Retention Services Coordinator

Project Return

Nashville, TN

Position Description / Responsibilities

Agency Overview

Project Return helps people who are coming back from prison. Our mission is to provide services and connect people with resources needed to return successfully to work and community after incarceration. For over three decades, Project Return has been doing the work of prisoner reentry in Nashville, facilitating job search, job placement, and job retention, as well as providing wraparound intensive case management and a broad array of assistance and support, for people who come to Project Return with the determination to make a new beginning after incarceration.

Position Description

The person in this position imparts job search coaching and case management for people returning to the community from incarceration, with a focus primarily on employment retention and success, and additionally fostering engagement in skills-building, while providing wraparound support including child-support services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Position Requirements


Education: Bachelor’s degree. Master's degree preferred.

Experience, skills, and interests preferred: Excellent written and oral communication skills; capability and comfort with calculating child support obligations and with assisting individuals in money management; enjoy working with diverse people; effective at building relationships; proficient in data management and data entry; understanding of employment practices; self-motivated, team-spirited, and highly organized; strong desire to work for an organization helping people make a new beginning, and an understanding of how this work benefits the person, the household, the neighborhood, and the community.

Application Instructions

Please email your resume and cover letter, addressed to Bettie Kirkland, to and indicate "Retention Services Coordinator" in the subject line.

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