Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Washington (CACWA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and statewide organization providing training, technical assistance, and advocacy in support of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) in Washington. CACWA is the Washington chapter of the National Children’s Alliance (NCA).

SummaryThe Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator (TTAC) is responsible for planning, coordinating, and conducting training and technical assistance to support developing and accredited CACs and other professionals working within the field of investigation, intervention, and prosecution of child abuse cases in Washington and helping CACs achieve and/or maintain NCA Accreditation.

Essential Functions

  • Identify training needs of CACs and multidisciplinary teams (MDTs).
  • Plan, coordinate, promote and deliver local and/or statewide training opportunities for CAC members, partner agencies, and multidisciplinary teams across the state in person, by telephone, or via webinars.
  • Develop training modules and other associated materials for CACs and MDT partners.
  • Provide technical assistance to established and developing CACs through site visits, oral and written consultations, resource materials, and other means as appropriate.
  • Support the Executive Director in providing existing and emerging member Centers with outreach, technical assistance, consultation, and training regarding CACWA services, the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) response to child abuse, the mission/activities of CACs, and/or other related topics
  • Maintain a training calendar of local, state and national training opportunities.
  • Ensure effective coordination and facilitation of CACWA training events and meetings, including but not limited to annual convenings in March and September.  This includes budget preparation (approved by Executive Director), site selection, coordination of facility/food/AV/and other details development of agenda, and other associated details.
  • Facilitate meetings in-person and remotely through conference call and/or video conferencing
  • Assist with administrative duties such as development of the annual report, grant management, collection and analysis of statistics from CACs other operational requirements.
  • Assist the Executive Director with special projects undertaken by CACWA as assigned.


  • Associate or bachelor’s degree, preferably in a social service, public health, public administration, child development or criminal justice field
  • Experience in training and facilitation
  • Interest in a multidisciplinary response to child abuse
  • Ability to travel statewide
  • Ability to use a computer; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and Power Point
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

A background in the following is DESIRED, but not required:

  • Experience in development of training curriculum
  • Knowledge of adult learning cycles and learning styles
  • Experience working for a membership association
  • Experience working from a statewide lens
  • Experience working in the field of child abuse prevention, intervention, and/or healing
  • Knowledge of basic dynamics of child physical and sexual abuse and impact child maltreatment has on child victims and protective family members
  • Knowledge of the multidisciplinary team approach to the investigation, intervention, and prosecution of child abuse cases
  • Experience working with or as a staff within a Children’s Advocacy Center

Required Certifications & Licenses

  • Access to reliable transportation and a valid Washington driver’s license
  • Auto insurance in the amounts required by the State of Washington.
  • Acceptable completion of a background checks including criminal and credit history.
  • Employment dependent upon the successful completion of a background check, including criminal and child protection clearances

Professional Attributes

  • Strong relationship building, conflict resolution, and meeting facilitation skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail and oral/written communication skills
  • Self-driven; Able to be productive and to thrive in a flexible and autonomous work environment
  • Manages time, resources, and complex workload priorities well
  • Ability to be effective in presenting ideas, transmitting information, and conveying concepts to individuals or groups of people of varying educational, cultural, and experience levels
  • Promotes a culture of respect, inclusiveness, & appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, & values
  • Ability to routinely and consistently exercise professional discretion and judgment
  • Performs job duties in accordance with professional ethics and organizational policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates professionalism and maintains composure in high stress situations
  • Ability to embrace change and tolerate ambiguity and to model these competencies for others
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Other Information

  • Salary:  $48,000 to $50,000 DOE
  • CACWA offers a competitive benefits package that includes a QSEHRA plan for all full-time employees, paid vacation, sick leave, eleven paid holidays (including one personal day to be used at employee discretion).  A retirement benefit option is also being evaluated for implementation by 2020.

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To apply please submit the following to by July 26, 2019:

  • A cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics that deserve emphasis
  • Current resume