Location of Service: Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee – 1100 Marion St., Suite 100
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee defends potential in children through strong and enduring, professionally supported one‐to‐one relationships that change lives for the better, forever. Children enrolled in the program achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 50-year history in the Knoxville area. http://www.tennesseebig.org/
- Design and communicate methods and opportunities for families to remain (or become) physically active, leading BBBS-ETN’s Hiking and Fit Clubs on environmentally educational excursions in partnership with Sierra Club,
- Assist with planning and implementing large-scale match activities and trainings – either online or in person – for Bigs, Littles, and their families.
- Deepen partnerships and seek new ones, with organizations like the YMCA, Legacy Parks Foundation, and more.
- Create and disseminate a newsletter on community wellness, to include healthy food, exercise, and avoiding opioids and other substances.
- Assist with creating a plan to build strong relationships with families whose children are waiting for a mentor and will offer program of interest to these stakeholders.
- Share resources for families affected by Tennessee’s opioid epidemic.
- Focus on engaging Littles and communities of color.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required.
- Passion for the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee
- Belief that all youth have potential
- Effective communication and writing skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office
- Ability to work with diverse population
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 $6,495 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 healthcare.gov
- 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.