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Tennessee Environmental Council

Recycle Tennessee Program Coordinator

Tennessee Environmental Council


Job Summary

The Recycle Tennessee Program Coordinator will work in collaboration with the Recycle Tennessee Program Director and Recycle Tennessee Program Assistant for our Recycling Roundup events. This position is located in Nashville, Tennessee. It is a hybrid position that includes occasional scheduled out-of-town events. In this position you will assist in securing sponsorships, program development, and expansion. You will collaborate with team members, and assist with administrative tasks such as maintaining and creating spreadsheets, reports, communications, and tracking expenses. You will be on-site for event setup, as well as assisting with event planning and execution via communications with applicants, vendors, and others.​

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, and Program Assistant with the implementation, planning, and execution of events
  • ​Create and submit invoices, track expenditures
  • Detailed e-filing
  • Prepare and create reports
  • ​Maintain records and files through Google Drive and sheets 
  • Seek sponsorships to work in conjunction with TEC
  • Create marketing materials (i.e. flyers, handouts, and advertisements)
  • Assist Communications Manager with social media promotions 
  • Interact with vendors, event partners, solid waste directors, and the public
  • Research and connect with local news media outlets
  • Research outreach opportunities
  • Secure event materials
  • Running errands as needed 
  • Point person for out-of-town events
  • Maintain records and files through Google Drive and Google Sheets 
  • Additional job duties as needed


  • Professional, punctual, self-motivated, dependable, with a strong work ethic
  • Availability to travel within Tennessee
  • Availability for some evening and weekend events
  • Must be organized, communicative, and able to work independently 
  • Well-versed in Google Workspaces, 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
  • Experience with grant preparation is a plus (research, reading, writing, tracking, submitting)
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Physical Working Conditions:

  • 75% 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: Full-time employee, based in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours a week
  • Benefits: Paid vacation, personal time off, paid holidays, hybrid work schedule
  • Salary Range: $37,000-$40,000 (based on experience)
  • Working Hours: 9 am to 5 pm with flexibility. Some Friday evening/Saturday availability is required for events, including some overnight stays

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: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Environment
  • Salary Range: $37,000-$40,000