Student Stewards Program Outreach Coordinator VISTA

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Summary

The Student Stewards Program (SSP) Outreach Coordinator VISTA will focus on community outreach and marketing of 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 wellness-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 education and recreation initiatives of SSP, JNats, and Spring and Summer Camps via direct outreach, social media, traditional media, and streamlined website design.

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.

Qualifications

  • 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 WIX 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 $15,000.

  • Upon completion of service, choice of Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of approximately $6,100 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.

  • 10 days personal/vacation time and 10 days sick leave.

  • 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 emailing a cover letter and resume to Allie Baracani at allie@tmparksfoundation.org.


Visit the TMPF website www.tmparksfoundation.org or email/call Sara at 775.410.1702 for more information.