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Cumberland River Compact

AmeriCorps Member – Urban Forestry Data and Outreach Coordinator

Cumberland River Compact


Job Summary

The Urban Forestry Data and Outreach Coordinator (Coordinator) will serve as support to the Cumberland River Compact’s urban forestry activities through the Root Nashville campaign, by leading data management efforts and coordinating communications with tree recipients.

The Urban Forestry Data and Outreach 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 an organized and proactive Data and Outreach Coordinator with an interest in project management, data collection and analysis, research, and communications. The Coordinator leads efforts within the Root Nashville campaign to track and add newly planted trees across the city, and manages communications with homeowners participating in planting events. The Coordinator may also participate in occasional fieldwork.

The Compact seeks an individual who loves to execute the crucial behind-the-scenes work that makes environmental outreach and restoration possible. The ideal candidate is highly detail-oriented, can independently work on multiple projects, and would enjoy communicating with a diverse array of individual tree recipients. Ongoing duties will include planting site research, creation and implementation of data management tools, and planting event preparation. Knowledge about trees and urban forestry is a plus, but not necessary. The Coordinator will gain experience in project planning and execution, evaluation, data management, community engagement, and urban forestry.

Lead data management with TreePlotter software and corresponding tracking.

  • Research locations of newly planted trees, to be tracked and logged.
  • Research and track potential planting sites.
  • Communicate delivery and planting details with tree recipients.
  • Manage planting schedules, details, and tasks on a team calendar.
  • Create templates for data management and tracking, for multiple project types.



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
  • Computers/Technology
  • Writing/Editing
  • Teamwork
  • Proficiency in Spanish highly preferred

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 30-50lbs; 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; Responsibilities in the position may entail operating machinery and/or power tools; Office or service environment is not wheelchair accessible; Service responsibilities may include ascending or descending ladders; 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