Capacity Builder – TN RiverLine

Location of Service: Tennessee RiverLine – 2505 EJ Chapman Drive

About Tennessee RiverLine:

The Tennessee RiverLine is a vision for a continuous system of hiking, biking, and on-water experiences along the 652-mile reach of the Tennessee River from Knoxville, TN, to Paducah, KY. The system will serve as a catalyst for economic, social and environmental impact in the four states and dozens of cities, towns and rural communities along the Tennessee River, as well as the more than 4.5 million residents who call the Tennessee River Valley home. Beyond recreational, environmental and economic potential, the project embodies the spirit of innovation and regional collaboration that is our legacy in the Tennessee River Valley.

The Tennessee RiverLine seeks to:

  • reestablish upriver and downriver relationships
  • reconnect people and communities in the Tennessee River Valley by initiating regional and watershed wide partnerships
  • reclaiming the river’s edge across urbanized, rural and natural landscapes to provide for an unprecedented level of public access
Position Summary:

The CAC AmeriCorps member serving with the Tennessee RiverLine will be directly involved in the coordination of strategic and administrative capacity building. The member will work with Tennessee RiverLine staff and partners in developing an organizational strategy for implementation that is authentic and sustainable, and aligned with the guiding principles of the Tennessee RiverLine.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Administrative responsibilities and strategic development/organization
  • Development of Tennessee RiverLine Stewardship programming
  • Support in event planning and coordination including the Tennessee RiverLine Summit, Partnership Paddle, and Community Planning Initiative
  • Coordinated development of Tennessee RiverLine Diversity, Equity & Inclusion practices.
  • Serve as a resource for communities in the Tennessee RiverTowns Program to create capacity within program benchmarks.
  • Involved in the development of, and work with Tennessee RiverLine staff to create new community outreach, volunteer and engagement opportunities to further progress the vision of the Tennessee RiverLine.
  • Assist the Funding Strategist and Grants Manager to create capacity for fundraising efforts & develop funding opportunities for community partners.

This opportunity will provide the member with the ability to gain experience with strategic/action plan development and direct implementation of a diversity, equity and inclusion directive to carry forward within an organization. The member will develop skills and experience in grant writing and strategies for funding development. Members will demonstrate an ability to recruit and sustain volunteers and develop resources that help program members build capacity to do the same.

Site Preferences/Qualifications:
  • Education – High School Diploma/GED
  • Have the ability to collaborate and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously in an organized fashion.
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.

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