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Summer Near Peer Coach

Company Information

Company: STARS Nashville

Location: Davidson County TN

STARS's mission is to support young people in overcoming social and emotional barriers through creative and innovative programs centering on prevention, intervention, treatment, training and compassion. STARS has been serving the Middle TN community for over 30 years. STARS Nashville has 5 core programs, (Student Assistance, Kids on the Block, Services for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Youth Overcoming Drug Abuse, and a nationwide training program) and often partners with other groups to benefit the community.

STARS Nashville is currently working with over 30 local Nashville agencies to employ 75 college students (Near Peer Coaches) to coach young people, ages 14 - 15 years old, over the Summer of 2018 (May 29 – July 13, 2018).

Opportunity NOW is a coordinated initiative launched by Mayor Megan Barry to provide young people in Davidson County access to employment. In Nashville, we have seen fewer and fewer teenagers and young adults working during the summers and after-school. At the same time, Nashville employers across various industries are concerned about the lack of social and emotional skills among their youngest employees—skills most readily learned through actual work experience.

Job Description

Essential duties and responsibilities:
• Facilitate Positive Youth Development
• Lead teambuilding week for youth participants
• Coordinate payroll time collection for worksite
• Assist in coordination of daily project activities: goal-setting, timeframe, required tools, clean-up, etc.
• Deliver curriculum content related to soft-skills, financial literacy, and college knowledge
• Facilitate daily reflection time, integrating team-building and conflict-resolution skills into project activities
• Facilitate communication between Participants, Subject Matter Expert, Near Peer Coach Leader, Host Site Leader, Transportation, and Opportunity Now

Work Schedule/Pay:
• Work hours – Monday – Friday – 25 to 30 hours per week
• Training: Required Near Peer Coach training sessions: May 19, 2018 from 8am-5pm (8 hours) OR May 21 from 8am - 5 pm (8 Hours)
• On-site training – 8 hours on Week of 5/21 – Date(s) and time(s) to be determined
• Program dates: May 29 to July 13, 2018
• Pay - $12.00/hour

To Apply – Send resume and contact information to Kay Higgs @ – Put in Subject Line – Opportunity Now Jobs

Job Type: Contract

Work Hours: M-F, 25 - 30 hours a week

Compensation: $12 an hour

Start Date: May 29, 2018


Job Requirements:
• Currently enrolled at a college or university in Davidson County or maintain Davidson County residency
• Undergraduate experience in social work, education, or a related field preferred
• Must successfully pass Tennessee Bureau of Investigation background check prior to start
• Time management and organizational skills
• Self-motivated and independent worker with the ability to successfully multitask
• Good interpersonal skills
• Ability to work with a diverse population
• Adaptable and flexible
• Willingness to lead and speak in front of groups
• Willingness to work with young people, age 14 – 15
• Able to lift up to 20 lbs.

Education: Varies

Experience: No experience required

Contact Information

Kay Higgs

Date Posted: February 5, 2018