You may be able to do this with an automation, like that one :
In this example, a task will transit to in progress mode when a subtask goes through In progress.
On server, you can use Jira automation for server lite if i am not mistaken.
Let me know if i helped ;)
There might be some limitations on server for the "For parent" block but given that i do not work on server very much i am not able to test this.
Try another version of Automation for Jira server - its either classic or Lite. And maybe you need to purchase it to have the missing options.
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