Engagement and Education AmeriCorps Specialist

Charlotte, NC

This position is based with Keep Charlotte Beautiful (KCB) located in Charlotte, NC. KCB inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. 

This 2023-2024 AmeriCorps position will have a start date (for new full-time 11 month members)of September 5th, 2023 (or soon thereafter), and an end date of July 31st 2024 (or 11 months after start date). 

**Please make sure you upload all of the required documents - Resume & Cover Letter. All AmeriCorps members must submit to having a National Sex Offender, State of Residence (if state is different than NC), State of NC, and Federal FBI Background check conducted. Any applicant denying to submit to these checks will be automatically disqualified as per federal regulations.

For the2023-2024 service year, Resilience Corps NC offers a living stipend that will range from $25,500 to $30,000 for 11 months (this is taxable and the final amount is dependent on federal funding granted by AmeriCorps in July, and candidates/applicants will be notified of that amount), health insurance reimbursement for premiums, childcare assistance, and professional development opportunities (some examples are three AmeriCorps cohort trainings that cover project management to strengths assessments, individual self-directed trainings, enrollment in NC Environmental Education Certificate Program, and conferences in conjunction with VolunteerNC). Members are also eligible to signup for SNAP benefits. Participants who complete the program will receive a Segal Education Award of $6,895 (taxable in the year used, not the year awarded) from the National Service Trust. 

CTNC, the fiscal sponsor of Resilience Corps NC, is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate because of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual preference or familial status.

Resilience Corps NC seeks to engage applicants from underrepresented communities, particularly of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Multi-Racial, and Native American background, in conservation careers. Connecting more diverse applicants to an employment pathway has led to greater equity, diversity and inclusion of all people in conservation.

Purpose of Position

The purpose of this AmeriCorps position is to expand the scope and capacity of Keep Charlotte Beautiful to conduct effective volunteer outreach and provide environmental education and engagement within Charlotte, with an emphasis on underserved, low-income, and non-traditional communities. 

Position Responsibilities

Administer KCB’s Adopt-a-Bus-Stop (AABS) program which encourages individuals and community organizations to pick up litter around bus stops at least twice a month. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Volunteer support and inventory management to provide trash & recycle bags, gloves, safety vests, litter sticks and    other supplies
  • Track and report on participant engagement, ongoing compliance with program requirements and success metrics
  • Advertise cleanup opportunities to volunteer brigade using data from event pre-registration forms
  • Processing AACS and AABS applications, contract administration and management of the online street adoption platform in collaboration with the City’s Innovation and Technology division
  • Some outreach with KCB Committee, residents, groups, businesses and organizations to promote and increase participation in the AACS and AABS programs
  • With managerial oversight, work with Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Schools to develop and implement educational programming within schools.
  • Provide content for KCB’s social media presence (particularly Instagram and twitter) in collaboration with HNS communications staff
  • Administer KCB’s annual Adopt-A-City-Neighborhood Beautification Grant and Adopt-a-Rail Trail programs including ongoing program administration, program budget, and reporting
  • Assist with planning and implementing community outreach through America Recycles Day and Bee City events and activities.
  • Provide as needed support to complementary programs and departments including Neighborhood Leadership Awards, Neighborhood Board Retreats (programs), Solid Waste Services, Sustainability (departments) and others as required and within the context of the City’s Mission and Vision to improve the Quality of Life in Charlotte’s neighborhoods
  • Attend evening and weekend meetings and events as needed 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, as assigned. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Experience with recruiting and managing volunteers a plus
  • Relationship building skills
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment
  • Effective oral and written communication skills 
  • Extroverted personality a plus
  • Ability to work with various departments and foster teamwork
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and minimal instruction
  • Skills in database management and record keeping
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to confidently present information to large, diverse groups of varying ages
  • Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Gather and analyze information skillfully
  • Exhibit resourcefulness and initiative in dealing with daily assumptions
  • Currently have a class C driver’s license or be able to obtain one within the first 30 days of employment  

Essential Functions / Physical Demands

The ideal applicant will have the ability to carry objects exceeding 25 pounds in weight, travel along sidewalks for at least 2 miles in moderate weather, and work at a computer for up to 8 hours at a time.

Preferred Schedule

The AmeriCorps member will work a normal 40-hour work week with opportunities for additional hours on evenings and weekends

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a bridge builder, a force multiplier, a way to connect individuals and organizations to support their communities in tackling challenges. AmeriCorps programs across the country address a variety of community needs like education, economic opportunity, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, disaster response, and veteran & military family services.

What does Resilience Corps NC do?

CTNC’s AmeriCorps program, Resilience Corps NC, seeks to address our state’s changing climate by expanding access to environmental education, increasing eco-literacy, promoting disaster resiliency, and utilizing communities to identify and address climate-related issues.

Who should apply for a position with Resilience Corps NC?

Our program is a great opportunity for:

-Recent graduates looking to build experience and a strong professional network

-Established professionals seeking a career change

-Passionate conservationists wanting to give back to their community

What benefits do Resilience Corps members receive?

-Living stipend, paid twice monthly

-Education award (upon completion of service)

-Healthcare premium reimbursement

-Childcare assistance

-SNAP eligibility