We take pride in our extraordinary employees and their team spirit. Our staff members are grateful for the opportunity to interact with people from all walks of life and are dedicated to helping foster children in need and supporting the work of our CASA volunteers. In 2011, Voices for Children received a national award as one of the 15 best nonprofits to work for.
Top Reasons to Work at VFC
- We work in a supportive team environment and we set a high bar for ourselves in regard to professionalism and work ethic.
- We truly do make a difference in people’s lives. As an advocacy organization, every day we work to improve the lives and outcomes for abused and neglected children in foster care.
- We are privileged to supervise and support talented and committed CASA volunteers.
- We rely on our creativity and problem-solving skills to find solutions to the challenges and limitations of the child welfare system.
- VFC offers opportunities for growth and career development in many areas, including public speaking and leadership.
- We have ample opportunities to increase our advocacy skills and knowledge of the child welfare system through conferences and workshops.
- Our employees play an instrumental role in developing our vision and pioneering new ways to meet the needs of the children we serve.
- We enjoy full health benefits, including dental and optical, and a 403(b) retirement plan.
- We enjoy 13 paid holidays (including all Court holidays) in addition to vacation time off.
Current Employment Opportunities:
Riverside County: Director of Philanthropy
The CASA program in Riverside County was launched in 2015 and is in its early stages of development. In FY2016-2017, a total of 265 children will be served with CASA volunteers, but the strategic plan calls for the program’s growth to at least 750 children served within a few years. The Riverside County program currently has a staff of 8, led by Jessica Muñoz, Esq., the Riverside County Program Director who reports to the VFC President/CEO. As additional philanthropic contributions are received, the program will grow to serve more children.
The Director of Philanthropy will (1) be responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program designed to provide diverse support to the Voices for Children’s Riverside County CASA Program from individuals, corporations, and foundations, working with the VFC San Diego-based development and marketing team; (2) serve as a senior member of the Riverside County team; (3) be a highly-motivated, confident, skilled individual focused on building meaningful relationships with donors and donor prospects; (4) connect individuals, corporations, and foundations with giving opportunities at Voices for Children’s Riverside County CASA Program; (5) be a creative, enthusiastic, and outgoing development professional who enjoys interacting with donors and volunteers as well as stakeholders and community leaders, with ability to manage difficult or complex situations and/or people with tact, confidence, and diplomacy; (6) will have excellent writing and computer skills required. Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and experience in using donor database systems, ideally Raiser’s Edge; (7) possess effective oral communication and public speaking skills; (8) will have strong organization skills and be precise in work habits and work output; and (9) be a self-starter who can operate independently as well as with a team and can operate in a changing environment, following timelines and meeting deadlines. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
Riverside County (Murrieta office): Advocacy Supervisor
Voices for Children is the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program for San Diego and Riverside Counties. An Advocacy Supervisor will: (1) ensure that the dependency children assigned to Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers receive the advocacy they need; (2) ensure that the children’s best interests are presented to the Court by Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs); (3) ensure that the needs of the volunteers are met and that the volunteers are satisfied; (4) ensure that the policies and procedures of VFC are followed by all volunteers; (5) carry out all assigned responsibilities; (6) assist with volunteer recruitment and retention efforts; and (7) promote the mission of Voices for Children in the community.
Our Advocacy Supervisors share common characteristics: they are bright and professional, insightful about human behavior, open to learning, comfortable in a non-profit work environment, and persistent and strategic in their advocacy efforts. Their time is spent interacting with our volunteers and with professionals in the child welfare community, editing and revising CASAs’ court reports, and of course, dealing with a myriad of administrative tasks. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
Voices for Children is an equal opportunity employer.
Voices for Children does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, age, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, caregiver status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws, or on the basis of any perception that an applicant or employee has any of these characteristics, or on the basis that an applicant or employee is associated with someone who has or is perceived to have these characteristics. This policy applies to all employment practices including recruitment, advertising, job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, training, benefits, transfers, social and recreational programs, and any other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.