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Martha O'Bryan Center

Early Learning Center Director

Martha O'Bryan Center


Job Summary



A dynamic anti-poverty nonprofit organization with deep community roots, Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) serves low wealth families and children in Middle, TN.  Our mission – We assist families rise above poverty in one generation.  Operating 10 sites in Nashville and working collaboratively across Middle TN, our headquarter services are in Nashville’s Cayce Place Homes. 

Recognized for building new service models that expand the “opportunity landscape” for families, working with MOBC means contributing to a culture of innovation, collaboration and leadership.   Over 8,000 people are directly served annually across two program pathways – EDUCATION including early childhood, youth development, k-8 charter schools, high school Academic Student Unions, post-secondary support and FAMILTY ECONOMIC MOBILITY including parent empowerment, adult education and post-secondary services, career support, preschool care, food security, and family/crisis counseling.


The Director of the Early Learning Center (ELC) is responsible for successfully launching and leading MOBC’s new Early Learning Center.

Job Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Successfully plans, designs, opens, and leads MOBC’s new Early Learning Center.
  •  Recruits’ teachers, staff and families.   Ensures full enrollment and staffing model upon launch.  Targets family outreach to those located in the Cayce community and those that demonstrate economic need.
  • Conducts community needs and gaps analysis.  Works to identify community needs, gaps in services, available resources, and partnerships to inform plan development.
  • Leads and develops the ELC’s business plan and budget that will guide its daily programming, activities, structure, enrollment, and recruitment efforts.
  • Ensures proper accreditation and licensing requirements
  • Ensures that the ELC meets or exceeds defined quality standards at all times which may include NAEYC and 3 Star DHS accreditation and that the program remains compliant with all contractual responsibilities issued by Metro, State, and MOBC funders.
  • Provides direct supervision to the ELC Teachers, Assistant Teachers and substitutes, and ELC staff, including hiring, setting goals, managing performance and overseeing professional development in support of program goals; establishes teaching rounds to promote real time PD; manages daily staffing roster to ensure adequate staffing at all times.
  • Provides curricular leadership and expertise, ensuring lesson plans are aligned with accreditation and licensing standards as well as children’s individualized goals.
  • Serves as a resource for staff and families on issues of development and behavior; connects staff and families to both internal and community resources as necessary.
  • Establishes strong partnerships with all families enrolled in the ELC, ensuring families feel welcome, are supported and encouraged to be involved in their child’s early education, and are aware of and encouraged to participate in other services and programs offered throughout the agency.
  • Ensures all classrooms and the playground are equipped with the furniture, fixtures and materials necessary for all standards and stakeholders.
  • Contributes to the development of the annual operating budget and ensures it is met; establishes and grows relationships with funders, maximizes revenue through solid enrollment and management of accounts receivable; and ensures all financial reports are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Maintains enrollment of at least 90% occupancy.
  • Collaborates with the Family Success Network team.
  • Collaborates with other MOBC supports and staff, including leadership staff at East End Prep and Explore Community Schools.
  • Partners with the grants team to research funding options.
  • Utilizes data to inform programming, employing Salesforce, Martha O’Bryan’s data management system, including data tracking, reporting, and analyzing program progress and effectiveness.  Builds an annual school improvement plan.
  • Establish systems for continuous communication and professional development.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary or Special Education or related.
  • Tennessee Early Childhood Program Administrator Credential (TECPAC).
  • Three or more years of related experience.

The above qualifications express the minimum standards of education and/or experience for this position. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may be taken into consideration.

Additional Information


This is a benefits eligible position.

How to Apply

Please apply HERE


  • Date Posted: November 29, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000