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DYMON in the Rough (Young Minorities of Nashville)

Youth Engagement Specialist

DYMON in the Rough (Young Minorities of Nashville)


Job Summary

Position Overview:

Youth Engagement Specialists operate as positive role models for students as a part of the DYMON Program. Specialists are responsible for providing a fun, safe, and enjoyable experience for participants enrolled in the Program.

About Us:


DYMON in the Rough (Dynamic Young Minorities of Nashville) is a Nashville-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by Brittany Bowers-Tyler in September 2012. The organization provides scholarships to minority high school seniors, quality afterschool programs for middle school students, and provides services and resources to the community. DYMON’s village continues to lessen equity gaps by creating opportunities for minority and inner-city youth while being adaptable to the times.

Job Responsibilities

Role and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate weekly programming activities and maintain student attendance records.
  • Provide daily/weekly student progress information to the youth program coordinator.
  • Attend and chaperone students on off-site field trips.
  • Attend mandatory in-service training(s) and get required certifications (if applicable).
  • Be prepared to switch to virtual programming if mandated.
  • Ensure that you and the youth are complying with CDC’s and MNPS’ COVID guidelines, and there is a daily minimum of 1:15 staff-to-student ratio during the program.
  • Submit accurate, timely, written reports.
  • Aid in or handle special assignments as directed.
  • Complete basic administrative work.


Qualifications, Skills, and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in social work, psychology, volunteer management, or 5+ years of work experience in youth development and youth/program coordination.
  • Two or more years’ experience in mentoring and youth development, working within community organizations and/or schools required.
  • Mandatory CPR and First Aid Certifications. (Training provided)
  • Experience working in racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities preferred
  • Must demonstrate awareness and acceptance of cultural differences of clients, staff, and community contacts.
  • Successful clearance of local and/or state background checks
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to plan and implement quality programs for youth.
  • Computer literacy and competency
  • Efficient planner – must be able to organize and schedule work priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and judgments with youth safety and security foremost.
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated ability to accept and follow through on supervisory direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish appropriate relationships and to effectively influence teens in a manner consistent with organization values.
  • Valid driver’s license, clear driving record, and current automobile insurance.
  • Must bass TBI Background check and all internal background verification requirements;
  • Must have proficient, documented background experience and training in related areas;
  • Ability to interact with all age levels serving

Additional Information


  • Remote work on Fridays
  • Holistic and positive working environment
  • Paid Professional Development Training
  • Yearly Bonuses and Incentives
  • Some Remote Work
  • Being a part of the major impact on youth lives
  • Countless opportunities for expansion in personal development
  • Scholarship opportunities for collegiate staff
  • Paid self-care activities, workshops, and stipends
  • 24/7 access to Employee Assistance Program “EAP” by NexGen EAP
  • Discounts for local and national services and products
  • Part-time only benefits: 401k Retirement and Paid Time Off (accrued)
  • Full-time benefits: health insurance, dental insurance, 401k matching, paid vacations, and paid holidays

How to Apply

If you are passionate about leveraging data to help individuals cultivate high self-esteem, achieve scholastic excellence, and attain fulfillment in life realizing their full potential and purpose, to contribute to the goals of DYMON in the Rough, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are interested in this position at www.dymon.org/careers.

*This position includes a probationary period, typically lasting 60 days, during which your performance and suitability for the role will be assessed to ensure alignment with our company’s standards and expectations* before transitioning to regular employment status.*

DYMON in the Rough is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences.


  • Date Posted: December 29, 2023
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 01/03/2024
  • Salary Range: $16-$17
  • Working Hours: 10 – 12 per week Mon-Thur,