Communications Coordinator VISTA

Position: Communications Coordinator VISTA

 

Organization: Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

 

Summary

Are you interested in gaining professional experience, empowering communities, and making a lasting difference? Join the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation team through AmeriCorps VISTA! The Communications Coordinator VISTA will focus on marketing and outreach of “Healthy Parks Healthy People” programs and free community events.

 

Position Description

The Communications Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of the team for this growing nonprofit organization. This VISTA will help develop a marketing and outreach plan to promote the “Healthy Parks Healthy People” programs and ensure underserved and low income community members have access to participate in the free community programs. This person will enhance the advertising and outreach strategies used to promote Parks Foundation programs and events via social media, traditional media, and streamlined website design. 

 

The mission of Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is to support the parks departments operating in Truckee Meadows including Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County parks. This is accomplished primarily by providing in-park educational and health-based programming for community engagement. The Parks Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that began operating in 2013. 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.

 

Service Location: Reno, NV

 

Timeline for Service: March 16th, 2020 - March 15th, 2021

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Build an effective marketing and outreach plan for “Healthy Parks Healthy People” programs such as: Discover Your Parks Walks, Trails Challenge Hikes, and Dementia Friendly Nature Walks;

  • Expand, improve, and maintain the Parks Foundation website;

  • Expand and maintain the Truckee Meadows Parks Project online database by reviewing, editing, and publishing researched content;

  • Grow Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation programs through traditional media coverage;  

  • Track and manage advertising campaigns and engagement through social media.

 

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation mission and vision;

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or one year experience in marketing, public relations, and/or communications;

  • 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: Experience in graphic and/or website design;

  • Preferred: Reading, writing, and speaking competency in Spanish language.

AmeriCorps VISTA

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation’s Communications Coordinator VISTA is funded by the Corporation 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 www.americorps.gov.

 

Compensation and Benefits

  • In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a living allowance of $12,490. 

  • Health benefits during service. 

  • Childcare opportunities (If applicable). 

  • Qualified student loan deferment or forbearance.

  • Non-competitive eligibility for qualified government jobs the first year after completing service. 

  • Upon completion of service, choice of Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,095 or post-service stipend of $1,800. 

  • A relocation settling in allowance of $750 if you are moving more than 50 miles, and travel allowance based on mileage may also apply. 

  • Professional development through monthly trainings, skills learned in service, experience in a nonprofit environment.

  • Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation offers flex time, mileage reimbursement for service-related travel, a casual dress code, and a fun office environment!

 

To Apply

Applications are accepted through MyAmeriCorps here.

Applications are also accepted by sending a cover letter and resume to Micah Beck at micah@tmparksfoundation.org.

Email/call Micah at 775.410.1702 for more information.

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