Location of Service: Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) – 901 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917
About Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC):
KCDC is the housing authority for the City of Knoxville and Knox County. We have 3,500 units dedicated to the low-income and extremely low-income area residents. We also manage an additional 4,000 vouchers through the Section 8 program. All of these residents are facing poverty-related issues. Our goal is to bring together partners from across the area to identify and help residents in areas of need.
We know that social isolation is a challenge for our residents who are place bound and financially challenged. This issue is exacerbated in our elderly residents who may also be mobility challenged. We have partners who are interested in providing events, activities, and programs for our residents; however, coordinating this can also be a challenge. There is also a desire to identify new partners to help fill the interests and needs of residents as identified by the KCDC needs assessment.
- Develop list of partners who can provide activities, events, and programs for elderly low-income residents
- Coordinate the delivery of the activities, events and programs across 3-6 properties
- Collect best practices, observations, and existing research around activities programming in low-income housing
- Evaluate programming and partnerships on an annual basis
- High school diploma or GED equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; social media platforms; Zoom.
- Superior written and oral communication skills.
- The ability to work well in a team environment with residents, community partners, and KCDC staff.
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.