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Now Recruiting for AmeriCorps positions at Office of Sustainability


The UTK Office of Sustainability is actively recruiting AmeriCorps positions for the 2022-2023 service term. This is a unique opportunity for graduating individuals interested in a career in sustainability, environmentalism, and community service. Past service members have come from a variety of different educational backgrounds, but the common denominator is that they are all committed to help foster sustainability on our campus. 

There are lots of opportunities for professional development at the Office of Sustainability including the ability to develop project management skills, experience with sustainability metrics, GHG reporting and the list goes on. A service year with AmeriCorps in the Office of Sustainability allows for the growth of skills that you have learned at UTK while also making orange green!  Members are encouraged to attend conferences, such as The Global Conference for Sustainability in Higher Education, where they can expand their education on sustainability initiatives happening around the world. In addition to professional development, members that serve at UT also have the availability to use resources and connections provided by the University towards accomplishing meaningful projects.

Available Positions: 

We’re looking to fill three of seven positions currently: Academic Engagement Coordinator, Alternative Energy and Transportation Coordinator, and Data Analyst and Office Administrator

Applicants will apply to CAC AmeriCorps first, and will then be passed on to our office, who will contact you for an interview. Links to apply can be found on each position page, or by clicking here

Benefit Details

These positions are all part of the State/National Environmental Corps, and are paid a bi-weekly living allowance ($765.95 before taxes) for 47 weeks of full time service. Service terms begin August 1st, 2022, and have flexible end dates toward the end of June, 2023.

Upon completion of service, members will receive an education award of $6,495 (before taxes) that can be put toward continuing education or already-existing student loans. Service members have the potential to receive this twice if they complete two terms of service. More information about benefits, including health insurance options, can be found below! 

What is AmeriCorps? 

AmeriCorps is an agency of the US Government which seeks to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. CAC AmeriCorps is the division which manages members serving in 4 local counties, Knox, Blount, Anderson & Sevier. Members are recruited from across the US and represent diversity in age, sex, race, gender, sexuality, and ability.  Despite these differences, our members share a unifying commitment to taking action to improve the world around them. Below are the most up to date benefits from the AmeriCorps website! Feel free to reach out to either CAC AmeriCorps or the Office of Sustainability for more info. 


Term 47-weeks, Full Time, 40 Hour Average,

Minimum 1,700 Hours

Living Allowance $18,000, $765.95 bi-weekly (before taxes)
Education Award $6,495 (pre-tax, accessible upon service term ending) 
Leave/Holidays 80 Hours of Personal Leave.

10 Holidays.

Health Benefits – Bronze level health coverage through Healthcare.Gov w/ Subsidy option for Silver/Gold Coverage.

– Member Assistance Program


Relocation Benefits Up to $250 Reimbursed for Relocation for those moving more than 50 miles from your home to serve.
Housing Benefits Housing Subsidy Up To $100 a month for Environmental Members in Their 2nd Year w/ CAC.
Additional Benefits AmeriCorps Childcare Program, Paid Certification Program, Access to Dedicated Small Grants Program, Uniform,