Wetland Restoration Outreach Coordinator VISTA


The Wetland Restoration Outreach Coordinator VISTA will focus on developing outreach and marketing strategies for the proposed Truckee Meadows Nature Study Area (TMNSA).


Position Description:

The Wetland Restoration Outreach Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of the team for this up and coming non-profit organization. This VISTA will help develop community partnerships and exposure for the proposed Truckee Meadows Nature Study Area Wetland Restoration Project. This person will develop a marketing and outreach plan used to create community partnerships and promote the Wetland Restoration Project 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: November 12th, 2019 - November 11th, 2020

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain community partnerships for the proposed TMNSA;

  • Develop an outreach plan for the Wetland Restoration Project;

  • Expand and maintain the TMPF website with wetland project updates and any additional information;

  • Grow the Wetland Restoration Program’s exposure through traditional media coverage such as setting up speaking engagements and newspaper articles;  

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



  • 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: Knowledge of natural resource management strategies;  

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


AmeriCorps VISTA:

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation’s Wetland Outreach 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.



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 $1,800.00 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:

Apply through MyAmeriCorps for the "Wetland Restoration Outreach Coordinator" position here.

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

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