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The Nashville International Center for Empowerment

Community Outreach & Mentorship Specialist

The Nashville International Center for Empowerment


Job Summary

Nashville International Center for Empowerment, established in 2005, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3)
ethnic community-based organization dedicated to ensuring refugees and immigrants achieve
their full potential now and for generations to come. The Community Outreach & Mentorship
Specialist will report to the “Uniting for Ukraine” Associate Program Manager. The Community
Outreach & Mentorship Specialist will support not only the “Uniting for Ukraine” program but all
of Resettlement. They will assist in organizing community events in Nashville as well as
spearhead a mentorship program to fill gaps in refugee client services. This is a full-time, 40-
hour position.

Job Responsibilities

General Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with “Uniting for Ukraine” Associate Program Manager to recruit and train mentors to support refugees and families based on their needs and available resources.
  • Create orientation and training content/applications for mentors with the help of “Uniting for Ukraine” Associate Program Manager.
  • Collaborate with the “Uniting for Ukraine” Associate Program Manager in designing, planning, and implementing community engagement events such as donation drives and awareness-raising campaigns.
  • Assist the “Uniting for Ukraine” Associate Program Manager in ensuring smooth on-boarding of mentors.
  • Attend team and organizational meetings as appropriate.
  • Provide case management duties as needed, including transportation.
  • Assist with completing community engagement reports as called upon by the “Uniting for Ukraine” Associate Program Manager.
  • Help with other duties as assigned.


Successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • Ability to work with a diverse team
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, manage, and complete tasks with strict deadlines
  • Ability to remain flexible and responsive to evolving program needs
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • High levels of motivation, self-reliance, and independence
  • Attention to detail


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with individuals and groups, including but not limited to public speaking and presentation skills
  • Communicate and listen effectively; establish action plans for constituent interactions; manage stakeholders with varying agendas with respect and relational competency
  • Develop project plans and realistic action plans; communicate changes and progress to stakeholders; complete projects on time and budget; manage project team activities
  • Excellent written and oral English proficiency
  • Experience with public speaking
  • Demonstrate experience interacting with diverse individuals and communities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and CRM databases
  • Some experience with Canva, Adobe InDesign, and social media
  • Reliable transportation
  • Position requires availability to work regular hours. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand


  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience in building community engagement efforts in social work/nonprofit management or related field
  • Minimum one year of experience in nonprofit settings; at least one year of experience working with refugee or immigrant populations is strongly preferred

Additional Information


Paid holidays, vacation and PTO, healthcare, 401k

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. No calls. Applications without the requested information will not be considered.


  • Date Posted: November 30, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 01/02/2023
  • Salary Range: 37,000-38,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm