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A Step Ahead Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Education Specialist

A Step Ahead Foundation of Middle Tennessee


Job Summary

The Education Specialist works to engage and educate the community about the organization and its services. They will expand awareness of, and access to A Step Ahead services with a particular focus on leading family planning-focused education sessions for teens, young adults, and adults. They will work directly across our 29 county service area with potential clients and community members while educating on topics such as abstinence, consent, healthy relationships, STI prevention, and pregnancy prevention. The Education Specialist will represent the organization at various institutions including community colleges,  universities, recovery programs, job training programs, reentry programs, and other places where young people congregate. 


A Step Ahead Foundation of Middle Tennessee prevents unplanned pregnancy by providing education and access to free, long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). 


A Step Ahead improves educational, economic, and health outcomes for women and children in Middle Tennessee. By providing education about, and completely free access to long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) – the most effective, reversible method of birth control – we enable women to plan their lives. By helping avoid unplanned pregnancies, we hope to increase positive pregnancy outcomes for both the mother and the child, lower infant mortality, and improve family life. By connecting people with effective family planning, we hope to encourage education and career opportunities for women.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities may vary but will likely include:

  • Leads various education programs to raise visibility and awareness of the organization and family planning practices
  • Answers call through the call center M-F, 8 am – 5 pm, and schedules clients with appointments
  • Distribute appropriate marketing materials to locations assigned by the executive director and community outreach manager
  • Attends weekly staff meetings
  • Prepares weekly reports of education conducted
  • Other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate has the following skills/experience:

  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • An understanding of reproductive health
  • A passion for community enhancement, engagement, and empowerment
  • Organizational acumen
  • A motivated self-starter and capable of working alone within a few weeks of starting
  • Completed or working toward a college degree (junior level and up), preferably in a related field (e.g., Public Health, Social Work, Education)

Additional Information


  • The monthly benefits stipend includes access to health insurance, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, child care credit, and a flexible spending account
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Retirement match after one year of employment

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to info@astepaheadmiddletn.org with “Education” in the subject line. 

A Step Ahead Foundation of Middle Tennessee is an equal provider of services and equal opportunity employer – CRA 1964 and ADA 1990. Posted qualifications serve as a guide for candidate review and are not fixed. A Step Ahead reserves the right to deviate from posted credentials in determining what combination of candidate education, experience, and skills are best suited to a


  • Date Posted: April 19, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Salary Range: $21-$24/hour
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 5pm, some weekend or night flexibility required