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Cumberland River Compact

Education and Outreach Associate

Cumberland River Compact


Job Summary

The Cumberland River Compact is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the health and enjoyment of the Cumberland River and its tributaries through education, restoration, and collaboration. Serving three million people and thousands of species, the Cumberland River Compact works to address root causes of water pollution, both urban and rural. Integral to the success of our mission are our knowledgeable and dedicated staff that embody the values of our organization, and work closely as a team to advance conservation goals.

The Education and Outreach Associate will report to the Education and Outreach Manager and is responsible for coordinating and delivering high-quality youth education programs to schools and community groups. We are seeking a qualified candidate with interest and experience in delivering environmental education programs and developing new programs focused on fostering a connection with nature. The Education and Outreach Associate is expected to spend approximately 60% of their time directly engaging with students and teachers at schools and community programs. 

The Cumberland River Compact is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion, and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.


Job Responsibilities

  1. Coordinate and deliver high-quality environmental education programs for classrooms, afterschool group, and community groups in-person and virtually. 
  2. Conduct outreach and marketing for school programs including connecting with local school districts. Serve as the main point of contact for all school program inquiries including contract processing, invoicing, and communication. 
  3. Maintain organization and inventory of program supplies and submit material orders when needed. 
  4. Develop and update curriculum for K-12 school programs in accordance with the Cumberland River Compact model. 
  5. Support community education outreach and events including River Talks, the City Nature Challenge, neighborhood/HOA outreach, and business engagement. 
  6. Develop educational materials including flyers, activities, and formal signage. 
  7. Assist with Family Engagement programs like the annual Waterfest – a youth education special event. 
  8. Support other Education and Outreach activities as assigned by the Education and Outreach Manager



  • Bachelor degree in education, environmental science, biology, natural resources, or related degree. 
  • 1 to 2 years of experience in education program delivery, coordination, and development.
  • Environmental Science knowledge and a willingness to learn new topics. 
  • Enthusiasm for working with children and teachers. 
  • Collaborative mindset and ability to work with a team. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Virtual platforms (Zoom)
  • Ability to lift 30lbs or more and stand on feet for prolonged time.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle
  • Ability to travel within Middle Tennessee. 
  • Meet the requirements of our background screening process


  • Proficiency in an additional language (Spanish or Arabic preferred).
  • Experience with teacher professional development and curriculum writing. 
  • Graphic Design skills (Adobe or Canva)

Additional Information


This position is part-time (30 hours per week), hourly compensation with the potential of full-time as funding develops.

How to Apply

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to 

Please do not call regarding this position.



  • Date Posted: June 13, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 07/05/2022
  • Salary Range: $20 per hour
  • Working Hours: Must be available Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 6:00pm for programming delivery. Schedule will vary week to week and appropriate flexibility will be provided.