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Operations Manager

Girls Write Nashville


Job Summary

The mission of Girls Write Nashville is to empower the expression through songwriting, modernized music education, and creative mentorship and community building. Started in 2016 as a Metro Art’s funded THRIVE community project, Girls Write Nashville has since grown into a successful and recognized growing music education nonprofit with an appearance on NBC’s Today Show, over 200 students served last year, and over 50 youth written and produced songs released to the world.

Students in Girls Write Nashville, and our online co-educational wing Loudmouth Community Music, learn about songwriting and production and are guided through the process of writing and recording original songs by a professional teaching artist within a supportive community of their peers. Girls Write Nashville utilizes original curriculum from its musician/educator co-founders to create a community-driven educational program that boasts a variety of exciting outcomes. Students receive a unique and world-class music education designed to be relevant and equitable in the modern era, and boost linguistic empowerment, leadership skills, social emotional learning and confidence building. Students also receive four of the seven Positive Childhood Experiences available outside the home that are shown to increase resiliency in the face of trauma: having at least two non-parent adults who show an interest in them, enjoying participating in community traditions, feeling supported by friends, and feeling a sense of belonging in school. Girls Write Nashville is proud to be one of the few music programs with program structure and curriculum designed from the ground up specifically to promote the values of equity, accessibility, and empowerment.

Operating out of our Metro Center main office, Girls Write Nashville serves Davidson County through an “all-city” program as well as several afterschool programs in MNPS Title I schools. The organization also serves students nationwide through low cost online classes.

Girls Write Nashville is a small, startup nonprofit that is growing and looking to expand. Currently, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced Operations/Administration Manager to join and support a passionate group of individuals who empower youth in Nashville through equitable mentorship, songwriting, and production. In this start-up environment, no job is too small.

Primary Purpose and Function:

The Operations/Administration Manager will report to the Executive Director and handle day-to-day operations of the non-profit business with a strong administrative focus including liaising with board members, managing cash flow and the annual budget, overseeing grants management, and ensuring the organization maintains compliance with legal and regulatory requirements related to 501(c)(3) organizations. This is an ideal opportunity for a highly organized, financially-literate self-starter with a passion for the arts, arts access, and female empowerment.

Note: Aspects of this position – including FT/PT status and position roles – are flexible for the right candidate. All potential candidates are encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities


  • Create and manage an annual budget and utilize Aplos financial platform to manage day-to-day accounting tasks.
  • Research and identify public and private grant sources of funding.
  • Work with executive director and development manager to establish short and long-range goals for expanding funding sources.
  • Ensure the organization maintains compliance with legal and regulatory requirements related to 501(c)(3) organizations.
  • Manage administrative tasks, including tracking donations using the Kindful platform and monitoring donation receipts and acknowledgements.
  • Spearheading the financial and administrative aspects of grants management including grant budgets, compliance reports filing, and reimbursement submissions.
  • Work with Executive Director and Teaching Artists in developing, implementing, and maintaining best organizational practices and processes for student data management and program outcomes data.
  • Manage program goals, scope, schedules and resources to ensure timelines and goals are aligned across multiple programs.
  • Independently manage and coordinate multiple projects, dates, resources, and dependencies according to priorities and deadlines; set/reset expectations as appropriate.
  • Creatively harness technology to streamline activities and effectively deliver responsibilities.
  • Ideally, we’d also love for an Operations Manager to work with other staff and Teaching Artists in developing educational opportunities and content within programming for boosting financial literacy as might relate to making and releasing music or other creative work.



  • Preferably a minimum of four years of experience in the nonprofit community with strong grants, financial, and data management skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Nonprofit Management from an accredited college or university, which has equipped the applicant with knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform duties of the position, or comparable experience.
  • Experience with Aplos or a similar software such as Quickbooks required.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent decision-making and the ability to communicate with counterpart staff in other agencies.
  • Knowledge of Google Suite.
  • Experience with CRM/donor management systems such as Kindful.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills and ability to develop strong, trust-based relationships.


  • Experience with youth services organizations and/or socio-economically diverse populations is preferred.
  • Strong non-profit network in Nashville.


  • Collaborations Skills
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Organizational Skills
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Results Driven
  • Teamwork Orientation
  • Time Management
  • Technical Capacity
  • Flexibility
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Program/Project Management
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Fiscally Responsible


  • Valid driver’s license required


  • Ability to view computer monitor for extended periods
  • Oral communication via telephone and in person

Additional Information


Why Join our Company?

Girls Write Nashville is a community-focused organization with committed participants and volunteers working together to make a positive impact for our program participants and each other every day. Join us and make a difference today!

Girls Write Nashville is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to hiring and maintaining a capable and committed workforce. EOE/M/F/D/V

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to



  • Date Posted: October 19, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Working Hours: M-F