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Martha O'Bryan Center

Early Learning Education Specialist

Martha O'Bryan Center


Job Summary

Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) is searching for an Early Learning Education Specialist to join our Family Success Network team.


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.


MOBC’s Early Learning Education Specialists position provides high quality learning experiences and childcare that are developmentally appropriate and differentiated to meet the unique needs of each child.  The Specialist also works to complete developmental assessments and provides parenting and early learning support through mentoring, coaching and home visitations. In an effort to enhance the quality of early care and education support, this role develops partnerships with other social services, schools, and community partners; performs related duties as assigned.  In collaboration with other departments, the Early Learning Education Specialist is an active participant of the Family Success Network supporting its efforts through community outreach, classes, workshops, data collection and analysis, contract compliance, of two-generational Key Performance Indicators where all children are kindergarten ready, all caregivers have living wage paying jobs with ladder up opportunities, and all families are stable and thriving.  

MOBC Family Success Network

Beginning in 2017, MOBC conducted a Human-Centered Design Process with Cayce residents to incorporate lessons learned from its Academic Student Unions and recast its early childhood education programming as two-generational, whole-family programming. Our goal was to create an accessible and inclusive third space where community members would belong, to develop a two-gen framework that provides families with the tools, opportunities, and networks necessary for educational success, economic security, and holistic wellbeing, and to surround families with a team of support that would empower and uplift families to their individual goals. The resulting Family Success Network combines MOBC and partner services in a single setting, serving the child and parent together with coordinated hours. Offerings include early learning interventions, parent education, high school equivalency prep, college/career coaching, health and wellness supports (developmental screenings, nutrition workshops, health advocacy), family and couples counseling, crisis supports, and recreation and fellowship opportunities. Together, these services address key indicators surrounding education, employment, health/wellbeing, and social capital. Family-Centered Coaching lies at the heart of this new framework, with families served as an interconnected unit with coexistent goals. Based on assessment of strengths, needs, and wellness, families will be assigned a Family Success Coach and a tiered level of support. This includes regular one-on-one coaching and trauma-informed care coordination. 

This is a grant funded position. MOBC is currently working toward sustaining this role, however, funding for this position is only guaranteed till June 30, 2023.

Job Responsibilities


  • Collaborates with providers and families by sharing resources and community information that is developmentally appropriate for learning
  • Delivers holistic educational support to families to address learning gaps
  • Provides casual drop off childcare as needed
  • Ensures the environment is warm and inviting, content is relevant, children are cared for, and when caregivers participate directly in family programming that they are empowered and have opportunities for meaningful relationships and involvement.
  • Oversees the development of strategies for use of child development, parenting education, and family wellbeing programming that result in high quality learning experiences, evidence-based and outcome-focused services for clients’ success.   
  • Develops strong networking ties to other social services and health agencies in the Nashville area    by collaborating on topics of mutual interest, advocating in the interest of customers, and making customers referral both internally and externally to other agencies
  • Conduct developmental (ADHD, PSQ, ASQ3, behavioral health screenings), Parent (AAPI-2), and health (access to health care, nutrition, etc.) assessments and screenings and analyze results to create and implement action plans for individualized family’s education goals
  • Ensures all guidelines are followed, and milestones are met and properly documented. Tracks, and analyzes data related to program outcomes
  • Facilitates flow of information and integration by attending and/or conducting meetings with other Martha O’Bryan Center staff members, community partners, and others
  • Promotes MOBC activities and represents MOBC at various meetings and community functions by developing and maintaining relationships with neighborhood residents, community representatives, grant partners, and other public officials
  • Seeks out and to maintain meaningful relationships with partnering agencies and community partners
  • Assist with creating, organizing, and facilitating interconnected projects of MOBC’s Family Success Network


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Education, or a related field.
  • Ability to cultivate, build, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with a diverse group of people, including low-income, urban residents and partners.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and discretion.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong time management skills; uses time effectively; consistently meets deadlines.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
  • Documents regularly, thoroughly, accurately, and completely.
  • High level of detail and accuracy.
  • Exercises good and consistently fair judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the staff and public in giving and obtaining information.  
  • Computer literate including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, database, desk top publishing software, email, and the internet.

Additional Information


This is a benefits eligible position.



How to Apply


1. Please use the following link to access our career page: https://secure2.entertimeonline.com/ta/MOBC.careers?CareersSearch

2. Choose “Martha O’Bryan” from the Categories drop down box.

3. Click on the Job Title to be directed to the position description, and to apply.


  • Date Posted: October 4, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: $42,000-45,000
  • Working Hours: 40hrs/wk