• Job Announcement

    The PA Chapter of Child Advocacy Centers and Multi-Disciplinary Teams (PACAC) is seeking an Executive Director to lead all aspects of Chapter operations. We are seeking someone with experience in Children’s Advocacy Centers or related disciplines who can take the Chapter to its next level of service to our member Child Advocacy Centers, and who will oversee the strategic direction, operations, and future success of the Chapter and our member Child Advocacy Centers.

    PACAC is a 501(c)(3) that is governed by a Board of Directors which includes Child Advocacy Center Directors as well as representatives from the private sector. We are a statewide membership organization that supports the development, growth, and sustainability of Child Advocacy Centers and Multi-Disciplinary Teams across Pennsylvania.

    PACAC is accredited by our national membership organization, the National Children’s Alliance. We have twenty-two accredited Child Advocacy Centers in PA, as well as eleven associate members, four satellite members, and four affiliate members. We have multiple counties that do not yet have a Child Advocacy Center.

    PACAC is committed to the Child Advocacy Center’s coordinated approach which brings law enforcement, child welfare, prosecution, medical and mental health agencies together for the initial intervention, and for the provision of ongoing services.

    PACAC provides training and technical assistance to existing and developing CACs and MDTs. We advocate for the CAC approach, and bring awareness about the impact of child abuse and the importance of a CAC response across our state. We seek funding to support the Chapter and our CAC programs. We educate policymakers and legislators about the work of CACs, and we monitor laws and regulations impacting children in PA.

    Interested candidates should submit their resume with cover letter to: Mikele Bay, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Chapter, jobs@penncac.org, no later than July 3, 2020.



    Pennsylvania Chapter of Child Advocacy Centers and Multidisciplinary Teams (PACAC) POSITION TITLE: Executive Director

    • JOB SUMMARY: The Executive Director (ED) is chief executive of the Chapter and as such is responsible for all activities of the Chapter and will lead execution of the strategic plan as developed by the Board of Directors. This position is responsible to ensure the PACAC meets all criteria for proper accreditation as dictated by the National Children’s Alliance Standards and all funding entities. ED will be the face of the Chapter and is responsible to execute the Public Relations and Governmental interaction of the PACAC. ED is responsible for delivery of all aspects of the annual plan including all elements of fiscal management. ED is responsible for all aspects of employee relations including but not limited to adherence to all regulatory statutes in place. ED is responsible to report material activities to Board of Directors as prescribed by the Board Chair.

    REPORTING STRUCTURE: This position reports to the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Chapter of Child Advocacy Centers and Multidisciplinary Teams. (PACAC).


    • Lead the execution of the Strategic Plan and report status at quarterly intervals, at a minimum, at the direction of the Board.
    • Execute financial plan including all aspects of funds sourcing required to meet the objectives and activities of the Chapter.
    • Ensure appropriate fiscal governance is in place, meeting audit standards and the requirements of grants.
    • Oversee grant writing and delivery of grant criteria including reporting relevant activities to the grantors as


    • Create and oversee a sustainable and scalable public awareness campaign including fundraising activities.
    • Oversee a comprehensive marketing and communications program including but not limited to chapter

      website, social media, chapter communication, and preparation of an Annual Report.

    • Ensure chapter has human resources and personnel standards, policies, and procedures in effect in

      accordance with all statutes.

    • Source, lead, and direct the activities of all Chapter staff in place including regular performance reviews.
    • Make recommendations for staff additions and removals to the Board and execute upon approval.
    • Ensure Chapter meets and maintains all accreditation guidelines put forth by the National Children’s


    • Encourage and support CACs/MDTs striving to meet the National Standards for Accredited Members.
    • Support growth and development of new CACs/MDTs in interested communities and support existing CACs

      ability to be sustainable.

    • Be the face of the PACAC in public relations activities and maintain active presence in Harrisburg, PA.
    • Oversee and document Chapter activities.
    • Develop and enrich relationships with state officials, relevant government agencies and affiliated child

      welfare agencies.

    • Oversee and maintain a robust educational program that meets the ongoing needs of Chapter members.
    • Prepare and deliver reports to the Board at a minimum of quarterly intervals, or more frequent basis, with

      framework as directed and approved by the Board.

    • Other responsibilities as designated by the Board of Directors of the PACAC.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    The PA CHAPTER provides equal employment opportunities, compensation, and training to all qualified applicants, without regard to gender, sexual preference, religion, mental or physical impairment, age, race, marital status, creed, color, or national origin.



    Four Year Degree from an Accredited University. Master’s degree or higher is preferred.
    Major in social science, social work, non-profit management, law, nursing, law enforcement or related discipline is preferred with relevant management experience.

    Comprehensive knowledge of Children’s Advocacy Centers.


    Applicant must agree to and pass a comprehensive PA criminal background check, a PA child abuse background check, FBI clearance check, and a Sex Offender Registry check.
    Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a valid driver’s license throughout employment.
    This position requires use of ED’s personal vehicle (reimbursement will be provided per governmental guidelines in place at the time.)

    Applicant must be able to travel to regional and national trainings and conferences.
    This could be a remote position but strong and frequent presence in Harrisburg is required.


    • Executive level experience as demonstrated by documentable, relevant work experience of 10+ years in one of the enumerated areas above.
    • Nonprofit experience is preferred.
    • Child welfare related experience is preferred.
    • Government relations experience (particularly Pennsylvania State Government) is preferred.


    • Demonstrated Leadership Skills.
    • Demonstrated Fiscal Acumen.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Public Relations Outreach.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in External Fundraising.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in both written and oral communication.
    • Knowledge of the Child Advocacy Center and related programs.
    • Grant Writing and Successful Grant Management.
    • Knowledge of Pennsylvania government legislative process.
    • Desire to work within the Pennsylvania legislative process and affiliated agencies.
    • Ability and desire to engage in professional networking activities.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and fundraising

      database management.

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