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Child Advocacy Center

Community Education Coordinator

Child Advocacy Center


Job Summary

The Community Education Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of community education services, public relations, media, and marketing.  The Coordinator utilizes the Darkness to Light curriculum to educate the community on child abuse, child sexual abuse, and drug endangered children. The Coordinator works as a team with the Child Advocacy Center staff to fulfill the goals and objectives of the Center.

The position is Part Time, 28 hours per week, flexible schedule, training is facilitated during daytime business hours, in the evenings, and on weekends

For more information on Darkness to Light visit d2l.org

Job Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

Community Education

  • Development and implementation of community education services
  • Provide Darkness to Light Stewards of Children training to the community
  • Network with other organizations sharing information on the Darkness to Light training
  • Recruit training sites for the Darkness to Light training
  • Coordinate booths at community events and provide information on the CAC program services and the community education program
  • Survey community education participants to assess the effectiveness of the Darkness to Light training

Public Relations, Media, and Marketing

  • Submit press releases to the media about child abuse, training, and events
  • Respond to radio and television requests
  • Utilize social media to promote the CAC, events, and Darkness to Light training
  • Coordinate the media campaigns for 19 Days of Activism and Child Abuse Awareness month

Volunteer Coordination

  • Interview, screen, train, supervise, and evaluate community education volunteers and student interns


  • Compile community education statistical reports for funding sources, Board of Directors, TN Chapter of Children’s Advocacy Centers, National Children’s Alliance, CB-CAP Grant, and Darkness to Light


  • Attend regular supervision meetings, staff meetings, in-service training, and other meetings and training as requested
  • Follow Child Advocacy Center policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned in a timely manner
  • Reports directly to her supervisor, the Child Advocacy Center Accountant


Job Specifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Public speaking and community education skills
  • Writing, public relations, media, and marketing skills
  • Working knowledge of the dynamics of child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse, drug endangered children, domestic violence, substance abuse, parent-child interaction, child development
  • Working knowledge of community resources and ability to use appropriately to meet individual’s needs
  • Ability to effectively monitor client and community education participants interaction
  • Communication and problem-solving skills
  • Organizational skills to independently manage workload and related responsibilities
  • Ability to function under pressure in crisis situations
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Ability to work effectively with employees from other agencies and members of community groups
  • Ability to work in a team environment where multiple players contribute to problem solving
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English
  • Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form
  • Ability to operate a computer
  • Must have reliable transportation with current Tennessee driver’s license, automobile insurance, and safe driving record

Education and Experience

  • B.S. or B.A. in Social Work, Child Development, Health, or related field required
  • Community education and volunteer supervision experience preferred
  • Demonstrated maturity and experience

Special Requirements

  • Must pass a thorough TBI background check, FBI fingerprint background check, and Department of Children’s Services record check
  • Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel in Rutherford and Cannon Counties to work

Additional Information


The Child Advocacy Center does not currently offer any medical insurance,  retirement or pension benefits.  The position is Part Time, 28 hours per week, flexible schedule, training is facilitated during daytime business hours, in the evenings, and on weekends

How to Apply

Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County requires a resume, cover letter, email address, and telephone number with your application. Deadline for submitting is May 3, 2021 at 8 AM.   

Send by Email to : jwauchek@cacrutherford.org

Send by Mail to:  

Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County, Inc.

1040 Samsonite Blvd.

Murfreesboro, TN  37129

ATTN: Community Education Coordinator Committee


*Please do not call the Child Advocacy Center.  Qualified eligible candidates will by contacted by someone from the committee.


  • Date Posted: April 16, 2021
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 05/24/2021
  • Salary Range: 19.23/hour
  • Working Hours: Flexible