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Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition

Programs Coordinator

Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition


Job Summary

TIRRC is seeking an enthusiastic Programs Coordinator to coordinate classes and events, support community education programs, and manage the volunteer program in support of TIRRC’s mission and vision.

Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, military or veteran status, marital status, or parental status. Immigrants, refugees, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities

Workshops and Classes: 

  • Oversee English as a Gateway and Naturalization classes; 
  • Oversee class logistics, including securing locations, participant recruitment, and registration, and tracking participant information, engagement, and progress; 
  • Recruit and supervise classroom instructors and volunteers; 
  • Oversee technology used in classrooms and technology loan program; 
  • Provide technical and mentorship support to classroom instructors, including availability to substitute teach as needed; 
  • Work in partnership with classroom instructors in the implementation of the program curriculum and daily lesson planning; 
  • Connect students with opportunities to continue learning and engage with the broader community; 
  • Recruit dues-paying members through interactions; 
  • Represent TIRRC in national convenings and collaborations with other adult education sites and assist in fundraising and grant reporting.

Community Education and Events:

  • Support membership and vaccine events, such as Resource Fairs and Open Houses;
  • Help implement systems and strategies to successfully host Community Education events, including promotion, logistics, social media, and outreach;
  • Support Community Education Coordinator with ethnic media and social media content to increase promotion and attendance with community education programs and events with immigrant and refugee communities.

Volunteer Management:

  • Develop and expand a robust volunteer program to support TIRRC’s mission; 
  • Maintain accurate volunteer contact lists and provide information about ongoing opportunities for volunteer engagement; 
  • Coordinate volunteer groups in various TIRRC projects; 
  • Recruit volunteers for TIRRC events;
  • Work with staff team to identify volunteer needs across the organization;
  • Develop and maintain a detailed volunteer engagement tracking system; 
  • Provide support and resources to all volunteers to ensure a positive experience with TIRRC.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed above. As with every position at TIRRC, every person in the organization will assist their colleagues to ensure a cooperative environment and respond to the needs of the moment.


  • Belief in TIRRC’s mission and experience with social justice;
  • Experience with project management and overseeing multiple projects preferred;
  • Experience in social work or client support services preferred;
  • Experience with trauma-informed care preferred;
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with diverse communities; 
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Proficiency with Google Suite or other office productivity tools, with aptitude to learn new software;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends;
  • Fluency in English required and another language preferred;
  • Must have reliable transportation. 

Additional Information


Benefits: Full-time TIRRC employees are eligible to receive medical, dental, and vision insurance with 100% of the medical employee premium covered by TIRRC, participate in a 401K retirement plan, and receive 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Program. In addition, TIRRC provides paid leave including up to 15 vacation days, 13 paid holidays, and 3 weeks paid sick leave in an employee’s first year and 6 weeks of paid parental leave.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@tnimmigrant.org


  • Date Posted: September 20, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Salary Range: $40,000-42,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/week