Finance Director

Finance Director

Under the authority and direction of the Executive Director, the Finance Director is responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s financial strategies, ensuring that accurate and complete financial records are kept in accordance with grant guidelines, and facilitating the day-to-day financial operations of the organization.

Full-Time Employee (40 hours/week). Reports to the Executive Director.

Essential Activities:
• Oversee preparation of financial records in QuickBooks Online
• Monitor and analyze financial accounting data
• Work with the Executive Director to develop annual and monthly budgets
• Produce periodic financial statements for the Executive Director and the Board of Directors
• Perform cash flow forecasting and manage cash accounts to ensure adequate balances for cash flow needs
• Direct investment portfolio activities to maximize investment income
• Work with external auditors on periodic audit reports
• Reconcile bank and credit card statements
• Research, draft, and submit grant proposals
• Ensures financial and operational targets are being met and recommends corrective actions if necessary
• Participate in the development and execution of organizational process improvement initiatives
• Collaborate with the Grants and Subcontracts Manager regarding subcontracts and grant activities
• Performs other tasks and duties as identified by the Executive Director.

Position Requirements:
• Master of Business Administration or master’s degree in finance (preferred)
• Relevant non-profit finance management experience
• Excellent mathematical and analysis skills
• Ability to lead departments and individuals
• Verbal and written communication skills to create reports and present them to others
• Knowledge of analysis and financial software
• Strong creative skills to develop new and innovative solutions
• Ability to create and deliver unbiased budget expectations
• Must pass background screening

Travel Requirements:
All related travel is reimbursed following state and federal travel guidelines.

Hiring Pay Range: $60,000 – $70,000. Pay commensurate with education and experience. Competitive benefits package including 401k, health/vision/dental insurance, paid time off, and professional development opportunities.

Project Supervisor

The Program Supervisor will perform functions related to internal human trafficking efforts within Children Advocacy Center’s across the state of Louisiana, supervision and management of the Regional Care Coordinators, providing ongoing assistance and development of statewide care coordination, and additional Children Advocacy Center network activities.

The Louisiana Child and Youth Trafficking Collaborative- Accessibility Initiative (LCYTC AI) is a multi-year project administered by the Governor’s Office and funded by the US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime that will aim to improve outcomes for child and youth victims of sex and labor trafficking. The vision for the LCYTC AI is a cohesive, statewide care coordination model of multidisciplinary teams that ensure that all children in Louisiana regardless of their location or identity- have access to a comprehensive continuum of care. The values of the LCYTC AI project are accessibility, collaboration, continuity, equity, survivor-centered, and sustainability. To learn more about the LCYTC, visit

Full-time Employee (40 hours/week). Reports to the Executive Director of LACAC and the Program Director of the LCYTC-AI project. Hybrid- expected to come into the office a minimum of 2 days a week, must live in Louisiana. Office based in the Slidell, Louisiana.

Essential Activities:
Louisiana Child and Youth Trafficking Collaborative
• Collaborate with stakeholders and works with LCYTC-AI’s Program Director and the Projects Specialist to develop and implement a coordinated statewide strategy for human
trafficking response through a Statewide Care Coordination process.
• Provide direct guidance, support, and technical emergent and/or ongoing assistance to Regional Care Coordinators and Human Trafficking Liaisons. Provides support in each
region in the strategic planning, implementation, analysis, quality assurance, maintenance, and improvement of the CAC and multi-disciplinary care coordination process response
to respond to victims of human trafficking. Assists with protocol and process development.
• Facilitate meetings, ongoing conference calls, and other activities to uphold and strengthen the statewide network of coordinators.
• Assists LCYTC-AI’s Program Director and the Projects Specialist in the planning, implementation, and the follow-up activities for statewide human trafficking training and
events. Train CACs or Multi-disciplinary team partners throughout the state on human trafficking and promising practices around trauma-informed interventions for victims. Support ongoing education about accessibility inclusion, and cultural competence.
• Works with the Executive Director and Governor’s Office to develop activities to increase awareness, engagement, and support of the Louisiana Child and Youth Trafficking Collaborative Accessibility Initiative.
• Provides support and guidance to CACs and partner agencies for implementation of screening and training protocols, with an emphasis on identifying victims from underserved and under identified communities.
• Conduct ongoing check-ins and travel to complete site visits with each regional Care Coordinator.
• Oversee LACAC’s centralized intake for referrals of care coordination and disseminate them across the state to the appropriate region.

Implementation of Act 662
• Assist in the expansion of network of LCYTC Care Coordinators across the state of Louisiana as outlined in Act 662.
• Onboard and manage new members of the LCYTC Care Coordination network. Growth and Development of CACs
• Coordinate any additional statewide special projects as assigned by the Executive Director.
• Support the development and engagement of interns of LACAC.
• Manage the LACAC Disaster Resilience Month activities and Disaster Response activities in the event of a natural disaster or major service disruption.
• Support and lead the logistics committee for the development of the Annual LACAC Conference.

• Boost and manage social media presence to increase knowledge of accessible victim services by CACs.
• Coordinates projects and opportunities for statewide awareness campaigns related to CACs and child abuse prevention.

