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Program Coordinator



Job Summary

Ready to make a difference in the lives of others?  Join the FiftyForward team!

FiftyForward has an excellent opportunity for a Program Coordinator in our Brentwood location.  This is a full-time position with regular weekday hours, Monday – Friday with the ability to work flexible hours when needed (some mornings, evenings, and possibly weekends).

The Program Coordinator assists in the overall operation of the FiftyForward Martin Center with emphasis on planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating center programs and activities that are educational, social, and recreational and encourage total health well-being, and community involvement.

Job Responsibilities

  • In alignment with the agency mission, plans, develops, promotes, implements, and evaluates the highest quality, best practice center programs and activities. Includes a variety of courses, trips, presentations, activities, workshops, and special events based on the needs and requests of each center. The Center Director will provide guidance and direction on program planning.
  • Works closely with the Martin Center Director in planning and executing overall Center goals.
  • Works with Martin Center advisory councils and council committees as requested by the Center Director.
  • In coordination with supervisor, prepares, maintains, and makes available monthly calendar and newsletter. Works closely with the agency programming committee, Director, and other staff members in implementing the event calendar.
  • Promotes activities through Membership Works (MW) and My Senior Center (MSC). Creates, updates and maintains event sign-ups in MW. Updates the MySenior Center Calendar with all assignments on a weekly basis. Communicates about activities via information boards, social media, constant contact emails, and other means.
  • Prepares center for programs, activities, and special events.
  • Actively recruits, screens, interviews, engages and evaluates instructors, group facilitators, and presenters in conjunction with agency programming committee responsibilities and in consultation with the Center Director. Completes and manages necessary paperwork and logistics.
  • Maintains an active corps of Center volunteers who are selected, trained, and recognized in compliance with agency policies and procedures.
  • In alignment with agency programming committee responsibilities, networks with other agencies and services to collaborate on programs and services.
  • Schedules and/or drives agency vehicles as needed for programming and special events.
  • Works in cooperation with the Center Director to represent FiftyForward in the community and to promote the center throughout the service area. 
  • Attends and participates in meetings related to the activity of the center and of FiftyForward as requested.
  • Assists with the oversight of Center operations in the absence of the Center Director.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Ability to be flexible and work cooperatively with internal and external customers and providers.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Understanding of and experience with using social media to promote programming and recruitment.
  • Efficient in Microsoft Office (including Publisher, Outlook, and Teams).
  • Demonstrated skills in organization, customer service, and time and task management.
  • Ability to actively listen, giving full attention to other people’s needs; takes time to understand the points being made and asks questions as appropriate without interruptions.
  • Ability to shift priorities quickly and unexpectedly.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Comfort level with technology such as Zoom and a range of audio-visual equipment 


  • Associate’s degree or two years of college coursework in social services, recreation, or a related field.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 1 -3 years experience in program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.  Prefer experience working with active older adults and volunteers.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification or willingness to be trained; maintain knowledge of AED (defibrillator); ServSafe certification or willingness to be trained.
  • A valid TN driver’s license, good motor vehicle record, appropriate automobile insurance, and reliable transportation.
  • Promote and uphold FiftyForward’s mission of supporting, championing, and enhancing life for those 50 and older.

Additional Information


  • Comprehensive benefits package including health (including telehealth), dental, vision, disability, accident, critical illness, cancer, long-term care, Life, AD&D, and FSA
  • Paid time off (vacation and sick)
  • 10 Paid holidays – plus Christmas week.
  • Paid birthday off
  • 401K
  • Employee assistance program
  • Complimentary membership to all FiftyForward centers
  • Community involvement
  • Professional development opportunities

How to Apply

To join our team, please visit our careers website https://fiftyforward.org/emploment

FiftyForward is the leading resource for adults 50+ in Middle Tennessee who seek to live longer, more fulfilling lives.  We are the premier provider of innovative programs and services for older adults and their families through a powerful leadership team of staff, volunteers, and community partners, and have touched the lives of more than 20,000.  Through seven locations and a variety of programs in Davidson and Williamson counties, we provide enrichment opportunities for adults 50 and older to remain engaged and live their lives to the fullest. 

FiftyForward is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

At FiftyForward we see and celebrate the differences in every person.  Together, we are creating a responsive community that is open, engaged, and accepting of all.


  • Date Posted: April 5, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm with the ability to work flexible hours when needed (some mornings, evenings, and possible weekends)