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Volunteer and Partner Engagement Leader – AmeriCorps Member

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Job Summary

The Volunteer and Partner Engagement Leader (Leaderparticipates in a yearlong term of AmeriCorps service (1,700 hours) supporting Nashville Diaper Connection’s (NDC) mission to ensure that every baby in Davidson County has enough diapers to stay clean, dry, and healthy. The Leader identifies new avenues to recruit volunteers for NDC, including outreach to local universities and daycare centers. The Leader will also be responsible for improving access to resources to address community needs. 

The Leader must have leadership and/or volunteer-management skills, provide excellent customer service through effective written and verbal communication, and be able to adapt to changing conditions. An interest in public health and social work is also beneficial.

The Coordinator serves as part of a 23-person cohort of civic-minded individuals who receive skills training, professional development, and networking opportunities as part of the HON AmeriCorps Program. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Engage higher education service programs to recruit additional volunteers and build a pipeline of committed community members 
  • Expand program reach through outreach to local daycares in Nashville  
  • Lead and direct in-house weekly diaper-wrapping events, including communication with volunteers and preparing supplies 
  • Expand agency partnerships 
  • Facilitate off-site diaper distribution events 
  • Engage in market research, particularly in public health and childcare  
  • Manage and organize inventory in warehouse and assist with logistics 

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 Nashville Diaper Connection 

Nashville Diaper Connection strives to ensure that every baby in Davidson County has enough diapers to stay clean, dry and healthy. 

About AmeriCorps 

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

Qualifications

Preferred Knowledge & Skills:

  • The candidate should be able to lift 20-30 pounds regularly from floor to overhead, push/pull pallets of diapers using a pallet jack, and tolerate repetitive bending and squatting.   
  • Able to carry out tasks independently as well as thrive as part of a team 
  • Energized by learning and problem solving 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

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

Benefits

  • 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 my.americorps.gov by July 30th. For more information, please contact: 

Nicki Avila  nicki@hon.org 

www.hon.org/americorps 

Details

  • Date Posted: June 16, 2020
  • Type: VISTA / AmeriCorps
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 08/17/2020
  • Working Hours: 35-40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm