Jan 30, 2023

Senior Associate, Family Well-Being Strategy Group

  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Hybrid (Baltimore, MD, USA)
Full-Time Programs Strategic Planning

Job Description

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is dedicated to building a brighter future for millions of children, youth and young adults 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, youth and young adults 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. Casey staff also have flexible schedules, including a hybrid workweek, to support a healthy work-life balance.

The Foundation is seeking three senior-level professional to support the overall vision, planning and implementation of its Family Well-Being Strategy Group (FWSG)  strategies, which aim to ensure all children and youth from birth through age 26 and their families are safe, healthy and equipped to thrive together, free of unnecessary child welfare system involvement. FWSG’s work includes preventing children from entering child welfare systems, child welfare system reform and older youth strategies, including the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative®.

As a senior associate, you will:

·         develop, implement and manage FWSG strategies and ensure coordination and collaboration across the Center for Systems Innovation (CSI) and the Foundation;

·         lead special projects in conjunction with FWSG leadership, including efforts focused on financing and promoting prevention, youth mental health and cross-system issues affecting young people, families and communities;

·         lead community-based work with public child welfare agencies and communities to develop, demonstrate, iterate and scale new alternatives and practices related to permanence, prevention, connection, kinship and ending the need for group placements in child welfare; and

·         design strategy that supports efforts to build public will and advance policies and practices that ensure older youth who have spent time in foster care have the relationships, resources and opportunities needed to ensure their well-being and success.

Hiring Organization

The Annie E. Casey Foundation


·         Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public policy or a related field (master’s degree desired), or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • At least five years post-bachelor’s degree experience in a human service field with an emphasis on working with and on behalf of older youth through a racial equity lens
  • Minimum three years management experience within the human services field (e.g., child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health.), including supervisory responsibilities, as well as operational oversight of budgets and strategic planning

·         Demonstrated content knowledge in child welfare, including relevant federal statutes and financing, prevention strategies, adolescent brain development, trauma-informed practice, behavioral health and housing, as well as knowledge of other systems affecting young people and families, including juvenile justice

Industry/Service Area



Mid-Senior level

Application Instructions

Please submit your resume and a cover letter describing how your background and experience make you a good candidate for this role. Resumes submitted without cover letters will not be considered. Read the full job description and apply online at www.aecf.org/about/jobs.

The Foundation requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 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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