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Sexual Assault Center (SAC)

Statewide Training Specialist

Sexual Assault Center (SAC)


Job Summary

                             The Statewide Training Specialist position supports the DOH and VOCA Statewide Training Grants. The position assists the Training Director in meeting the goals of the grants through providing training and technical assistance for the Statewide Safe Bar program. Additionally, this position will service providers and first responders across the state with an emphasis on professionals working with victims/survivors. The Safe Bar program goal is to expand the capacity of professionals who can respond to and support victims/survivors of sexual violence.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide training and support for the statewide Safe Bar program. The Safe Bar program is designed to work with local bars and restaurants in raising awareness about alcohol’s role in sexual assault, engaging bar owners and staff in bystander intervention, and ultimately doing our part to prevent sexual violence across Tennessee.
  • Provide training sessions to professionals, first responders, and other service providers throughout Tennessee including but not limited to coordination of details for training sessions, preparing and assembling training materials for participants, dynamic facilitation of training content, and survey data collection.
  • Work collaboratively with team members to develop and modify training curriculum and training materials. 
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance to certified Safe Bar participants and sexual assault programs (virtual and in-person).
  • Conduct Safe Bar site visits for capacity building purposes.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of annual Statewide Sexual Assault Training Conference.
  • Meet administrative/clerical needs including but not limited to setting up meetings, correspondence with participants, developing and updating SAC training materials, and participating in team meetings as required by the grant.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Educational and Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience working in social services, community engagement, education or related field.
  • Familiarity with sexual assault dynamics, trauma informed response and treatment considerations.
  • Experience working with sexual assault victims/survivors and/or systems/organizations working on behalf of sexual assault victims/survivors required.
  • Experience working within diverse communities required.

SAC reserves the right waive any of the above educational requirements and qualifications dependent on work experience and other qualifying factors.


  • Ability to effectively communicate with community partners from multiple disciplines to build and maintain meaningful relationships and partnerships.
  • Must be pro-active, enthusiastic, organized, and detail oriented.
  • Ability to manage all aspects of a fluid project.
  • Model trauma-informed approach and cultural humility related to client care and team and organizational wellness.
  • Capacity to identify and respond to shifting priorities.
  • Ability to be flexible and keep up with changing the scope of projects.
  • Skilled at meeting facilitation, public speaking, and excellent customer service skills.
  • Capability to utilize good judgement to navigate uncertainty and conflict.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

SAC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

Additional Information


  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) & Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 401(k) with match
  • PTO policy and Holiday Pay

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Dr. Kay J. Morgan, VP of Human Resources


  • Date Posted: April 11, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: 40,000 - 45,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hours per week