The Sustainability Outreach Coordinator (Coordinator) participates in a yearlong term of service (1,700 hours) with the Tennessee Environmental Council (TEC), whose mission is to provide education and advocacy that improves Tennessee's environment, communities, and public health.
The Coordinator assists the TEC by providing capacity-building services for the Sustainable Tennessee program, advancing recycling, composting, and ecological restoration statewide. As Tennessee’s landfills reach capacity within the next decade, the need for widespread public education on composting and recycling has become imperative to our well-being.
The Coordinator will develop, plan, and implement projects that engage Tennessee residents in practices of curbside recycling, backyard composting, and watershed restoration.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Researches and develops educational materials and messaging, primarily for distribution on social media platforms.
• Develops communications, including website materials, and media releases. Supports grant and/or sponsorship efforts related to recycling, composting, and ecological restoration (not to exceed 10% of service hours).
• Tracks new program participants and monitors results.
• Designs and implements community projects to improve watershed health (rain gardens, riparian restoration, etc.).
• Participates in all other restoration field projects.
• Develops and produces community outreach (phone calls, emails, meetings).
• Participates in team meetings and organizational events.
Preferred Knowledge and Skills
• Community Organizing
• 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
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.