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Catholic Charities of Tennessee

Refugee Youth Program Coordinator

Catholic Charities of Tennessee


Job Summary

Catholic Charities has an opening for the position of Refugee Youth Program Coordinator in the Refugee & Immigration Services Department. This position is full-time based in Nashville and is located in the Catholic Pastoral Center located at 2806 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 pm and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. when school is in session; Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. when school is out of session. Periodic evening or weekend work may be required.

Primary function of this position is to provide oversight of afterschool and summer activities including lesson-planning, scheduling, family engagement, building community partnerships and on-going program management for refugee children and youth; supervise direct service staff; and ensure compliance with all program guidelines and reporting requirements.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for implementation, management and evaluation of the afterschool and summer programs.
  • Coordinate program intakes.
  • Develop curriculum to ensure grant compliance.
  • Provide training and oversight in the implementation of trauma-informed programming and classroom management.
  • Hire, train and provide oversight to part-time staff providing direct services in the afterschool and summer programs.
  • Collect and manage data to ensure grant compliance and to inform program improvement.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with families, schools and community partners.
  • Ensure all client files are accurate, complete, and are kept up-to-date.
  • Promote program in the community.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Coordinator or Director.



  • College degree in social work, education, or related field.
  • Prefer candidates with prior experience working with refugees and/or youth.
  • Prefer candidates with prior experience in a supervisory position and/or program development.


Other Skills or Requirements:

  • Knowledge/experience with Metro Nashville Public Schools System
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed principles
  • Ability to facilitate intercultural communication and to create an environment where differences are respected
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the public and staff
  • Ability to handle confidential information with extreme professionalism
  • Attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
  • Ability to plan and organize work
  • Ability to follow tasks through to completion
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work well as a team and independently with minimal direction

Additional Information


  • Paid time off and thirteen (13) paid holidays
  • 403B plan with company match
  • Pension plan
  • Health insurance, vision, and dental coverage.
  • Employee Assistance Program & Wellness support
  • Voluntary benefits

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should send a resume and a cover letter detailing interest, desired salary, and available start date to: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/1520902/CATHOLIC-CHARITIES-OF-TENNESSEE-INC/Refugee-Youth-Program-Coordinator

Catholic Charities of Tennessee is an equal opportunity employer. Catholic Charities does not discriminate in regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Satisfactory completion of a background and reference check is required.



  • Date Posted: February 2, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hrs./wk.