Program Coordinator – ASAP of Anderson

Location of Service: ASAP of Anderson – 131 S. Charles Seivers Blvd. Clinton TN, 37716

About ASAP of Anderson:

At ASAP of Anderson, our mission is to prevent and reduce substance misuse among youth and adults in Anderson County, Tennessee. ASAP has six core values which guide our work: prevention, compassion, knowledge, connectedness, progress, and proactivity. We have a vision of a drug-free Anderson County, and we strive to achieve it by engaging a coalition of volunteers, representing a variety of community sectors, to implement population-level change strategies.

Position Summary:
  • The ASAP of Anderson Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA will identify, research, and implement community engagement strategies to build the current coalition capacity and increase diversity, equity, and inclusionary practices.
  • The VISTA will expand and enhance relationships with communities across Anderson County, with a specific focus on individuals from underrepresented groups (race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographic location, sexual orientation, age, etc.).
  • Additionally, the VISTA will work alongside ASAP’s Youth Ambassador Coalition (YAC) to increase recruitment efforts and identify leadership and/or civic engagement programming to develop current YAC members.
  • Other responsibilities include: reviewing and updating current volunteer processes, volunteer orientation, committee structuring, community events, and monthly coalition meetings
  • Assist the ED in strategizing community engagement and fundraising without participating in the fundraising itself.

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

  • Skills in youth engagement, community involvement, volunteer recruitment and engagement, and grant management and implementation
  • Increased knowledge of Anderson County specifically and local government broadly
Site Preferences/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree at minimum
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Possess a positive attitude about engaging in community conversation
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Office Suite

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.