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Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police

Statewide Coordinator, Handle With Care Program

Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police


Job Summary

The HWC program promotes safe and supportive schools and communities to protect children and help traumatized children heal and thrive. The ultimate goal of HWC is to help students succeed in school. Regardless of the source of trauma, the common thread for effective intervention is the school.

This program provides an opportunity for the law enforcement community and school personnel/school systems to work together to provide a safe environment for children exposed to adverse experiences in a non-evasive manner by alerting school officials of a child’s possible adverse exposure (ACE) without violating their privacy. The TACP has secured funding to work collaboratively to implement the HWC program statewide.

Position Summary:
The Statewide Coordinator for the Handle With Care Program plans, coordinates, and assists with various aspects of implementing the Handle With Care program across the state of Tennessee within the law enforcement and education communities. This position reports directly to the Executive Director of the TACP.

Job Responsibilities


  • Responsible for the day-to-day management and coordination of the HWC Program.
  • Provides program, data, and financial management reports as required monthly and quarterly.
  • Ability to effectively administer programs and complete tasks.
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately.
  • Manage training and web based communications for HWC Program.
  • Work with law enforcement personnel (agencies), education professionals (schools), local governments, community stakeholders, and non-profits to execute the HWC program in communities statewide.
  • Assists in the development of policies and procedures.
  • Maintains accurate records.
  • Set priorities, meets deadlines, and make comprehensive recommendations and decisions.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships.
  • Works well in a team or individual environment.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.


Education: Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in public or business administration, criminal justice, legal studies, social work, or related fields preferred.

Experience: Three plus years of non-profit, for-profit, professional, or governmental administrative related experience involving the analysis of administrative processes and the development of programs, policies and/or procedures. Law enforcement related background or experience a plus.

Skills Required:
Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite programs.
Able to manage and/or supervise web-based communication tools (Zoom, Teams, etc).
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Quick learner, intuitive thinker, detailed oriented, multi-tasker, problem solver.
Familiarity with WordPress or similar web content management software a plus.
Ability to travel moderately.
Other duties as required.

Additional Information


Compensation: Full-time, $55k to $65k plus benefits dependent on experience and placement. [Part-time position considered with compensation reflective]

How to Apply

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to with “HWC Coordinator” in the subject line.

Deadline to apply: Friday, December 3, 2021


  • Date Posted: November 22, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Children / Youth