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Knoxville Family Justice Center

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Executive Director

Knoxville Family Justice Center


Job Summary

The Knoxville Family Justice Center (KFJC) is a collaboration among 60 agencies in East Tennessee to provide support, services and resources for victims of family violence. The KFJC is a separately organized nonprofit corporation, and its Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders. The Executive Director will be an employee of the Board of Directors.

Founded in 2006, the KFJC is one of 15 Presidential Family Justice Centers in the country funded through the Office on Violence Against Women, Office of Justice Programs, United States Dept. of Justice.

WORK LOCATION:  400 Harriet Tubman Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915

Job Responsibilities

The Executive Director will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the KFJC, including but not limited to the following duties:

  • Launch and implement the programs as designed, approved and revised by the Board of Directors and partner agencies. 
  • Lead all strategic partners in on-going strategic planning for the KFJC.
  • Manage operations of the KFJC, including implementation and adherence to policies and procedures adopted by the Board of Directors as proposed by partner agencies. 
  • Coordinate services provided by KFJC partner agencies to ensure effective, compassionate service to KFJC clients and continually seek best practices for client services. 
  • Assist the Board in monitoring and evaluating KFJC’s relevancy to the community, its effectiveness, and its results.
  • Evaluate and develop policies, contracts, grants and partnerships in coordinating with KFJC Board.
  • Communicate effectively with the KFJC Board to provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the boards to function properly and make informed decisions. 
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the agency’s budget in coordination with the Finance committee. 
  • Ensure fiscal management to operate within the approved budget, ensure maximum resource utilization, and maintain the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Work to help the Board and grant writers identify grant opportunities to serve victims of interpersonal violence.  Oversee grant-funded programs.  Compile and maintain compliance documentation for grants, the facility and the organization. 
  • Serve as primary liaison for all participating partners and KFJC stakeholders.
  • Recruit, train and supervise personnel for the KFJC and ensure their quality and competence. 
  • Develop relationships among participating partners and other potential partners in the community.
  • Promote the KFJC in the community and throughout the State of Tennessee to make potential clients aware of the KFJC, to promote the cause of abuse victims and families and to promote the long-term success, viability and growth of the KFJC.
  • Participation in statewide network of Family Justice Centers, traveling as needed.
  • Participation in relevant community groups and events addressing the needs and challenges of victims of interpersonal violence. 
  • Act as agency media spokesperson and community liaison.  
  • Develop programming and training responsive to the needs of partner agencies for an effective response to interpersonal violence through the Family Justice Center model
  • Develop and maintain emergency services plan for services with the Board of Directors and court systems. 
  • Facilitate access to justice and community services for victims of interpersonal violence.   
  • Continually review and evaluate services, operations and client experiences to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.
  • Raise funds through grants and philanthropy to sustain the work of the KFJC.


Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree, J.D. or an equivalent degree preferred, in an area related to KFJC services (social work, psychology, counseling, etc.); a minimum of seven years of experience in the fields of domestic violence, women’s, children’s or elder’s services, or nonprofit or governmental leadership; and/or a minimum of five years of experience in grant writing and management. Additional related education or experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position may be substituted.  Lastly, a thorough understanding of the function of and service of Tennessee court systems to victims of interpersonal violence is valued. 

Supplemental Information

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent leadership, management or supervisory experience, preferably among nonprofits and government agencies; experience coordinating multiple collaborating partners preferred; and experience in fundraising through grants, philanthropy, etc. The candidate must submit to and pass a background check. The candidate must be prepared for travel within the State of Tennessee and elsewhere to promote and support the KFJC. The candidate must be prepared to attend national and state training in domestic violence and KFJC initiatives. The candidate must be willing to submit reports to stakeholders and attend meetings, planning sessions and fundraisers for the KFJC.

Additional Information


Package being developed by the board of directors.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and personalized cover letter addressing your passion towards ending domestic violence to by April 8th. Please reference “Knoxville Family Justice Center” in the subject of the email.


  • Date Posted: March 10, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Analytics / Evaluation
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/week