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Oasis Center

Outreach Manager

Oasis Center


Job Summary

Center Youth Voice – Ignite Change- Promote Justice

Oasis Center was founded in 1969, a group of young lawyers came together to establish the “Rap House,” a simple community center for runaway teens and youth struggling with addictions. Fifty years later, the “Rap House” has evolved into the Oasis Center, where nearly 4,000 youth and families turn for help and direct support every year. Oasis Center provides a wide range of opportunities that reflect the diverse needs of youth and their families, from crisis intervention to youth leadership and community engagement to college and career access. Our 20+ programs and services are based on the foundation of four areas for youth success: Safety, Belonging, Empowerment, and Generosity. All of our work is also firmly rooted in the evidence-based principles of Positive Youth Development and Trauma-Informed Care.

Right now, our agency is growing – so if you have talent and skills, compassion and a mindset for justice, and you want to make a career in making a difference, please consider joining our incredible Oasis Center team.

Vision:   to live in a world where all young people are safe, valued, connected to caring adults, and prepared for productive and fulfilling lives. We believe that progress is made toward this goal when we develop and encourage perspectives based on hope, a vision of what is possible, and the courage to act. We cultivate this change through caring relationships, meaningful action, and thoughtful reflection.

Position: Outreach Program Manager

Summary:  To actively participate in the crisis to housing continuum at Oasis Center. This role primarily coordinates the Outreach Program by organizing services and support for RHSY (runaway, homeless, street dependent youth) and providing oversight to outreach and diversion efforts.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Provide supervision and support to program case managers.
  • Support Oasis Point of Entry Coordination for outreach and diversion services.
  • Oversee a street canvassing effort with case managers and community volunteers that is coordinated with Nashville’s homeless outreach effort.
  • Oversee and coordinate day-to-day operations of the Outreach Center (i.e. daily check-list, crisis management, organize supplies, clothing closet).
  • Represent Oasis Center in the community to educate about issues of RHSY
  • Ensure youth are represented at homeless care coordination and housing navigation meetings.
  • Track outcomes and data in the RHY-HMIS database system and the Oasis database system.
  • Actively manage, analyze, and assess program progress on meeting agreed upon targets. Use data to make decisions and course correct as necessary.
  • Apply and integrate relevant strategies and guiding principles of Nashville’s Coordinated Community Plan to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness.



  • Minimum two years’ relevant experience
  • Strong grasp of federal, state, and city regulations and trends in services for homeless youth
  • Bachelor’s degree or 5 years relevant experience.
  • Ability to form strong, caring and affirming relationships with all youth –including LGBTQ+ youth.
  • Clear understanding of racial inequities and other forms of discrimination and willingness to operate from an anti-oppression model.
  • Knowledge of an ability to apply Positive Youth Development, Trauma-Informed Care, and evidence-informed practices based in an understanding of adolescent development.
  • Understanding of local effort to coordinate homeless services (e.g., CoC, HID, CE, Housing Navigation). 

Additional Information


  • Health Insurance
  • HSA
  • Free employee only dental coverage
  • Free employee only vision coverage
  • 401k + up to 3% match
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Free LIfe Insurance Policy
  • Free LTD policy 
  • PTO + 11 paid holidays including Birthday and Juneteenth

How to Apply

Procedure:  Send cover letter and resume to Courtney cberner@oasiscenter.org


Oasis Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is operated in accordance with a policy which does not permit discrimination because of race, color, sex, age, ability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


  • Date Posted: October 20, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: 40K- 50K