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

Job Position Title: Development Associate 

Supervised by: Director of External Affairs

General Job Description: The Development Associate, along with the Executive Director (ED), Director of External Affairs (EA Director) and entire External Affairs Department, coordinates fundraising initiatives for the agency. This position is an exempt, professional position that may require some evening and weekend hours (approximately two evenings and one weekend a month). 

Duties/Responsibilities: 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.
  • 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.
  •  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.
  • Manage and maintain comprehensive donor database.
  • Manage the production, coordination, and implementation of solicitation materials.
  • Identify grant opportunities, write grant proposals, and prepare monthly and quarterly reports based on grant requirements.
  •  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.
  • Other agency duties as assigned. 

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 • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Excellent interpersonal skills • Proven presentation skills • Careful attention to detail, extremely organized and able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment • Proficiency in Microsoft Power Point, Excel, and fundraising software (preferably DonorView) • Desirable: experience in graphic design and/or desktop publishing software.

Salary and/or Benefits: $35,000 to $40,000 annually

Application deadline is August 6th. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter in one file (PDF preferred) to: Carol Johnson, Office Administrator - 


CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER FOR THE 23rd JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN DICKSON, TN announces the following job opening:

Job Position Title: Executive Director 

Supervised by: Board of Directors, Board Chair

General Job Description: The Director is charged with the responsibility of carrying out the purposes, policies and programs of the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) as supported & determined by the Board of Directors.  In doing so, the individual supervises the services taking place in the Center along with the Family Advocate and Volunteers.

The Mission of the Child Advocacy Center is to ensure that a cooperative, multi-disciplinary team delivers comprehensive services to child physical and sexual abuse victims and their families in a child-focused, neutral-base facility.  By providing coordinated services through cooperation among the various disciplines, the center will ensure that each child will be protected from further victimization.  The Child Advocacy Center will ensure the development and implementation of child physical and sexual abuse prevention and will provide community education strategies.



Administration: Responsible for appropriate development, maintenance, and implementation of all policies and procedures as approved by the Board of Directors. • Responsible for facility management, maintenance and day-to-day operations. • Responsible for data entry or delegation of data entry into the case tracking system (NCATrak) • Promote facility accessibility for other agency use, Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT), Child Abuse Review Team (CART) and other community/professional use. • Function as personnel officer regarding additional staff and volunteers. • Maintain all documents necessary to fulfill legal, regulatory, and grant requirements. • Prepare monthly state reimbursement reports. • Attend all Board meetings and provide updates regarding: (1) finance and budgeting (2) fund raising strategies and initiatives (3) facility development and maintenance (4) public relations and presentations (5) personnel and volunteers • Maintain a working knowledge of significant development and trends in the field for both the National Children’s Alliance and the Tennessee Chapter of Children’s Advocacy Center.  Make recommendations to both the CPIT members and the Board of Directors to comply with these standards for full membership.


Authority: The day-to-day operations of the Child Advocacy Center shall be under the direction of the Executive Director.  The Director shall have the power to employ, discipline, dismiss and direct activities of the employees needed and approved by the board to carry out the work of the center.  The Director will work in close association with the President and the Board of Directors, serving as an ex-efficio member of any committee.  The Director will ensure that job descriptions are developed and that regular performance evaluations are performed, with sound human resource practices in place at all times.

Service Coordination: Coordination of a team approach to child abuse investigations involving law enforcement, child protective case workers, prosecutors, therapists, medical personnel and victim advocates. • Ensure that children and families are supervised at all times while visiting the Center. • Promote positive working relationships among the CAC, CPIT members, Board of Directors, and other professionals utilizing the Center.  This will include, but is not limited to, scheduling training sessions for CPIT members and/or Board of Directors to attend. • Develop and maintain inter-agency communication and networking regarding child abuse and the role of the Center. • Develop case review list utilizing the case tracking system to be used to facilitate the monthly CPIT meeting. • Prepare and facilitate monthly CPIT meetings, interviews, and therapy sessions held at the center and coordinate scheduling appointments as requested. • Maintain confidentiality regarding reports, cases, families and/or children served. • Responsible for the development and coordination of support group services.

Financial Management: Responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices and efficient management of the CAC daily operations, including but not limited to, coordination of obligations relating to leases, contracts, taxes, insurance, payroll, grants, and debts with the Treasurer of the Board of Directors. • Work with the board to prepare a budget, recommend changes to the budget, and operate within the established budget in accordance with changes in funding support and program needs. • Apply for grants and assume responsibility for grant management. • Actively participate in fundraising campaigns. • Prepare monthly State reimbursement reports.  

Community and Public Relations: Responsible for positive external representation of the CAC, as requested by the Board of Directors: (1) public representation and information (2) educational programs (3) community networking (4) media campaign • Develop & schedule presentation programs in conjunction with team members and Board of Directors. • Develop promotional material, website, and other items to promote programs and services of the CAC. • Promote a positive image of the CAC as well as the agencies and the professionals who use the Center. • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and state, national and regional centers.

Family Advocacy: Supervise the Family Advocate position. • Provide non-offending caregivers with overview of the CAC and services available through the CAC in the Family Advocates absence. • When appropriate provide and submit victim’s advocate compensation forms. • Ensure that all staff work with the entire multidisciplinary team to provide crisis intervention for victims and families referred to the CAC.  

Forensic Interviewer: Supervise the Forensic Interviewer position • As needed, complete Forensic Interviews and all reports • Participate in Peer review as a trained forensic Interviewer

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or a minimum of five years' experience in a related field with full administrative responsibilities. Management skills necessary to conduct the financial, personnel and administrative duties of a social service agency. Demonstrated life experiences which show strong empathy for children, a desire to improve their quality of life and commitment to become knowledgeable about the effective treatment of child abuse. Ability to establish and maintain favorable working relationships with Board of Directors, community groups, associates, staff and general public is essential. Effective communication skills, both written and verbal. Will be subject to background check. Previous experience working in the area of child abuse in a criminal justice or social service agency is highly desirable. Grant writing experience is desirable but not necessary. Must be able to function harmoniously in a small but busy work place, as part of a multidisciplinary team; must acknowledge and adhere to the Center's confidentiality policy procedures.   

Apply to: Resumes should be sent to CAC, Attention: Hiring Committee, P.O. Box 468, Charlotte, TN 37036 


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