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Grassroots Community Coordinator

Established in 1991, TCF’s Resourceful Communities (RC) program works with economically-/socially-distressed communities, particularly BIPOC communities, to strengthen capacity to achieve locally-driven solutions to community challenges. We advance environmental stewardship, social justice, and community economic development through direct technical assistance, networking and financial support. Visit to learn more.


The Grassroots Capacity Coordinator will work with community- and faith-based organizations to strengthen community projects that address the triple bottom line, with emphasis on local food access, economic development and the environment.   Community projects include, but are not limited to, local food access and education, youth and elder programming, cultural heritage and more.  The Coordinator will support community organizations by preparing them for small grant support, providing training and technical assistance, and connecting them to additional resources.  The Coordinator will spend the majority of their time providing one-on-one technical assistance to community-based organizations in rural North Carolina, assisting with both project-related and organizational development support.  The Coordinator will work independently and with team members to develop and deliver workshops and trainings that Resourceful Communities hosts regularly and to support community-based organizations on a range of topics and themes pertinent to faith-based groups and community-based organizations.  

The position is based out of The Conservation Fund’s Chapel Hill, North Carolina office; and in-office work is required at least two days a week.  Regular travel in NC is required; mileage reimbursement/car rental for travel and lodging (as needed) will be provided. This position is grant supported and is subject to funding availability. Office space and laptop provided. 

Job description:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Project-Based Technical Assistance to Faith-Based and Community-Based Organizations (FBOs/CBOs)


  • Assess individual organizations’ programmatic and organizational needs; develop and execute mutually agreed upon technical assistance training goals, benchmarks, timeline and responsibilities for RC and technical assistance recipients, with clear connection to TCF and RC program deliverables and goals. 
  • Provide tailored technical assistance to strengthen individual organization’s programs and projects.   This support may include helping build skills in:  community outreach, program design, project planning, development of evaluation plans, grant writing, etc.
  • Provide tailored technical assistance to strengthen individual organizational best practices.
  • Evaluate progress on technical assistance provision (midway and upon completion) and provide updates to RC technical assistance recipients and RC team members on a regular basis.
  • Connect FBOs and CBOs to peer organizations and resource agencies to strengthen their community programming, promote collaboration, or replication of successful approaches.
  • Perform outreach; develop and deliver presentations highlighting program approaches, initiative goals, etc. to increase network participation.
  • Conduct outreach and prepare potential grantees to apply for and successfully carry out projects funded through our small grants program.
  • Support RC team in small grant review, decision-making and grant administration activities.

 Trainings/Workshops (~15%)

  • Work with the RC team to develop content for and deliver/facilitate six to ten trainings/workshops each year. Training topics include, but are not limited to, community engagement, partnership building, project development and topics focused on social determinants of health.

Resourceful Communities Capacity/Administration (~10%)

  • Participate in RC and TCF meetings as required.
  • Participate in RC’s annual small grants program review.
  • Contribute to RC’s social media posts.
  • Submit time sheets, trip reports and expense statements regularly and on time.


  • Two to five years’ experience working in and/or providing training/technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations and/or community-based organizations on organizational development and projects.
  • Knowledge of capacity building topics, including project management and evaluation, partnership building/collaboration and other community-centered skillsets.
  • Ability to communicate appropriately with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Understanding of, and experience with, issues affecting limited-resource and rural communities and communities of color, including economic development, social justice, environmental issues and limited access to resources and opportunities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and demonstrate flexibility in adapting plans and approaches.
  • Basic Microsoft Office proficiency and ability to utilize virtual presentation platforms.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Knowledge of popular education, adult learning and experiential training techniques.
  • Familiarity with resources in North Carolina that support effective programming in rural communities, including funding, training and curriculum.


  • Ability to lift ten pounds.


  • Local travel by car required (average zero to three trips per week within a 200-mile radius).
  • Occasional evening/weekend work required.
  • Work is primarily performed in an office setting, with some outdoor field visits (in varied settings and weather) required.


The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $60,000, and the position is eligible for opportunities to earn performance-based bonus compensation. The Fund offers a highly competitive package of benefits including employer contributions for health care, paid holidays, vacation and personal/sick leave, retirement plan and more. 

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

***Please submit cover letter and resume with application***

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Frequently cited statistics show that women and people from underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they think they meet 100% of the criteria. If you meet many but not all the criteria and feel you may be a good fit for the role, The Conservation Fund encourages you to apply.

The Conservation Fund, a nonprofit corporation, is an Equal Opportunity Employer that fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave status, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression. The Fund prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$50,000 - $60,000

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