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Homework Hotline

Executive Director

Homework Hotline


Job Summary

Executive Director of Homework Hotline, Inc.

Location:  Nashville, TN.  (Hybrid)

Help all students and schools succeed.  Homework Hotline provides free tutoring by phone and/or electronic communications to K-12 students from across Tennessee.  

POSITION SUMMARY: The Executive Director, under the direction of the Homework Hotline Board of Directors, is responsible for planning, implementing, coordinating, and supervising the Homework Hotline.


  • Highly developed organizational and planning skills
  • Strong written communication skills, both technical and persuasive
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Creation and management budgets 
  • Ability to work independently and/or remotely as needed
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with a diverse team of educators, students, professionals, and other
  • Skilled in database management
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms
  • Experience in sales or fundraising
  • Willingness to travel to visit donors, school district partners, and satellite location
  • Hiring priority is given to candidates with a fluent second language
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks a plus

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a strategic plan and objectives in collaboration with the Homework Hotline board of directors
  • Led a teaching staff of 40 to 60 educators.  Assist Program Manager (PM) with recruiting, training, scheduling, management, and evaluation of staff 
  • Oversee two multi-line call centers that operate afternoon and evening hours
  • Raise a budget of more than $500,000 per year from government, individuals, grant writing, and school districts
  • Support Program Manager to provide the call centers with the necessary resources
  • Serve as liaison between Homework Hotline and participating school systems and donors
  • Maintain and update a database; analyze and report on collected data. Maintain and regularly report programmatic data to school districts, boards, media, and donors
  • Present to partnering school districts at the school board and district leadership levels
  • Secure and maintain vendor partnerships and sponsors
  • Ensure that all fundraising and activities adhere to federal, state, and local regulations and that proper reporting is made to donors or grant-makers
  • In coordination with the bookkeeper, maintain financial records, pay invoices, prepare the annual budget, audit, tax returns, and payroll
  • Promote Homework Hotline in the community and schools, especially in areas that serve at-risk children and families
  • Prepare progress and financial reports and materials for Hotline Board and committee meetings
  • Create and implement a donor communication plan

The Homework Hotline director shall not have voting rights on the Board of Directors but shall serve as an administrative officer of the board. The director shall report to the board as to the programmatic and financial activities, and on progress on objectives.


Education: business, non-profit leadership, education, and other related fields required.

Experience: three years of related experience preferred.

Additional Information


  • Generous vacation and leave policies
  • Greatly reduced hours during school vacations, snow days & holidays 
  • Health care reimbursement
  • Flexible hours – Monday – Thursday
  • Remote schedule during summer
  • The position requires some evening hours until 8:00 pm & may include some occasional weekend hours
  • Salary range $70,000 – $85,000, commensurate with experience.  

How to Apply

Submit a resume or vitae, and three professional references by May 31st.

Please provide a writing sample of a grant, direct mail, or other non-profit document. 

Interviews to take place in Nashville.

Wendy Kurland, personnel committee



  • Date Posted: May 11, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 07/01/2024
  • Salary Range: $70,000-$85,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hours/week, M-Th