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Urban Forestry Coordinator
The Urban Forestry Coordinator (Coordinator) participates in a yearlong term of AmeriCorps service (1,700 hours) to support the Cumberland River Compact’s (CRC) urban forestry program activities, including tree and rain garden site selection, maintenance route scheduling, GIS mapping of existing and future tree sites, and volunteer management. The Coordinator expands CRC’s capacity to care for urban trees and greenscapes and helps the agency maintain up-to-date data and resources, particularly those available to area residents. CRC works in areas that need it by identifying and prioritizing areas with higher surface temperatures, lower permeable areas, higher rates of upper respiratory related hospitalizations, and lower canopy coverage. Without maintenance, silviculture planning, and volunteer coordination, newly planted tree survival drops to roughly 60%. The Coordinator provides the support needed to grow and maintain programs designed to provide long-term forestry support for Nashville. At the end of the term, the member will have developed project management, event and volunteer coordination, arboriculture, horticulture, and silviculture skills. Ideal experience includes working outdoors around trees, plants, and heavy equipment, as well as experience with youth and adult volunteers. CRC seeks a service member who is interested in playing a vital role in building forestry programs that encompass strategic planning and support environmental justice initiatives. The Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program engages civic-minded individuals in yearlong terms of public service. AmeriCorps members are part of a 17-person cohort that receive skills training, professional development, and networking opportunities through a partnership between HON and participating AmeriCorps Program agencies. HON does not discriminate based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, or other factors which deny the essential humanity of all people.
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Member Duties : Support staff with outreach events, including the enhancement of outreach materials. - Assist with watering up to 2,000 trees annually and increase capacity to water up to 4,000 trees/year. - Help CRC meet their goal of planting 8,000 trees by Jan 1st, 2020. - Assist with Opportunity Now partnership between governments and schools. - Advance Root Nashville social media, promotional material production, and event planning. - Help develop and expand the green collar training program (for tree care, raingarden, and stream monitoring) and create a long term support structure for CRC’s Tree Care Program. - Support stream monitoring and riparian buffer maintenance at dam removal sites. - Provide rain garden consultations for Davidson County Residents. - Assist with implementing volunteer water stewardship projects. – Recruit, coordinate and supervise volunteer groups, and provide appropriate training and supplies for each site.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Public Safety ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Environment . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Youth Development ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Environment ,  Community Organization ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Trade/Construction ,  Education ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Urban Planning . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Urban Forestry Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
08/26/2019  -   08/14/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TENNESSEE  

Accepting Applications
From  04/26/2019  To  09/01/2019 

Contact Jann Seymour
37 Peabody St
Nashville   TN   37210

Listing ID 88696