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Monroe Harding Inc

Life Skills Coordinator

Monroe Harding Inc


Job Summary

Monroe Harding’s mission is to change young people’s lives. Our cause is to ensure that foster care youth and other vulnerable young people build a solid foundation of strengths that position them for success in adulthood. Our cause and mission are accomplished through trauma and resiliency informed programs and services in foster care, supportive housing, clinical emotional and mental health support services, and education, career development, and life skills support services.

The Life Skills Coordinator will work out of Monroe Harding’s downtown Resource Center and will specifically help young men and women clarify their vocational plans, learn life skills and find meaningful employment and will provide case management for Opportunity Passport, MH’s financial education program which is designed to facilitate growth in financial and banking knowledge and provide access to community resources for the participants, to include monthly correspondence to young adults regarding financial management classes, DCS follow-up surveys, and other resource center activities as well as providing regular support, guidance, and resources to program participants. 

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate, plan/schedule, and set-up Life Skills classes for youth in foster care and other young adults from the community.
  • Recruit diverse group of young adults from the community to participate in Youth Connections events and classes.
  • Conduct intakes and assessments on eligible program participants.
  • Coordinate monthly correspondence to young adults re: financial management classes, various focus groups, and online surveys.
  • Monitor and maintain the system for measuring results of life skill instruction (Pre/Post Test at each session).
  • Provide weekly support, guidance and resources to young adults.
  • Enter and update participant information into two database systems on a weekly basis.
  • Seek new employment opportunities for participants acting as liaison between the youth and employers.
  • Cultivate relationships with community organizations and institutions that offer job and life skills training.
  • Develop effective working relationships with employers and maintain regular contact in order to monitor employment satisfaction.
  • Assist program participants with developing resumes and completing career and/or job skills training plans.
  • Work a flexible schedule so that services are available to young adults based on their schedules.
  • Assist in seeking out speakers and community resources for specific classes.


Qualifications Required

Bachelor’s degree in Social Science or a related field and two to three year experience working with older teens and/or young adults.


Relationship Building

Motivating Others

Ability to Build Rapport

Detail Oriented/Organizing




Applicants must pass thorough background check and drug screen.  Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license. 

Additionally, The Diana Screen® is administered to all potential applicants to help ensure that ethical boundaries between children and adults are maintained. At Monroe Harding, the safety and protection of the youth who have been entrusted to us is our #1 priority.

Additional Information


Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Long Term Disability

Option to enroll in Short-term Disability, Accident, and Critical Illness Insurance


Generous Paid Time Off Package

Professional Development Opportunities 

How to Apply

Contact Information and Procedure:

Think you are interested in joining our team?  Please submit a resume and cover letter to Evelyn Tidman at careers@monroeharding.org. Please list the position for which you are applying in the cover letter.


Monroe Harding is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Date Posted: April 13, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services