Academic Engagement Coordinator – UT

Location of Service: UT Office of Sustainability – 2040 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919

About UT Office of Sustainability:

The UT Office of Sustainability is committed to promoting the responsible consumption of human, economic, and environmental resources on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus. We use holistic data collection and analysis to inform sustainability initiatives and develop collaborations with campus and community partners to reduce the environmental impacts of the University’s operations, all while engaging the campus community in what it means to Make Orange Green.

Position Summary:
  • Oversee and maintain the Sustainability Internship program, including recruiting, weekly meetings, and project management
  • Work Saturdays for home football games
  • Participate in game day setup during the week prior to home football games
  • Work in WordPress to keep the Sustainability website up-to-date and user friendly
  • Work in a software called Kumo to maintain the Sustainability Portal database
  • Upload monthly articles to the LinkedIn account and Blog about projects happening around campus
  • Work with Facilities Services on keeping the UT online map up-to-date
  • Manage and oversee the implementation of the Eco-Reps program
  • Creating and overseeing an online class through Canvas
  • Working with Resident Assistants and Greek life to promote sustainability issues throughout campus
  • Serve as an ambassador for the Office of Sustainability at events that may happen at night or on the weekend
  • Facilitate presentations about sustainability initiatives to classes throughout the semester
  • When needed, assist other Office of Sustainability AmeriCorps members and staff in a diverse range of tasks, which can sometimes be physically demanding and require working with trash, recycling, and compost.
Site Preferences/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or environmental field strongly preferred
  • Solid organization, leadership, and communication skills
  • Comfortable creating and giving presentations to small and large (30+) groups
  • Confident in ability to connect with, recruit, and sustain a cohort of student interns
  • Knowledge of sustainability efforts within higher education or community organizations or experience working with a college or university sustainability office
  • Ability to (infrequently) work long hours while standing or walking in moderately strenuous working conditions (rain, heat, sun, cold, etc.)
  • Valid driver’s license
Member Benefits Include:
  • A modest living allowance of $18,000*, or, $765.95 bi-weekly (pre-tax), paid over 47 weeks. *Pending Grant Funding
  • Education Award of $6,495 (pre-tax) that can be applied to student loans and/or future education expenses
  • Up to $250 Relocation Reimbursement if relocating over 50 miles for service
  • A Health insurance subsidy is available for members covered through healthcare.gov
  • 80 Hours Personal Leave
  • 10 Holidays
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Child Care Reimbursement
  • May be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In-house SNAP benefits specialist available to provide assistance in determining eligibility.
  • May be eligible for utility bill assistance. In-house specialists available to provide assistance with determining eligibility.
  • Professional development and networking opportunities.
  • Optional opportunity to enroll concurrently in Carson Newman MBA in Nonprofit Leadership

Equity and Inclusion: The Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will take action to ensure that members and employees are treated equally without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender, romantic/sexual orientation, age, handicap, cultural or religious convictions.  CAC AmeriCorps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees.  Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the recruitment / employment process.