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Project Return

Transitional Employment Manager

Project Return


Job Summary

The Transitional Employment Manager is responsible for managing the daily operation of one of Project Return’s transitional jobs programs – PROPS. PROPS (Project Return Opportunity for Property Solutions) meets the growing demand for property solutions across the Nashville metropolitan area, while also offering high-quality job experience to our hard-working transitional employees. Through job coaching, ongoing encouragement, and connection to appropriate supportive services, the Transitional Employment Manager helps participants excel in transitional employment and then move successfully from that to long-term employment, while meeting the labor needs of the transitional employment partners.

The Transitional Employment Manager has two overarching responsibilities: 1) maintain current and new relationships with our Transitional Employment Partners (TEPs) 2) effectively staff and organize work crews of Project Return participants in order to provide them with valuable work experience and to fulfill the terms of transitional employment agreements. The Transitional Employment Manager reports to the Senior Transitional Employment Manager.

Job Responsibilities

  • Establishes relationships with current and prospective businesses to develop transitional job opportunities for participants.
  • Establishes productive relationships with transitional employees on PROPS that help to propel them forward in their successful reentry and long-term job acquisition.
  • Works with job development and program services teams to screen, match, and prepare participants for transitional job opportunities based on their skills, work experience, availability, and related interests to achieve weekly, quarterly and annual placement goals as prescribed by agreements with transitional employment partners.
  • Documents –timely, consistently and accurately – all engagement with participants and transitional employment partner contacts.
  • Accumulates and reports precise data (such as work time) to internal and external departments.
  • Schedules and maintains ongoing transitional employment contracts.
  • Regularly discusses each participant’s progress with appropriate co-workers at Project Return.
  • Maintains contact with participants and work site supervisors and is responsive to their feedback and needs.
  • Engages each participant in on-going discussions about his or her progress toward reaching employment goals, and guides participants to goal achievement and to excellence.
  • Performs other job-related duties and responsibilities that will be assigned from time to time.
  • Flexible to participant needs, especially across shift schedules, and responsible for being on call with agency cell phone.
  • Collects and distributes data to appropriate co-workers at Project Return as it relates to all transitional employees


Education: Master’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree and relevant experience in workforce development or business operations, customer service, and human services.

Experience, skills, and interests preferred: Experience with leadership, staff development, and supervision; excellent written and oral communication and decision-making skills; data management skills; sensitivity to cultural and individual differences; self-motivated, team-spirited, creative, and highly organized; strong desire to work for an organization helping people make a new beginning, and an understanding of how this work benefits both the individual and the community.

Additional Information


Competitve pay. Medical, dental, and vision benefits included. 

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to addressed to Emmeline Stuart, and indicate “Transitional Employment Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls, please!


  • Date Posted: September 21, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Working Hours: M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm