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University School of Nashville

Middle School AFTER-SCHOOL Program Coordinator

University School of Nashville


Job Summary

University School of Nashville is seeking a Middle School AFTER-SCHOOL (MSAS) Program Coordinator. The MSAS Program Coordinator will facilitate a social curriculum that will help the children become successful community members and provide a wide-range of programming that encourages pro-social behavior and builds community awareness. Using appropriate guidance and conflict resolution techniques, the Program Coordinator provides constant attention to the needs of the children and parents and ensures open communication and a collaborative environment is maintained.


University School of Nashville is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational day school with enrollment of 1,080 students kindergarten through twelfth grade. In 1915, the George Peabody College for Teachers opened Peabody Demonstration School, USN’s predecessor, which earned acclaim for its curriculum and faculty. In 1974, Peabody College announced plans to close PDS, and a group of parents, alumni, students, and teachers reconstituted and re-chartered the school as University School of Nashville. 

USN’s midtown location adjacent to Vanderbilt University and its Peabody College for Teachers reminds us each day of our beginnings 106 years ago in the demonstration school culture of innovation and educational best practices. It’s a vibrant educational community for both students and teachers in the midst of a dynamic city.

In the USN community, students expect much of each other, and faculty benefit from that high standard. We seek educators who are enthusiastic about their own learning to complement their teaching, and we offer many opportunities for professional development. USN is committed to creating an institutional environment that mirrors the cultural and ethnic composition of greater Nashville. USN encourages a diverse applicant pool and provides equal employment opportunities for employees and job applicants.

Job Responsibilities

The MSAS Program Coordinator is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the MSAS program, supervising staff, engaging students in high-quality age-appropriate activities, and maintaining daily communication and awareness of the needs of students, parents, and staff.


The successful candidate will have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent, college degree preferred, and experience working with school-aged children preferably in after school programming. The Program Coordinator must be a self-starter with proven ability to work independently, be energetic and friendly with a mature, sensitive interpersonal style, and possess an unwavering belief in the potential in all young people. This position reports to the Director of AFTER-SCHOOL. The candidate must be available to work 40 hours per week (10am-6pm) from August through May, as well as occasional non-school days and half-days. This position is classified as non-exempt/benefit eligible.

USN has a deep commitment to equitable and just community spaces. Candidates should have an awareness of the ways in which implicit biases in race, ethnicity, gender identity and socioeconomic class can shape social interactions and community culture. Candidates should be able to translate that awareness into demonstrable actions that promote equitable and just programming. 

Additional Information



In addition to competitive salaries, University School of Nashville offers a full range of benefits including:

  • health, dental, vision insurance and HSA contributions
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 6% match
  • paid time off and school breaks
  • professional growth opportunities
  • educational assistance program
  • public transportation passes

How to Apply

Application Process

Candidates wishing to be considered for this position should complete the online application available at  To learn more about USN, visit our website at


  • Date Posted: February 9, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 03/01/2021
  • Working Hours: 40