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Children's Advocacy Centers of Tennessee

Training and Education Team Leader

Children's Advocacy Centers of Tennessee


Job Summary


This position evaluates training needs for member Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) and provides planning and execution of training and educational programs to Child Advocacy Centers, their staff and leadership team(s), multi-disciplinary teams, and collaborative partners in Tennessee.  Children’s Advocacy Centers of Tennessee (CACTN) is a statewide membership association supporting child advocacy centers in Tennessee as they work to provide investigative and healing services in response to allegations of child abuse.  This position is based in Nashville, TN, is currently non-supervisory, and reports directly to the Executive Director.  This position collaborates and partners with organization staff and key stakeholders.

Work environment

Generally, the person in this position will work in an office environment but may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and primary hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. This position occasionally requires longer hours and occasional weekend work.


Occasional travel is primarily local/within the state during the business day, although some out-of-area travel and overnight stays may be expected.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions

Training and Education:

  • For all organizational training offerings:  responsible for management; promotion; registration; identification of trainers/presenters; training delivery; evaluation; and documentation of outcomes/reporting 
  • Logistical preparation for all meetings, including arranging meeting space, material, schedules/agendas, presenter management, catering, audio/visual needs, or other training requirements
  • Responsible for evaluating and identifying training needs of member CACs and collaborative partners; and ensuring professional training for service delivery according to industry and accreditation standards, inclusive of peer review training and facilitation for member CACs    
  • Responsible for the management and facilitation of all activities related to the annual Connecting for Children’s Justice Conference, inclusive of collaboration with the Executive Director for conference budgeting, oversight and facilitation of conference committee, speaker evaluation, and management/review of all training related contracts
  • Ensure continuing education credits are secured for trainings and educational meetings, manage documentation of all  
  • Conduct various child abuse prevention trainings, including Stewards of Children and child abuse reporting trainings, when needed
  • Seek appropriate delivery methods for training, including in person, virtual, and other methods that may be appropriate


  • Arrange for organizational trainings and educational meetings.  Provide facilitation, logistical planning, and execution of such meetings  
  • Attend and contribute to regular staff and team meetings upon request of Executive Director  

Program Support: 

  • Assist local Child Advocacy Centers with National Children’s Alliance (re) accreditation through training and educational efforts to support the standards of accreditation and to help train membership on the accreditation process  
  • Contribute to onboarding of new CAC member executive directors through training and education
  • Other duties, upon request of Executive Director.


  • Maintain organizational contact lists, e-list, and membership list
  • Maintain CACTN annual training calendar
  • Distribute educational materials, as needed, to local CACs
  • Prepare reports for use at board meetings relevant to the training and educational programs and services provided by CACTN

Key relationships:

  • Maintain strong relationships with organizational staff and other community partners offering trainings in the field of child abuse 
  • When/if appropriate, represent CACTN at various stakeholder meetings
  • Support CACTN teamwork by supporting CACTN policies, shared strategic initiatives, procedures, and participating in staff activities
  • Maintain knowledge of CACTN policies, procedures, and software
  • Participate in CACTN staff huddles, functional teams, staff meetings and pertinent conferences and meetings
  • Provide staff support at organization sponsored events, such as Connecting for Children’s Justice Conference and other events
  • Perform other tasks and duties as identified by the Executive Director

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Required Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in human services, business, non-profit administration, or closely related field/Master’s Degree preferred; at least five years of experience in training, program/project management, and/or program development.


  • Organized, collaborative worker
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to effectively lead and deliver trainings
  • History working in child abuse field preferable but not required
  • Strong computer skills; specifically, in Microsoft office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)  and electronic tracking database applications
  • Ability to identify problems and implement effective solutions
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Independent worker with high integrity and initiative; achievement-oriented
  • Flexible with the ability to manage multiple projects       
  • Knowledge of state or federal laws related to children’s advocacy centers and services

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform the functions or exhibit the attributes/abilities listed below:

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion
  • Must have good balance and coordination
  • The physical requirements of this position are as follows: medium work – exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently
  • The associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading

Additional Information


Children’s Advocacy Centers of Tennessee offers a competitive benefits package, including health, dental, and vision options (employee coverage paid  partially by employee and primarily be organization), while eligible dependents can be covered with coverage paid for by employee.  Employees may become eligible for a retirement plan option, which includes employer match.  Details will be shared with qualified applicants.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to by January 19, 2021 at 4:40 p.m. central time.


  • Date Posted: January 5, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 02/01/2021
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with education, training and experience
  • Working Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.