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Martha O'Bryan Center

AmeriCorps Recreation Specialist

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 

Under the direction of the VP of Families and Community Engagement, oversees and coordinates the operations and services of assigned community recreation programs including sports, fitness, whole family, instructional classes, or recreation events and activities; assesses needs, plans, implements, and evaluates program effectiveness. 


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: 10 am – 6:30 pm 

Job Responsibilities

  • Plan and organize assigned recreation activities in the areas of sports, fitness, instructional classes, or recreation programs, events, and activities 
  • Recruit, train, schedule, and oversee a variety of personnel and volunteers 
  • Promote recreational programs, prepare class and schedule information, and market using brochures, social media, etc.; assist in developing and implementing a comprehensive and consistent marketing plan for recreational offerings 
  • Observe and monitor the quality of programs, events, and classes 
  • Prepare and control equipment inventory and stock deliveries 
  • Order, inspect, and maintain recreation equipment and materials 
  • Maintain records and develop reports concerning new or ongoing programs and program effectiveness; prepare reports as required 
  • Oversee and schedule usage of assigned facilities; provide information and assistance to users of facilities; explain policies, rules, and regulations of facility use; monitor and inspect assigned facilities after use 
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public; provide information regarding assigned recreational program area; analyze clients’ inquiries and help determine steps necessary to resolve issues 
  • Enter program participants’ attendance into Salesforce 
  • 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 recreational activities and planning 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and other digital databases  
  • Knowledgeable of social media platforms 

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: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services