Princeville Outreach Coordinator

Princeville, NC

This position is with the Town of Princeville based in Princeville, NC. 

Princeville is the oldest town chartered by freed blacks in America. Historically, the Town of Princeville has been populated primarily by African Americans and struggled early-on with social and economic difficulties relating to racism. Over time, the citizens of Princeville have developed a strong sense of pride in their history and in their community and the Town stands as a symbol of African American determination and endurance.  The mission statement of the Town is to position itself to be self-sufficient, empowering resilience through unity while standing steadfast in overcoming adversities, fostering hope and building a future anchored in solidarity, compassion and growth. 

**NOTICE** This position is subject to continued federal and state funding, as AmeriCorps is under a 30% reduction in member slots for the 2024-2025 service year. We anticipate that by mid-May 2024 we will know which positions (if not all) will be available to start on our normal service year timeline. All applicants will be notified if this position is not funded.**NOTICE**

This 2024-2025 AmeriCorps position will have a start date of September 4th 2024 and an end date of July 31st 2025. Deadline to apply is June 14th 2024, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Don't delay in applying!

**Please make sure you upload all of the required documents -  Resume, Cover Letter, State or Federal ID, and Birth Certificate or US Passport/US Permanent Resident Card.** If required documents are not uploaded at time of application, any offer for employment may be withheld until they are provided. 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 the 2024-2025 service year, Resilience Corps NC operates a 11 month 1700-hour service position that offers a living stipend of $31,000, health insurance reimbursement for premiums purchased on the ACA Healthcare Exchange, childcare assistance, and professional development opportunities (individual trainings, enrollment in NC Environmental Education Certificate Program, and conferences in conjunction with VolunteerNC). Members are also eligible to sign up for SNAP benefits. Participants who complete the program will receive a Segal Education Award of $7,395 from the National Service Trust.

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

CTNC 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 the Position

The purpose of the role of Princeville Outreach Coordinator will be to work with staff to build sustainable educational community programming, partnerships, provide outreach opportunities to low-income residents, recruit and manage volunteers for workdays and other engagement activities. 

This position will be based in Princeville/Edgecombe County.

Position Responsibilities and Duties

  • Plan and execute educational programs about environmental topics around sustainable agriculture, community gardens, and positive health outcomes.
  • Sustaining weekly check in with the primary stakeholders to include the Town rep, CTNC rep, and AmeriCorps expectations.   
  • Conduct outreach to engage nearby residents in the Town of Princeville’s recovery efforts and collaborative partnerships that achieve resilience to flooding and climate change impacts.
  • Assist and participate in the promotion and activities of Princeville’s Farmer’s Market. 
  • Conduct listen sessions with residents and community partners to inform a community-led engagement plan for long-term success.
  • Collect data on visitation and usage of the market and gardens, track via portfolio/electronic version of activities/programming/outcomes, progress to meet grant deliverables, and other metrics deemed relevant.
  • Complete an assessment of various garden and small-scale agriculture land-use types that could meet Princeville’s needs while providing access to healthy food.  
  • Any other duties in alignment with this role assigned by the Town rep, CTNC rep and or Ameri-Corps. 


  • Practice inclusive and thoughtful behavior in building rapport with program participants, site stakeholders and program staff.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with program staff, and site personnel.
  • Report data in online systems in a timely and accurate manner.

Program Requirements:

  • Demonstrate regular, timely attendance and adherence to hours as scheduled.
  • Commit to service for the service term of 11 months, serving the minimum number of 1700 hours.
  • Participate in all required AmeriCorps sponsored training sessions, meetings, and travel as necessary. Community Stewardship Coordinators will receive training on best practices for community engagement, group facilitation, and communicating about climate change with a focus on pursuing climate justice.
  • Actively participate in service projects and commemorating days such as 9/11 Day of Service (as applicable). These may include evening and/or weekend hours.


Required knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Cultural Empathy
  • Community Engagement
  • Creative Thinking
  • Communication Skills
  • Time Management/Organization
  • Responsibility/Ability to work independently and in group settings
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Self-starter & Initiator
  • Preferred knowledge, skills and experience:
  • Interest in education, outdoor environments, community engagement, and/or food/agriculture Familiarity with gardening, farming, and sustainable agriculture
  • Ability to build consensus among diverse partners
  • Experience working with children and adults in a professional or volunteer setting
  • Experience or familiarity with the eastern NC community
  • Must be 18 years of age or older prior to your start date.
  • Must have at least a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent by your start date.
  • Must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
  • Must pass mandatory National Service Criminal History Checks.
  • Speak, read, and write English fluently.
  • Experience with professional computer skills and confidence using computers. Comfort and experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel), completing internet searches, and navigating resources online, completing data entry, using e-mail regularly including sending attachments, using databases and software, using videoconferencing software, and attending training online.
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a driving record check. Access to a personal vehicle for transportation.
  • Excellent communication & customer service skills

Essential Functions / Physical Demands

The successful candidate must be comfortable working in outdoor settings, including high temperatures throughout the summer and performing basic gardening tasks such as digging in the soil, handling insects and plants, and harvesting and cleaning produce. Precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of the members and participants, including scheduling outdoor work times early in the day, rescheduling work days in extreme heat or other adverse weather conditions, and following sun safety protocols.

Other essential functions include:

  • Ability to navigate a garden terrain and use hand tools
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds 
  • Ability to complete reports
  • Ability to adjust productively to rapid changes in weather and or tasks
  • Ability to communication effectively (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to be outside in all types of weather
  • Ability to communicate with diverse groups orally and in writing
  • Ability to present educational material to all ages
  • Ability to work in an office environment

Preferred Schedule

 This position is envisioned to be full-time (40 hours per week) for 11 months. A part-time schedule may be accommodated if requested by the final candidate. 

This position will primarily function during regular working hours. Some evening or weekend programs may occur, including but not limited to supporting the scheduling of the Heritage Park Farmer’s Market 

JOB CODE: Princeville