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Book Club Coordinator

National CASA/GAL Association

Book Club Coordinator

Location: Seattle, Atlanta, or Washington, DC

The National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children fulfills society’s most fundamental obligation to support children and families by making sure a qualified and compassionate adult will fight for and protect the best interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. The mission of the National CASA/GAL Association, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court‐appointed volunteer advocacy so that every child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive. Today, only 45% of the children who have been placed in the child welfare system, due to allegations of abuse or neglect, have access to a CASA/GAL volunteer. The National CASA/GAL organization is committed to ensuring 100% of these children have access to a dedicated, caring CASA or GAL volunteer.

Breaking New Ground
In 2019, National CASA/GAL launched a multi-year campaign, Change a Child’s Story. The campaign is an integrated campaign designed to reach out to a wide range of constituent groups and was deployed across a wide spectrum of media. In addition to this campaign, National CASA/GAL has developed a strategic framework that is informing and guiding our efforts through a major reorganization, development of a new business model, and plan direction of the organization, including the launching of a major Capital Campaign. The leadership team that will drive these changes will be strategic thinkers, relationship builders, collaborative decision-makers, entrepreneurial achievers, effective marketers, and communicators, change leaders, inspiring motivators, and culturally competent.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Lead the strategy and development of National CASA/GAL book club
  • Collaborate with communications, marketing, and training and development team
  • Build awareness of the book club with the internal network
  • Foster connections and relationships between book club members via the online book club management platform
  • Manage communication to book club members across the network
  • Develop, adapt, and and/or complete facilitation tools for book club facilitators
  • Evaluate and select an online book club management system
  • Develop assessment strategies to measure book club and make recommendations for enhancement and improvement
  • Coordinate with author publishing house and moderate author discussions as required
  • Research books for the book club tracks
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned

Requirements and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree required in related field or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training
  • Three to five years of experience in similar role within a professional organization
  • Excellent knowledge of and interest in literature strongly desired
  • Experience with a nonprofit organization highly desirable
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and polished presentation skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, able to launch, implement and lead projects through completion in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to work and manage projects across multiple time zones in the US
  • Effective project management and organizational skills, and strong project documentation
  • Passionate about National CASA/GAL’s mission and impact

To be successful in this position, the employee must possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Communication skills, verbal and written, with ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential information with tact and discretion
  • Interpersonal skills, sound judgment, and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively internally and externally
  • Ability to embrace and exemplify organizational competencies and values
  • Work well under pressure with deadlines and be skilled in prioritizing responsibilities
  • Commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, state and local program staff, and other supporters
  • Demonstrated history of continuous improvement through professional development

Organizational Values

Adaptability ◦ Collaboration ◦ Integrity ◦ Respect ◦ Quality ◦ Service ◦ Stewardship

National CASA/GAL Association for Children