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Office of Family Safety

Director of High-Risk Programs

Office of Family Safety


Job Summary

The Office of Family Safety (OFS) is hiring a Director of High-Risk Programs that will be responsible for providing coordination for teams that focus on Nashville’s multi-disciplinary response to interpersonal violence and high-risk case review.  These teams focus on interpersonal violence and issues of intimate partner abuse, familial violence, sexual assault, stalking, strangulation, human trafficking, and firearms dispossession. This position will also work on quality assurance initiatives to further OFS’s mission to ensure victim/survivor safety and offender accountability throughout all systems.  Finally, the position will support the Deputy Director of Programs in the innovation of high-risk teamwork and systemic change.

Job Responsibilities

Typical Duties
Multidisciplinary Teamwork & Quality Assurance:

  • Supervise staff members who coordinate high-risk multi-disciplinary cases, review teams, quality assurance for high-risk cases and the courts, and high-risk data.
  • Coordinate the work, innovation, and progress of all multi-disciplinary high-risk case review teams and taskforces focused on interpersonal violence.
  • Coordinate quarterly half-day all-MDT meetings on interpersonal violence.
  • Coordinate bi-annual Interpersonal Violence Summit & create annual Summit Report
  • Track initiatives/goals developed by MDTs and track progress toward their completion or implementation.
  • Collect, analyze, and present data on the work of all MDTs and high-risk trends office- and system-wide.
  • Maintains the logs of system-wide issues and concerns and uses them to identify training needs, trends, gaps, and larger-scale interventions.
  • Builds strong professional relationships between OFS and partner agencies.
  • Works with the Grants Manager and OFS Leadership to identify grant opportunities as it relates to high-risk response work and participates in grant writing and application.
  • Supports the Deputy Director of Programs with ongoing development and innovation of high-risk teams and systemic change.

Training & Education

  • Works with the Director of Education & Strategic Initiatives to create training to address QA concerns found in high-risk teamwork and QA data collection.
  • Deliver training on high-risk indicators and responses in coordination with the training program.
  • Develop and coordinate educational materials and videos on high-risk issues for OFS clients, partners, and the broader community.

Research & Writing

  • Research existing programs and national best practices for high-risk teams and topics
  • Author informative documents, reports, grant reports, and policies as needed and requested.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in fields related to IPV (social work, law, political science, criminal justice, international affairs, etc.) or equivalent experience of at least 7 years.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Highly advanced administrative skills with Microsoft programs (Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and additional programs are a plus (such as Canva, Adobe Spark, and Prezi).
  • Problem solver, highly efficient, and detail-oriented
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong analytical skills and understanding of data analysis and outcome.
  • Experience with program development
  • Experience working on interpersonal violence (domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, human trafficking, elder abuse, and stalking)
  • Experience working in or with both non-profits and the criminal justice system.
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams/collaboratives.
  • Experience providing staff supervision.
  • A background check (completed upon offer)
Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 
  • 5+ years of MDT, macro level, and/or IPV work
  • 3+ years of supervision experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of interpersonal violence, their intersections, and effective intervention strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in positive collaboration with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives
  • Demonstrated ability to enact systems change or develop innovative programming
  • Experience with programs that create compelling video or presentation materials.
  • Experience with data management and analytics, particularly Microsoft Access
  • Experience working under, writing, and reporting on grants.

Additional Information


Full-time, Civil Service positions
10 Vacation Days per year (increasing after 5 years of service)
1 Sick Day per month
12 Paid Holidays per year

Public Safety – Sworn and Civilian positions
20 vacation days per year
3 Personal days per year
1 Sick Day per month
12 paid holidays per year

Part-time, Non-Civil Service positions – Visit HR and Benefits webpages for more information.

Full-time, Non-Civil Service positions – contact the hiring department for benefits information

Seasonal/Temporary positions – no benefits offered.

How to Apply

Apply at: Director of High-Risk Programs | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Applicants must submit the following to be considered: 

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References
  • 1–2 page writing sample related to at least one of the following topics: domestic violence, sexual assault, rates of abuse for incarcerated women, human trafficking, and child abuse.

Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply.

Note:  Per Metro Ordinance No. SO94-1078. All employees of the Metropolitan Government shall be residents of the State of Tennessee or become residents of the state within six (6) months of employment as a prerequisite to employment with the Metropolitan Government.

We are an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

Requests for ADA accommodation for the recruitment process should be directed to 615-862-6640.


  • Date Posted: August 9, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership
  • Service Area: Government
  • Start Date: 09/18/2023
  • Salary Range: $75,000-$80,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hours/week M-F; 8:00am-4:30pm