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Family Voices of TN, TN Disability Coalition

Youth Program Coordinator

Family Voices of TN, TN Disability Coalition


Job Summary

Family Voices of Tennessee (FVTN) serves families across Tennessee raising children with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and special health care needs through a number of family-centered programs.

The Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating FVTN’s programming for youth with special healthcare needs, chronic illnesses and/or disabilities. Programming includes educational training events related to growing up with a special healthcare need and the 12–15-member Youth Advisory Council. The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a leadership opportunity through the Tennessee Department of Health and Family voices of Tennessee. The YAC engages youth with special health care needs in advocacy efforts on behalf of the healthcare issue they experience every day.

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.
This position reports to the Director of Operations.

Family Voices of Tennessee is a program of the Tennessee Disability Coalition. The Tennessee Disability Coalition is committed to providing equal opportunities to volunteers, employees, applicants for employment and those seeking our services, consistent with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  No person will be discriminated against because of race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, genetic information, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or Limited English Proficiency (LEP). In compliance with the American Disabilities Act, The Tennessee Disability Coalition will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations. The Coalition requires that each employee adhere to the same standard of non-discrimination. Each employee is required to have a signed Non-Discrimination Policy statement on file.

Job Responsibilities

  • Create and implement a plan for accomplishing the priorities and goals of FVTN youth programming, making recommendations on resources needed to meet those expectations.
  • Nurture existing and cultivate new working relationships with programs serving youth and families across the state, with special emphasis on those serving underrepresented populations.
  • Design and implement quarterly educational training events centered on transition for youth with disabilities, special healthcare needs and/or chronic illnesses. Evaluate and report on impact.
  • Manage peer mentor training program and cultivate peer-to-peer mentor relationships between youth with special healthcare needs, chronic illness and disability
  • Develop self-advocacy trainings for and cultivate a supportive community for youth with and without special healthcare needs, chronic illness and disability.
  • Serve as a FVTN liaison with Tennessee Department of Health’s Division of Family Health and Wellness.
  • Manage the 12–15-member Youth Advisory Council, which includes:
  • Recruiting and training new Youth Advisory Council members across Tennessee.
  • Coordinate quarterly YAC meetings.
  • Manage Youth Program’s social media presence
  • Contribute to and lead implementation of FVTN Youth Program Social Media Strategy to support program goals
  • Source and create appropriate and engaging content to achieve program goals
  • Analyze social media analytics to gauge success and provide data-driven suggestions to improve performance
  • Document all contacts and activities of note with state agency staff, professionals, families, and youth leaders.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings to provide information on program outreach, planning and implementation.
  • Participate in the planning, organization, and execution of statewide conferences for families of youth with special healthcare needs, chronic illness and/or disabilities.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • The applicant must be an individual or family member with lived experience with a special health care need, chronic illness and/or disability.
  • Have working knowledge (through training and/or experience) of healthcare and related service systems for youth with special healthcare needs, chronic illnesses or disabilities.
  • Experience working with youth
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work well with individuals of diverse backgrounds and cultural traditions.
  • Strong presentation skills, virtual and in person.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Skill managing and creating original content on a variety of social media platforms.
  • Basic understanding of social media marketing and analytics.
  • Organized and able to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency with computer software (examples: Google Drive, Microsoft Office, data entry software)
  • Must be able to travel (mostly in-state).
  • Baccalaureate degree or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with program development, preferred

Additional Information


The TN Disability Coalition covers 100% of the premiums for its employees to enroll in one of two employer-sponsored health plans, a dental plan, basic life policy and short term disability policy.

Mutual of America provides the Coalition’s employer sponsored 403(b) Retirement Plan
The Coalition matches the amount our employees contribute to the plan dollar for dollar up to 6% of employee salary after the employee has been with the Coalition for one year.

The Coalition observes 10 designated holidays each year. Paid time off (PTO) accrues per pay period (semi-monthly). Annual PTO earning for full time employees who have been employed 0-5 years is 18 days and increases with tenure to a maximum of 32 days per year. Flexible scheduling is also permitted.

How to Apply

A cover letter, resume, and sample of your work must be submitted via email to:


  • Date Posted: August 30, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth