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Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center

Executive Director

Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center


Job Summary

Directs the day-to-day operations of Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center. Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services to children who are survivors of severe abuse and their non-offending families through coordinated multidisciplinary team interventions, education/prevention, and advocacy.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership, management, vision, and best practice methods to ensure that the mission and core values of the agency are in practice.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, retaining and supervision of all staff and programs.
  • Ensures that the CAC meets all funder and accreditation requirements, which includes but is not limited to maintaining documentation and submitting reports as required.
  • Responsible for the fiscal management of the organization, including but not limited to authorizing or making bill payments, ensuring that fiscal reports are completed as required and submitted to the Board of Directors for review and approval on a regular basis as well as all funders.
  • Prepares and submits annual draft budget to Board of Directors for approval.
  • Works collaboratively with staff and the Board of Directors to meet agency’s strategic goals and objectives.
  • Prepares the agenda for monthly board meetings. Attends all Board meetings and committee meetings. Provides information to the Board of Directors as needed or as requested.
  • Identifies funding opportunities that align with the agency mission and prepares funding/grant applications as needed.
  • Maintains positive relationships with various stakeholders, including members of the CAC’s multidisciplinary team.
  • Attends and facilitates monthly multidisciplinary meetings. Provides oversight of multidisciplinary team meetings and relationships, case management, community outreach, and varied committees.
  • Evaluates program effectiveness and establishes a plan for improvement if needed.
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal mandates and standards as required.
  • Assists in continuous quality improvement of protocols, policies and procedures both internally and externally with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Serves as the main media spokesperson and represents Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center in the community through varied committee and public relation engagements to increase awareness of the CAC’s programs and the issue of child abuse in Coffee County.
  • Coordinates professional training for MDT, CAC staff and volunteers as needed.
  • Provides support, information and referral, advocacy, and other direct service activities to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members as needed.
  • Maintains accreditation standards set by the National Children’s Alliance and completed accreditation application on behalf of the CAC every five years.
  • Attends required annual specialized training and Children’s Advocacy Centers of Tennessee membership meetings.
  • Responsible for coordinating CAC’s fundraising activities with the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for advocacy activities with local and state elected officials.
  • Maintains agency records as required by policy and law.
  • Works with agency partners and the Board of Directors to develop and implement a strategic plan


Minimal Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social service, education, business, or related field with at least three (3) years of experience in a supervisory level position. Prior nonprofit and/or advocacy experience preferred.
  • 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 and the ability to work collaboratively with professionals of many different disciplines.
  • Development/fundraising experience.
  • Ability to stay mission-focused.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office programs effectively.
  • Ability to exercise tact and sound judgment.
  • Ability to work under high-pressure situations while maintaining composure.
  • Must be able to prepare and understand financial reports and budgets. QuickBooks knowledge is a plus.
  • Ability to stay abreast of laws related to child abuse and neglect.

Must be able to pass a thorough criminal background check as well as a basic physical.

Additional Information


Generous holiday and vacation leave along with paid sick leave. No medical insurance is offered, but the organization offers $400 per month in addition to salary to help employees with health care costs.

How to Apply

Email your resume, cover letter, and three references to References will not be checked until the final stages of the interview process. Three reference letters will be required prior to employment.


  • Date Posted: August 19, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 09/25/2023
  • Salary Range: $50,000
  • Working Hours: M-F, 8 AM-4:30 PM