The Alignment Nashville Manager of Collaborative Initiatives is an important member of a small, collaborative, highly effective organization that mobilizes strategic partners to challenge and address systemic barriers in order to equitably impact the growth, development and academic achievement of each Metro Nashville Public Schools student. Our vision is that all Metro Nashville Public Schools students meet their unique potential.

The following core beliefs guide our work:

  • There are no expendable students; we believe that all children are capable of learning and
  • We must be bold and courageous in our efforts, always keeping the needs of students in the center of our
  • We must encourage innovative thinking in addressing
  • We believe that the Nashville community has the resources that are needed to take care of our
  • We must ensure that all students have genuine access to resources and opportunities to meet their unique

Alignment Nashville strives to be a collaborative, learning organization that values personal responsibility and innovation and encourages all to contribute ideas, share opinions, and help each other. We are a small team with a big job to do, which means we need to work together to accomplish our goals for our community. We seek out those with extraordinary talent and passion who like to be challenged and thrive on collaborating, learning and sharing, and we do everything we can to support you and celebrate your contribution to the community.

The position reports to the Director of Collaborative Initiatives and is accountable for the engagement, progress, and effectiveness of the Alignment Teams, associated projects and their collaborative efforts. This position will collaborate on a daily basis with colleagues and external partners and is expected to be efficient, responsive, and motivated.

Primary duties include:

  • Manage and facilitate work of city-wide Alignment Teams (A-Teams) composed of representatives of the public schools, non-profit community-based organizations, government agencies, and colleges and universities based on established Alignment Nashville (AN) processes and
    • Communicate regularly with the A-Team co-chairs
    • Attend and facilitate A-Team meetings
    • Assist in development of A-Team implementation plans, assessment plans, and continuous improvement plans
    • Work with the A-Teams to engage the community in collaborative projects using AN processes
    • Maintain management plans (timelines, milestones, ) for A-Team work
    • Ensure active and on-going participation of A-Team members; solicits recommendations for new members; and assists in the succession process of A-Team co-chairs
    • Collaborates with Director of Collaborative Initiatives and other Alignment Nashville staff
    • Maintain timely and accurate reporting on attendance, progress, and associated data
  • Manage and facilitate collaborative and initiative- based projects
    • Serve as liaison and primary point of contact with key stakeholders
    • Maintain regular communication with all partners and stakeholders involved in the project and monitor progress
    • Facilitate meetings and responsible for meeting milestones, deadlines,
    • Responsible for drafting proposals, agreements, and assisting in determining scope of work
    • Maintain timely and accurate reporting on attendance, progress, and associated data
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential skills necessary:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communications, organizational, and planning skills
  • Ability to effectively utilize e-mail and all general office software and conduct information research
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Self-motivated and initiative driven
  • HIghly effective written communication

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, and coordination (minimum of 2 years)
  • Proficiency in microsoft office suite and collaborative tools (google docs, google sheets, zoom, etc. )
  • Group facilitation experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with/in nonprofit programs
  • Experience with volunteer management and /or recruitment
  • Facilitation certification
  • Familiarity with project management principles and/or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

Environmental Conditions and Physical Demands:

  • The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts requiring normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms; use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire
  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the However, there is some walking, standing, bending and carrying of light items. Also, the employee must have manual dexterity, visual and auditory acuity.
  • Some repetitive motion is

To apply for this position please email your cover letter and resume to Heather Chalos at heather@alignmentnashville.org.