CAC AmeriCorps’ environmental corps boasts up to 50 full-time positions for passionate individuals who want to see a positive change in public lands and environmental education.

Do you want to spend a year outdoors building trails and treating public lands for invasive plant species? Do you believe educating children about the world around us and how they can live more sustainable lives is important? Does the prospect of organizing community litter pickups and beautification mobs excite you? Or, are you passionate about environmental efforts and want to use skills such as communications, social media, or program development to make a difference? Great! We have just the position for you…

Opportunities with service terms August 2nd, 2021 through June 24th, 2022:

Logo copyBeardsley Community Farm (No open positions at this time.)

Beardsley Farm believes everyone deserves access to fresh and healthy foods and operates an urban demonstration farm that promotes food security and sustainable agriculture through produce donations, community outreach, and hands-on learning.

BWTN_Logo_Knoxville_Official_Color_800pxBike Walk Knoxville (Now Recruiting!, 1 Opportunity Available.)
Position Description
Bike Walk Knoxville works to improve biking and walking opportunities in the Knoxville community. We work to make sure all ages and abilities in the community have safe and accessible streets for walking and biking.

logo_vert_fullcolorCity of Knoxville Urban Forestry (No open positions at this time.)

The City of Knoxville Urban Forestry Department oversees the proper maintenance of public trees in order to maintain a healthy and safe urban environment.

logo_vert_fullcolorCity of Knoxville Parks and Recreation (No open positions at this time.)

One of the main goals of City of Knoxville’s Parks and Recreation Department is to improve recreation opportunities for all Knoxvillians through programming of recreation centers and the construction and maintenance of parks and greenways.

logo_vert_fullcolorCity of Knoxville Sustainability (No open positions at this time.)

For over a decade, the City of Knoxville has worked to make Knoxville a greener, more sustainable city – one where the economy, environment, and community can thrive today and in the future.

logo_vert_fullcolorCity of Knoxville Waste & Resource Management (Now Recruiting! 2 Opportunities Available.)
Position Description
City of Knoxville Waste and Resource Management strives to ensure the city is clean and green. They manage recycling centers, household hazardous waste disposal, trash, and yard waste for the City of Knoxville.

Oak Ridge StormwaterCity of Oak Ridge Stormwater (Now Recruiting! 1 Opportunity Available.)
Position Description
The Healthy Waters Program is an outreach program within the Stormwater Division of the City of Oak Ridge Public Works Department. The program aims to educate the community on how to enhance the quality of our local waterways, address water quality issues in our city and enrich natural habitat in our urban areas.

Discover Life in AmericaDiscover Life in America (No open positions at this time.)

Based in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Discover Life in America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to conserving global biodiversity through funding research and scientists, public education, and making data available to everyone.

communityschKnox Education Foundation (Now Recruiting! 1 Opportunity Available.)

Position Description
Knox Education Foundation Community Schools focus on using public schools as a hub for organizing community resources to improve neighborhood health and safety as well as student academic success.

GSMNP LogoGreat Smoky Mountains National Park (Now Recruiting! 3 Opportunities Available.)
GIS and Data Management – No open positions at this time.
Vegetation Management Position Description, 1 Opportunity

Resource Education Position Description, 1 Opportunity
Visitor Services / Interpretation – Sugarlands Visitor Center – No open positions at this time.
Visitor Services / Interpretation – Cades Cove Position Description, 1 Opportunity
The mission of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to provide for the enjoyment of resources in such a manner as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.

Ijams LogoIjams Nature Center (Now Recruiting! 3 Opportunities Available.)
Position Description (Conservation Stewardship, 1 Opportunity))
Position Description (River Ranger, 1 Opportunity)
Position Description (Education Assistant 1, 1 Opportunity)
Ijams Nature Center is a 315-acre wild place where visitors of all ages and abilities can attend environmental education programs, hike, bike, paddle, climb, or simply enjoy the day. Ijams is a wildlife sanctuary where everyone can learn about, enjoy, and connect with nature.

Keep Blount Beautiful (No open positions at this time.)

The mission of Keep Blount Beautiful is to encourage and educate Blount County residents to take action to improve and beautify their community.

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Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful (Now Recruiting! 1 Opportunity Available.)
Position Description
Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful is the first Keep America Beautiful affiliate in the nation focused solely on a river.  Our mission is to educate and inspire people to take action to create a clean, healthy, beautiful Tennessee River for generations to come.

