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Children's Advocacy Centers of TN

Training and Education Team Leader

Children's Advocacy Centers of TN


Job Summary

POSITION OVERVIEW: 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.

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
  • Assist the Executive Director with the development of grant proposals relative to statewide educational initiatives and statewide outreach and advocacy efforts
  • 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


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 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
  • Ability to track and manage time with minimal oversight
  • 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
  • Must pass state and federal background screening

Additional Information


CACTN provides vacation, all Tennessee state holidays, medical, dental and vision insurance, and employer matched retirement (3% match)

How to Apply

Email cover letter and resume to with subject line: Training and Education Team Lead Application. Phone calls not accepted.


  • Date Posted: August 20, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 10/04/2021
  • Salary Range: $45,000 -$55,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm