Program Coordinator (Advocacy Coordinator) Knox

Help Others, Make a Difference, Save a Life.

Do you want to make a difference in people's lives every day?
Or help people navigate the tough spots in their life?
And do it all while working where your hard work is appreciated?

You have a lot of choices in where you work…make the decision to work where you are valued!

Join the McNabb Center Team as the Advocacy Coordinator for the Sexual Assault Center of East TN (SACET) today!

The SACET Advocacy Coordinator provides direct services to victims, which may include

  • victim accompaniment during forensic evaluations, interviews, and legal proceedings
  • filing of Victims' Compensation paperwork
  • referral-related activities to link clients with needed services 
  • provides follow-up to ensure treatment is being rendered
  • answers crisis line and participates in after-hours on-call rotation as needed
  • maintains hotline and advocacy data related to specific grant expectations and assists with monthly reports
  • assists with community and victim outreach as needed
  • responsible for overall supervision of all SACET advocacy services

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $48,069 /yr based on relevant experience and education.

Schedule: Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the clients / program. 

Travel:  Travel and availability for after-hours on-call crisis services required.

QUALIFICATIONS - SACET Advocacy Coordinator


  • Must have a bachelor's degree and basic knowledge in health-related field of counseling, psychology, social work, sociology, or a behavioral science field with course work or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, crisis intervention, and developmental / intellectual disability. 
  • Must have a working knowledge of sexual assault services. 
  • Master's degree in health-related field of counseling, psychology, social work, sociology, or behavioral health science field preferred

Experience / Knowledge

  • 1-2 years of direct client work in social services required; victim services preferred. 
  • Supervisory experience/ knowledge/front line service delivery in sexual assault services is preferred.  
  • Computer skills required for email, scheduling, documentation in the electronic medical record.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word helpful.


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal/soft tones and close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required (training provided).
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • Clinical staff may be required to get an F endorsement to transport clients as necessary.

Apply today to work where we care about you as an employee and where your hard work makes a difference!

Helen Ross McNabb Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Helen Ross McNabb Center conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.