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AmeriCorps Senior Program Manager

Basic Function:

Advance the mission of Volunteer Tennessee by managing grants to support Tennessee AmeriCorps programs.

Philosophy of the position:

The position works as part of the AmeriCorps Team to support Tennessee AmeriCorps programs to meet
compelling community needs, strengthen communities, and build a lifelong ethic of service among Tennessee AmeriCorps members.

Essential functions:

1.  TeamManagement

a.  Supervise AmeriCorps Program Manager;

b.  Coordinate with Executive Director on AmeriCorps Teamdirection;

2.  ProgramManagement

a.  Provide support to AmeriCorps State and Volunteer Generation Fund programs through regular communication with program directors, host agency staff, and federal funding agency;

b.  Coordinate appropriate training and technical assistance for programs;

c.  Lead AmeriCorps Team to develop strategic plans and policy documents;

d.  Assist in responding to public information requests related to AmeriCorps and National Service;

3.  Program Compliance

a.  Coordinate annual risk-based program monitoring;

b.  Monitor program performance through site visits, desk reviews, and progress/financial report reviews;

4.  AmeriCorps State and Volunteer Generation Fund Funding Process

a.  Develop and implement strategies to maintain or expand funding of National Service programs;

b.  Oversee annual grants application process to administer federal funding;

c.  Negotiate programmatic and budgetary changes with funded programs;

5.  Other

a.  Develop federal financial and progress reports;

b.  Support development of sub-grantee contracts with funded programs; and

c.  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 one year of State Service Commission experience required.

2.  Staff supervision experience and understanding of principles of leadership preferred.

3.  Understanding of and commitment to AmeriCorps, National Service and engagement of persons with disabilities as AmeriCorps members.

4.  Understanding of principles of financial and program management and grants administration, and familiarity with state service commission and state administrative procedures.

5.  Ability to develop and maintain high-level professional coaching, monitoring and collaborative relationships and commitment to team work.

6.  Ability to express oneself clearly and accurately, both orally and in writing.

7.  Ability to problem-solve in a complex regulatory environment.

8.  Ability to prioritize and get things done calmly in a fast-moving environment.

9.  Ability to prepare and maintain detailed, accurate records, reports and files.

10.  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.  Position annual salary is $47,000.  Subject to federal funding availability. 

To apply, send cover letter and resume to by September 28, 2018.

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