Travel Requirements:
Reliable transportation is essential as travel is a core function of this position. The individual must be willing to travel throughout the state as well as to national conferences for professional development when possible. LACAC will provide reimbursement for travel expenses in accordance with state and federal travel regulations.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Health insurance and retirement benefits provided.

Minimum Qualifications:
The position of Projects Supervisor requires a minimum of an Bachelor’s degree; a Master’s Degree or three (3) years of demonstrated success in a similar position is preferred. The person in this position should possess aptitude to sustain and cultivate relationships with statewide partners.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Requirements
• Knowledge of the dynamics of human trafficking and the system response and challenges for victims.
• Ability to be innovative and self-motivated.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Aptitude to identify challenges while implementing effective solutions.
• Ability to be detail-oriented and familiar with compliance requirements for federal funding including grant management and program budgeting.
• Ability to effectively and efficiently work on multiple projects simultaneously.
• Strong qualities of leadership and the ability to quickly and thoughtfully respond to program needs as they emerge.

Preferred Experience
• Knowledge of and experience working within multidisciplinary team response and child abuse intervention.
• Experience managing grant-funded programs.
• Employment experience within CACs, child welfare, law enforcement, prosecution, healthcare, juvenile justice, mental health or related fields.
• Experience developing and sustaining relationships and facilitating meetings with a diverse range of stakeholders.

To Apply:
Please email your resume and a cover letter to Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 28th, 2023.

Research Internship

LACAC is seeking a reliable, self-motivated individual to support LACAC’s data collection and evaluation efforts as a Research Intern. The internship position will be managed and guided by the Program Director. This internship is unpaid, and is available to be conducted remotely or onsite in New Orleans. Work hours and schedule can be flexible, with weekly meetings and activities during workday hours (9:00am-5:00pm central time) required. Required hours per week are flexible, and will depend on the intern’s school requirements or work. The internship duration will span the 2022- 2023 academic period. Applicants from a wide variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply: criminal justice, security studies, international studies, political science, mathematics & statistics, and other related degree fields.

This internship will 1) provide the intern with a space to utilize data analysis to inform LACAC activities, 2) apply classroom research skills to a real-life context, 3) conduct data analysis to improve data collection to inform non-profit activities. The intern will support the LACAC’s efforts to improve data collection and data analysis. The intern should have demonstrated research and analysis skills, with an emphasis on quantitative data. The intern will be highly responsible, with the ability to work independently in a timely manner. The intern should have a keen interest in data, and an ability to creatively consider new and untapped data sources.

• Conduct literature reviews to identify best-practices data collection tools, platforms, etc.;
• Analyze and transform LACAC data to create user-friendly data points and graphics;
• Create data collection tools and processes to improve LACAC’s data collection process;
• Support data entry for LACAC projects;
• Support data collection activities for LACAC projects.

Core Competencies:

• Demonstrated research experience
• Excellent qualitative research skills
• Established data analysis skills
• Strong Microsoft Excel skills
• Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively off-site or on-site
• Experience in human rights, social work, or relevant field a plus
• Advanced degree a plus

Opportunities as an Intern:
• Network with service providers, non-profits, and potential employers in Louisiana.
• Access U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime, and other federal agency webinars and training sessions on child abuse response.
• Hold flexible work hours with the potential to work remotely or off-site regularly.

To Apply:
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is full. Email your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Research Internship- (last name)” to

Outreach Internship

LACAC is seeking a reliable, self-motivated individual to support its community engagement efforts. The internship position will be managed and guided by the Program Director. This internship is unpaid, and will be conducted remotely due to COVID-19. Work hours and schedule can be flexible, with weekly meetings and some outreach activities during workday hours (9:00am-5:00pm central time) required. This internship will 1) provide the intern with experience working within the nonprofit sector, and 2) give insight into the process of creating community partnerships and expanding networks. The internship duration will span the 2022- 2023 academic period.

The intern will support LACAC’s efforts to share community resources and engage with community partners in Louisiana. The intern will identify and liaise with potential community partners, support social media content creation, and participate in outreach activities. The intern should be self-motivated, with the ability to successfully complete tasks remotely or offsite.

• Support LACAC data collection and entry efforts
• Outreach and liaison with community partners
• Distribute and monitor outreach materials, including social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
• Participate in community events and in-person outreach activities
• Create social media content and outreach materials

Core Competencies:

• Strong communication and collaboration skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Established social media capabilities, including the creation of content and management of accounts
• Excellent Microsoft Office suite skills, familiarity with Google Drive
• Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively from a remote location
• Content creation and graphic design (IE: creating flyers, etc.)
• Experience in non-profit or social services setting a plus

Opportunities as an Intern:
• Network with service providers and potential employers in the non-profit sector from organizations in a variety of social service provider movements, including: child abuse response, anti-trafficking, domestic violence/sexual assault, homelessness, and more.
• Access to U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime, and other federal agency webinars and training sessions on child abuse response. Also welcome to attend training sessions hosted by LACAC.

To Apply:
Internship is on a rolling basis. Submit a cover letter and resume via email to with the subject “Outreach Internship- (Last Name).