Membership Coordinator VISTA

Position: Membership Coordinator VISTA


Organization: Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation



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 which help expand Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, a growing nonprofit in Reno, Nevada.


Position Description

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 quarterly fundraising appeals, and help in the planning and implementation of member events.


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

  • Improve and maintain the database to track member donations; 

  • Improve protocols for initial contact, cultivation, and stewardship of donors;

  • Organize quarterly 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 one year 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;

  • Prefered: Experience in membership programs and databases;

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


AmeriCorps VISTA

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation’s Membership 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


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 non-profit 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

Email/call Micah at 775.410.1702 for more information.

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