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Martha O'Bryan Center

AmeriCorps High School Success Coach

Martha O'Bryan Center


Job Summary

About Martha O’Bryan Center 

Martha O’Bryan Center is an anti-poverty non-profit organization located in East Nashville. With longstanding history and deep community roots, Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) operates programs supporting education goals for learners of all ages, empowers youth and adults in their careers, and provides stability and support services for families. You can learn more about MOBC here.  

Job Description 

MOBC’s Academic Student Unions (ASUs) support students at Stratford, Maplewood, and Hunter’s Lane High Schools. AmeriCorps members provide students with academic and/or senior case management that cultivates skills and habits necessary to graduate from high school and persist in post-secondary plans. 


The Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) empowers children, youth, and adults in poverty, to transform their lives through work, education, employment, and fellowship. The Center cannot service the community alone, so we partner with organizations like AmeriCorps, to fulfill our mission. 

AmeriCorps members serve 1700 hours over the course of 11 months with Martha O’Bryan Center, gaining hands-on experience working with families, youth, and community members. The crucial components of the MOBC—AmeriCorps years of service program allow you to build your community and professional skills, thereby propelling you towards the next steps in your career and life. 

Check out Martha O’Bryan—AmeriCorps website here! You can read about the federal AmeriCorps program here.    

Hours: 9 am – 5:30 pm 

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide individualized tutoring and social support to high school students 
  • Support student growth by creating goals and implementing strategies 
  • Lead enrichment activities for students based on members’ individual gifts and talents 
  • Build relationships with a cohort of students 
  • Strengthen the relationship between school, child, and parent 
  • Plan and implement activities with teens and families 
  • Assist with student recruitment and engagement 
  • Provide hands-on academic assistance to students daily 
  • Attend occasional parent, school, and staff meetings 
  • Maintain up-to-date progress notes and data for student case management 
  • Participate in AmeriCorps professional development and community-building workshops 



  • Over 18 years of age 
  • High School diploma or GED 
  • Legally eligible to work in the U.S. (you can see the requirements here
  • Pass a background check to work with vulnerable populations 


  • Interest in education 
  • Willingness to work with teenagers 
  • Experience in education or a Bachelor’s degree in any field 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and other digital databases  

Physical Demands & Accessibility 

  • Must pass a State of Tennessee childcare physical, including: 
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs 
  • Agility to move quickly to keep pace with young children 
  • Stamina to remain alert and energetic for 8+ hours 

Additional Information


AmeriCorps members receive… 

  • $19,100 living allowance (paid out twice monthly over the course of 11 months) 
  • $7,395 in education award upon successful completion of hours 
  • $500/month in housing allowance 
  • Potential for housing placement, subject to availability 
  • $160/month in health care reimbursements 
  • $25/month in cell phone reimbursement 
  • Unlimited access to MOBC’s food pantry 
  • Monthly professional development and/or networking opportunities 
  • One year toward MOBC seniority (upon successful completion of service)​

How to Apply

Apply online HERE


  • Date Posted: June 4, 2024
  • Type: VISTA / AmeriCorps
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Education