Program Director of new site

Full-time Program Director of New Site


Thrive ministers to at-risk youth in Knoxville to share the Gospel through relationships anchored in the love of Christ. We do this through our three main programs: Thrive After School, Thrive Summer, and Mentoring. Thrive seeks to connect children with deep spiritual, emotional, academic and physical needs with caring adults who have been blessed by the love of Christ. 


We believe the only hope for everyone in our hurting world is to break the generational patterns of sin by becoming new creations in Christ. Unlike many after school/mentoring programs, Thrive is explicitly Christian. We recognize that our students’ spiritual needs far outweigh their physical needs. Physical poverty often stems from poverty in other areas, and we seek to address the spiritual, emotional, academic and physical well-being of the children in our program in the hope of seeing them truly thrive.


As we move into neighborhoods throughout the region, we will be seeking pairs of leaders to direct our new sites. These sites will be in partnership with existing churches who seek to pour into the kids in their neighborhoods.



  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field related to our work (education, social work).
  • Follower of Jesus in agreement with our Statement of Faith




  • Plan and initiate daily functions of your site’s program, including both afterschool and summer programs, in conjunction with the appropriate staff.
  • Develop and lead the appropriate training for your staff.
  • Supervise all activities for your site’s program, including off site field trips, after school program, and summer program.
  • Ensure that procedures and policies for operation of the afterschool and summer programs are followed. 
  • Collaborate with the Elementary Program Director and Site Directors in program planning, program staff training/shepherding and program evaluation.

Intern Supervision:

  • Create and manage intern folders, maintaining W-4 and  insurance documentation, intern commitment and statement of faith, evaluations, check-in documentation.
  • Create and maintain a schedule for intern check-ins, observations and evaluations.
  • Observe, evaluate, and provide constructive feedback and encouragement to interns on a regular basis.
  • Assist the Chief of Staff in the hiring of interns as necessary.
  • Interview and hire jr. interns in conjunction with the High School Director.

Student Discipline:

  • Ensure that consistent loving discipline is being modeled and enforced by all staff, especially program staff. 
  • Communicate with interns regarding behavior of students.
  • Write reports on discipline, enrollment, and student progress.
  • Enforce the discipline system, complete yellow and red notes as needed, talk and pray with students about the choices they have made, pointing them to the gospel story of redemption.
  • Communicate with parents about students’ behaviors when necessary in collaboration with the personnel director.


  • Develop and track the site budget with the approval of the Director of Finance and Administration.
  • Keep up with all expenses and receipts, coding and turning in receipts for every purchase to the Director of Finance and Administration.


  • Oversee and maintain site vans, including regular maintenance, cleaning, fueling, and seeing that they are parked in designated spots. 
  • Communicate with the Director of Finance and Administration concerning any repairs greater than an oil change.


Secondary Responsibilities


  • Greet and plug in volunteers
  • Assist in the oversight of volunteers during program time.
  • Assist in maintaining ongoing communication with volunteers.  
  • Appropriately thank all volunteers. 


Special Events: 

  • Plan and oversee special events on site, delegating duties and recruiting volunteers. 
  • Collaborate with other staff members for all-Thrive events. 

Applications can be made here:


Organization name:



719 Dameron Avenue


Date Posted:
April 1, 2021

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