Tennessee Disability Coalition

Youth Program Coordinator

Tennessee Disability Coalition


Job Summary

This position is responsible for coordinating programming for youth with special healthcare needs, chronic illnesses and/or disabilities on behalf of Family Voices of Tennessee. 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.

Job Responsibilities


  • Coordinate with leadership on priorities and goals for youth programming and make recommendations on resources needed to meet those expectations.
  • Plan content, design and implement educational training events for youth with disabilities, special healthcare needs and/or chronic illnesses.
  • Serve as a liaison with Tennessee Department of Health’s Division of Family Health and Wellness and manage the 12-15 member Youth Advisory Council. These duties include:
    • Develop and maintain working relationships with existing council members
    • Recruit and train new Youth Advisory Council members
    • Help council members set priorities and goals for their work
    • Assign work to committee members, develop and set agenda, organize and facilitate meetings
    • Ensure distribution of meeting minutes
    • Create and administer content related to the Youth Advisory Council for social media platforms such as Instagram and Discord to build an audience and engagement
  • Promote youth programming and outreach to families of children with special health care needs to increase awareness and youth participation. This includes:
    • Develop and maintain working relationships with contacts at relevant youth programs of external organizations
    • Develop regular social media content calendar and present for input from leadership
    • Manage the development and execution of social media marketing initiatives and promotional activities for youth programming
    • Collect, analyze, and present pertinent social media data
  • Document all contacts and activities of note with state agency staff, professionals, families and youth leaders.
  • Attend and 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 children with special healthcare needs, chronic illness and/or disability.
  • 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; must have working knowledge through training and/or experience of health care and related service systems for children with special healthcare needs, chronic illnesses or disabilities; good interpersonal and presentation skills; demonstrated organizational and writing skills; proficiency with computer software; must be able to travel (mostly in-state and); baccalaureate degree or equivalent experience.

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 and resume, and sample of your work must be submitted via email to: coalition@tndisability.org

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.


  • Date Posted: September 14, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth