Development Coordinator VISTA

Position: Development Coordinator VISTA

Organization: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB)


The Development Coordinator VISTA will primarily develop KTMB’s fundraising programs and materials, as well as the individual membership program to help grow the organization’s education and beautification programs. 

Position Description 

The Development Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of the team for KTMB. This person will help to build a sustainable fundraising program and raise funds to support KTMB beautification and education programs. Working closely with the Development Director and other VISTA members, this person will create new fundraising opportunities and events. 

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) is a private, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement. For over 25 years, KTMB been dedicated to beautification of the Truckee Meadows, advocacy for a cleaner community and region, massive volunteer cleanup efforts, and education that inspires action.

Service Location: Reno, NV


Timeline for Service: November 14, 2017 – November 13, 2018

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop fundraising event(s) and materials to support KTMB programs

  • Manage database to track grants, major gifts, and member donations

  • Develop individual membership program including events, reporting and tracking

  • Under the direction of the Development Director, develop a special event that will act as a fundraising and community awareness mechanism

  • Assist in outreach, publicity and branding of KTMB’s mission to increase awareness of and support for the organization, utilizing social media, online and local media channels

  • Maintain website for accuracy and effectiveness.


  • Passionate commitment to KTMB’s mission and vision

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Experience in successful fundraising and special event fundraising

  • Strong event planning skills

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

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office as well as database software

  • Experience in, and willingness to, solicit for and acquire donations (mostly in-kind)

  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

  • Exceptional writing skills

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • High degree of initiative and spirit of service

  • Preferred: Experience working with volunteers

  • Preferred: Experience with membership programs


AmeriCorps VISTA

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful’s 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 programs visit


In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance of $980/month and health benefits during their service and have the option of receiving a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,775.00 or post-service stipend of $1,500.00 after completing their service. A relocation travel allowance of no less than $550 may also apply if they are moving.  


To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to Deidre Kennelly at deidre@ktmb.orgApplications are also accepted through Search for Warrior Workshops. 

Visit the KTMB website: or email/call Deidre at, or 775.851.5185 for more information.

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