Restore Small Groups

Program Coordinator

Restore Small Groups


Job Summary


Restore Small Groups was founded in 2000 and is a non-profit dedicated to being and creating healing communities. We are rooted in Christian tradition and work to support each individual’s unique path of transformation and well-being. We are committed to promoting social healing through empathetic connection, impacting community health and improving mental health equity. Our unique peer to peer small group programming helps people engage in and commit to life change in a safe and compassionate environment. Our signature program, Journey to Freedom, has been used for over 15 years to help people self-examine, grow in personal awareness, and make life change. Today, we have 7 unique curricula that we use in our group process. Journey to Freedom has been translated into 6 languages. We have local, national and international partnerships.



Restore is dedicated to helping our clients grow into their best emotional, spiritual, mental and physical health. But we are not bystanders in this work. We are committed to living out the mission in our own lives and constantly pursuing our own health and well-being. There is nothing more important to us than building and maintaining intentional, caring relationships with each other, our clients, supporters and community partners. It is the heart of what we do. We believe in honesty, inclusivity, transparency, accountability, compassion, integrity, healthy relationship boundaries and good stewardship of our resources. Our employees must be willing to continually pursue personal growth and learning. We are a small team and each of us play significant roles in the life of the organization and its impact. Our work requires creativity, innovation and collaboration as well as the ability to take initiative and work independently with little supervision. This is a workplace for people interested and passionate in continually building an organization for its future success. We also believe in work-life balance and have a flexible workweek, generous PTO and paid holidays. Our office is located in downtown Nashville and this position does require being able to travel to Nashville periodically during the week.

As Program Coordinator, the primary focus of this position is to grow the programming offerings and reach of Restore. This includes planning support groups first and foremost, but it also means finding other creative ways to reach our community through education, seminars, and special programs targeted to holistic health and well-being.


Job Responsibilities



  • Model Restore Small Group’s mission with all clients, stakeholders and partners.
  • Become proficient in Restore Small Group curricula and effectively facilitate (lead) small groups following Restore’s best practices.
  • Develop, coordinate, oversee and grow annual programming services, including small groups, as well as additional resources for clients that promote holistic health.
  • Provide intentional care for clients in our programs through effective communication, registration assistance, problem resolution, resource assistance, etc.
  • Engage, recruit and help train additional group facilitators.
  • Develop and maintain community partnerships as part of collaborative effort to serve the whole Nashville community.
  • Assist national and international partners with any needed resources such as online group, curricula materials or trainings.
  • In coordination with our Office Administrator, assist in developing a marketing plan to build awareness around small groups, as well as tell the story of Restore’s impact. 

  • Record and track program data, including pre/post assessments and participant data.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings. Attend board meetings as requested.
  • Find and participate in opportunities to increase community awareness of Restore and its programming (example: community health fair, conferences, etc)
  • Assist in planning and executing (along with the whole Restore staff) Restore’s annual fundraiser, “Celebration of Hope” and any other organization-wide events.
  • Willingness to travel on occasion, including internationally.
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings to assist in group meeting kick-off and facilitation.



  • Knowledge of Restore Small Groups curricula, including Journey to Freedom, and the full Journey Series or the willingness to take a deep dive into these materials and learn them quickly.
  • Experience with support group work, coaching, counseling, peer recovery, chaplaincy, pastoral work or ministry work that addresses emotional, spiritual and psychological needs.
  • Knowledge of recovery processes or personal experience with recovery helpful.
  • Ability to facilitate group work or learn facilitation of group work and eventually coach/train existing volunteer facilitators to improve their skills.
  • Belief in an inclusive environment where all are welcome.
  • Strong administrative ability alongside strong interpersonal skills. Have ability to stay organized and meet deadlines while working independently.
  • Be a creative-thinker who is highly self-motivated to create new systems, and adapt Restore procedures to fit our evolving non-profit culture. Should demonstrate ability to balance short-term and long-term goals, build strong relationships and a community network.
  • Demonstrate humility in working as a team where everyone helps each other achieve goals.
  • Demonstrate emotional and spiritual discernment, self-awareness, and a high level of empathy and understanding.
  • Belief in accountability and good communication. Able to have direct and honest conversations, even if they are difficult.
  • Present a professional image and have good written, oral, and presentation skills.
  • Have technology skills including Mac products, Microsoft Office, Pages, Zoom as well as the ability to learn our CRM database and Shopify. Willingness to explore new uses of technology for better program delivery.


Additional Information


Health Insurance

Generous PTO

Paid holidays

Flexible work schedule

Cell phone allowance

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and a 200-400 word summary of why you are interested in this position to Sara Hamill at


  • Date Posted: August 24, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 11/30/2021
  • Salary Range: 40,000
  • Working Hours: 40hrs/wk; M-F