Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA

Position: Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA

 

Organization: Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF)

 

Summary

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.

 

The mission of Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is to support the parks departments operating in Truckee Meadows, including Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County parks. We do this primarily by providing in-park programming and opportunities for citizen engagement. TMPF is an independent, nonprofit organization that was incorporated in 2012 and received its 501 (c) (3) determination in 2013. Our current programs focus on improving community health and wellness and developing people’s appreciation for the natural and cultural history found in local parks.  

 

Service Location: Reno, NV

 

Timeline for Service: April 15, 2019 - April 14, 2020

 

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.

 

Qualifications

  • 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 www.americorps.gov.

 

Compensation

In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance of $1,026/month, 10 sick days, 10 personal days, and health benefits during their service. VISTA members also have the option of receiving a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,920 or post-service stipend of $1,800.00 after completing their service. A relocation travel allowance of no less than $750 may also apply if you are moving. TMPF also offers flex time, mileage reimbursement for service-related travel, monthly professional development opportunities, a casual dress code, and a fun office environment!

 

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to Christian Villagomez at christian@tmparksfoundation.org. Your application will not be considered without a cover letter and resume. 

 

Email/call Christian at 775.410.1702 for more information.

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