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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee

Big Futures Program Associate

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee


Job Summary

JOB TITLE:  Big Futures Program Associate

REPORTS TO: Program Development Coordinator


FLSA STATUS: Part-time, non-exempt

LOCATION: Metro Nashville/Davidson County


About Us

For over 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee has served young people in the Middle TN region. Our work supports our belief that every child has the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and youth (Littles). Through our commitment to quality, innovation, and the passion we have for our work, we develop and sustain positive, life-changing relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of our youth and the adults who mentor them.

Our Mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. As noted by our Vision, we are driven by a future in which all youth achieve their full potential.


We show each other dignity through our partnerships, decisions, and language. We intentionally engage, represent, and partner with our diverse communities. We demonstrate our values by learning together with staff, board, volunteers, youth, families, and investors to think and act with sensitivity and intentionality. Driven by the voice of our stakeholders, our agency develops responsive and respectful programming and builds strategic and thoughtful alliances.

We want people of all backgrounds to see themselves represented and included in our work, so we actively seek to diversify our team and bring more voices to the table. We know that teams perform at their highest when they feel supported and that they belong. Each of our team members brings unique perspectives and skills, and we are committed to building a culture where voices are heard, differences are celebrated, and everyone has the opportunity to do meaningful work. At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle TN, you will be inspired by talented, passionate colleagues who will motivate you to do and be your best. We are bigger and better together! 

Job Responsibilities

About the Role

Each employee at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee helps extend the agency’s mission in particular ways, as outlined in the position description. The essential functions of the position include but are not limited to the following:

Day to day: 

The Big Futures program associate will support the Program Development team as they create, launch, and evaluate Big Futures programming with Tennessee State University. This part-time role will provide support in the following ways:

  • Administrative assistance for the Program Development team’s Big Futures work
  • Coordination of micro-mentoring opportunities for freshman women at TSU
  • Tracking and documentation of micro-mentoring opportunities.
  • Assist in building a draft of the program plan.
  • Assist with developing MentorHub, a digital mentoring platform, for group functionality, including technical support and collecting feedback from users and staff.
  • Act as a liaison between BBBSMT and the TSU Women’s Center
  • Assist with volunteer interviews for the program.
  • Help develop an orientation for volunteers and students.
  • Help with internal coordination between the Marketing and/or Recruitment team and Program Development team.
  • Recruiting participants for 1:1 mentoring experience


About You

This Job May Be For You…..

  • Clear and Effective Communication: The candidate must be able to communicate clearly and effectively to work with partner organizations, volunteers, and students.
  • Organizational Skills: They should be well-organized to handle administrative tasks, track and document mentoring opportunities, and coordinate various activities.
  • Attention to Detail: Accuracy is crucial, especially when documenting information and coordinating mentoring opportunities.
  • Collaborative Team Player: Collaboration and working well with others are essential.
  • Customer Service Skills: The candidate should possess good customer service abilities to interact with users and collect feedback.
  • Problem-Solving: The ability to address issues and challenges that may arise while coordinating mentoring activities.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Building and maintaining relationships with partners, volunteers, and students is important for success in this role.
  • Time Management: Efficiently managing tasks and meeting deadlines is crucial in a part-time position with multiple responsibilities.
  • Adaptability: Being able to adapt to changing needs and circumstances in a dynamic environment.

Additionally, we’d love…

  • Creative Problem Solver: Creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Project Management: Ability to manage multiple tasks and ensure they are completed on time and within scope.
  • Recruitment Skills: Ability to identify and attract suitable candidates for recruiting participants and conducting volunteer interviews.
  • Data Management: Proficiency in tracking and documenting data, as well as maintaining records.
  • Technical Proficiency: Familiarity with technical support and software tools.
  • Familiarity with and current or previous involvement with the Women’s Center at TSU.


  • A current Sophomore or Junior at Tennessee State University. 
  • Ambitious and goal-driven.
  • Ability to allocate 20 hours per week to this role per week.
  • Occasional availability in the evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to commute to our Nashville office occasionally for meetings or events.

Additional Information


  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Training & development programs
  • Professional resume, LinkedIn profile, and headshot

Americans with Disabilities Act

Employees must be able to perform all essential job functions, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Job Responsibilities

The above statements reflect the general duties, responsibilities, and competencies necessary to perform the job’s essential duties and responsibilities. They should not be regarded as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. BST may change specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the organization’s needs.

To see more of the impact we are making: http://www.mentorakid.org

How to Apply

If this sounds like the position and organization for you, please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@mentorakid.org with “Your Name – Big Futures Program Specialist” in the subject line.

No phone calls, please. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

BST values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages all genders, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. BMT is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.


  • Date Posted: January 24, 2024
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Salary Range: $18/hour