Location of Service: Cokesbury Church / Fig Tree – 9919 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922
About Cokesbury Church / Fig Tree:
Fig Tree is a place to be seen and known, offering a variety of services as well as a gathering place for friendship and community. While striving to create a safe community for everyone, we prioritize our most vulnerable neighbors. Fig Tree connects community members with a variety of Cokesbury resources including: financial services, free tax assistance, hot meals, and Cokesbury’s food pantry. During open hours, we also offer access to computers, the internet, restrooms, laundry facilities, and showers, as well as trained volunteers who are available for relational ministry and referrals.
- Collect and organize census data, to better understand the Knoxville landscape.
- Build upon an interactive map of service providers.
- Discover what plagues Knoxville’s nonprofit community by surveying relevant service providers.
- Organize community listening sessions to gain an understanding of issues from the perspective of people.
- Compile information gained from listening sessions, surveys, and census data to improve upon our community needs assessment.
- Brainstorm, outline, and coordinate unique project plans that pull in key resources (volunteers, grants, partners, gift-in-kind donations, etc), based on findings from the needs assessment.
- Promote wellbeing and self-sufficiency for our unhoused guests.
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree in nonprofit management, community development, social services or related field preferred.
- Competent technology skills.
- Excellent people skills: able to work with people from a variety of backgrounds; in particular unhoused community members that may be experiencing a variety of issues including untreated mental illnesses and addiction.
- Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
- Solid organizational skills.
- Comfortable working in an inclusive, faith-based setting.
- Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit able to chart new paths and try new things given support and direction from Outreach Team Leader.
- Solid relationship skills and an innate love for people. All data, research, and recommendations should be rooted in a deep knowledge of and love for our prioritized stakeholders.
Member Benefits Include:
- A modest living allowance of $r $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.