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Rural Health Association of Tennessee

Program Director

Rural Health Association of Tennessee


Job Summary

The Program Director will be part of a collaborative team that oversees the implementation of grant funded programs. This is an internal focused position that includes financial administration, compliance, reporting, and staff development and support. The Program Director reports to the CEO and supervises 3-6 Managers and/or Coordinators grant subcontractors as relevant.

Job Responsibilities

Position Responsibilities:

  • Ensure overall success with assigned grants in terms of performance, monitoring, compliance, reporting, and staff support and development.
  • Effectively communicates the expectations of grant, including but not limited to, defining performance objectives; designing and delivering grant training sessions; securing and organizing grant contracts and other critical grant documents; creating and disseminating reporting templates; and reviewing reporting for compliance and accuracy.
  • Attend all calls with funder project officers and technical assistance providers.
  • Supervise and develop programmatic staff and subcontractors through weekly 1:1 calls, site visits, developing work plans, providing professional development and trainings, and ongoing performance evaluations.
  • Work cross functionally with other RHA staff to support all programs and organizational goals as identified by RHA’s strategic plan and contracts.
  • Assist in the preparation and drafting of grant proposals, reporting documents, and other correspondence, as necessary for federal, state and/or local funders.
  • Create systems to effectively maintain records, program data, evaluations, resource materials and all other documents related to RHA programs.
  • Assist the Chief Operating Officer in developing, managing and amending budgets, including monitoring funded projects to prevent over-expenditure of funds, ineligible expenditures, and ensure awards are fully expended.
  • Communicate regularly with the Chief Executive Officer on grant progress, personnel needs, and other issues relevant to both grants and the communities they serve.
  • Assist with development and innovation for future grant program initiatives, as applicable.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with RHA Members and Partners.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree or minimum 5 years’ experience managing a team of 5 or more and multiple grants. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to addressing public health challenges impacting rural and other minority populations.
  • Must be detail-oriented, accurate, motivated, proactive, and able to meet deadlines.
  • Able to plan, prioritize, and complete tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstration of excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, communication (verbal and written), project management skills required.
  • Strong mentoring and staff development skills.
  • Proficient using technology and working in a remote environment.
  • Flexible with ability to manage multiple projects in an efficient and timely manner.

Preference to middle TN Candidates

Travel required up to 30% of time local/statewide

Additional Information


  • 100% employee health insurance benefit option.
  • Flexible work arrangements with a partial remote work option.
  • $50/month home office stipend, travel reimbursement.
  • Professional development opportunities.


How to Apply

Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter detailing interest to:


  • Date Posted: January 23, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 03/13/2023
  • Salary Range: $65k-$75k
  • Working Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm