The Watershed Education and Renewal Coordinator participates in a yearlong term of service (1,700 hours) supporting the stream conservation goals of the Richland Creek Watershed Alliance (RCWA), which protects and improves the Richland Creek ecosystem, and promotes healthy waterways and clean water. The Coordinator will help expand RCWA’s capacity and program impact through communications, education, collaboration, and technology.
The Coordinator’s passion for the environment, creativity, skills, and field experience are applied through the planning and implementation of activities within RCWA’s Watershed Education and Riparian Renewal programs. The service is diverse and includes outdoor field work that requires lifting, bending, and twisting, and may take place in a variety of weather conditions.
The Coordinator’s ability to work independently and in collaboration with a team are appreciated and utilized. Ability to use various social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) is required. Riparian restoration field experience and technological skills with Word Press, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) are preferred. ArcGIS experience is a plus.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Represents RCWA at educational and outreach events, including setup and teardown.
• Recruits and manages volunteers for agency events and initiatives.
• Plans and implements activities for RCWA’s watershed education program utilizing a digital platform.
• Creates content for social media messaging, website updates, blog entries, and monthly e-newsletters.
• Assists with planning and implementation of habitat-renewal projects during the cool season, which includes removing invasive species and planting native trees and understory.
• Assists with fundraising and grants for the Riparian Renewal program (not to exceed 10% of service hours).
Preferred Knowledge and Skills
• Community Organizing
• Public Speaking
• 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.