cities, and neighborhoods improve the life outcomes of these children and families.
The Program Associate is a full-time, mid-level professional position at the Foundation. The Program Associate assists in tracking the work of the grantees, identifying areas in which technical assistance would be beneficial, and helping the grantees in their efforts to improve public policies for children and families.
The Leadership Development Unit is part of the larger Talent and Leadership Development unit of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Leadership Development Unit has responsibility for the design and implementation of programs that accelerate the development of results based leadership competencies and skills of public sector, non-profit, and other leaders who seek to improve outcomes for the vulnerable children, families and communities of concern to the Foundation.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
- Perform analyses including financial analyses, budget analyses, statistical analyses, analyses of interviews for themes and patterns, synthesis and abstraction of research materials, and analysis of public system meetings.
- Perform policy analyses and develop written materials outlining or recommending policy changes based on researching policies and statutes in states across the country.
- Represent subject portfolio at meetings and conferences, and assist in organizing and participating in meetings, conferences, and site visits.
- Stay current on relevant issues, policies, exemplary programs, resources, and information.
- Provide coordination and support to site team, responding to requests for materials and information and tracking and obtaining resources and information.
- Exhibit sensitivity to and respect for diversity in personal, professional, and business relationships on behalf of the Foundation.
- Seek to utilize the Foundation resources in an equitable manner with regard to race, ethnicity, and gender.
- Demonstrate awareness and appreciation of the Foundation’s mission, values, standards, principles, and programs, drawing on Casey’s Knowledge Management System, Intranet, website, staff development sessions, and other learning opportunities to establish this competency.
- While CWSG gives few grants, the position may also require the candidate to review the progress of selected grantees, with a particular emphasis on program development and capacity-building; assist with management of technical assistance to grantees; and facilitate communication and the exchange of information among grantees.
- Perform administrative duties in support of the above work.
The duties listed above are intended only 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 the essential functions.
Essential Skills & Abilities:
- Demonstrated skill in the areas of strategic and program planning, organizational development and management, market research, and business planning, and must be able to work on multiple tasks and deadlines.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated academic experience, strong research and analytic skills, and ability to prepare reports and conduct literature reviews.
- Demonstrated flexibility, maturity, and the ability to work as a team with managing directors and consultants who have varying backgrounds and styles.
- Demonstrated proficiency in using the Internet and basic software applications.
- Outstanding judgment, initiative, and motivation.
- Commitment to improved outcomes for disadvantaged children and families.
- Ability to travel extensively, up to 50 percent of the time.
- Minimum requirement includes Bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, business, law or related field. The ideal candidate for this position holds a graduate degree (MMP, MPA, MBA, MPH, MSW, and JD) and has some relevant pre-or post-graduate work experience.
- Candidates should also have three to five years of experience with community-based organizations and/or policy organizations focused on health and human services, education, and/or economic and community development.
Tools and Equipment Used:
Telephone, personal computer including word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, copy machine, fax machine, and ten-key calculator. Ability to work with database software preferred.
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The work is performed primarily in an office setting with extensive overnight travel required.
This is an exempt position, meaning pay is on a salaried rather than hourly or daily basis. Starting salary is commensurate with experience and earnings history. A strong benefits package will be provided as well.
Please apply online at www.aecf.org/careers.aspx.
Maxine Norris, HR Recruiter
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
701 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202