The Urban Forest Strategic Initiatives Coordinator (Coordinator) develops, implements, and evaluates volunteer and education programming to support tree plantings with the Nashville Tree Foundation (NTF).
The NTF Board recently approved a new 3-5 year strategic plan that outlines strategic priorities: (1) expand tree planting capacity, (2) ensure the sustainability of the organization, and (3) cultivate a community that values trees through education and advocacy. The Coordinator allows NTF to accelerate progress toward these goals by learning all aspects of the non-profit necessary to develop and implement these capacity-building programs.
The Coordinator works with city, community, and nonprofit leaders to research and learn about trees and their benefits, and represent the organization to the public. The ideal candidate is creative, detail-oriented, and able to drive projects to completion. The candidate also possesses a positive, solution-oriented attitude, a willingness to learn and lead, and a passion for teaching.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Develops educational experiences (tours, walks, plantings, scientific measurement, arboretum designations, etc.) to complement existing curricula at schools, as well as for the arboretum.
• Assists the organization with the implementation of a new CRM system for volunteer tracking and engagement.
• Learns about the mission, programs, and strategic priorities of the organization.
• Creates communication tools with schedules to reach new volunteer groups while fostering relationships with existing ones, including post-experience surveys to track satisfaction.
• Researches and develops educational content for an interactive website for the Betty Brown Tree Trail.
• Develops and implements a social media calendar, editorial content, tracking of engagement and reach, and a marketing plan and budget.
Preferred Knowledge and Skills
• Community Organizing
• Youth Development
• 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 50 pounds
• This position may involve bending, stooping, twisting, and repetitive motion
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.