We’re hiring! Please share with your friends, neighbors, and networks. 

The Center for Rural Strategies seeks a full-time Program Associate to join our team in the Knoxville, Tennessee office. 


The Center for Rural Strategies is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 organization founded in 2001. Our work is national and focuses on rural communities and rural policy. Rural Strategies is aligned with a broad diverse field of rural practitioners and advocates working locally, regionally, and nationally to provide greater opportunity for rural America. We work through strategic communications, coalition building, public information campaigns, journalism, and strategic partnerships to accomplish our mission.

We seek an individual with at least 1-3 years’ experience in an organizational environment, excellent communications skills, a commitment to rural people, places, and polices, and a commitment to social justice. This person will provide administrative and content support to primary program areas of Rural Strategies, including the National Rural Assembly, a network of rural advocates, and the Daily Yonder, our rural news platform. Opportunities will also arise for deeper engagement in conducting public information campaigns.

More information is available here.

Rural Strategies maintains a small core staff and works collaboratively with a wide range of allies. The ability to maintain good professional relationships and to represent the organization in diverse settings are attributes we value.

The Center for Rural Strategies does not discriminate on the basis of race, religions, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to personnel@ruralstrategies.org