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Friends of Shelby Park and Bottoms

Community Program Manager

Friends of Shelby Park and Bottoms


Job Summary

Friends of Shelby is looking for a fun, organized, and community-minded individual to join our team as the Community Programs Manager. This full-time position will oversee unique community programs and events focused on engaging with nature, getting active, and connecting with neighbors. They will oversee the volunteer program and help as needed to coordinate park improvement projects. They will help with Friends of Shelby signature events like the Cornelia Fort Pickin’ Parties, Full Belly 5K, and Music City Hot Chicken Festival.

Job Responsibilities

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, facilitate, and supervise varied free community program activities for engaging the community at Shelby Park and Bottoms that align with FOS mission and strategy.
  • Lead the Friends of Shelby Schools Outreach Program.
  • Supervise the Friends of Shelby volunteer program including:
    • Annual goal setting and planning
    • Data tracking
    • Oversee Volunteer Coordinator(s) and (AmeriCorps members(s))
  • Assist with coordination of park improvement projects including procuring quotes and working with contractors on site, as needed.
  • Assist with event coordination including existing signature events, as needed including:
    • Vendor coordination
    • Marketing
    • On-site facilitation
  • Represent the FOS organization at community and park events, as needed.

General Duties

  • Promote Friends of Shelby programs on social media, monthly newsletter, and in community outlets.
  • Present program information in person to park visitors, community members, and partners.
  • Communicate with growing network of stakeholders including other nonprofits, neighborhood entities, businesses, etc.
  • Collect, report, and process data and documents related to agency operation.
  • Work a flexible schedule averaging 40 hours per week, including occasional early mornings, nights, weekends, and local travel
  • Work in the outdoors under various weather conditions; traverse uneven terrain; walk, stand, bend, stoop, and lift 50lb on a regular basis
  • Maintain a means of personal transportation and communication


Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or more than four years experience in related fields, such as education, environment, healthcare, or social services.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Competencies in computer programs and technology:
    • Must use Microsoft Suite including Word and Excel without assistance.
    • Must use point of sale systems. FOS can train as needed.
    • Knowledge of CRM/Donor Database is preferred. FOS can train as needed.
    • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or Canva is preferred. FOS can train as needed.
    • Knowledge of GIS mapping software is preferred. FOS can train as needed.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.
  • Acceptable background check.

Qualities and Skills

  • Passion for the mission and shared values with FOS.
  • Attention to timeliness and details.
  • Demonstrate success working collaboratively in support of shared goals.
  • Confidence in speaking and engaging with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to present to, work with, and apply feedback from the Board to develop successful Community Engagement program.

Additional Information


This fulltime, exempt employee reports to the Executive Director. Compensation includes an annual salary starting at $50,000.  Paid time off is 30 days annually, including self-selected holidays, vacation, and sick time.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to by February 15


  • Date Posted: January 12, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 03/15/2023
  • Salary Range: $50,000+
  • Working Hours: 40 hr/week