Executive Director for anti human trafficking organization – California Against Slavery – San Diego, CA

CAS Research and Education has an immediate opening for an Executive Director (part-time). The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The ED will have overall strategic, fundraising, and operational responsibility for CASRE’s staff and volunteers, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. S/He will develop deep knowledge of the field, core programs, operations, and business plans. This position is based in our office in San Diego, CA.

CAS Research and Education is a human rights organization and the 501(c)(3) charitable affiliate of California Against Slavery (CAS). The mission of CAS Research and Education (CASRE) is to protect children, women, and men from being victimized through human trafficking and exploitation.

Currently, CASRE is focused on: 1) Ensure Prop 35 implementation state-wide. 2) Research into current foster care best practices to create a stronger system that works to nurture and protect those in its care.


In program development and administration, the Executive Director will:

Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work.
Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
Collaborate with the board to define and articulate the organization’s vision and develop strategies for achieving that vision.
Policy development and documentation.
Oversees design, delivery, and quality of programs and services.

In communications, the Executive Director will:

See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
Deepen and refine all aspects of communications – from web presence and external relations with the goal of creating a stronger board.
Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.
Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.
Be an external local and national presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of local programs as a model for regional and national replication.

In relations with staff, the Executive Director will:

Promote a culture that reflects the organization’s values, encourages good performance, and rewards productivity.
Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.

In fundraising and finance, the Executive Director will:

Use external presence and relationships to garner new fundraising opportunities.
Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
Jointly, with the president and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.


The ED will be thoroughly committed to CASRE’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, fundraising and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, self-directed and an advocate championing the abolishment of human-trafficking and a better foster care system for our kids.
At least 5 years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading with the ability to point to specific examples of having executed strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
Past success in in fundraising and developing donor relationships.
Unwavering commitment to quality programs.
Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
Past success with working with a board of directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships.
Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.

Hours: About 24 hours a week, prorated using a fulltime salary of $65,000 to $85,000 a year depending on experience. Has healthcare benefits.

This position is currently part-time, with a potential to expand in the future. The ideal candidate is someone who is a retired executive looking to give back to the community on a part-time basis.

Website: www.casre.org

How to apply

Please send cover letter and resume to info@casre.org.