Title: Development Assistant (Full-time/Non-exempt)
Founded in 1980, Voices for Children (VFC) advocates for the rights and well-being of San Diego’s abused children in the courtroom, in school, and in the community, through its dedicated network of staff and volunteers. Our mission is to ensure that foster children who have become dependents of the San Diego County Court will have a safe and permanent home. Recruited, trained, and supervised by VFC, our volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) interface with key agencies, legal counsel, and community resources to identify and protect the best interests of each foster child. CASAs are empowered to act as fact finders for the juvenile court judge to ensure decisions and rulings are based on the most current and pertinent information about each child’s situation. CASAs also provide emotional support as they guide their case children through the complex foster care system. CASAs strive to ensure that each child’s needs are met. In FY2014-15, VFC will raise 97% of its $5,400,000 budget from private donors: individuals, foundations, and corporations. The Development and Communications/Marketing team is responsible for securing these operational funds. There are 58 full-time staff and 8 part-time staff at VFC.
Development Assistant Job Responsibilities
Assist in other duties and special projects as assigned.
The successful candidate will have excellent organizational, time-management, project management, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. He/she will have the ability to work effectively, diplomatically, and tactfully at all levels with those internal and external to the organization, maintaining standards of confidentiality, discretion, and professionalism. In addition, we seek a candidate with the following characteristics:
This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Standard workweek is 40 hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm with a half-hour lunch break. Evenings and weekends are occasionally required as related to events. Vacation, medical and other benefits consistent with Board-adopted personnel policies.
How to Apply
Please apply via our careers site at the following link: http://jobsco.re/XoMPM9. No phone calls, please. An essay must be submitted to be considered for this position. Essay requirements: In 750 words or less, describe a situation at a previous job that didn't go as you had planned or hoped, and then explain how you remedied the problem. What lesson did you learn from the situation?
Please note: when you apply through the link above, you may only upload one file; please include your essay in the same file as your resume. There is a separate area for you to include your cover letter, which should contain salary history. Thank you!
Voices for Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer.