Wetland Restoration Outreach 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 Wetland Restoration Outreach Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of the team for this growing nonprofit organization. This VISTA will help develop community partnerships and exposure for the proposed Nature Study Area Wetland Restoration Project. This person will develop a marketing and outreach plan used to create community partnerships and promote the Wetland Restoration Project via social media, traditional media, and streamlined website design. This position will focus on communicating the health benefits associated with being in nature as well as the abundant educational opportunities that will be offered on site. These programs will be free of charge and aimed toward underserved and/or low-income community members. These programs aim to alleviate poverty by offering free, easily accessible health and education based opportunities to low-income community members that may not otherwise have access to outdoor educational and recreational activities.

Qualifications

Commitment to the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation mission and vision;
Bachelor’s degree and/or one year of experience in marketing, public relations, and/or communications;
Experience in graphic and/or website design;
Exceptional writing skills;
Strong communication skills;
Strong organizational skills;
High degree of initiative and spirit of service;
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
Experience using social media and traditional media as tools for marketing and outreach;
Preferred: Knowledge of natural resource management strategies;
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]

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