Hiring! Program Coordinator

Job Title:  Program Coordinator

Hours: 30-34/Week  

Pay: $28-$32/hour depending on experience

Work Location: Hybrid

Reports To: Director of Early Childhood Strategies and Director of Literacy


About Chattanooga 2.0

We are seeking a highly organized coordinator who wants to make a meaningful impact in Hamilton County, TN. With community partners, we’re working to empower children and families and build strong foundations in early childhood and literacy – and we need help!. As the Chattanooga 2.0 program coordinator, your role would be to support the implementation of existing strategies, and eventually manage a small portfolio of community strategies on your own. In this position, you will be able to grow your knowledge of the needs in the literacy and early childhood systems and grow your skills as an advocate for systems-level change. 


Chattanooga 2.0 is the collaboration of dozens of organizations across sectors, who began work in 2015 with the goal to transform education and workforce outcomes. The Chattanooga 2.0 backbone organization supports partners in creating proof points, driving collaboration, measurement, and in the alignment of policy and practice to ensure all children and youth in the county receive a quality education and career opportunities that help them realize their full potential. In the early childhood space, we’re changing the educational landscape by removing barriers to access for quality early childhood care and educational services and implementing innovative and evidence-based strategies informed by data and stakeholder input. 


Whether you’re organizing meetings to discuss topics like increasing access to high-quality child care for the children of working parents, or summarizing notes for attendees who met on the topic of ensuring young children have the foundational literacy and math skills needed to be ready for Kindergarten – your role as the Program Coordinator will directly support our team’s collaborative community strategies aimed at changing systems.  


This is a grant-funded position with guaranteed funding for one year. Continued employment is contingent upon future grant funding. The position does not include benefits beyond the hourly pay.



The program coordinator will help coordinate innovative projects to support Hamilton County’s birth-to-career talent pipeline including such tasks as: 

  • Aid in project management of key initiatives to transform the early childhood and literacy systems in Hamilton County;
  • Coordinate activities with community partners to move the work forward, including meeting scheduling, collection of data for project reports, and mass communication;
  • Assist in the planning and execution of meetings including notetaking; making copies, creating simple handouts, room setup and updating program files as necessary;
  • Support the Chattanooga 2.0 backbone team with administrative tasks to help advance the backbone goals and initiatives;
  • Keep current inventory of Chattanooga 2.0 literature and handouts stocked and supply to inquiring parties;
  • Occasionally draft content for marketing as it relates to projects on which the program coordinator is directly involved;
  • Interact with local education leaders and stakeholders from government, business, philanthropy, school districts, and/or postsecondary institutions to build a professional network; 


Qualifications: Seeking a highly-organized, detail-oriented and personable candidate with a passion for driving positive change for children, students, and families in Hamilton County, TN. Ideal candidates will possess excellent time management and interpersonal skills, with a strong inclination for customer service. The ability to multitask to support multiple projects at one time with impeccable attention to detail is a plus. Familiarity with Chattanooga preferred. Some college preferred. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, familiar with Google Docs and Slides, and comfortable managing budgets. 


Schedule and Location: Flexible. Core work hours are 9am – 4pm, M-F. Our work involves convening community stakeholders, which means meeting with busy people when they are available to meet. The position is hybrid, with a mix of virtual and in-person meetings in Hamilton County, Tennessee required.  


Backbone Values

  • Relationships – We know that no lasting change can come without trusting and authentic relationships. We nurture, build, and hold relationships as a core tenet of our work. 
  • Continuous Learning – We continuously learn from data, community voice, and research to improve our work.  We are committed to “not getting comfortable”. We fight against stagnation and the status quo.  
  • Opportunity and Access – We include stakeholders with both content and context expertise at every turn. We lead with inclusive opportunity. We disaggregate data to ensure that we uplift gaps in subgroups, because all means all.
  • Quality and ExcellenceWe have high standards. We execute on the details. We take pride in our work and drive forward as a team toward our mission. We always strive for excellence and are unconstrained by the way things have always been done.
  • Passion – We take pride in our work and bring our A-game to all interactions. We encourage rigorous discourse and never settle for anything but the best. We have an uncompromising and relentless focus on community impact. We believe in the possible.
  • Strong Leaders – We work tirelessly to support and build capacity for student-centered visionaries. We work to create the conditions for success that empower and retain leaders at all levels who are critical to the success of our community.

Those interested can send their resume and introduction explaining their familiarity to Chattanooga to info@chatt2.org.


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