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UrbanPromise Nashville


UrbanPromise Nashville


Job Summary

About UrbanPromise Nashville  

Our mission is to show the love of Jesus to refugees by helping them heal, learn, and direct their own future for good. Our vision is three-fold: Reach a Child, Raise a Leader, Restore Community. UrbanPromise reaches younger refugee children through afterschool programs and employs high school refugees (called “StreetLeaders”) who serve as mentors and leaders of the program. Our ultimate goal is to raise a new generation of leaders who are determined to make Nashville a city where social, spiritual, and economic capital flow between neighborhoods.  

After School Teacher Position  

UrbanPromise Nashville invites teachers and teacher candidates to apply for the part-time Afterschool Teacher position. There are three positions open.

The Job

The teacher provides instruction to a group of 10-15 elementary-age refugee students.  Each teacher will have one adult volunteer and two StreetLeaders to help support classroom instruction.  The content of the instruction is dependent on the needs of the students.  The primary focus is typically language development. Classroom materials, curriculum, and support provided.   


Job Responsibilities

Essential Job Functions  

Responsibilities of an after school teacher include but are not limited to:  

  • Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
  • Prepare classroom for class activities before class begins
  • Observe and evaluate student’s performance and development 
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students 
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing expectations and procedures
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, staff and parents regarding student progress and student needs 
  • Keep up to date with student development and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities 
  • Work with staff to develop meaningful educational materials and plans to enhance learning. 



Education and Experience:  

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
  • Ability to work with small groups of students 
  • Ability to utilize StreetLeaders and volunteers to work with the children in specific academic areas. 
  • Must be a team player, an effective communicator, and demonstrate good organizational skills. 
  • Commitment to the UPN mission and vision

Start Date  

The start date for the teacher position is on or close to September 2nd, 2022. 

Time Commitment

3-4 hours per week (4:15-5:00, Tuesday and Thursday plus 1-2 hours planning per week). If you are not able to work both days, we would consider splitting your time with another teacher. 

Additional Information


Although part-time staff do not typically have benefits, please contact to request additional information.

How to Apply


In order to be considered for the teacher opening, please email your resume to Shawna Sheahen at and Jonathan Sheahen at  In the email, explain your interest in working for UPN.  Applications will be  considered on a rolling basis, and interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.



  • Date Posted: August 11, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 09/06/2022
  • Salary Range: 20-30
  • Working Hours: 4-8