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Volunteer Tennessee
Jim Snell, Executive Director

Position Openings

Volunteer Tennessee is seeking a Training and Support Manager.

Job Description – Training and Support Manager

Basic Function:
To advance the mission of Volunteer Tennessee by managing trainings and supporting programs.

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

Essential functions:

Event Planning and Management
1. Manage the Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning (TCVSL) and the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards (GVSA) including:
a. Develop strategic partners and conference sponsors;
b. Recruit and manage statewide conference planning groups;
c. Manage TCVSL and GVSA budgets;
d. Manage logistics for approximately 60 workshops, keynote speakers and other conference events;
e. Oversee communication, logistics, and registration for approximately 300 conference participants and 300 Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards participants; and
f. Manage contracting process between the State and conference location.

Marketing and Development
1. Manage Volunteer Tennessee’s general marketing, including social media and newsletter;
2. Develop and manage marketing plans for TCVSL and GVSA;
3. Recruit and manage GVSA County Coordinators;
4. Grant development and administration including: grant writing, reporting, and budgeting; and
5. Manage Lions Clubs International Grant and Lions Quest trainings throughout Tennessee.

Other Responsibilities
1. Support service-learning initiatives;
2. Strategic visioning with board to build service and service-learning in Tennessee;
3. Supervise Volunteer Tennessee interns; and
4. Support AmeriCorps team as needed.

Work Requirements/Qualifications:
1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience event planning or marketing.
2. Understanding of principles of leadership, public and nonprofit financial and program management, and grants administration.
3. Ability to develop and maintain high-level professional coaching, monitoring and collaborative relationships and commitment to team work.
4. Ability to express oneself clearly and accurately, both orally and in writing.
5. Ability to problem-solve, prioritize and get things done calmly in a fast-moving environment.
6. Ability to prepare and maintain detailed, accurate reports and files.
7. Computer competency (working ability in Photoshop or other design software a plus.)

Work Environment:
Non-smoking, active office in Nashville, TN; frequent interruptions, frequent telephone work. For more information on Volunteer Tennessee, see Position is state Executive Service employee with salary and benefits commensurate with experience. First step in the position annual salary range is $38,000. Subject to federal funding availability.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Jim Snell at by August 29, 2014.

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 Volunteer Tennessee via email at

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