Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA

Position: Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA


Organization: Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF)



The Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA will recruit, train, and retain volunteers for the “Healthy Parks Healthy People” programs and events.


Position Description

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. This VISTA will manage volunteers through the recruitment process and provide volunteer training, as well as 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.


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.


Service Location: Reno, NV


Timeline for Service: August 3, 2020- August 2, 2021


Primary Responsibilities

  • Expand the “Healthy Parks Healthy People” volunteer recruitment, training, and management program;

  • Develop, refine, and update volunteer training protocols for the “Healthy Parks Healthy People” programs and events;

  • Create a public awareness campaign centered on volunteer recruitment and retention;

  • Create a tabling schedule for volunteers to promote TMPF programs and mission;

  • Create and maintain a volunteer appreciation and retention plan.



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

  • Bachelor’s degree;

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;

  • Exceptional writing skills;

  • Experience working with volunteers;

  • 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 the Spanish language.


AmeriCorps VISTA

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation’s Community Engagement 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



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

  • 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 $6,195 or post-service stipend of $1,800. 

  • A relocation settling in allowance of no less than $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

Send a cover letter and resume to Micah Beck at


Email/call Micah at 775.410.1702 for more information.

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Protecting & enhancing our community through public engagement, education, and the sustainability of our parks, open spaces, and trails.


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