Now Hiring

This comes from the offices of The Contributor, Nashville’s homeless newspaper.

We are happy to announce a number of new paid positions with us. Descriptions and application instructions are below. Please read and forward to anyone who may be interested. We’re really looking forward to adding to our team!

Vendor Field Organizer
(Part-Time: 25 hours/week at $14.00 an hour plus mileage)
The Contributor is seeking an individual with a vehicle in good working condition who will be responsible for providing support for current vendors in the greater Nashville area both in the office and out in the field where The Contributor’s vendors work, while answering vendor hotline calls. Conflict resolution skills are a must. This position will also be responsible for managing data related to this support and helping collect related data from other areas of the organization.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
1. Vendor Support (approx. 15 hours / week)
a. Attend weekly staff and vendor meetings
b. Patrol key areas and hotspots two days a week
c. Talk to vendors concerning complaints and vendor requests
d. Answer vendor hotline calls (during above hours)
2. Data Management (approx. 10 hours / week)
a. Enter data attained through secret shopper program, codes of conduct & surveys
b. Input vendor specific complaints and news into vendor blog
c. Forward other vendor data to The Director of Vending
Skills needed:
Excellent communication skills
Ability to remain calm and patient under stressful conditions
A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle in reasonable working condition
Familiarity with Mac computers, social media, email, Microsoft Word and databases
Hire by date: July 11th, 2011
Send Letter of interest and resume by June 28th to:
Tom Wills, Director of Vending, at

(Contract: salary negotiable)
The Contributor is seeking a Certified Public Accountant for bookkeeping and tax purposes.
Please send letter of interest, resume and salary requirements by June 28th to:
Tom Wills at

Event Planner
(Part-Time or Contract, Temporary: salary negotiable)
The Contributor is seeking a part-time or contract, temporary event planner to organize and assist organization of multiple conference and fundraising events for the remainder of 2011.
Please send Letter of interest, resume and salary requirements by June 28th to:
Tasha French, Executive Director, at


About Kevin Barbieux

I have been diagnosed as being chronically homeless. I write about my experiences and opinions of being homeless
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