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Tennessee Environmental Council

Recycle Tennessee Program Assistant

Tennessee Environmental Council


Job Summary

The Recycle Tennessee Program Assistant will work in collaboration with the Recycle Tennessee Program Director and Recycle Tennessee Program Coordinator on our Recycling Roundup events. This position is located in Nashville, TN, and involves event planning and execution of our Recycling Roundup events.

About Us:
Tennessee Environmental Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage and achieve thriving habits, a circular economy, and climate balance in Tennessee. We are looking for passionate individuals who desire to help us achieve this goal.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist the Recycling Director Program Coordinator and other staff with the implementation of events
  • Interact with vendors, event partners, solid waste directors, and the public
  • Assist with planning and execution of events
  • Secure event materials
  • Running errands as needed
  • Assist with out-of-town events
  • Maintain records and files through Google drive and Google sheets 
  • Additional job duties as needed


  • Flexible schedule and availability to attend all 14 Recycling Roundup events 
  • Professional, punctual, self-motivated, dependable, with a strong work ethic
  • Availability to travel within TN
  • Must be organized, communicative, and able to work independently 
  • Familiar with spreadsheets, Adobe, Canva, and/or comparable software
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in event planning and execution
  • Ability to prioritize, with exceptional time-management skills

Physical Working Conditions:

  • 15% of this position is computer work

Outdoor Working Conditions at Roundup Events:

  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Ability to load/unload materials in and out of vehicles
  • You may sit, stand, or drive for long periods of time

Additional Information


  • Position: Part-Time Contractor
  • Hours: 10-20 hours a week (Primarily Friday-Tuesday)
  • Benefits: Hybrid work schedule. Bonus structure for working all Roundup events: $500 paid out at the end of the year.
  • Pay Range: Depending on experience, $17.50/hour
  • Working Hours: Some Friday afternoon through Saturday evening (with overnight stays) availability is required for our events, with some availability needed on Mondays and Tuesdays. (Approximately 14 events per year).

How to Apply

  • Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@tectn.org with the following in the subject line: Your last name and the position you are applying for. 
  • Please include answers to the following questions in your response.
  • What do you hope to contribute to the organization and our mission
  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • What specific skills and experiences do you possess that will benefit our organization?
  • Please, no phone calls. Thank you.
  • The application deadline is March 10, 2024.


  • Date Posted: February 28, 2024
  • Type: Contract / Temp
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Environment
  • Salary Range: $17.50/hour contractor