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The Urban Tree Education Coordinator – AmeriCorps Member

Hands On Nashville


Job Summary

The Urban Tree Education Coordinator (Coordinator) participates in a yearlong term (1,700 hours) of AmeriCorps service supporting the Nashville Tree Foundation (NTF) in the preservation and enhancement of Nashville’s urban forests by planting trees in urban areas, identifying the oldest and largest trees in Davidson County, and educating the public about the value of trees.  

The Coordinator leads programming for the public and sixth-grade students on the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive beetle, and its impact on native species of Ash in Middle Tennessee. This AmeriCorps Member will gain valuable experience in education program design and implementation. 

The Coordinator serves as part of a 23-person cohort of civic-minded individuals who receive skills training, professional development, and networking opportunities through a partnership between NTF and the Hands On Nashville (HON) AmeriCorps Program. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop a comprehensive EAB education campaign for raising awareness among the public 
  • Create engaging curriculum for the EAB program and deliver lessons in sixth-grade classrooms 
  • Coordinate and train volunteers to conduct community outreach and deliver public programs on EAB 
  • Design content and resources for NTF’s website, social media platforms, and printed materials 

About Nashville Tree Foundation 

The Nashville Tree Foundation works to preserve and enhance Nashville’s urban forests by planting trees in urban areas, identifying the oldest and largest trees in Davidson County, and educating the public about the value of trees.

About HON 

HON builds capacity for individuals and agencies to meet needs through volunteerism. The HON AmeriCorps Program is made possible through support from the Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund, Volunteer Tennessee, and participating AmeriCorps host organizations. 


Preferred Knowledge & Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills  
  • Confident public speaker with dynamic teaching style 
  • Passionate about environmental sustainability  
  • Experience teaching is a plus 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Commitment to fulfill a one-year term of service (August 17, 2020-August 8, 2021) 
  • Bachelor’s Degree  
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable access to transportation (Members will be reimbursed for service-related mileage.)  
  • U.S. Citizenship  
  • National Service Criminal History Check clearance 

HON does not discriminate based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, or other factors which deny the essential humanity of all people.

Additional Information


  • Living allowance of $17,000, paid bi-weekly throughout the term of service   
  • Education award of $6,095, applicable to student loans and/or future education expenses at an accredited institution, upon fulfillment of service obligations  
  • Healthcare coverage, if elected  
  • Childcare benefits, if eligible  
  • Professional development training and ample networking opportunities 

How to Apply

Apply online at by July 30, 2020

For more information, please contact: 

Nicki Avila  



  • Date Posted: June 9, 2020
  • Type: VISTA / AmeriCorps
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 08/17/2020
  • Working Hours: 35-40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm