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Martha O'Bryan Center

Family Success Network Program Assistant (Part – Time)

Martha O'Bryan Center


Job Summary


Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) is an anti-poverty non-profit organization with longstanding history and deep community roots, grounded in tradition and strengthened by innovation.  Founded in 1894 when Miss O’Bryan organized the Gleaners Society at First Presbyterian Church to support impoverished North Nashville residents, Martha O’Bryan Center has operated from the heart of Cayce Place – Nashville’s most distressed community – since 1948.  This is where we continue in service, partnering with Cayce Place families to open doors of hope and possibility, create a culture of attainment, and positively shape future generations.  Martha O’Bryan Center serves 12,000 people annually with its programs in early learning, parent empowerment, youth development, adult education, food security, crisis counseling and public charter schools East End Prep and Explore! Community School.



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.



The Family Success Network Program Assistant is responsible for assisting with planning and completion of program activities of the Family Success Network. The Program Assistant works to maintain records, schedules, expenditures, implement procedures, and organize the activities and agenda for Family Success Network program activities. The Program Assistant assists with recruitment efforts and aligns program activities based on community voice. The Family Success Network Program Assistant 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.    

Job Responsibilities


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

  • Maintains records of sign-in sheets and room use logs. Make sure all staff are utilizing sign-in sheets and entering them into ETO by writing down touchpoints and date entered in ETO on sign-in sheets.
  • Schedules program activities and creates calendars (master, weekly, and daily) for activities.
  • Oversees daily operations, meals, gatherings, and helps coordinate program activities.
  • Utilizes the MOBC Quality Assessment Tool to measure program effectiveness.
  • Assists with marketing efforts for the program for recruiting: flyers, ppt, marketing materials within MOBC FSN space, and posting FSN schedule to social media.
  • Assists with daily recruitment efforts.
  • Creates and administers surveys to get families feedback on program services and activities.
  • Develops processes for logistics when needed to better serve families through our program services and activities.
  • 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.




The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Social Work, Career Counseling, or related field preferred.

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.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage a diverse range of tasks and responsibilities associated with developing and maintaining program activities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Special Demands:

The special demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Occasional local travel (5-10%).
  • Current, valid driver’s license.


Additional Information


This position is part – time.

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: July 21, 2021
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Community Development