At McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center, we offer a rewarding environment with a dynamic team. We focus on teamwork and values and, together, children come first in all that we do.

Interested in joining our Team? Review our career opportunities below and see if you have something that is a perfect fit for you. We can’t wait to meet you.

Interested candidates must submit a resume, cover letter and list of references. Please fill out the application below.

Positions Currently Available: 

Position Title: Part-time Onondaga County Child Fatality Review Team Coordinator (CFRT) McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center

Purpose: To coordinate the Onondaga County Child Fatality Review Team for children from healthy birth up to age 18 unless in foster care then up to 21 years old; work with community leaders to maintain and enhance the review team, develop partnerships with child health and safety organizations; and implement CDR team recommendations in order to prevent child mortality and morbidity.

Duties and Responsibilities: · Obtain and update mortality and morbidity data. · Develop and implement a child death notification system so that the CFRT is aware of all deaths that occur in its jurisdiction or of residents of the jurisdiction that die elsewhere. · Develop and maintain relationships with core member agencies of the CFRT; ensure that the team membership is adequate to effectively review cases. · Schedule and plan all child death review team meetings including securing meeting site and sending meeting notices to team members. · Collect case information and create written summaries for team meetings. · Recruit and orient new team members to the process. · Develop and maintain team member confidentiality statements. · Chair all team meetings. · Facilitate resolution of interagency disputes related to the child death review process. · Ensure that the team operates according to protocols as defined by the team and/or law. · Assist the team with a comprehensive approach to addressing child health and welfare issues, recognizing the inter-relatedness of multiple risk factors in prevention planning. · Promote CFRT success in following through with recommendations and prevention initiatives and activities. · Complete and submit case reports to the state child death review office as appropriate and maintain a log of cases reviewed. · Serve as a liaison to OCFS and other agencies as needed. · Provide training and education for the team, including orientation training for new teams and advanced training in specific issues relating to child health and safety for established teams. · Prepare presentations and written materials as needed, process tools for the team and annual reports that contain at a minimum review team finding. · Meet with and give presentations to all groups interested in the CFRT process and/or CFRT findings relating to specific causes of death.


Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline is required. Experience: Three to five years’ experience in the human service field. Important Skills and Characteristics: Good knowledge of community health program development, and human service systems involved in child and adolescent health. Working knowledge of public health principles related to community health services. Demonstrated ability to work at the community level with diverse groups of people, with ability to build consensus across organizational lines. Excellent communication, written and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, a team player and work independently

Interested candidates please send resume and cover letter to:

Colleen Merced, Executive Director

601 East Genesee street

Syracuse NY 13021

Or by email to:


Currently looking for Volunteers if interested please be sure to send your resume to a background check is required before moving forward.


McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center is a safe, child-friendly place for abused children and their families, supported by a committed, professional team specializing in child abuse cases – all located under one roof.  Our site offers: child-friendly interview rooms, on site exam facilities, child advocates, mental health counseling, Onondaga County Child Protective Services, Syracuse Police Department, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department, Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office, and the Onondaga County Attorney’s Office.


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