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Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership

FreeStore Community Resource Leader – AmeriCorps

Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership

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Job Summary

Term Commitment  

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

Summary Statement 

Do you wake up every day passionate about helping your neighbors? Do you enjoy building relationships? Help us create partnerships throughout the city to serve our most vulnerable neighbors by becoming an AmeriCorps member with Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership.

Position Description 

This role is perfect for a member interested in equity, justice, and liberation who values building and maintaining relationships. The FreeStore Community Resource Leader will help neighbors access food, toiletry, and essential household items. This role involves a lot of communication with people from a variety of backgrounds, so someone confident in this skillset is essential.

This AmeriCorps Member will build the capacity of our FreeStore and expand FreeStore locations to high-need neighborhoods throughout the city. As Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership works to meet the overwhelming and growing needs of our neighbors, this AmeriCorps member will be vital to reaching our goals.

You will gain skills in program design, project management, volunteer recruitment and management, evaluation design, communications, and capacity building.

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 potential community partners
  • Organize logistics of new FreeStore locations
  • Coordinate community partnerships in high-priority communities
  • Establish program model for mobile FreeStore

 

Typical Day In This Position 

Each day brings something new as you seek the best way to meet the needs of our neighbors. You will be coordinating with and meeting neighbors and community partners daily.

Service Schedule 

Standard hours are Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. with some flexiblility permitted when communicated in advance.

Qualifications

Competencies  

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

(1) Working with individuals from diverse backgrounds
(2) Utilizing interpersonal, organizational and conflict resolution skills
(3) Calendar and time management
Key abilities include:

(1) Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
(2) Using good judgement and maintaining professional behavior
(3) Willingness to solve problems and overcome challenges.

Other Skills 

Bilingual skills that can benefit partnership development and member services are a plus

Additional Information

Benefits

  • $3,172 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
  • $10,000 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 7, 2022
  • Type: VISTA / AmeriCorps
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 08/15/2022
  • Salary Range: 10000
  • Working Hours: 15-20