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About Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

Whether entwined with a city or isolated from civilization, the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail offers adventure, diverse cultural perspectives, multiple narratives, and an opportunity to experience history and landscape by linking the past with the present. The Anza Trail commemorates and interprets the route, complex story, and compelling landscapes of the 1775–1776 Anza Colonizing Expedition from Sonora, Mexico, to current-day San Francisco, California. Working with volunteer trail groups, trail managers strive to develop, maintain, and steward the trail for present and future generations to use and enjoy.

Duties

Support and coordinate an existing volunteer program network in Arizona involving multiple partner groups focusing on diverse and dynamic projects. Assist partner groups in recruiting new volunteers with an emphasis on youth and diversity. In collaboration with Anza Trail partners and friends, identify methods to connect existing volunteer groups through volunteer events, collaborative trainings, or community-based projects. Assist and support the development of identified capacity-building projects to link existing groups and recruit new volunteers (i.e. support logistics for an Anza Trail specific training, support a youth program that would volunteer at multiple partner sites). In collaboration with Anza Trail staff, build off the work of previous CVA to engage existing volunteer community in a program-wide evaluation to identify gaps in compliance with NPS Volunteer-in-Parks program requirements and work with volunteer leaders on compliance goals. Seek out and foster relationships with youth organizations to establish sustainable youth-based volunteer project(s) in the community that bridge youth and the existing volunteers. Research and coordinate participation in community events in Arizona to promote the Anza Trail, the National Park Service, and volunteer opportunities.

Qualifications

College degree in related field (humanities, liberal arts, history, planning, communications, conservation, environmental justice, etc.) People skills: ability to cold-contact people and organizations, identify and communicate shared goals, and build relationships through respectful persistence. This position is devoted to partnerships with many organizations and individuals. The candidate must demonstrate an interest and capacity to network and communicate with a variety of partners and organizations with respect and humility. Excellent verbal and written communication skills Superior organizational skills for tracking multiple projects, partner contacts, and planning logistics Self-directed and independent work ethic Participate in the CVA National Early Service Training in late November 2024 (date TBD) Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. Be 18-30 years old at time of service (veterans up to 35 years old) Pass fingerprint-based FBI, state criminal, and a national sex offender checks. Be able to provide proof of a driver’s license and complete a MVR check Must be over 21 years old or have had license for at least 3 years to be insured in this position Preferred Qualifications: Local applicants (Tucson, AZ and surrounding area) Experience working with the general public through service projects, community development, education, or arts/cultural activities Experience working with people of diverse backgrounds and ages

Application instructions

Application form requires a resume, cover letter, professional references. Read more about the position here: https://www.cvainternships.org/pacificwestregion (then select Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail) Direct link to pdf info sheet: https://www.cvainternships.org/_files/ugd/b0a6b6_4a3665d906bc48469426968ff63648f2.pdf Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. First review will occur in early June. Final deadline is Sunday, July 7, 2024.

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The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

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