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CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER OF HAMILTON COUNTY (CACHC) announces the following immediate job opening. Interested applicants must submit resume and references with cover letter through email only by the deadline posted.

Job Position Title: Development Associate

Supervised by: Director of External Affairs

General Job Description: Do you enjoy creative writing and inspiring folks to help support your cause? Are you amazingly talented at keeping track of all kinds of tiny details? Do you want to be challenged at work, pushed to the limit, learn a ton of stuff, meet a lot of people, have a lot of fun, be frustrated on occasion and inspired frequently, and make a significant impact? The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County (CACHC) is looking for a Development Associate who can jump on board and hit the ground running. The Development Associate will work closely with the Director of External Affairs to plan and implement all fundraising initiatives for the agency. The Development Associate will play a vital role on the External Affairs team, handling various tasks, from event planning to major donor solicitation, throughout any given day. Ideal candidate must be flexible and adaptable - past Development Associates have been seen “planting” over 500 pinwheels in the ground, organizing storage closets, giving presentations to high level corporate sponsors and planning baby showers for fellow co-workers. Application deadline is May 30. Interviews to begin immediately thereafter. Expected start date is July 3.

Duties/Responsibilities: Special Events (40%) • Plan and manage major fundraising events including developing calendars and action plans. • Coordinate various third-party fundraising events with community groups. • Planning and coordination of other agency special events as assigned along with EA Department. Annual Fund (30%) • Assist with Major/Special Gift solicitation which may also include Capital Campaign and Planned Giving. • Assist with identification, cultivation, and stewardship of prospective individual and corporate donors. • Manage and maintain comprehensive donor database. Grants & Foundation Requests (15%) • Identify grant opportunities, write grant proposals, and prepare monthly and quarterly reports based on grant requirements. • Identify foundation opportunities, build relationships with foundation, write foundation requests and follow-up with all required documentation and requests. Administrative (10%) • Coordinate development/fundraising activities with the Board of Directors, ED, and EA Director. • Work with EA Director on the planning and management of fundraising campaigns and events including developing calendars and action plans. Public Relations (5%) • Write press releases, newsletter stories, website copy, and other material for publications as directed. • Maintain active membership in community agencies as assigned. • Serve as a member of the EA Department team with responsibility to assist with public relations, community outreach, child abuse education/training, and volunteer activities as directed. • Manage the production, coordination, and implementation of solicitation materials.  

Required Qualifications: • BS or BA in non-profit management, communications, business, public relations, or other related fields • Minimum three to five years of experience in event planning and donor relations • Ability to work approximately two nights and one weekend (i.e. Saturday OR Sunday) a month • Passion for working in the nonprofit sector • Strong written and oral communication skills • Excellent interpersonal skills • Track record of writing, and successfully obtaining, grant and foundation funding • Proven presentation skills • Careful attention to detail, extremely organized and able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment • Comfortable with computers and a variety of online platforms. Proficiency in Microsoft Power Point, Excel, Outlook and fundraising software (preferably DonorView) • Desirable: experience in graphic design and/or desktop publishing software.

Salary and/or Benefits: • This is a full-time, exempt position, working 40 hours per week, with a salary range of $35,000-$45,000. Salary offer will be dependent on experience. • We believe in work-life balance, and are committed to keeping the workload in alignment with the true hours worked. • We provide 17 days of Paid Time Off, 10 paid holidays, and a flexible, family-friendly schedule. • We provide medical and vision insurance with the CACHC covering 90% of the costs of the insurance package. We provide life insurance and short-term disability insurance, with CACHC covering 100% of the costs. 

Application deadline is May 30. Interviews to begin immediately thereafter.
Expected start date is July 3.
Resume and cover letter can be submitted to Kristin Ownby at No phone calls please.

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CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER OF HAMILTON COUNTY (CACHC) announces the following job opening:

Job Position Title: Executive Director  

Supervised by: Board of Directors, Board Chair

General Job Description: The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and has responsibility for planning and managing the implementation and monitoring of the Center's policies, programs, procedures, and information systems.  This position is responsible for supporting the goals and objectives of the Center and insures long term organizational effectiveness by anticipating the Center's needs, creating solutions to address those needs, and implementing supporting programs or administrative processes in an effective and efficient manner. 

Duties/Responsibilities: Develop and implement programs and practices that support the concept and mission of the Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County. • Plan and organize staffing configurations in a manner that most effectively utilizes the skills and abilities of Center personnel. • Direct efforts that support the employment, development, and compensation of staff personnel. • Provide for the upkeep and maintenance of the physical site of the Center. • Provide sound fiscal management and long range planning. • Design and coordinate training programs for Center staff, volunteers, and liaison assigned to the Center--law enforcement, medical, legal, social service, mental health personnel, etc. • Develop and direct administrative functions that enhance the delivery of clinical services at the Center, and assist in referral out to appropriate mental health providers. • Promote interagency cooperation to enhance service delivery to Center clients. • Promote community involvement at the Center through volunteer program activities and public relations initiatives via print, radio, television, and public speaking. • Confer with the Board of Directors, or Executive Committee, on issues or concerns of major significance.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in social service, education, counseling or related field with at least seven (7) years’ experience in a management level position; or Master's degree with five (5) years’ experience in a management level position. • Thorough knowledge of child abuse issues and ability to apply professional expertise in developing preventative and remedial initiatives. • Excellent written and oral communication. • Excellent interpersonal skills. • Ability to exercise tact and sound judgment. • Ability to stay abreast of laws related to child abuse and neglect.

Resume and cover letter can be submitted to Jennifer Hobbs at

This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.