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Martha O'Bryan Center

Program Coordinator – High School Academic Student Union

Martha O'Bryan Center


Job Summary


The Program Coordinator implements, monitors, and oversees the Academic Student Union’s four daily areas of focus: academics, work readiness, enrichment, and college prep. Additionally, this position is responsible for tracking student progress, reaching milestones, and continuing to develop a wealth of resources and programming to further help Hunters Lane High School students succeed.


Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) is an anti-poverty non-profit organization with longstanding history and deep community roots, grounded in tradition and strengthened by innovation.  Founded in 1894 when Miss O’Bryan organized the Gleaners Society at First Presbyterian Church to support impoverished North Nashville residents, Martha O’Bryan Center has operated from the heart of Cayce Place – Nashville’s most distressed community – since 1948.  This is where we continue in service, partnering with Cayce Place families to open doors of hope and possibility, create a culture of attainment, and positively shape future generations.  Martha O’Bryan Center serves 12,000 people annually with its programs in early learning, parent empowerment, youth development, adult education, food security, crisis counseling and public charter schools East End Prep and Explore! Community School.

Job Responsibilities


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Plans, develops, and oversees daily offerings in academics, work readiness, enrichment, and college prep.
  • Researches best practices and implements after-school, fall break, spring break, and summer programming for high school students.
  • Trains, and oversees the work of, tutors, volunteers, and AmeriCorps members.
  • Develops relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure program success.
  • Administers, and trains staff to administer Student Learning Plans, record data, and track students’ grades, attendance, and classroom behavior.
  • Utilizes Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) data to improve and adapt programming.
  • Works with students, parents, and school staff to develop short-term steps in order to reach long-term goals.
  • Ensures all high school milestones are met and data entered, per grant requirements.
  • Meets regularly with high school faculty and teaching staff to ensure ASU’s materials and curriculum are aligned with high school’s lesson plans and Tennessee state standards.
  • Assesses students’ needs and provides additional educational programs, seminars, and materials as needed.
  • Designs programs and develops partnerships in the community in order to offer a multitude of enrichment activities, including, but not limited to music, dance, art, technology, sports, health, and leadership; Integrates academics, service learning, and leadership and life skills as frequently as possible.
  • Coordinates with the Lead High School Transition Coach to provide college prep services, including completing student action plans, family needs assessments, college visits, and ACT prep.
  • Provides interventions for all students not on pace to graduate.
  • Attends professional meetings, writes reports, and maintains records.
  • Keeps Senior Director of ASU & Post-Secondary Initiatives informed of problems, concerns, and needs regarding students, parents, and general operations.
  • Identifies, implements, and monitors health, safety, emergency, and compliance standards and procedures for ASU.
  • Maintains daily attendance and daily log sheets.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Three years of experience in a social service program.
  • Program leadership experience in a social service organization preferred.

The above qualifications express the minimum standards of education and/or experience for this position. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may be taken into consideration.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage a large group of individuals with many dynamics and different priorities.
  • Ability to direct groups of youth in a variety of settings.
  • Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and discretion.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong time management skills; uses time effectively; consistently meets deadlines.
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
  • Documents regularly, thoroughly, accurately, and completely.
  • High level of detail and accuracy.
  • Computer literate including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, database, and desk top publishing software, email, and the internet.
  • Ability to look at numbers, trends, and data, and come to conclusions based on findings.
  • Ability to find, manipulate, and interpret data effectively to inform programming decisions.
  • Ability to translate data into understandable documents/presentations.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas.
  • Exercises good and consistently fair judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the staff and public in giving and obtaining information.

Additional Information


This position is benefits eligible.

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: July 29, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: $42,000-$45,000
  • Working Hours: 40hrs/wk