Program Specialist

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee

Nashville, TN

Family Services/Human Services/Behavioral Health

Position Description / Responsibilities

JOB TITLE: Program Specialist

REPORTS TO: Sports Buddies Manager


FLSA STATUS: Full-Time, Salary, Exempt

LOCATION: Nashville, agencywide work


About Us

For over 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee has served young people in the Middle TN region. Our work supports our belief that every child has the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and youth (Littles). Through our commitment to quality, innovation, and the passion we have for our work, we develop and sustain positive, life-changing relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of our youth and the adults who mentor them.

Our Mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. As noted by our Vision, we are driven by a future in which all youth achieve their full potential.

We want people of all backgrounds to see themselves represented and included in our work, so we actively seek to diversify our team and bring more voices to the table. We know that teams perform at their highest when they feel supported and that they belong. Each of our team members brings unique perspectives and skills, and we are committed to building a culture where voices are heard, differences are celebrated, and everyone has the opportunity to do meaningful work. At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle TN, you will be inspired by talented, passionate colleagues who will motivate you to do and be your best. We are bigger and better together!

About the Role

Each employee at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee helps to extend the mission of the agency in particular ways as outlined in the position description. The essential functions of the position include but are not limited to the following:

Day to day: Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks a Program Specialist who will thrive in a growing organization that is dedicated to positively impacting more youth through high quality, 1-to-1 mentoring. This position will connect children with positive adult mentors that can help empower and inspire youth to reach their full, inherent potential, especially youth of color who are disproportionately impacted by systemic barriers. This staff member will be primarily responsible for enrolling, introducing, and supporting a caseload of matches in our Sports Buddies program. This person will also assist with facilitating weekly match activities for these matches. Position oversight will include quality program delivery as defined by BBBSA national standards, maintaining and enhancing relationships, and a focus on ensuring that families and volunteers matched in the program have a safe, beneficial and positive experience.

The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment, be organized, be able to provide a positive customer experience, be able to multi-task, and have a passion for improving the lives of young people and our underrepresented youth. This team member will be passionate about and able to engage mentors and community partners from diverse communities, especially within communities of color. This position will begin in January 2023, and follows a Tuesday through Saturday schedule, with some evening hours required. People from the communities we serve are especially encouraged to apply.


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Application Instructions

If this sounds like the position and organization for you, please submit a cover letter and resume to with “Your Name – Sports Buddies” in the subject line

No phone calls, please. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Big Brothers Big sisters of Middle Tennessee celebrates diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, class, color, sexuality, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, nationality, disability, marital status, or military status.

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