Outreach Coordinator – Bike Walk Knoxville

Location of Service: Bike Walk Knoxville – 903 Windgate St. Knoxville, TN 37919

About Bike Walk Knoxville:

Bike Walk Knoxville (BWK) is the Knoxville regional committee of Bike Walk Tennessee, a 501c3 non-profit organization. BWK formed in the fall of 2012 in response to an increased amount of road rage and crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians. BWK is a community-driven non-profit organization working to create safe streets and vibrant communities in the Knoxville region. BWK serves as a unified voice representing the common interests of diverse biking and walking groups in Knoxville and surrounding communities.

Position Summary:
  • The AmeriCorps member will be involved with all aspects of Bike Walk Knoxville’s work, including education, programming and events, and initiatives in partnership with government and other non-profit organizations. These programs support active transportation and healthy communities.
  • The member will work with young people by assisting with Knox County Safe Routes to School programming as well as Kids Love Bikes classes, which teach bike handling, maintenance, and safety.
  • The member will also be involved in event planning for the annual events of Open Streets Knoxville and Tour de Lights.
  • Other public education initiatives include Vision Zero and assisting with the Bicycle/Pedestrian Friendly Driver training program.
  • Lastly, the member will engage with the statewide organization Bike Walk Tennessee to assist with planning the annual Tennessee Bike Walk Summit.
  • During the member’s term they will support Bike Walk Knoxville’s organizational goals which include serving as the active transportation subject matter expert to the Knoxville region, engaging in outreach and educational opportunities, supporting Complete Streets, and planning and hosting events that engage the Knoxville community with biking and walking in public spaces and roadways.
  • The member will learn the mission and goals of Bike Walk Knoxville and Bike Walk Tennessee as stated in their respective Strategic Plans. This information should be easily communicated to the at large public as needed.
  • The member will perform general administrative duties such as responding to emails, scheduling meetings, and preparing reports.
  • The member will also be responsible for general website maintenance, as well as creating and posting social media content for the organization.
  • The member will help the Bike Walk Knoxville team with applying for various grants and fulfilling the requirements of grants Bike Walk Knoxville has already been awarded.
  • The member will serve as a representative of these organizations at community and government meetings and events.
  • During the member’s term, they will become familiar with Knoxville and Knox County ordinances, policies, and regulations that impact the cross-section of built environment and health.
  • The member will also research and comprehend Complete Streets concepts and policies.
Site Preferences/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in nonprofit management, education, environmental science, or other science
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Ability to speak publicly
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office, Gmail, and Google Drive
  • Interest in litter prevention, waste reduction, and beautification as community improvement mechanisms
  • Valid driver’s license with ability to transport oneself and supplies to community locations for events and meetings
Member Benefits Include:
  • A modest living allowance of $20,000*, or, $851.06 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
  • 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.