Advocates for Women's and Kids' Equality (AWAKE) Tennessee

Program Director

Advocates for Women's and Kids' Equality (AWAKE) Tennessee


Job Summary

Advocates for Women’s and Kids’ Equality (AWAKE) advocates for the advancement of women and kids in Tennessee through education and policy change. We are a grassroots nonprofit that makes an impact through bottom-up and top-down approaches to changemaking. This dynamic position is designed to lead the coordination and facilitation of AWAKE’s community programs. 

Our primary education program, I Am an Advocate, is delivered in partnership with Nashville nonprofit agencies and serves students enrolled in after-school programs and camps and women in rehabilitation programs for domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and a history of drug use. The goal of this curriculum is to teach students to be advocates for themselves and for others in their community. The Program Director is responsible for onboarding and managing program partners and leading program delivery to students alongside AWAKE volunteers.


Job Responsibilities

  • Program facilitation and delivery: Typically, partner sessions are delivered on a weekly basis for 6-8 weeks. Each session is one hour in duration. Two or more sessions may run concurrently within the same week.
  • Data collection and evaluation: 
    • Administer pre- and post-program surveys to students and site coordinators at each partner program
    • Collect data with accuracy and fidelity to show program progress and completion through measurable and distinguishable means (method and tools will be provided)
    • Conduct thorough analysis of evaluation feedback, providing trends and recommendations for improvement to AWAKE ED and Board of Directors
    • Manage the organization of program data in AWAKE’s online management system
  • Volunteer management and coordination: communicate with education volunteers and delegate individuals to support partner programs throughout the year
  • Relationship management: 
    • Monitor engagement with current and past program partners to ensure we maintain a positive and responsive ongoing relationship 
    • Represent AWAKE in the community  in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission and values
  • Strategic Program Growth
    • Conduct ecosystem analysis, creating a pipeline for program partner recruitment throughout the state
    • Manage communications involved in initial outreach, onboarding, and logistical details necessary to onboarding new partners successfully
    • Work closely with ED on the research, planning, and implementation of new programs or collaborations
  • Grant requirements:
    • Monitor AWAKE’s status toward fulfilling grant requirements, communicating any concerns with appropriate lead time and participating in determining creative solutions when necessary
    • Provide knowledge and experience to support ED in writing new grant proposals as it relates to programming
  • Board of Directors Engagement
    • Ability to work with the board in order to fulfill the organization mission as it pertains to educational programming 
    • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions, including reporting at monthly board meetings
  • Other tasks as assigned by ED and board members


  • Detail-oriented with ability to work and organize within online management systems
  • Skilled communicator and relationship builder
  • Effective time management and prioritization 
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, social work, or a related field
  • At least one year of teaching experience
  • Familiarity with virtual platforms including Zoom
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of AWAKE
  • Understanding/interest in social justice and advocacy highly encouraged
  • Fluency in Spanish highly desirable

Additional Information


AWAKE does not currently offer any medical insurance, retirement, or pension benefits. Flexible schedule and unlimited PTO.

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: September 28, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 01/10/2022
  • Salary Range: $40,000
  • Working Hours: 30-40 hrs/wk; M-F, some off-hours dependent on program session times