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Tennessee Environmental Council

Environmental Ambassadors Leader – AmeriCorps Members

Tennessee Environmental Council


Job Summary

Summary Statement 

Take action and get Tennesseans involved in improving our environment, from composting and recycling, to planting trees and pollinator habitats! Serve with Tennessee Environmental Council, a fast-growing organization with an inspiring vision of thriving habitats, a circular economy, and climate balance in Tennessee.

Term Commitment 

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

Position Description 

Do you have an optimistic mindset and want to help develop infrastructure for long-term change for the benefit of our environment? You will enjoy this service role if you think systemically, and have a desire to make a meaningful difference toward sustainability. The perfect member for this role is a self-motivated individual with a mind for developing solutions to complex problems.

As the Environmental Ambassadors Leader, you will participate in a variety of projects, such as coordinating volunteer events, planting habitats, composting, producing and distributing educational materials (videos, brochures), conducting recycling cart scans, and more. Our top priority is for you to learn our current systems and practices, to identify opportunities to increase our capacity, and to design and implement solutions. This role will will contribute to significantly increasing the number of people involved in sustainability in Tennessee.

This AmeriCorps member will leave their service term with skills in program design, volunteer engagement, project management, and outreach strategies in the environmental sector.

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



  • Recruit and communicate with volunteers
  • Train volunteers to become more engaged in TEC programs in their local communities
  • Develop systems for managing large numbers of volunteers and local leaders/ambassadors
  • Improve the effectiveness of the existing community outreach and engagement platform
  • Research and develop best practices in program delivery

Typical Day In This Position

On a typical day, you will report to the office and meet with your service mentor. Your days will be balanced between being in the field working on projects, and being in the office on your computer. You will follow a work-plan that you have developed with your service mentor to make sure that you are keeping on track with your goals.

Service Schedule 

Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm, and some Saturdays (about once a month), around 37.5 hours a week.



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

(1) Working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, both urban and rural
(2) Proficiency in using Google Workspaces or ability to learn new computer skills quickly
(3) Interest or experience in grassroots organizing principles
(4) Awareness of the value of sustainability practices (i.e. recycling, composting, etc.)

Key abilities include:

(1) Excellent written and verbal communication skills
(2) Recognizing and responding to opportunities to improve an existing system or operations

Other Skills 

Multi/bilingual skills would be helpful in this position (especially Spanish fluency), but not necessary.


Some College

Can professional experience be substituted for formal education: Yes

Physical Requirements 

Lift and carry up to 20-30lbs; Responsibilities in the position may entail sitting for extended periods of time; 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; Service responsibilities require moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.; Service responsibilities require the member to communicate verbally via the telephone and/or computer.;

Required Driver’s License: Yes

Additional Information


  • $6,495 education award, upon completion of service contract
  • Federal student loan forbearance and accrued interest payment
  • Bronze-level health coverage through
  • Training and professional development in nonprofit management
  • $20,000 living allowance, paid in bi-weekly increments

How to Apply

Please apply using the link:


  • Date Posted: April 7, 2022
  • Type: VISTA / AmeriCorps
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 08/15/2022
  • Salary Range: 20000
  • Working Hours: 37.5