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Martha O'Bryan Center

TAEM Compliance and Accountability Manager

Martha O'Bryan Center


Job Summary

Do you believe that all Tennessee families deserve to thrive? Do you want to be a part of a team that works collaboratively to make that vision a reality? As the backbone agency for the Tennessee Alliance for Economic Mobility (TAEM), a new public-private partnership compromised of 32 organizations, the Martha O’Bryan Center is now hiring positions that will be critical to the collaborative’s success. Through a three-year $25 million investment from the Tennessee Department of Human Services, TAEM will reimagine how to support families in moving out of poverty and into opportunity. Across 7 counties, TAEM will support 900 families in moving beyond the benefits cliff—the point when families abruptly lose their benefits due to often nominal increases in income (think: just a few dollars more per hour), which leaves families worse off financially when they increase their income. In making the most fiscally responsible decision for their families, many limit their potential by not pursuing increased earnings or education in response. Through an innovative transitional benefit, financial counseling, family-centered coaching, wrap-around supports, and equitable access to employment and education pathways, TAEM will demonstrate a new way forward for the Tennessee safety net, thus creating a scalable statewide solution that incentivizes employment and increases family self-sufficiency.

About The Martha O’Bryan Center

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.

Position Summary

The TAEM Compliance and Accountability Manager manages all aspects of the partner memorandum of understanding (MOU) process, from development to execution, training, tracking partner status related to the terms of their MOU, technical assistance, MOU-related communication, and negotiation of amended and renewal MOUs. This is a full time, regular position, located at the Martha O’Bryan Center. This position reports to the TAEM Data and Evaluation Senior Manager.

Job Responsibilities

Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change due to changes in our business processes or other business-related reasons.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Manages all aspects of grant compliance associated with the Tennessee Opportunity Initiative Implementation Grant and other activities requested by the Tennessee Department of Human Services
  • Ensures that all MOUs are developed and executed.
  • Leads training of partners on contents of their MOU.
  • Tracks partner status related to the terms of their MOU and maintains a holistic understanding of areas that need attention across the collaborative.
  • Communicates partner status related to terms of their MOU to the backbone team on a regular basis.
  • Provides partners with technical assistance to support them in meeting the terms of the MOU.
  • Communicates with partners related to timelines and deadlines associated with their MOU.
  • If needed, leads negotiation of amended MOUs within the MOU year.
  • Leads drafting and negotiation of renewal MOUs.
  • Proactively develops solutions to identified challenges.
  • Validates data shared with the state, ensuring authenticity.
  • Oversees electronic submission of TDHS pre- and post-wellbeing assessments.


Minimum Qualifications

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

Education and Experience:

  • Associate’s degree required.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Non-profit experience 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:

  • Ability to work well in a team, as well as independently with minimal direction.
  • Willingness to assist with emergent needs when requested.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • High level of detail and accuracy.
  • Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and discretion
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong time management skills; uses time effectively; consistently meets deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Documents regularly, thoroughly, accurately, and completely.
  • Exercises good and consistently fair judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the staff and public in giving and obtaining information.
  • Computer literate including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, database, desk top publishing software, email and the internet.

Special Demands:

The special demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Ability to be flexible with work schedule in order to respond to partner and client needs.
  • Regular regional travel within Middle Tennessee (up to 40%).


                                                        THE MARTHA O’BRYAN CENTER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Additional Information


This position is benefits eligible.

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: June 30, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Analytics / Evaluation
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000