Program Coordinator – KKB

Location of Service: Keep Knoxville Beautiful – 2743B Wimpole Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914

About Keep Knoxville Beautiful:

Founded in 1978 to help “clean up” prior to the 1982 World’s Fair, KKB is a local nonprofit with a mission to promote a cleaner, greener, and more beautiful community. We pursue this by:

  • Educating students and the public about waste prevention
  • Facilitating and supporting litter pickups that make our roads and local waterways cleaner
  • Creating and protecting murals and hosting beautification mobs to make Knoxville a more beautiful and interesting place to live and visit.
Position Summary:
  • Educating area youth via school cleanups and the “Talking Tree” and other environmental education programs
  • Educating Knox County’s adult population on litter prevention and waste reduction
  • Organizing litter cleanups with various members of the community
  • Organizing graffiti removals
  • Recruiting volunteers for KKB
  • Maintaining all event records using Keep America Beautiful’s tracking system and Google Sheets
  • Maintaining an active social media presence
  • Assisting Executive Director, Director of Programs, and Board Committees
  • Assisting in planning special events including: Trash Runs, The Orchid Awards, Beautification Mobs, America Recycles Day, and fundraising events (i.e. pint nights)
  • Developing monthly e-newsletter using MailChimp
  • Implementing and managing KKB WasteWise program
  • Creating and developing new community partnerships
  • Tabling at volunteer fairs, expos, and community events to educate the public
  • Answering community questions about litter and recycling

The member(s) in this position will have the opportunity to gain the following skills/credentials:

  • Public speaking, outreach, and assisting with building community partnerships
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Lesson planning and environmental education
  • Event planning and fundraising
  • Social media – SquareSpace, MetaSuite (Instagram and Facebook), Canva, Mailchimp
  • Solid knowledge base of environmental topics such as waste reduction, carbon footprint, sustainable development, and water quality
  • Reporting and data collection
Site Preferences/Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Ability to work well with or without supervision while maintaining project deadlines
  • Ability to speak in public and relay information to individuals or groups
  • Ability to remain courteous and amicable while engaging with members of the public
  • Must be coachable, receptive to feedback, and have a desire to grow professionally in a team environment
  • Valid Driver’s License with good driving record
  • Must provide own transportation

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.

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