Resource Development Coordinator VISTA

Summary:

The Resource Development Coordinator VISTA will primarily research/write grants and develop a fundraising plan to support Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation’s Healthy Parks, Healthy People programs and events.  

 

Position Description:

The Resource Development Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of the team for this young non-profit organization. This person will help to build capacity and implement a sustainable fundraising plan to support the Healthy Parks, Healthy People programs. Collaborating  closely with the Development Director and other VISTA members, this person will create new and expand current fundraising opportunities to support health-based programming.

 

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.

Service Location: Reno, NV

 

Timeline for Service: August 03, 2020 - August 02, 2021

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assess TMPF’s current fundraising methods and needs;

  • Update TMPF fundraising materials and appeal letters to reflect current Healthy Parks, Healthy People programs, goals, and needs;

  • Create a fundraising development plan for health-based programs and events;

  • Maintain and improve database to track grants, major gifts, and member donations;

  • Research and participate in grant writing activities to help ensure funding of health-based programs and events;

  • Create and improve fundraising standard operating procedures;

  • Update and maintain a prospect list for potential sources of funding;

  • Research and implement best practices for grant reporting and donor relations;

  • Design and implement a yearly fundraising campaign.

Qualifications:

  • Passionate commitment to TMPF’s mission and vision;

  • Bachelor’s degree;

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

  • Exceptional writing skills;

  • Strong communication skills;

  • Strong organizational skills;

  • High degree of initiative and spirit of service;

  • Preferred: experience in fundraising and donor cultivation;

  • Preferred: experience with grant writing and reporting;

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

 

AmeriCorps VISTA:

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation’s Resource Development 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 program visit americorps.gov.

 

Compensation:

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

 

50 Cowan Drive, Reno, NV 89509 | (775) 410-1702 

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