Community Schools VISTA – Knox Edu

Location of Service: Knox Education Foundation – 400 W Summitt Hill Dr.

About Knox Education Foundation:

Knox Education Foundation was established in 2020 as a non-profit 501 (c)l3) organization to promote high-quality education in Knox County Public Schools. The Foundation was created through the merger of Great Schools Partnership Trust and Project GRAD Knoxville, Inc. The Foundation works in partnership with but financially independent of the district to help close critical funding gaps by serving as a conduit between students, schools, and the greater Knox County community.

Position Summary:
  • Assist site coordinators with site-based needs and assets assessment which involves factual and perspective data.
  • Support implementation of specifically identified Site Steering Committee priorities assigned.
  • Assist with previously developed systems to support ongoing implementation of priority items.
  • Facilitate connections between community stakeholders, youth, local businesses, non-profits, and government staff to implement program and placemaking efforts in alignment with Community School site-specific priorities.
  • Implement existing site-based poverty intervention programs focused on students and families.
  • Build and foster positive relationships with school personnel, students, families and the school communities
Site Preferences/Qualifications:
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication ability
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and communities from neighborhoods, schools, and organizational partners.
  • Can perform as a professional in a flexible, high energy environment
  • Ability to work during the afternoons and/or on Fridays and some Saturdays.
Member Benefits Include:
  • A modest living allowance of $15,001.50 or, $575.40 bi-weekly (pre-tax), paid over 52 weeks.
  • Education Award of $6,345 that can be applied to student loans and/or future education expenses or a $1,800 end-of-service stipend.
  • A Health insurance subsidy is available for members covered through healthcare.gov
  • 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.
  • Relocation & Close-of-Service travel allowance if moving more than 50 miles from your home to serve.
  • Professional development and networking opportunities.
  • Settling-In Allowance of up to $750 (must be requested).
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility status for federal hiring after completion of service.
  • 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.