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Martha O'Bryan Center

Family Success Network Assistant Director

Martha O'Bryan Center


Job Summary

Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) is searching for an Assistant Director 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.


The Family Success Network Assistant Director helps guide and lead MOBC’s Family Success Network efforts by overseeing its daily programming and activities and its recruitment and enrollment efforts.  The Assistant Director provides leadership, supervision, and capacity building support to MOBC’s Recruiter and Intake Specialist, Intake Specialist (AmeriCorps VISTA), and Family Resource Navigator (AmeriCorps).  In addition, The Family Success Network Assistant Director works collaboratively with the VP of Families and works to maintain records, schedules, expenditures, implement procedures, and organize the daily activities and agenda for Family Success Network program.  This role will also be an active participant of the Family Success Network team, supporting its efforts through community outreach, data collection and analysis, contract compliance, and insurance 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


  • Supports the planning and implementation of the program goals to fulfill the mission of the organization
  • Oversees MOBC’s recruitment and enrollment efforts.  Ensures environment is warm and welcoming, and that families are connected to supports and services they need and want. 
  • Provides direct supervision, including hiring, setting goals, managing performance, and overseeing professional development to Recruiter & Intake Specialist, Family Resource Navigator, (AmeriCorps) and Intake Process Specialist (AmeriCorps VISTA)
  • Oversees daily operations, meals, gatherings, and helps coordinate program activities. Utilizes the MOBC Quality Assessment Tool to measure program effectiveness.
  • Monitors attendance for program activities and making sure attendance is entered into SalesForce
  • Schedules program activities and creates calendars (master, daily, weekly, and monthly) for activities.
  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with clients, management, staff, and the community
  • Oversees the development of information flyers, FSN Facebook, brochures, letters, internal forms and various materials to facilitate programs and services.
  • Develops processes and procedures for logistics when needed to better serve families through our program services and activities.
  • Provide training and professional development in the subject matter or methodology of the program and services
  • Assists with planning and envisioning future programming, strategies, and events that will support grant outcomes.
  • Utilizes data to inform programming and analyze program utilization, progress and effectiveness.


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Social Work, Career Counseling, or related field
  • Ability to manage a diverse range of tasks and responsibilities associated with developing and maintaining program activities, and teams
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • 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.
  • Manage marketing and communications (media relations, social media) to promote program activities and events
  • Strong time management skills; uses time effectively; consistently meets deadlines. Strong project management skills
  • Promote program activities using MOBC’s Social Media outlets
  • 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
  • Ability to look at numbers, trends, and data, and come to conclusions based on findings
  • Ability to find, manipulate, and interpret data effectively to inform programming decisions.
  • Ability to translate data into understandable documents/presentations
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas
  • Computer literate including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, database, desk top publishing software, email and the internet

Additional Information


This position is benefits eligible.



How to Apply


1. Please use the following link to access our career page:

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 5, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Salary Range: $50,000-$55,000
  • Working Hours: 40hrs/wk