Land Labs Development Coordinator VISTA

Great Peninsula Conservancy

About the organization

Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trust dedicated to protecting the natural habitats, rural landscapes, and open spaces of the Great Peninsula region of west Puget Sound, Washington.

The GPC Land Labs program will utilize local protected lands to enhance the quality of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education in Bremerton, Washington schools. Hands-on science projects will support the vision of the Washington State Environmental and Sustainability Literacy Plan and meet the requirements of Washington State Science and Learning Standards (WSSLS). The program will engage students directly in big picture environmental concerns affecting their local communities, and open students’ eyes to professional opportunities in the environmental science field. The Land Labs program will help prepare students from low-income families and underachieving schools for success in post-secondary education and careers in STEM.


The Development Coordinator VISTA will investigate funding opportunities and communication strategies that will support the long-term sustainability of the Land Labs program. The VISTA member will identify and write grants; develop a Land Labs grants database and management system; develop communications that celebrate Land Labs partnerships and successes with GPC members; work to build relationships and grow GPC’s membership; and harness the power of storytelling to campaign for land acquisition projects featuring significant ecological and educational value.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Develop systems that ensure the sustainability of the Land Labs program;
• Pursue and manage grant opportunities;
• Assist in the writing, design, and production of GPC’s communications;
• Support CRM database management;
• Develop fundraising strategies and materials to support GPC operations;
• Develop social media campaigns that expand GPC’s online presence;
• Assist in the coordination of GPC events;
• Collaborate with a diverse team.


• Passion for Great Peninsula Conservancy’s mission and vision;
• Exceptional written communication skills;
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
• High degree of initiative and spirit of service;
• Preferred: proficient in Microsoft and Adobe suites;
• Preferred: experience in marketing, public relations, and/or communications;
• Preferred: experience in development, grant writing, and/or networking;
• Preferred: valid driver’s license and personal vehicle.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

AmeriCorps VISTA:
This Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) VISTA position is funded by the Corporations for National and Community Service and will serve within the AmeriCorps VISTA program. AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Each VISTA member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. To learn more about the AmeriCorps programs visit

To Apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to Claire Voris ([email protected]). Applications are also accepted through, but will require that the applicant follow-up with a cover letter and resume prior to receiving an interview. Deadline for applications is April 30th, 2021. For more information, visit Great Peninsula Conservancy’s website (

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