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Cumberland River Compact

AmeriCorps Member – Environmental Education Coordinator

Cumberland River Compact


Job Summary

The Environmental Education Coordinator (Coordinator) makes an impact on the community and the lives of youth with the Cumberland River Compact’s environmental education programs. The Coordinator will serve every day educating, empowering, and inspiring environmental action.
The Environmental Education Coordinator serves with a 30-member cohort of community-focused individuals who receive skills training, professional development, and networking opportunities through a partnership between Cumberland River Compact and Hands On Nashville, Middle Tennessee’s volunteer resource center.

The Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps program is made possible through the support of the Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund, Volunteer Tennessee, and participating AmeriCorps host organizations. 

Nashville is powered by people of all ages, races, ethnicities, skin tones, sexes, genders, sexualities, religions, abilities, and socioeconomic statuses engaging in service together. This is a city where YOU matter and YOU make a difference. Join us as we tackle the community’s most pressing challenges through service by becoming a Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program member.

Job Responsibilities

The Cumberland River Compact is looking for a compassionate educator with an interest in delivering environmental education programs and developing new education resources for youth and the community. The Coordinator will build and grow youth and community education programs focused on fostering a connection with nature and providing equitable education, resources, and experiences to empower environmental action.

The Compact seeks someone who is experienced in working with youth and community groups in either an informal or formal education setting and is excited about building skills to develop and grow education programs. The ideal candidate is charismatic with excellent verbal and written communication skills and a passion for the environment. The Coordinator will gain experience in education program management, content and resource development, and community engagement in urban and rural settings.


  • Coordinate and deliver youth education programs for classrooms, afterschool groups, and community groups in person and virtually.
  • Build The Compact’s capacity to deliver youth and community programs through research, curriculum development, outreach, and evaluation.
  • Expand and foster The Compact’s community of educators across Tennessee through coordinated outreach and marketing.
  • Prepare curriculum, resources, and outreach for teacher trainings.
  • Collaborate with community organizations for the Youth Climate Summit, including marketing the event, leading the youth leadership team, and evaluating the program.
  • Coordinate, evaluate, and expand community education events and programs, including River Talks.
  • Develop and evaluate family engagement events and resources.


The Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program is designed for entry-level or experienced professionals interested in a career in nonprofit management. You have amazing skills. We will teach you how to put them to work for the greater good. 


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Interests

  • Communications
  • Community Organizing
  • Education
  • Leadership
  • Recruitment
  • Teaching/Tutoring
  • Writing/Editing
  • Youth Development
  • Environment
  • Teamwork;

Minimum Requirements

  • Commitment to fulfill a one-year term of service (August 16, 2021 – July 29, 2022)
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Reliable access to transportation (Members will be reimbursed for service-related mileage.)
  • U.S. Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • National Service Criminal History Check clearance 

Physical Requirements

Lift and carry up to 20-30lbs; Responsibilities in the position may entail sitting for extended periods of time; Responsibilities in this position may entail standing for extended periods of time.; Responsibilities in the position may entail serving in the outdoors and potentially in inclement weather; Office or service environment may include noisy environments.; Service responsibilities require moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.; Service responsibilities require member to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl;

Additional Information


  • $6,345 education award, upon completion of service contract
  • Federal student loan forbearance and accrued interest payment
  • Bronze-level health coverage through Healthcare.gov
  • Training and professional development in nonprofit management

How to Apply

Please complete the Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Application Form. We will contact you within two weeks to let you know if you have been selected for an interview.

Accepting candidates on a rolling basis through August 1, 2021


  • Date Posted: March 26, 2021
  • Type: VISTA / AmeriCorps
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 08/16/2021
  • Salary Range: $17,500 living allowance, paid in bi-weekly increments
  • Working Hours: 35 – 40 hours per week