Senior Associate, National Community Strategies, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Organization

The Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF®) is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children and young people with respect to their educational, economic, social and health outcomes.

Position Overview

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is dedicated to building a brighter future for millions of children by improving educational, economic, social and health outcomes. The Foundation’s work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity because children need all three to succeed. Casey advances research and solutions to overcome barriers to success, help communities demonstrate what works and influence decision makers to invest in strategies based on solid evidence.

At Casey, you will find a dynamic environment with staff of diverse backgrounds and perspectives who share a deep commitment to advancing the Foundation’s mission.  We recognize the importance of a healthy work/life balance. Casey staff have flexible schedules, including a hybrid workweek.

The Foundation is seeking a senior level professional to join its National Community Strategies team, assisting with the development and implementation of safety strategies in local communities, including the Foundation’s hometowns of Baltimore and Atlanta. This role collaborates with senior staff, partners and grantees to advance policies and practices that aim to reduce gun violence and related racial and ethnic inequities; reports on results and presents the work of key initiatives and grantees; and identifies areas in need of capacity building and innovation.

Qualified candidates will have the following:

  • At a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in social work, criminal justice or a related field
  • At least five years of professional experience, including three years of successful experience working in the nonprofit sector or urban communities
  • Familiarity and experience working with diverse stakeholders, including government leaders, service providers, anchor institutions, nonprofits, person with lived experience, local education agencies and other institutional partners
  • Familiarity with community safety and violence reduction models. An understanding of the spectrum of community violence prevention ecosystems, including key partners, models, funders, systems and community stakeholders

The detailed job description is attached.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please provide a resume and cover letter detailing how your background and experience make you a good candidate for this role.  Resumes submitted without cover letters will not be considered.

The Foundation has a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires employees to be vaccinated as a condition of employment unless they have a medical or religious exemption. If offered the position, you will be required to provide evidence that you are fully vaccinated.

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