Child Protection Training Center Executive Director

August 2, 2023

Child Protection Training Center Executive Director
University of South Carolina Upstate
Spartanburg, SC

The Child Protection Training Center (CPTC) Executive Director provides visionary and strategic leadership that establishes the Center as a major advocate and expert in child protection in South Carolina and the southeastern region of the country. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the Center in order to achieve the goals of the CPTC, which are to educate and train child protection professionals to detect child abuse, promote early intervention, and improve investigation, prosecution, and litigation procedures to ensure that young victims receive the support they need.

Center Mission & Strategy
•Establish the CPTC as a leader in child protection and advocacy, by developing collaborations with law enforcement, family law/court professionals, healthcare providers, mental health professionals, Department of Social Services, Child Advocacy Centers, and other community-based organizations. Collaborate with these community partners to increase child protection awareness and capacity in the county, state, and region. Interface with wide variety of constituents to position the CPTC as a community leader in promoting child safety and well-being. Stay current on national initiatives and best practices in trauma-informed & trauma-sensitive practices for promoting resiliency and interrupting the cycle of ACEs.

Center Operations
•Oversee the establishment, planning, and supervision of training programs, conferences and outreach activities, or modify existing programs. Coordinate with organizations and agencies from across the region to provide professional training in trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive, evidence-based practices, with the goals of preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and promoting resiliency. Promote the utilization of CPTC’s Mock House to facilitate trainings in a realistic setting. Promote utilization of CPTC’s Mock Courtroom to prepare those taking child maltreatment cases to trial.

•Responsible for preparing, submitting for approval, and effectively managing an annual budget that supports the goals of the Center. Identifies opportunities for additional funding, and collaborates with appropriate parties (e.g., University Advancement) to secure external funding. Identifies and writes grants to support CPTC operations.

•Supervise staff, student assistants, and contract trainers. Actively communicate to motivate staff and ensure successful operations. Share feedback with staff to ensure quality work and improvement where needed.

•Oversee the development of assessment materials, surveys, and reporting for CPTC trainings and conferences. Ensure materials meet standards of excellence.
•Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, or related field, and 4 years of related experience with trauma-informed practices and training related to adverse childhood experiences (ACES). Minimum 3 years management and supervisory experience. Demonstrated success in securing grant funding. Good driving record and valid driver’s license. Some off-campus travel for events is required. Successful background check is required.

Salary: $72,093 – $75,000

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

USC Upstate offers a valuable benefits package including but not limited to:
• Health and Life Insurance
• Retirement Programs
• Paid Tuition Program
• Dependent Scholarships
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Annual Leave
• Sick Leave
• 13 Paid Holidays (including an extended December holiday)
• Paid Parental Leave
• Professional Development Opportunities