Join Our Team

At Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, we’re a team of passionate individuals on a mission to ensure all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. Each person brings experience, expertise, creativity and a “let’s do this” mentality to create the ultimate career experience.

Why People Enjoy Working for Us

  • Medical, dental and vision plans for which employee premiums are paid in full by GCMTN
  • Term life insurance with premiums paid by GCMTN
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • 403b pre-tax retirement savings vehicle
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • Annual allowance for professional development

Why People REALLY Enjoy Working for Us

  • We’re a mission-driven team changing lives in important ways.
  • We get to see the impact we’re having daily through interactions with members.
  • We have an engaged and passionate Board of Directors, and amazing volunteers who are relentless in supporting our work.

Current Opportunities

Program Director (PD)

The Program Director (PD) is responsible for managing the mission delivery of Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee (GCMTN). This is a full-time Director position, reports directly to the CEO.

Job Summary:

  • Manages and supervises the Program staff and delivery of all Program offerings
  • Develops a broad, balanced curriculum of Program groups and activities, and ensures the highest-quality, outcome-based mission delivery
  • Recruits, hires, trains and supervises clinicians, instructors, clinical interns, and other mission delivery staff and volunteers
  • Supervises outreach and engagement with the medical community and cancer patients/survivors
  • Supervises the management of mission delivery facilities and materials
  • Provides direct clinical work as needed, including facilitating New Member Meetings/Information Sessions, support and networking groups, intake and assessment interviews, and crisis support
  • Provides analysis and reports of mission delivery as needed
  • Supervises Member Relations staff and volunteers
  • Participates in supporting the CEO and Board of Directors as needed

S/he is responsible for the administration, oversight and leadership of all community member-related clinical programs, the supervision of all clinical staff and contract facilitators; and the provision of direct clinical services for people of all ages affected by cancer in accordance with Cancer Support Community (CSC) headquarters and local GCMTN standards, policies, and procedures. The PD is ultimately responsible for all interactions with members, be it with staff, member to member relations, contract facilitators, volunteers, or contracted counselors.

The PD works closely with the CEO and other appropriate staff members to provide programmatic consultation as it relates to general operations, outreach and marketing, grant writing and reporting. S/he is also responsible to the Board of Directors and to the Program Committee Chair and members.

The PD is expected to maintain licensure, with additional supervisor certification, in the state of Tennessee as a mental health professional, to keep up to date on psychosocial oncology practice and research issues, and to represent GCMTN, a CSC affiliate, at the annual Affiliate Leadership Conference and other professional meetings.  The PD must embody the highest professional ethics and standards and demonstrate warmth and compassion as he/she works with members, staff, volunteers, and others in building and maintaining a sense of community.

Program Administration:

  • Utilize clinical expertise to ensure the accordance of the program with CSC Program Standards as defined in the Program Manual and Policies and Procedures.
  • In collaboration with other GCMTN staff and board members, participate in the development of strategic goals and objectives to enhance Program delivery, reach and evaluation.
  • Establish and oversee administrative procedures for tracking and implementing member groups, new member/information session meetings, educational workshops, mind-body programs, healthy lifestyle classes, member social events and other relevant member-focused activities.
  • Attend Board meetings and interact with the Board as requested by the CEO. Serve as staff liaison to the Program Committee and the Medical Resource Council (MRC).
  • Interact with PDs from other CSC affiliates via PD conference calls, email communications, regional and national meetings to share best practices, consultation and support.
  • Ensure inventory of Program materials and community resource information.
  • Evaluate member satisfaction and Program effectiveness using workshop evaluations, annual surveys of members, and other appropriate tools.

Budgeting, Resource Development and Statistics:

  • Create and monitor an annual budget for all member-related Program groups and activities.
  • Assist in grant writing, reporting and fundraising activities in collaboration with the CEO and/or Development staff on an as-needed basis.
  • Oversee collection of Program and member statistical data and submission of quarterly Program Statistics Reports (ADAPT) to CSC HQ and other reports as required by the CEO and Board.  Utilize this data to assess Program utilization trends and to plan for Program expansion and/or reduction, if necessary.
  • Oversee maintenance, security and confidentiality of Customized Membership Plans (CMP)/Customized Support Plans (CSP), group rosters, group notes, member registration and attendance sheets.

Supervision and Professional Development:

  • Facilitate a weekly Clinical Supervision session for all clinical staff and monthly supervision for facilitators and clinical interns (when applicable) to monitor group process issues, group coverage and Program changes, staff announcements, and continuing education about the GC mission, philosophy, group model and methodology.
  • Conduct written annual performance reviews for clinical staff and address all clinical facilitator performance problems if concerns develop.
  • Collaborate with professional/educational institutions to utilize GCMTN as an intern placement site and recruit, interview, and select trainees or supervise the designated clinical Program Team member.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Clinical Psychologist (PhD) in Tennessee.
  • Minimum of five years post-license experience.
  • A personal passion for the mission of Gilda’s Club/Cancer Support Community.
  • Strong clinical skills, including individual and support group experience and ability to work with issues surrounding chronic and life-threatening illness.
  • Minimum of two years’ supervisory or management experience to include personnel selection, training, evaluation, supervision and management of paid and contracted clinical Program staff.
  • Demonstrated administrative skills, including planning, organization, scheduling, budget management, statistical and Program reports, and innovative Program development.
  • Ability to administer CSC and GCMTN policies and procedures while maintaining a warm, professional, personal, informative, and effective Program.
  • Ability to interact with individuals at all levels (members, donors, staff, community).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to articulate and represent the mission of GCMTN
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work a varied and flexible schedule as needed.
  • Ability to speak in public to large groups.
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Commitment to working as a team member in a therapeutic community.
  • Other duties as assigned by the CEO

Qualified and interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume  – as a .pdf or .doc – to Harriet Schiftan, President and CEO of GCMTN, or 1707 Division Street, Nashville, TN 37203. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee is an equal opportunity employer.