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Nashville Public Library Foundation

Be Well at NPL Program Coordinator

Nashville Public Library Foundation


Job Summary

Be Well at NPL is a Nashville Public Library initiative that increases public access to free wellness programming and health resources, with the goal of improving health literacy and population health outcomes. Be Well at NPL aligns itself with the health priority areas identified in Nashville/Davidson County’s most recent Community Health Improvement Plan.

This is a full-time, grant-funded position that is responsible for overseeing the health and wellness efforts at Nashville Public Library’s 21 locations. Candidates should possess a passion for public health, health information, and health equity, and have experience in program management and evaluation. Candidate will report to the Assistant Director of Education and Literacy. Candidate will be based at the Main Library and will be expected to travel throughout Davidson County. Position offers a flexible schedule with some evening/weekend hours required. On occasion, remote work may be available.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinating high quality health programs across the library system
  • Teaching in-person and/or virtual classes on various health topics as needed
  • Conducting outreach at health fairs and community events
  • Assisting with marketing and promotion of wellness programs and resources
  • Supporting branches with health-themed displays and distributing timely print and digital collateral from community health partners
  • Creating content for NPL blog, social media, and monthly Be Well at NPL newsletter
  • Coordinating training opportunities for NPL staff related to health reference, health literacy, and other health topics such as Mental Health First Aid
  • Building and maintaining relationships with community partners
  • Participating in local public health committees and working groups
  • Assisting with data collection, analysis, and grant reporting
  • Tracking spending for program budget


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, health education, nutrition, or related health field, or comparable work experience
  • Ability to identify evidence-based programming and science-based health information
  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience in program management and evaluation
  • Experience working with diverse populations, in community settings
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and community partners

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of health equity and social determinants of health
  • Knowledge of public library services and mission
  • Certification in yoga, Zumba, meditation, or other wellness modality
  • Fluency in a second language

Additional Information


  • Medical Insurance – Coverage becomes effective on the 1st of the month following 30 days from date of hire.
  • Supplemental Insurance – The Company offers eligible employees access to additional supplemental insurance plans.
  • 401(k) Savings Plan- to be eligible to join the 401(k) savings plan, the employee must complete twelve (12) months of service, at least 1,000 hours of service, and be 21 years of age or older. NPLF will match 100% of the first of 6% the deferral contributions each pay period.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Kate Collingwood at by Friday, September 10, 2021.


  • Date Posted: August 18, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Salary Range: $41,600 - $48,300