Are you interested in gaining professional experience, empowering communities, and making a lasting difference? Join the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation team through AmeriCorps VISTA! The Communications Coordinator VISTA will focus on marketing and outreach of “Healthy Parks Healthy People” programs and free community events.
The Communications Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of the team for this growing nonprofit organization. This VISTA will help develop a marketing and outreach plan to promote the “Healthy Parks Healthy People” programs and ensure underserved and low income community members have access to participate in the free community programs. This person will enhance the advertising and outreach strategies used to promote Parks Foundation programs and events 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. This is accomplished primarily by providing in-park educational and health-based programming for community engagement. The Parks Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that began operating in 2013. 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.
Service Location: Reno, NV
Timeline for Service: February 18, 2020 - February 17, 2021
Build an effective marketing and outreach plan for “Healthy Parks Healthy People” programs such as: Discover Your Parks Walks, Trails Challenge Hikes, and Dementia Friendly Nature Walks;
Expand, improve, and maintain the Parks Foundation website;
Expand and maintain the Truckee Meadows Parks Project online database by reviewing, editing, and publishing researched content;
Grow Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation programs through traditional media coverage;
Track and manage advertising campaigns and engagement through social media.