Membership Coordinator VISTA
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 Membership Coordinator VISTA will focus on membership recruitment and retention, and will facilitate all member communications and events to help expand Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, a growing nonprofit in Reno, Nevada.
The Membership Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of the team for this growing non-profit organization. Under the guidance of the Development Director, this person will manage membership tracking, communications, and reports using the donor database eTapestry. This person will also improve member appreciation methods, expand the major donor and planned donor giving programs, coordinate fundraising appeals, and help in the planning and implementation of member events.
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.
Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our team represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities, and we strive to act with mutual respect, integrity, and care. We seek candidates whose personal and/or professional experiences have prepared them to share in our commitment to fostering connections and inclusion with diverse people both within our office and in the outdoors.
Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation’s Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA 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 americorps.gov.
Timeline for Service: August 30, 2021 - August 29, 2022
Improve and maintain the database to track member donations;
Improve protocols for initial contact, cultivation, and stewardship of donors;
Organize Parks Foundation member-only events;
Research and implement donor and fundraising appeal best practices;
Coordinate quarterly fundraising appeals and assist with additional mailings;
Assist with developing community partnerships to support the Parks Foundation;
Continue to develop fundraising strategies and materials to support Parks Foundation operations;
Assist with Parks Foundation events and programs.
Ability to pass a background check;
Bachelor's degree and/or experience in fundraising, grant writing, and/or networking;
Passionate commitment to Parks Foundation's mission and vision;
Exceptional writing skills;
Experience in and willingness to solicit for and acquire donations;
Strong communication skills;
Strong organizational skills;
High degree of initiative and spirit of service;
Preferred: Experience in membership programs and databases;
Preferred: Reading, writing, and speaking competency in Spanish language.
Compensation and Benefits
In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a living allowance of approximately $13,400.
Upon completion of service, choice of Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of approximately $6,000 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.
Health benefits during service.
Child care assistance (if applicable).
Qualified student loan deferment or forbearance.
Non-competitive eligibility for qualified government jobs the first year after completing service.
Professional development through monthly training, skills learned in service, and 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!