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Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (No open positions at this time.)

KCDC is the public housing authority for Knoxville and Knox County and is recognized by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development as a high-performing public housing authority.

tpoKnoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (Now Recruiting! 1 Opportunity Available.)
Position Description
Our mission is to advise and assist our region to improve and expand transportation choices by involving citizens and decision-makers in our plans, forums, and outreach.

sevier solid wasteSevier Solid Waste, Inc. (Now Recruiting! 1 Opportunity Available.)
Position Description
At Sevier Solid Waste, Inc., we believe in preserving our beautiful Smoky Mountain home for generations to come. Therefore, we compost all the organic waste from Sevier County and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

TNRiverLine_Base+Graphic-01Tennessee RiverLine (Now Recruiting! 1 Opportunity Available.)
Position Description
The Tennessee RiverLine is a vision for a continuous system of hiking, biking, and on-water experiences along the 652-mile reach of the Tennessee River from Knoxville, TN to Paducah, KY.

tvaTennessee Valley Authority (Now Recruiting! 1 Opportunity Available.)
Position Description
The Tennessee Valley Authority was created by Congress in 1933 and charged with a unique mission – to improve the quality of life in the Tennessee Valley through the integrated management of the region’s resources.

UACSUniversity Assisted Community Schools (Now Recruiting! 1 Opportunity Available)
Position Description
Through UACS, UT students, faculty, and staff provide school children academic support services, physical education, music, and art programs after regular school hours to enhance students’ interpersonal and critical thinking skills.

UT FUTURE (Now Recruiting! 1 Opportunity Available)FUTURE logo
Position Description

FUTURE is a comprehensive program that helps young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities make a successful transition from high school to adult life.

Office of Sustainability - CenteredLogo (RGB)University of Tennessee- Office of Sustainability (Now Recruiting! 5 Opportunities Available)
Alternative Energy & Transportation Coordinator – Position Description

Compost Logistics Coordinator – Position Description
Data Analytics & Office Administrator – Position Description
Outreach Coordinator – Position Description
Zero Waste Operations Coordinator – Position Description 
The Office of Sustainability has steadily reduced the campus’s environmental impact while also saving it hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. We take pride in our role as the state’s flagship land-grant university, and we take seriously our responsibility to be good stewards.

Water Quality Forum (No open positions at this time.)WQF

The Water Quality Forum is a coalition of diverse partners including municipalities, utilities, non-profit organizations and businesses working together to keep our waters in East Tennessee clean.

 

Opportunities with service terms January 2022 through December 2022:

Oak Ridge StormwaterCity of Oak Ridge Stormwater (Now Recruiting! 1 Opportunity Available.)
Position Description
The Healthy Waters Program is an outreach program within the Stormwater Division of the City of Oak Ridge Public Works Department. The program aims to educate the community on how to enhance the quality of our local waterways, address water quality issues in our city and enrich natural habitat in our urban areas.

Ijams LogoIjams Nature Center (Now Recruiting! 1 Opportunity Available.)
Position Description (Education Assistant 2, 1 Opportunity)
Ijams Nature Center is a 315-acre wild place where visitors of all ages and abilities can attend environmental education programs, hike, bike, paddle, climb, or simply enjoy the day. Ijams is a wildlife sanctuary where everyone can learn about, enjoy, and connect with nature.

KKBKeep Knoxville Beautiful (Now Recruiting! 1 Opportunity Available.)
Position Description (Programs, 1 Opportunity)
Keep Knoxville Beautiful’s mission is to promote litter eradication, waste reduction, and beautification efforts in Knox County communities using education, events, and volunteer engagement.

Keep Sevier Beautiful (Now Recruiting! 1 Opportunity Available.)KSB Logo
Position Description
Keep Sevier Beautiful is a multi-award winning non-profit that brings people together to protect the beauty of our county, in turn, stimulating economic growth, building vibrant communities and protecting the gateway to the Smoky Mountains.

 

If you are interested in serving or hosting an AmeriCorps member to help provide environmental education and outreach, capacity building through volunteer management or improvement of public lands,  contact us.

Learn more about our application process or Apply Here.

Please Note that all positions are subject to local, state and federal funding appropriations.  While CAC AmeriCorps has a high level of confidence in our ability to leverage these resources, and has done so consistently for going on three decades, there are elements related to these funding processes that are outside of the control of CAC AmeriCorps staff so all opportunities are dependent on the availability of funding to support those positions.