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Community Tree Outreach Coordinator – AmeriCorps Member

Hands On Nashville


Job Summary

The Community Trees Outreach 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, identifying the oldest and largest trees in Davidson County, and educating the public about the value of trees.  

The Coordinator engages with communities through developing social media content, planning and hosting community outreach events, and working with NTF partners within designated neighborhoods. 

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 community engagement plan and schedule targeting residents in designated neighborhoods to raise awareness about this program  
  • Plan and execute community events to promote the program and provide information to the public regarding the benefits of trees, especially in urban communities  
  • Coordinate and train volunteers to plant and maintain trees on public and private lands and continue to engage the public by providing information about the program and benefits of trees  
  • Identify potential sites for rainwater collection cisterns and assists partners in setting up cisterns
  • Maintain positive relationships with our water rain collection host partners 
  • Design content and resources for NTF’s website, social media platforms, and printed materials 


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 

For more information, please contact: 

Nicki Avila at 615-298-1108  or .

Applications must be submitted by June 30, 2020. 

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.   

About AmeriCorps:
AmeriCorps is a voluntary public service program where members commit their time to address critical community needs. Learn more about AmeriCorps here.


  • Date Posted: May 14, 2020
  • Type: VISTA / AmeriCorps
  • Job Function: Program Management
  • Service Area: Environment
  • Start Date: 08/17/2020
  • Working Hours: 35-40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm