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The Land Trust for Tennessee

Conservation Volunteer Program Leader – AmeriCorps Member

The Land Trust for Tennessee

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Job Summary

Term Commitment  

Full Time, August 15,2022 – July 28, 2023

Summary Statement 

Do you crave quality time with the great outdoors? Are you particularly fond of Tennessee’s beautiful natural landscapes? Join The Land Trust for Tennessee in developing a successful volunteer program, serving our protected, historic 64-acre Glen Leven Farm, and supporting our conservation work across the state. The Land Trust for Tennessee (“LTTN”) is an accredited non-profit land conservation organization, protecting over 135,000 acres in Tennessee.

Position Description 

This position is right for you if you enjoy connecting with people from all backgrounds and have a passion for conservation and serving outdoors. We are looking for a self-motivated problem solver who is confident serving independently as part of a supportive and collaborative team.

During the service term, the Conservation Volunteer Program Leader will lay the framework for and implement a sustainable volunteer program for the organization. Land Trust for Tennessee’s hope is to bring a more diverse volunteer group to work with our team. This member will lead recruitment efforts and engagement opportunities, and expands the Land Trust’s mission to a variety of audiences through well-managed service opportunities.

This member will gain project and people management skills from this service role, both from coordinating volunteers, as well as developing and implementing volunteer projects and programs. They will gain knowledge on best practices in conservation and farm management through their service with The Land Trust for Tennessee and in planning various education opportunities.

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.

The HON AmeriCorps Program is made possible through generous support from Volunteer Tennessee, The Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund, and AmeriCorps, the federal agency connecting individuals and organizations through service and volunteering to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities 

  • Recruit and communicate with volunteers interested in opportunities to serve with The Land Trust for Tennessee, including conservation, education, and events
  • Develop a structured and strategic framework for a diverse volunteer programming at Glen Leven Farm
  • Develop effective processes for the volunteer program – including recruitment, training, engagement, and tracking results
  • Coordinate and implement engaging volunteer opportunities at Glen Leven Farm, surrounding important conservation topics like invasive plant removal, that are centered around education and best practices

Typical Day In This Position 

A typical day will fluctuate between computer-based service and program-based engagement with volunteers. Serving in the office at The Land Trust for Tennessee’s Glen Leven Farm means that a good bit of time will be spent outside, organizing materials for upcoming projects, planning logistics based on farm capacity, and collaboration with staff on scheduling, opportunities, and learning more about LTTN operations.

Service Schedule 

Monday Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., around 37.5 hours a week. Schedule may fluctuate through weekend or evening events and volunteer projects, which will be communicated in advance.

Qualifications

Competencies  

Members should have experience with or the willingness to develop competencies in these areas:

  1. Work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  1. Adapt and learn new skills quickly.
  1. Solve problems and overcome challenges.
  1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  1. Good attendance, punctuality, and enthusiasm for your work.

Key abilities include:

  1. Must be willing to perservere through challenging or monotonous tasks and inspire others to participate.
  1. Must be able to serve outside in all types of weather.

Prerequisites: High School Diploma/GED

Can professional experience be substituted for formal education: Yes

Physical Requirements: Lift and carry up to 20-30lbs; 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; Service responsibilities may include ascending or descending ladders; 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; Service responsibilities require the member to communicate verbally via the telephone and/or computer;

Required Driver’s License: Yes

Additional Information

Benefits

  • $6,495 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
  • $20,000 living allowance, paid in bi-weekly increments

How to Apply

Please apply using the link:https://forms.office.com/r/4BZ11DvFuv

Details

  • Date Posted: April 11, 2022
  • Type: VISTA / AmeriCorps
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 08/15/2022
  • Salary Range: 20000
  • Working Hours: 37.5