Cumberland Region Tomorrow(CRT)
: Cumberland Region Tomorrow is a nonprofit regional organization that works with local and regional organizations to find a balanced approach to growth and livability. CRT promotes patterns of growth and development that support the region’s economic vitality, future livability, and values.
As a leading nonprofit organization for regional collaboration, we help communities preserve and enhance their quality of life by serving as a partner, resource, and advocate for quality growth. The region we serve encompasses Cheatham, Dickson, Davidson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson Counties. Sustainability areas we address for regional impact: Transportation/Transit; Sustainable Development; Open Space Conservation; Air and Water Quality; Efficient Infrastructure; and Economic Competitiveness.
Founded by the region’s top leaders in 2000 to create a long-term vision for the region’s future, CRT is funded by grants, fees for service and private donations. Our 48-member board meets quarterly and is representative of all ten counties in the region. Committees help drive and execute initiatives such as the Natural and Working Lands Initiative; events like the POWER OF TEN Regional Summit; and Quality Growth reporting. Sources of funding include project grants, fees for service to partner agencies, and donations from community leaders, board members, and forward-thinking institutions invested in the future of Middle Tennessee. Staff size varies with grants and projects, but administratively we run lean, with just a contract CEO and contracted office and marketing support. CRT is currently contracted to provide community outreach services for the Regional Transportation Authority’s nMotion transportation plan, in partnership with the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee
The office manager/communications coordinator
is a part-time position responsible for administrative tasks and communication activities for Cumberland Region Tomorrow. These activities can include the following:
Financial and office management
Board and community relations
Basic office technological support
Supporting and tracking development and grant projects
Communications and outreach
Event management and coordination
To accomplish the above, the candidate must: be able to:
Manage the day-to-day operations of the organization, including financial management and reporting, database updates, records management and correspondence of the corporation.
Serve as the primary source of contact for our bookkeeping service and auditors.
Work effectively with the C.E.O, board, partners and hired consultants to complete the work of the organization.
Support the CEO and Board of Directors members in the organization’s capacity-building efforts, including communications outreach and implementation, development and fundraising, grants writing and special project management.
Help implement the annual communications plan, including preparing and sending targeted media releases or promotional flyers; helping manage activities related to CRT's website, e-mail newsletter, or social media accounts; and special event planning and execution.
Cumberland Region Tomorrow seeks a professional with at least two years of experience working in a professional environment related to all or one of the following: office management, event management or communications, and non-profit. We are looking for someone with strong attention to detail, good at managing multiple tasks and projects, with good office and organizational skills, who is also has strong written and oral communication skills.
Basic office software, including all of the MS office suite; Google Docs; and a general comfort with new software and technology. Basic experience at working with databases and using social media for outreach.
Knowledge of IN DESIGN or other graphics software. Experience in implementing successful database-driven communications and social media campaigns. Basic Web video publishing capabilities. Bachelors Degree. Passion for planning, community-building, or the environment.
Starting pay will be $15 per hour. Pay could increase, as workload increases and our new hire demonstrates on the job the professional skills needed to step into new roles. Office hours can be flexible: Approximately 10-12 hrs/wk of administrative work, additional hours for special events and projects that could increase it to 30 hrs at peak. While the administrative/office hours can be more flexible, hours for some assignments will be subject to the timing of an event or a client need. Our downtown Nashville office is easily reached by public transit or we can provide a free parking space nearby. Some of the work can be completed from home if preferred.