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Student Stewards Program Outreach Coordinator VISTA



Nurture the next generation of environmental stewards! Your outreach will help turn curious kids into budding scientists. Perfect for a skilled communicator or social media marketer.

Position Description

As the Student Stewards Program (SSP) Outreach Coordinator VISTA, you will focus on community outreach and marketing of the Parks Foundation’s youth educational programs and events including the Student Stewards Program, Junior Naturalist Program (JNats) and seasonal Science Camps

As our VISTA, you will be an essential member of the team for this young non-profit organization. You will help develop a wellness-focused marketing and outreach plan for TMPF’s youth educational programs and events including the Student Stewards and Junior Naturalist Programs. Join today to enhance the advertising and outreach strategies used to promote and expand our education and recreation initiatives via direct outreach, 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. 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. 

AmeriCorps VISTA

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation’s SSP Outreach Coordinator VISTA is funded by AmeriCorps and will serve within the 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 AmeriCorps programs, visit

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain and further develop a community-focused marketing and outreach plan for outdoor recreation and science-based youth programs including: Student Stewards Program (SSP), Junior Naturalists (JNats), SSP Spring Break Camp, and SSP Summer Camp.

  • Continue to update best outreach practices and SOP via email newsletter, press release, social media marketing, advertising, video production and more for outdoor wellness and recreation programming as new data is gathered and interpreted.

  • Foster community partnerships with local schools, businesses, and organizations to increase expansion of awareness, enrollment, and participation in all youth programs. 

  • Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with school classroom participants of the Student Stewards Program, including coordinating scheduling of SSP classes with teachers and schools.

  • Design and publish social media content to promote and share impacts of Parks Foundation youth programming. Share live updates from programs through various social media channels to increase awareness of outdoor wellness programming and drive participation.

  • Gather and analyze data from all SSP programs to help improve on program impact, efficacy, and accessibility.

  • Support updates and maintenance of the Parks Foundation youth program website pages with essential programming information and updates while accommodating accessibility, readability, and youth program branding.

  • Manage inquiries from youth program families and participants while facilitating a positive experience from registration to program completion.

  • Develop and implement advertising campaigns across several social media platforms while analyzing engagement metrics and executing improved content strategies.

  • Encourage awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of local parks and open spaces through Parks Foundation programming and relationship-building through community outreach.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or experience in marketing, public relations, and/or communications;

  • Experience with social media marketing, Canva, PicMonkey, Adobe Creative Cloud  and/or website design and blogs;

  • Exceptional writing skills;

  • Strong verbal communication skills;

  • Strong organizational skills while managing multiple projects;

  • High degree of initiative and spirit of service;

  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve creatively;

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

  • Preferred: Experience in Google Data Studio, Google Analytics, Google Ads

Compensation and Benefits

  • In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a living allowance of approximately $22,822. 

  • Upon completion of service, choice of Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of approximately $6,800 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. 

  • Child care assistance (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 training, skills learned in service, and 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 filling out an application or emailing a cover letter and resume to Hannah  Lansverk Sonnenberg at

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