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:
San Diego: President & CEO
Voices for Children, serving San Diego and Riverside Counties, seeks a dynamic, strategic, and highly collaborative President/CEO to lead one of the largest Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs in the United States.
VFC’s next President/CEO will take the helm at an exciting and important time for the organization. Voices for Children was founded in 1980, as a grassroots organization that was one of the earliest adopters of the “CASA” model of volunteer court advocacy, which was begun as a pilot program in Seattle in 1977. In 2006, the VFC board and staff set an ambitious vision to “Serve Every Child” who needs a CASA, and over a decade, that vision is nearly realized. In that period since 2006, the budget grew from $1.9 million to the current budget of $6.4 million. Currently, in San Diego County, there are 5,000 children in the foster care system over the course of one year; in Riverside County, 5,400 children are in the foster care system. Today, VFC serves 3,050 San Diego County foster children with advocacy and reviews case files for all 5,000 children in care. In addition, since 2015, VFC has operated the CASA program in Riverside County, which is in its early stages of development. Currently, it is serving 250 children. VFC manages 1,600 CASA volunteers in two counties, with a paid professional staff of 75. The Board of Directors of Voices for Children numbers 27—leaders and philanthropists from throughout San Diego County.
Voices for Children is the largest CASA program in the Western United States and in the Top 3 of all U.S. CASA programs. The VFC Board is now engaged in strategic planning, looking forward to the future vision for the organization. VFC’s next President/CEO will build on the strengths of past accomplishments and be part of the new vision for the future. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
San Diego: Chief Financial & Operating Officer
Voices for Children has been growing steadily, doubling its operating budget from $2.7 million in 2010 to the current $6 million combined budget for San Diego and Riverside. VFC is now seeking to stabilize operations and manage a reasonable rate of future growth in order to achieve the goal to serve every foster child in San Diego and Riverside Counties with a CASA.
The President/CEO is seeking a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic, and process-minded leader with experience scaling an organization, leading an executive management team, and developing a performance culture among a group of diverse, talented individuals. The proposed new position of Chief Financial & Operating Officer would oversee most internal functions, freeing up the President/CEO to focus on important external matters such as fundraising, marketing/public relations, Board and major donor relations, and partnerships and collaborations with the Court and other stakeholders within the foster care system.
The CFO/COO must be a leader who is able to help others at Voices for Children deliver measurable, cost-effective results that make the “Serve Every Child” vision a reality. Importantly, the successful CFO/COO will have the skills, sensitivity, and personal confidence to tap into the power that each member of the team brings to this mission. While it is essential that the CFO/COO bring efficient and effective systems to increase the productivity of the organization, is it also critical that the team retain the creative spark, enthusiasm, and commitment that have driven Voices for Children to double its operations and service to foster children in only six years. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
San Diego: Executive Assistant
The Executive Assistant provides organizational and administrative support to the President/CEO, and handles special assignments and projects as assigned.
The ideal candidate for this position has the ability to establish relationships with donors, Board members, and staff; has good judgment, discretion, and a sense of boundaries; has the ability to effectively and efficiently plan and coordinate schedules; has excellent people skills; and has strong verbal and written communication skills to enhance relationships by phone, in person, or in writing. In a constructive and positive manner, can function as gatekeeper for the President/CEO when necessary. Can represent the President/CEO in meetings, and convene staff or other groups as necessary. Knowledge of the nonprofit community preferred. The ideal candidate is pleasant, calm, and judicious, and is prepared to handle matters confidentially, diplomatically, and with the strictest security when the need arises, whether the items are labeled confidential or not. The Executive Assistant is a critical member of the Voices for Children team and promotes the Mission and Vision of Voices for Children in the community. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
San Diego: 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.