We are currently hiring for the following positions. Click the position title for more information about how to apply.

Chief Operating Officer

The Chief Operating Officer (COO), will serve as one of the senior leadership team members of NICE. The COO will lead our diverse team of high-performing professional leaders to be efficient, productive, and effective. The ideal candidate must have extensive experience within the nonprofit industry. This person must present a unique mix of leadership and management expertise, plus proficiency with the practices, policies, and procedures of the nonprofit organization. The Chief Operating Officer) will report directly to the President/CEO. This is 40 hours full-time, hybrid position, with some remote working opportunities and flexible scheduling. The candidate must live or commute to Nashville, Tennessee.

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Office Manager (Gallatin Location)

The Office Manager will report to the Gallatin Site Manager. The Office Manager will primarily support newly arriving refugees.  The Office Manager will help set up our new site in Gallatin, support case managers and manage all admin and day to day operations of the office. This is a full-time 40+ hours position.

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Employment Specialist

The Employment Specialist will report to the Associate Program Manager. The Employment Specialist will provide employment support for all program clients.

The Employment Specialist will work directly with the other self-sufficiency case manager(s)/specialists along with clients to determine employment.  This role will help refugees obtain the resources and life skills to become self-sufficient and achieve sustained social and economic well-being. This is a full time, 40 hour position.

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Associate Manager of Preferred Communities (Gallatin)

The Associate Program Manager at the Gallatin Site will report to the Program Manager at the Nashville site. The Associate Program Manager will primarily support the development of sustainable intensive case management services for vulnerable refugee and immigrant populations in Gallatin; and administer projects that foster self-sufficiency and community integration in Gallatin. The Associate Program Manager will help refugees obtain the resources and life skills to become self-sufficient and achieve sustained holistic wellbeing. This is a full time, 40 hour position.

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Community Engagement Specialist

The Community Engagement Specialist will report to the Resettlement Training & Reporting Manager. The Community Engagement Specialist will support community outreach efforts to support our refugee resettlement programming. They will assist in recruiting community partners as well as spearhead the co-sponsorship and mentorship program to fill gaps in refugee client services. This is a full-time, 40-hour position.

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Care Coordinator

The Care Coordinator expedites client mental health referrals. The Care Coordinator will report to the Director of Health. This role works across home, community, school, and office settings. The ideal candidate will have the language capacity to serve multicultural populations. The Coordinator works in partnership with social service providers to reduce cultural barriers for immigrant and refugee children and families in need of mental health services.  This is a full time, 40 hours per week position.

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Nashville International Center for Empowerment does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion (creed), gender, gender identity/expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors and vendors.

Current Internship Opportunities

Adult Education

The Adult Education program supports English language learners as they integrate into life in the US. Through programs like Citizenship Instruction, High School Equivalency, and English literacy courses, the department helps to shape  the future for immigrants and refugees across Nashville. As an Adult Education Intern, you will gain valuable experience as you are trained to teach classes, implement curriculum, support teachers and volunteers, and contribute to administrative processes which support the overall program.

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Adult Education - Student Success Coordinator

The Student Success Counselor will assist class instruction and monitor student success in the Adult Education program. This intern will develop and execute creative ways to celebrate student achievements.

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Adult Education - Distance Education

A distance education intern is responsible for assisting with online class activities and administration, in-person computer practice labs, & other events involving digital literacy. Interns will work with adult ESL students using various learning methodologies under staff supervision. This role will involve learning how to use online learning management software, such as Northstar Digital Literacy & Burlington English, to support NICE’s online programming for our students.

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Youth Education

NICE’s community-based youth mentoring program is designed to encourage and support mutually beneficial, long-standing relationships between adult role models and New American children ages 6 to 18. We seek to ensure every new American/Immigrant youth gets high-quality and comprehensive academic support that is culturally and linguistically sensitive to address the needs of refugee youth and young adults to promote their positive civic and social engagement.

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Do you have strong written communication skills and a desire to learn about how a non profit does what it does? Interns will work with NICE’s development staff on grant writing, community relations, and fundraising.

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Refugee Resettlement & Placement

The Resettlement & Placement (R&P) Department serves new arrivals to the country in their first 90 days here, providing a variety of services to set a family up for success in the US to the best of our ability. The R&P Intern will assist the department in the preparation and implementation of services for our new arrivals including but not limited to housing set-up, transportation arrangements, critical appointments, and connecting clients to necessary resources.

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Refugee Benefits

NICE’s Refugee Benefits program supports recently arrived refugees to be able to effectively use and maintain benefits that they need to support their families. Specifically, we focus on SNAP (also known as Food Stamps), TANF (also known as Families First), and WIC. We especially focus on working with refugee families with children.

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Match Grant

The Match Grant Intern will support the Match Grant (MG) Program. The MG program is a partnership with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Our goal is to help clients attain self-sufficiency by finding a job within 180-240 days (6-8 months) after the arrival date or eligibility date, without public cash assistance. The internship provides the opportunity to meet people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Our goal is to help our clients adjust to life in the United States. Interns will enhance/develop their problem solving, teaching, communication skills, and use creativity in meeting the needs of NICE clients.

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Volunteer Relations

Volunteers are vital to the inner workings of all NICE’s departments including adult and youth education, resettlement, health, and employment. By recruiting, retaining, and properly training volunteers, the volunteer coordinating team impacts immigrants and refugees across Nashville. As a volunteer relations intern, you will gain valuable experience as you train incoming volunteers, streamline current volunteer recruitment and retention strategies, market our volunteer program, and contribute to administrative processes that make our organization effective.

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