Student Stewards Program Outreach Coordinator VISTA

Summary:

The Student Stewards Program (SSP) Outreach Coordinator VISTA will focus on community outreach and marketing of the health benefits associated with the Parks Foundation’s youth educational programs and events including the Student Stewards Program and Junior Naturalist Program (JNats).  

 

Position Description:

The SSP Outreach Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of the team for this young non-profit organization. This VISTA will help develop a health focused marketing and outreach plan for TMPF’s youth educational programs and events including the Student Stewards and Junior Naturalist Programs. This person will enhance the advertising and outreach strategies used to promote and expand the TMPF health initiatives of SSP, JNats, Spring and Summer Camps via social media, traditional media, and streamlined website design.

 

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 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: January 21st, 2020 - January 20th, 2021

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build an effective marketing and outreach plan for kids health and science based programs such as: Student Stewards Program (SSP), Junior Naturalists (JNats), SSP Spring Break Camp, and SSP Summer Camp;

  • Create partnerships for the expansion of SSP, JNats, and Spring and Summer Camps;

  • Develop relationships with teachers, principals, families, and participants in connection with TMPF programs and events;

  • Develop best outreach practices for health based educational programming including traditional and social media marketing;  

  • Expand and maintain the TMPF website with updates and information on SSP, JNats, and Spring and Summer Camps;

  • Track and manage advertising campaigns and engagement through social media.

Qualifications:

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

  • Bachelor’s degree;

  • Experience in marketing, public relations, and/or communications;

  • Experience in graphic and/or website design;

  • Exceptional writing skills;

  • Strong communication skills;

  • Strong organizational skills;

  • High degree of initiative and spirit of service;

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

  • Experience using social media and traditional media as tools for marketing and outreach;

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

 

AmeriCorps VISTA:

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation’s SSP Outreach Coordinator Coordinator VISTA position 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 americorps.gov.

 

Compensation:

In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance of $12,490, 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 $6,095 or post-service stipend of $1,800 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:

Applications are also accepted by sending a cover letter and resume to Christian Villagomez at christian@tmparksfoundation.org.

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