Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

About the organization

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is a private nonprofit that was incorporated in 2012 and received its 501(c)(3) determination in 2013. The Parks Foundation protects and enhances our communities' livability through public engagement, education, and the sustainability of our parks, open spaces, and trails. Current programs focus on improving community health and wellness and developing people’s appreciation for the natural and cultural history found in local parks. A special emphasis is placed on increasing access to free programming for low income community members in order to improve education and health outcomes for people living in poverty.

Duties

The Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of the team for this young non-profit organization. The Community Engagement Coordinator will develop volunteer-based projects centered on activities that grow membership and the capacity of TMPF as a whole by leveraging community members to assist with “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” programs and events. This VISTA will recruit volunteers, provide volunteer trainings, and expand opportunities for volunteer engagement and other outreach events. This VISTA will serve as the primary contact for all TMPF volunteers and will be responsible for communicating and regularly engaging with volunteers to improve volunteer recruitment, training, management, and retention.

Qualifications

Commitment to the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation mission and vision;
Bachelor’s degree and/or volunteer experience;
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
Exceptional writing skills;
Experience with outreach events;
Strong communication skills;
Strong organizational skills;
High degree of initiative and spirit of service;
Preferred: experience in volunteer management and recruitment;
Preferred: experience with graphic design;
Preferred: experience with event planning;
Preferred: reading, writing, and speaking competency in Spanish language.

Salary

In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a living allowance of approximately $13,400.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Applications are accepted by emailing a cover letter and resume to Sara Monks at [email protected]

Visit the TMPF website www.tmparksfoundation.org or email/call Sara at 775.410.1702 for more information.

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