Volunteer Coordinator VISTA: Nevada

Agency
Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space
Location
Carson City, Nevada
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$980/month and health benefits during their service and have the option of receiving a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,730.00 or post-service stipend of $1,500.00 after completing their service.
Start Date
08/28/2017
Last Date to Apply
08/28/2017
Website
http://www.carson.org/government/departments-g-z/parks-recreation-open-space
Description
Synopsis
The Volunteer Coordinator VISTA will build a volunteer recruitment database, implement recruiting protocols, and follow best practices to retain volunteers for the Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space.

The mission of Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space is to provide exceptional parks, open space, and diverse recreational opportunities to enhance the quality of life in Carson City, while preserving our natural resources for future generations.

Position Description:
The Volunteer Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of the Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space team. This person will develop a volunteer program including protocols for recruiting, training, appreciating, and managing volunteers who will assist in implementing community programs, park clean-ups, and similar volunteer activities.

Service Location: Carson City, NV

Timeline for Service: August 28, 2017 - August 27, 2018

Primary Responsibilities
Build an effective volunteer recruitment, training, and retention program;
Develop and update volunteer training protocols for Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space programs and events;
Create and update a volunteer database;
Collaborate with the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator VISTA to ensure all volunteer opportunities are well advertised;
Collaborate closely with the Community Education Coordinator VISTA to ensure adequate numbers of trained volunteers are available to assist in delivering community programs.

Qualifications
Commitment to the Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space mission and vision;
Bachelor’s degree in communications, recreation, marketing, advertising, business, pubic administration, or a related field;
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
Exceptional writing skills;
Strong communication skills;
Strong organizational skills;
High degree of initiative and spirit of service;
Preferred: experience in volunteer management and recruitment;
Preferred: experience with website, graphic design, and management;
Preferred: reading, writing, and speaking competency in Spanish language.

Compensation
In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance of $980/month and health benefits during their service and have the option of receiving a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,730.00 or post-service stipend of $1,500.00 after completing their service. A relocation travel allowance of no less than $550 may also apply if they are moving.

Housing:
Carson City will provide a housing option at a Carson City park. A separate housing agreement may be required if the selected candidate chooses this option.

To Apply
Send a cover letter and resume to Patti Liebespeck at PLiebespeck@carson.org. Your application will not be considered without a cover letter and resume. Applications are also accepted through AmeriCorps.gov. Search for Volunteer Coordinator.
Qualifications
Commitment to the Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space mission and vision;
Bachelor’s degree in communications, recreation, marketing, advertising, business, pubic administration, or a related field;
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
Exceptional writing skills;
Strong communication skills;
Strong organizational skills;
High degree of initiative and spirit of service;
Preferred: experience in volunteer management and recruitment;
Preferred: experience with website, graphic design, and management;
Preferred: reading, writing, and speaking competency in Spanish language.
Contact Person
Patti Liebespeck
Contact Phone
7752837342
Contact eMail
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