Capacity Building Volunteer Coordinator

Location of Service: KickStand and Friends of Literacy – 4630 Holston Dr, Knoxville, TN 37914

About KickStand and Friends of Literacy:

The Member will work with two organizations that share an office and collaborate on programs.
Friends of Literacy (FOL) is the single comprehensive resource for adult, child, and family literacy in Knox and surrounding counties. Programs include Adult Literacy, for those 18 and older who cannot read or have low-level literacy skills; Reading Mentors, a tutoring program for younger elementary students; and Family Literacy, which provides children and families with books for home and gives parents the resources they need to help their children become better readers.

KickStand Community Bicycle Shop is an all-volunteer non-profit dedicated to providing bicycles to those who have limited resources and may not have access to other forms of transport. We also provide maintenance resources so riders can learn to keep their bikes in good working order. Partnering with other community groups allows KickStand to assist folks to make bicycling safer and more enjoyable.

Position Summary:
  • Develop database of prospects for volunteer outreach (civic groups, retiree groups, school PTA members, etc.).
  • Create and implement volunteer outreach plan and materials.
  • Develop database of current and potential community partners (schools, preschools, Head Start, after school programs, etc.) and all relevant contacts at each.
  • Create process for following up with partners to ensure success of and track metrics for all initiatives.
  • Coordinate with supervisors to create social media campaigns designed to increase awareness of FOL and KickStand among prospective volunteers and community partners.
  • Coordinate in-school, after-school, and community events with partners, FOL staff, and volunteers
  • Develop and implement Volunteer retention programs.
Site Preferences/Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree
  • Excellent communication skills with diverse stakeholders with different ages; clear writer, facilitator, and public Experience in marketing, public relations, social media
  • Successfully manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Self directed
  • Interest in bicycles
  • Able to lift 45 lbs
  • Available to work events during some weekends and evenings
Member Benefits Include:
  • A modest living allowance of $17,600 or, $675.08 bi-weekly (pre-tax), paid over 52 weeks.
  • Education Award of $6,495 that can be applied to student loans and/or future education expenses OR a $1,800 end-of-service stipend.
  • Housing subsidy of up to $300/month
  • Relocation reimbursement at $0.40/mile if relocating more than 50 miles for service
  • Up to $750 Settling-In Allowance to reimburse upfront moving costs
  • A Health insurance subsidy is available for members covered through
  • 80 Hours Personal Leave AND 80 Hours Sick Leave
  • 11 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.
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility status for federal hiring after completion of service.
  • 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.