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Career Opportunities

Community Outreach Specialist

The community outreach specialist (COS) works to engage and educate the community about the organization and its services. The COS will expand awareness of, and access to A Step Ahead services for all women with a particular focus on representing the organization to specific audiences. The COS will represent the organization at community events, health fairs, and other speaking engagements, as well as at various institutions including community colleges, trade schools, universities, community partners, and other places where young people congregate.

Job Responsibilities

Duties may vary but will likely include:

  • Represents A Step Ahead at the Department of Human Services offices, health fairs, churches, parks, and college tables in a pleasant and knowledgeable manner

  • Answers call through the call center M-F, 8 am -5 pm, and schedules clients with appointments

  • Performs community outreach to raise visibility and awareness of the organization

  • Provides education to community members and partner organizations

  • Distributes appropriate marketing materials to appropriate locations 

  • Assists staff in identifying new speaking opportunities and partnerships

  • Attends weekly staff and outreach meetings

  • Prepares weekly reports of outreach conducted


The ideal candidate has the following skills/experience:

  • Completed or working toward a college degree (junior level and up), preferably in a related field (e.g., Public Health, Social Work, Education)

  • Excellent oral communication

  • An understanding of reproductive health

  • Experience with public speaking and presentations

  • A passion for community enhancement, engagement, and empowerment

  • Organizational acumen

  • A motivated self-starter and capable of working alone within a few weeks of starting

  • Fluent in Spanish (not required, but preferred)


Currently, the position is hybrid and will work from home and office though most work is conducted in the community. Travel will be required (within middle TN). Mileage will be reimbursed.

15 days PTO

Monthly stipend to select benefits including health, vision, dental insurance, life insurance, dependent care credit, and FSA.

401K match available after one year of employment

Salary Range: $19-$23/hour

Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 5:00pm

How To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to with “Outreach” in the subject line. 

A Step Ahead Foundation of Middle Tennessee is an equal provider of services and equal opportunity employer – CRA 1964 and ADA 1990.

Posted qualifications serve as a guide for candidate review and are not fixed. A Step Ahead reserves the right to deviate from posted credentials in determining what combination of candidate education, experience, and skills are best suited to a position.

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