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Tennessee Disability Coalition

Community Engagement Specialist

Tennessee Disability Coalition


Job Summary

The Tennessee Disability Coalition (Coalition) is seeking qualified applicants for a half-time, 20 hours per week Community Engagement Specialist Position. This position is funded by a CARES Act Grant through the end of September 2021. This role will be responsible for managing a community outreach and engagement effort, with a particular emphasis on reaching seniors and rural Tennessee, to reduce social isolation for individuals with disabilities. This work will contribute to the mission of the organization: to promote the full and equal participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life. This individual must be comfortable working within a mission-driven not-for-profit organization.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide information and assistance to connect Tennesseans with disabilities and their family members to their larger communities and available disability services
  • Establish and maintain regional and affinity Facebook groups to create a space for community and engagement for Tennesseans with disabilities
  • Manage a check-in system via text or other communication to support individuals with disabilities
  • Conduct a needs assessment to determine the type of equipment most needed to reduce social isolation for adults with disabilities in the state
  • Manage a modest equipment lending program based on the results of the needs assessment conducted


  • 2 years minimum experience in social service, social work, independent living or health care field
  • Experience providing one-on-one support for vulnerable individuals
  • Experience using social media for community outreach and engagement
  • Excellent writing and computer skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain trust
  • Must have the ability to handle a variety of assignments within a given timeframe and with minimal supervision
  • Must have the ability to interact effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultural traditions
  • Experience managing support groups for vulnerable populations, preferred
  • Knowledge of resources available for Tennesseans with disabilities, preferred

Additional Information


This is a half-time 20 hours per week position. The work hours are flexible. This is a work-from-home position. You are welcome to enroll in our voluntary 503(B) retirement plan and supplemental health care coverage options.

How to Apply

A cover letter and resume must be submitted via email to:


  • Date Posted: January 27, 2021
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services