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Executive Director, Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC)

The Executive Director is an employee of the Plymouth County District Attorney Office (PCDAO), who provides oversight, direction, management, development, planning and inter-agency cooperative activities on behalf of the Plymouth County CAC (PCCAC). Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION:

  • Supervise staff and day-to-day operations of the Center.
  • Conduct monthly staff meetings with all CAC staff.
  • Work in partnership with and as liaison to, the Massachusetts’s Office of Victim Assistance (MOVA), Department of Public Health (DPH), Brockton Area Multi-Service (BAMSI), the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Program (SANE), the Sexual Assault Investigation Network (SAIN), the National Children’s Alliance (NCA), local and state law enforcement, and the Massachusetts Children’s Alliance (MACA), and update and maintain Memoranda of Understanding with partners as needed.
  • Work to maintain full accreditation by the National Children’s Alliance.
  • Oversee and help facilitate the Multidisciplinary Team Case Review process as well as Center’s medical and mental health components in conjunction with BAMSI and DPH.
  • Work Collaboratively with the PCDAO Human Trafficking Task Force and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Task Force to serve the needs of the adult and minor victims of trafficking and law enforcement. Evaluate PCCAC’s services and provide input regarding program improvements.
  • Assist in financial management through grant writing; collect, maintain and report data in conjunction with grants department for compliance purposes
  • Work collaboratively with BAMSI to identify and implement facility maintenance, repairs and improvements as needed.
  • Meet regularly with the PCDAO Executive Team or designee regarding informational updates, office needs and other work-related matters as needed.
  • Perform duties consistent with agency policies and procedures and as needed to meet the goals and objectives of the program.
  • Attend available professional opportunities and trainings as needed.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS:

  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with professional and social service groups in the community.
  • Attend various child abuse/sexual assault community meetings and task forces.
  • Serve on various child abuse boards as requested.
  • Create public relations materials, including brochures, fact sheets and other appropriate information in conjunction with the Director of Communications of the PCDAO.
  • Disseminate information regarding the mission and activities of the Center.
  • Provide outreach and training to youth-serving community agencies, including local law enforcement, schools, mental health agencies, pediatricians’ offices, and others as needed.
  • Work with CAC Directors, child abuse professionals and other key constituents in Massachusetts to create awareness of child abuse and generate support for CACs.
  • Coordinate responses to public inquiries and for public statements with the PCDAO Public Records Officer and Director of Communications on behalf of the PCCAC.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field – advanced degree preferred. Experience in administration and management in human service or related field preferred. Experience working with traumatized children and families.  Commitment to fostering diversity.  Ability to travel.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:

Must possess excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with many different constituencies. Strong leadership and managerial capability.  Excellent written verbal communication skills and a collaborative management approach are required.  Analytical ability and resourcefulness, as required in developing and implementing progressive plans, policies and programs.

SALARY:

Up to $75,000 depending on experience.

Send your completed documents to:

PLYMOUTHDA.JOBAPPLICATIONS@MASSMAIL.STATE.MA.US