Wetland Restoration Outreach Coordinator VISTA

Summary:

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. 

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.

Service Location: Reno, NV

 

Timeline for Service: May 11, 2020 - May 10, 2021

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.

 

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: 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 the National Service Website here.

 

Compensation:

  • In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a living allowance of $12,490. 

  • 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 no less than $750 if you are moving more than 50 miles, and travel allowance based on mileage may also apply. 

  • 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. 

  • Professional development through monthly trainings, skills learned in service, experience in a nonprofit 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 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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