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Volunteerism and Training Manager Position Description:

Basic Function:
Advance the mission of Volunteer Tennessee by developing and maintaining volunteerism infrastructure, managing trainings, and supporting programs.

Philosophy of the position:
The position works to support communities through volunteerism and strengthen Volunteer Tennessee’s sub-grantees through program development, event planning, training and support.

Essential functions:
Volunteerism Infrastructure
1. Implement and coordinate statewide volunteer management portal:
     a. Develop partnerships for statewide volunteer management portal;
     b. Manage statewide volunteer management portal listings; and
     c. Respond to public information requests related to volunteerism and service.
2. Plan and coordinate program management and program compliance:
     a. Provide support to Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF), Volunteer Center (VC), and Service-Learning (SL) programs through regular communication with program staff, technical assistance plan development, invoice processing, and file management;
     b. Develop and implement strategies to maintain or expand funding of National Service programs;
     c. Oversee annual sub-grant application process to administer federal funding;
     d. Support development of sub-grantee contracts with funded programs;
     e. Coordinate annual risk-based monitoring of VGF, VC and SL programs; and
     f. Monitor program performance through site visits, desk reviews, and progress/financial report reviews.
3. Plan and implement the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards (GVSA):
     a. Develop partnerships and sponsors for GVSA;
     b. Recruit and manage GVSA County Coordinators;
     c. Manage GVSA budget; and
     d. Oversee communication, logistics, and registration for approximately 300 GVSA participants.

Training and Technical Assistance
1. Plan and coordinate program support:
     a. Coordinate and provide appropriate training and technical assistance for AmeriCorps, VGF, VC and SL programs identified through regular contact, site visits, program reporting, and annual needs assessments; and
     b. Plan statewide and regional service/training events for National Service program staff and participants.
2. Support service-learning initiatives:
     a. Organize service-learning training and technical assistance for service-learning practitioners; and
     b. Support strategic visioning with board to build service and service-learning in Tennessee.

1. Develop federal financial and progress reports;
2. Supervise Volunteer Tennessee interns; and
3. Participate in state, regional, and national meetings.

Work Requirements/Qualifications:
1. Graduation from accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of experience in volunteer management or training required (State Service Commission experience preferred).
2. Understanding of principles and practices of training and technical assistance; adult learning; and leadership (knowledge of National Service preferred).  
3. Understanding of principles of financial and program management and grants administration, and familiarity with state service commission and state administrative procedures.
4. Ability to develop and maintain high-level professional coaching, monitoring and collaborative relationships and commitment to team work.
5. Ability to express oneself clearly and accurately, both orally and in writing.
6. Ability to problem-solve in a complex regulatory environment.
7. Ability to prioritize and get things done calmly in a fast-moving environment.
8. Ability to prepare and maintain detailed, accurate records, reports and files.
9. Computer competency (word processing, spreadsheets, database, etc.).

Work Environment
Non-smoking, active office in Nashville, TN; frequent interruptions, frequent telephone work.  For more information on Volunteer Tennessee, see  

Position is a State of Tennessee executive service employee with salary and benefits.  Median position annual salary is $42,120.  Subject to federal funding availability.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to by June 10, 2019.

Volunteer Tennessee is an Employer of National Service


Volunteer Tennessee encourages AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other National Service alumni to apply for position openings.  Volunteer Tennessee is committed to employing National Service alumni whenever possible.

Volunteer Tennessee is proud to be a Charter Member of Employers of National Service.  Employers of National Service builds a talent pipeline which connects AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni with leading employers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to create recruitment, hiring, and advancement opportunities.  Through this initiative, employers will have increased access to a dedicated, highly-qualified, and mission-oriented pool of potential employees.

Intern Openings:

Volunteer Tennessee seeks an energetic and organized intern to help in the planning and coordination of the Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning.  This statewide conference brings together leaders of change to encourage meaningful collaboration across different service sectors.  Interns would be involved in coordinating conference working groups, planning conference events, working with speakers, volunteers and other event staff.  Interns must have excellent communication and organization skills and a heart for service.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Managing social media for the conference
  • Promoting youth involvement
  • Coordinating Conference Working Groups
  • Being a hand on deck during the conference
  • Other Conference Tasks as Needed
  • Conference Follow-Up

To apply for an internship at Volunteer Tennessee, please download the Internship Application and return to

Persons interested in future staff or internship opportunities at the commission are encouraged to email a resume and cover letter to