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Nashville Promise Zone Jobs and Economic Development Coordinator



Job Summary

The mission of the Nashville Promise Zone (NPZ) is to foster intensive partnerships among Nashville’s organizations that serve high-poverty neighborhoods, improve the collective impact of their service, and address revitalization in a collaborative way. This VISTA position will build the capacity of the NPZ by collaborating with organizations that address poverty with a focus on jobs and economic activity.

Job Responsibilities

The Jobs and Economic Development Coordinator will support the Nashville Promise Zone (NPZ) Work Groups, Steering Committee and Community Members by assisting in Research, Goal Identification, Planning, and Capacity Building needs of the NPZ . Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Track and report the number of new professional development certifications earned by NPZ residents.
  • Evaluate and ensure the participation of appropriate residents and partner organizations in the Jobs and Economic Activity Working Group
  • Coordinate Jobs and Economic Activity Working Group: scheduling date and location of meetings, setting agendas, as well as recording and distributing meeting minutes to working group mailing list
  • Attend internal VISTA Team meetings regularly to discuss outcomes, brainstorm next steps to fortify self-sufficiency and overall progress the NPZ, Assist in planning and execution of ongoing NPZ projects with the goal of fostering collaboration
  • Develop and share stories with meaningful data that illustrate NPZ work toward jobs and economic activity
  • Assist one NPZ Subzone sponsor with capacity building activities as an independent project
  • Identify and collect data relevant to jobs and economic activity Key Indicators and S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, achievable, results-oriented, and time-bound) Goals
  • Assist Steering Committee with any efforts to improve long-term sustainability of the NPZ including supporting the NPZ in implementation and progression of a Collective Impact model


  • Be 18 years or older (no upper age limit)
  • Hold one of the following citizenship or legal residency statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card status), and persons legally residing within a state. Examples of persons legally residing within a state may include those holding the following classifications: refugee, asylee, temporary protected status throughout VISTA service, and holding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.

Additional Information


Living Allowance 
Members receive a modest bi-weekly living allowance to cover basic expenses.
Professional Development Training
Members have the opportunity to attend in-person and virtual training to learn how to be a community development change agent.
Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE)
AmeriCorps VISTA is the only AmeriCorps program that allows members to earn federal non-competitive eligibility, giving members an edge in the federal hiring process.
End of Service Award
Members can choose between a Segal Education Award (valued at approximately $6,000) to pay for a range of education expenses or a $1,800 cash stipend.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply through the AmeriCorps website: https://americorps.gov/serve/fit-finder/americorps-vista


  • Date Posted: May 12, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Other
  • Start Date: 07/06/2021
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm