Director of the Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Prevention

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/9/2020 12:22 PM)
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Regular Full-Time
AA ACCARDV Administration
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The Director of the Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Prevention collaborates and provides leadership in resource development, policy revisions or development; monitors evaluation of funded programs; helps develop and implement model protocol for multi-disciplinary teams; and is involved in developing and implementing training for multi-disciplinary coordinators.  S/He also provides leadership and oversight of any legislative initiative proposed by the Commission’s various committees; coordinates with the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions to discuss member vacancies and potential appointees.  The Director also manages periodic review of project activities and determine any necessary change in strategies. S/He, along with Commission staff, monitors ways to enhance increasing successful education efforts to inform the public and professionals regarding the focus areas of the Commission; and provides requested/required presentations to various legislative committees. The Director serves on various boards, committees, task forces, councils and other deliberative bodies addressing specific issues that are within their purviews.


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.  


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary offered commensurate with experience.


  • Develops and implements policies as directed by the Commission; reviews projects and initiatives funded by Children’s Justice Act, Children’s Advocacy Center Appropriations, Preventive Health Services Block Grant, Rape Prevention Education Funds and Domestic Violence Appropriations.
  • Manages both written and verbal communication related to general operations; acts as liaison with service providers and agencies dealing with issues related to child abuse, child deaths, sexual assault, human trafficking and domestic violence.
  • Provides requested testimony to legislative committees; conducts on-site visits to Commission-funded programs and providers; edits and approves grant proposals by staff members; plans and monitors implementation of special projects and events.
  • Responsible for development and oversight of a comprehensive budget including ability to articulate budget information to various stakeholders.
  • Reviews reports required by various funding sources; provides input on and review of budgets for various funding sources; attends trainings related to various funds; authorizes expenditures; reviews grant accounts activity; reviews contracting processes and recommends approval; presents updates and recommendations regarding status of funds sources.
  • Provides general information, assistance and resources to the general public and professionals on facets of child abuse, child deaths, sexual assault, human trafficking and domestic violence; coordinates with various agency’s activities related to the Commission’s focus areas; participates in meetings as a member of boards, committees, task forces and councils and other work groups as appropriate.
  • Develops training components related to the Commission’s focus areas; conducts workshops and presentations to inform professionals relative to new system policy and procedure.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business, Social Work, Public Health or related field
  • Seven (7) years of program administration experience
  • Six (6) years of supervisory experience
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business, Social Work, Public Health or related field


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with budget oversight and review

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.



Physical Requirements

Stand: Occasionally
Sit: Frequently
Walk: Occasionally
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Never
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Office Environment
Noise Level: Quiet
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: None


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