The Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator (Coordinator) participates in a yearlong term of AmeriCorps service (1,700 hours) supporting the Cumberland River Compact (CRC), its mission, and its work in Nashville and throughout the Cumberland River Basin. CRC offers a variety of volunteer, engagement, and educational opportunities throughout the year that promote knowledge and awareness about clean water resources.
The Coordinator strengthens the capacity of CRC’s communication efforts through dedicated storytelling and documentation of community events. The Coordinator organizes volunteer recruitment and communication, cross promotes partner initiatives, and increases the visibility of the Compact’s events and festivals. Members gain experience managing digital media campaigns, leading volunteers, and coordinating events.
An ideal AmeriCorps candidate enjoys working with groups, being active outdoors, raising awareness about events or activities they are involved in, speaking in front of groups, and using social media/email to engage with the local community. Potential members should possess a strong work ethic, the ability to work well in teams, self-motivation, resourcefulness, creativity, positive attitude, and charisma. This role will utilize skills such as social media, photography, content writing, volunteer management, and leadership to better connect CRC constituents to the work of the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Collaborates with CRC program staff to plan, market, and present educational outreach programming and coordinate related meetings/events.
• Assists with marketing, communications, and education, event, and volunteer management, both for campaign-specific projects and general agency awareness.
• Develops campaign-related marketing materials, programming, and activities.
• Works with partner organizations to stay up to date on current programming, projects, events, and campaign pushes and keep online calendar and social media updated.
• Manages events calendar and blog posts on the website.
• Attends tabling events with materials and educate about the CRC’s mission and activities. -
• Generates a monthly media report of web, social, and outreach compared to previous months, and relays insights from reports (i.e. successful advertisements or content, trends).
• Maintains work schedule and tasks on shared Google calendar.
Preferred Knowledge and Skills
• Community Organizing
• Fine Arts/Crafts
• Public Speaking
• Nonprofit Management
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and/or Google-based office apps
• Attention to detail
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to operate independently and within a team environment
• Commitment to fulfill a one-year term of service (August 2019 – August 2020)
• Bachelor’s Degree
• U.S. Citizenship
• Valid driver’s license and reliable access to transportation (members will be reimbursed for service-related mileage)
• National Service Criminal History Check clearance
• Living allowance of $17,000, paid bi-weekly throughout the term of service
• Education award of $6,095, applicable to student loans and/or future education
expenses at accredited institution, upon fulfillment of service obligations
• Healthcare coverage, if elected
• Child care benefits, if eligible
• Professional development training
• Members serve an average of 35-40 hours per week
• Service activities will take place indoors and outdoors
• Members may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time
• The essential functions of this position require the member to lift up to 15 pounds
About the Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program
Hands On Nashville's AmeriCorps Program engages civic-minded individuals in yearlong terms of public service. HON AmeriCorps members are part of a 17-person cohort that receives skills training, professional development, and networking opportunities through a partnership between HON and participating AmeriCorps Program agencies.
The HON AmeriCorps Program is made possible through generous support from Volunteer Tennessee and the Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund.
Hands On Nashville does not discriminate based on age, skin color, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, or other factors which deny the essential humanity of all people.