Senior Associate, Leadership Development

Annie E. Casey Foundation | Baltimore, Maryland

Job Summary

The senior associate is a full-time, senior-level professional position at the Foundation. This position will report to the director of Leadership Development. The senior associate will be responsible for the management and oversight of an array of existing leadership development and capacity-building programs, as well as the development of new leadership initiatives, in support of and in concert with the Foundation’s efforts to influence systems and effect large-scale community change on behalf of children and families.

The primary duties of the senior associate revolve around planning and implementation of external and internal leadership development programs built on the Casey Foundation’s Results Count™ framework. As the Leadership Development team works with other organizations to apply this approach and builds their capacity to spread it to their networks, the senior associate will lead design teams associated with these different programs and work closely with other Foundation staff to ensure these initiatives are successful and maintain fidelity to the Results Count model.

Senior associates have opportunities to deepen their formal knowledge, expand their networks and challenge their thinking about improving results for children, families and communities.

Reports To

Director, Leadership Development


  • Implement strategic planning, oversight and deployment of technical assistance
  • Serve as a technical resource providing content expertise and strategic input to Foundation staff working on a diverse range of projects and initiatives
  • Prepare budget requests for assigned projects and monitor spending
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining positive relations with key contacts, leaders, public officials, residents and organizations as required
  • Perform analyses in support of reform initiatives, including financial and statistical analyses
  • Prepare written reports and program/policy analyses
  • Represent the Foundation’s mission, principles and work, as assigned and requested, by participating in meetings, public presentations and the preparation of written materials
  • Exhibit sensitivity to and respect for differences in personal, professional and business relationships on behalf of the Foundation
  • Seek to use Foundation resources in an equitable manner with regard to race, ethnicity and gender
  • Demonstrate awareness and appreciation of the Foundation’s mission, values, standards, principles and programs, drawing on Casey’s knowledge management system, intranet, website, staff development sessions and other learning opportunities to establish this competency
  • Perform administrative duties in support of the above work

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree and seven to 10 years of experience required; graduate degree preferred
  • Professional training or advanced degree in organizational development, leadership development or related fields
  • A strong personal commitment to the mission of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, with the gravitas to influence the application of Results Count and collaborate with multiple partners
  • Leadership experience in human services or a related field


Starting salary is commensurate with experience.


Essential Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work well in teams, manage teams of individuals and effectively design and execute leadership programs
  • A demonstrated ability to engage co-investors in leadership development work
  • The ability to manage budgets and participate in the budget development process
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills and demonstrated competency as a writer and spokesperson
  • Demonstrated competency in managing details and multiple assignments as project manager or comparable position
  • Ability to use and analyze programmatic data
  • An aptitude for and ability to develop content expertise in the Results Count model; familiarity with the Results Count model preferred but not required
  • Ability to foster existing and develop new relationships with individuals and organizations capable of supporting the Foundation’s leadership work, as faculty, advisors or evaluators
  • Interest in and passion for expanding leadership for social change that involves and benefits families and children in low-income communities
  • Ability to apply a racial equity frame and approach to leadership development programs, to advance equity and inclusion within the field and to apply a data-driven approach to equitable outcomes for all kids and families
  • The skills to build relationships with other foundations and organizations providing leadership development
  • Demonstrated ability to cross boundaries of race, class, ethnic origin and personal philosophy; capacity to work effectively with a broad range of constituencies
  • The skills to effectively represent the director and the Foundation in meetings for sharing knowledge, collaborating and building co-investment agreements
  • Competencies to effectively supervise program and administrative staff, faculty and consultants
  • Up to 50 percent overnight travel required

How to Apply

Please apply online at

For additional information, contact:

Jestine May, Human Resources Specialist
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
503 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Annie E. Casey Foundation


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