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Tennessee Association of Recovery Court Professionals

Executive Director

Tennessee Association of Recovery Court Professionals


Job Summary

The Executive Director is a key management leader of the Tennessee Association of Recovery Court Professionals (TARCP). The Executive Director assists the Officers of the Board in planning, budgeting, organizing, and implementing the Association’s strategic plan while overseeing the day-to-day administrative duties of the organization.  This position is located in Nashville.

Job Responsibilities

  • The position reports directly to the Executive Committee of the TARCP Board of Directors and faithfully executes the policies voted upon by the Board. 
  • Adheres to the TARCP By-Laws, which govern the Board of Directors
  • Organize and schedule Board meetings, work with the President on the Agenda, and compile meeting minutes.
  • Organize and oversee Board Committees for specific areas of need, schedule meetings, work with committee chairs on meeting agendas, and compile meeting minutes.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with necessary partners (i.e., TDMHSAS)
  • Promote TARCP and recovery courts through various avenues:
  • Regular newsletters and other resources for the field
  • Education and Outreach
  • Training and Technical Assistance
  • In conjunction with the TARCP Bookkeeper and Board Treasurer, oversee the fiscal aspects of the Association, including:
  • Preparing a tentative annual budget subject to approval by the full Board
  • Track spending and submit invoices and receipts for payments and purchases in a timely manner
  • Timely Deposit monies received and provide receipts of all deposits to Treasurer & Accountants
  • Provide banking information as requested
  • Seek prior approval for large expenditures 
  • Oversee the completion of the annual 990 IRS filing by accountants
  • Maintain compliance with and submit program reports for grant(s) contract between TARCP and the State of Tennessee
  • Develop Sources of revenue to help sustain initiatives
  • Seek vendors and corporate sponsors for events
  • Research and apply for grant opportunities
  • Seek donations when appropriate
  • Working closely with the Training Coordinator and Conference Planning Committee to plan, coordinate, organize, and execute Conferences, webinars, or other methods to provide the most up-to-date, relevant training to the TARCP Membership
  • Secure venues; oversee contracts, primary liaison with venue sales and catering staff
  • Oversee agenda building, speaker recruitment, RFP process, and logistics
  • Manage conference registration, fee collection, and oversee participant check-in during the conference
  • Recruit, train, and oversee volunteers
  • Work with AV and IT specialists to execute conference programming in all formats (virtual, in-person, hybrid)
  • Obtain continuing education credits for represented disciplines (CLE, CEU, etc.)
  • Purchase/replenish conference supplies as needed
  • Create a format to survey conference participants, collect data & review with planners
  • Be responsive to the needs of the TARCP Officers, Board Members, and Membership at large by responding to inquiries via telephone, electronic mail, and postal service in a reasonable time frame.
  • Oversee the work of the contracted staff
  • Establish administrative policies and procedures for the functions and day-to-day operations of the Association
  • Review and approve contracts for services
  • Work closely with the Legislative Committee to track and advise Membership of pending or enacted legislation and to plan, coordinate, and execute the Annual Day on the Hill.
  • Other duties as directed by TARCP Officers or Board Directive


  • Master’s Degree in a related field from an accredited college or university with two (2) years of experience (preferably recovery court field, but will also consider general experience in treatment/mental health and criminal justice intersection) OR Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 5 years of experience.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Minimum of 2 years of management and supervisory experience.
  • Experience with strategic planning and program outcomes.
  • Knowledge of nonprofit financial management and budgeting.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff, Board of Directors, donors, sponsors, and other stakeholders.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Passion for the organization’s mission and values.
  • Resident of the State of Tennessee.
  • Ability to work from home.


  • General understanding of the Tennessee Court System
  • General understanding of the Tennessee Behavioral Health System
  • Recovery court experience

Additional Information


This is a salaried position. TARCP provides a $500 monthly stipend in lieu of health insurance.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates may submit inquiries or resumes to the TARCP Board of Directors at communication@tarcp.org.


  • Date Posted: November 20, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 01/08/2023
  • Salary Range: $60k or more dependent on experience
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk, M-F