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Executive Director

The Executive Director serves as a key member of the Institute for Public Service (IPS) leadership team responsible for providing support, direction and guidance to achieve the goals of the Tennessee Language Center (TLC). Working with the IPS Vice President and other stakeholders, the Executive Director plays a critical role in advancing the goals of TLC throughout the university and the state of Tennessee.  The Executive Director provides visionary leadership, sets strategic goals, and develops plans to achieve the organization’s mission and objectives, which include market expansion, service offerings and revenue growth. This is critical to the creation, maintenance and revision of the business management model of the agency. The Executive Director strategically directs and oversees day-to-day operations, including fiscal and human resources dedicated to the acquisition, training and pedagogy of languages, knowledge of existing and emerging language technologies, as well as the provision of translation and interpretation services in a fee-for-service environment, while publicly representing and promoting the organization’s activities in the business, education, and legislative communities, as mandated by State law.

To Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) references with contact information. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by July 10, 2024. Applicants must apply electronically The position will remain open until filled.


The position is located Nashville, TN and will require occasional statewide travel, including overnight travel.


For a job description, including the required qualification, please visit the online job description.