Position Available

Program Associate,

Appalachian Transition Fellowship

Overview of position: 

This staff position will provide administrative support to Highlander’s Education Team, which works together to plan, carry out and evaluate the movement and capacity building educational work of the Highlander Center, and in particular to our Appalachian Transition Fellowship Program. This is a 50% FTE position, with the potential to grow into a full time position.


Primary Responsibilities:

The Appalachian Transition Fellowship (www.appfellows.org) is a program designed for emerging community leaders committed to working in Central Appalachia for the economic transition of the region.  These fellows will be placed in host communities that are working in in partnerships across the sectors of education, non-profit, business, philanthropy and government.   This position will provide administrative to members of the Education team to carry out this fellowship program, including:

 Helpful skills and experience for this position:

Location:  Highlander is a residential workshop center located on 186 acres in east Tennessee northeast of Knoxville in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Some staff live on the Highlander grounds while others live in the surrounding areas, including Knoxville.   This position will be based at the Highlander Center.

Expectations of all staff positions at Highlander:


Salary and Benefits:

Highlander has an existing pay scale and excellent benefits package.

Start Date: 

This position starts as soon as possible with plans to fill the position by June 1st. Highlander will start reviewing applications immediately, and the position is open until filled.

 To Apply: 

Send letter of interest, resume, one page writing sample and 3 references to:


Search Committee: Education Team Admin Support

Attn Matt Griffin

Highlander Center

1959 Highlander Way

New Market, TN, 37820

 Email applications are accepted at Matt@highlandercenter.org or by fax at 865-933-3424. Women, people of color, and lesbigaytrans encouraged to apply.