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Rebuilding Together Nashville

Disaster Recovery Program Manager

Rebuilding Together Nashville


Job Summary

Rebuilding Together Nashville (RTN) Disaster Recovery Program Manager will oversee RTN’s response to the devastating December 9, 2023 tornado in Davidson County as a partner with Nashville Voluntary Organizations Active during Disasters (VOAD). This team member will oversee the Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRG) Construction Committee as part of the Nashville VOAD, participating in all long-term recovery group meetings, recruiting construction partners, assessing disaster-affected homes in need of repairs, developing construction work scopes and budgets in partnership with construction partners and professionals, and support the successful programmatic execution of RTN’s mission. Depending on need and capacity, the program manager may also coordinate RTN’s disaster recovery construction projects.  This position will be leading the construction efforts for the Nashville VOAD and will need a diverse skill set to effectively execute this role. This position reports to the Executive Director. 

The ideal candidate will be bilingual in Spanish/English, have knowledge of home construction standards, previous disaster recovery experience, the ability to convene a variety of partners from diverse areas, and be a team player who lives out the values of Rebuilding Together Nashville in their daily work.

Job Responsibilities

  • Identify and recruit construction partners.
  • Develop a homeowner engagement process in conjunction with Nashville VOAD’s long-term case management leaders and lead long-term construction recovery efforts in Davidson County.
  • Assess applicants’ homes and work with construction partners with Nashville VOAD, the RTN team, and construction professionals when appropriate to develop and execute an appropriate work scope.
  • Keep apprised of current building codes and disseminate changes to the Construction Agencies. In the Scope of Work for each home, specify if permits are required and any work that must be done by a licensed trade (generally certain electrical, plumbing, and HVAC).
  • Work with the Construction Agencies to establish procedures and guidelines for obtaining permits, surveys, assessments, and other related tasks.
  • Track and monitor the status of homes referred by Long Term Recovery Group case managers and assigned to each construction partner. Report statistics to the LTRG. Identify homes that are not proceeding as expected and work with the assigned construction partner and case managers to identify and remove any barriers.
  • Periodically convene the construction partners and case management partners to discuss common issues and best practices, developing a strong working relationship among the construction leaders. Coordinate information sharing and encourage collaboration.
  • Ensure that RT remains in compliance with all funder reporting requirements for disaster recovery expenditures.
  • Maintain organized electronic files and database records for vendors and projects.
  • Travel to RT construction sites to ensure satisfactory execution of construction activities led by hired contractors and/or volunteers.
  • Serve as Rebuilding Together Nashville’s and Nashville VOAD representative at disaster recovery coalition meetings and coordinate with partner organizations and agencies. 
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to the Rebuilding Together vision and be able to articulate the mission and vision of the organization to diverse stakeholders.
  • The duties of this position will change with the needs of long-term recovery. We are still in the beginning stages of long-term recovery assessments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Limitations and Disclaimer:

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of disaster recovery and resilience best practices
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and changing workplace
  • Able to work independently and exercise independent judgment
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and communication skills
  • Familiarity with construction and renovation best practices
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn residential construction estimation
  • Sensitivity to the needs of individuals and families in crisis. Desire and ability to work with diverse populations
  • Self-motivated and creative thinker
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written), and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups
  • Ability to remain flexible and think positively during work-related challenges
  • Able to work independently, and with a diverse team
  • Strong administrative and office skills


  • Bilingual- Spanish/English
  • Residential construction experience including working knowledge of foundations, framing, drywall, roofing, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and finish work.
  • Working knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses required and construction supervisory experience
  • At a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience has provided the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • 2 to 5 years of related experience required
  • Experience with Windows 10 Office (including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and the Internet required
  • Experience with Salesforce or other online databases preferred
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Have no outside business interests that may conflict with the LTRG’s goals and objectives and are not explicitly approved.

Physical and other requirements:

While performing the duties of this job the employee should be able to:

  • Move materials weighing 20-50 pounds
  • Navigate construction sites including rough or uneven ground, around debris and obstacles
  • Communicate while on an active construction site including listening and speaking over significant ambient noise
  • Speak to groups of up to 20 constituents about Nashville VOAD and Rebuilding Together’s work
  • Operate basic office equipment including computer, telephone, etc.
  • Accommodate regular work hours including Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Some evenings, weekends, and early mornings required
  • Travel independently from office to work sites and other events as required.  Mileage will be reimbursed at the standard mileage rate set by the IRS.

Additional Information


Compensation details:

  • This is a full-time (37.5 hours/week) exempt position. Some flexibility in work hours might be required.
  • Annual pay range is $55,000-$60,000 depending on experience
  • Health benefits package available
  • Competitive time away from work policy

How to Apply

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to careers@rebuildingtogethernashville.org. No calls, please.


  • Date Posted: February 1, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Housing
  • Salary Range: $55,000-$60,000
  • Working Hours: 37.5