Community Engagement & Trails Stewardship Programs Assistant
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is the nonprofit support partner of the Golden Gate National Parks—84,000 acres of national parkland throughout the Bay Area, including Muir Woods, Ocean Beach, Crissy Field, and Alcatraz. The Parks Conservancy is a membership organization created to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks, enhance the experiences of park visitors, and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future. Park projects and programs include the Crissy Field Center, the promoting of leadership and environmental justice training for youth; the Native Plant Nurseries, which grows over 100,000 plants annually to restore habitat; Trails Forever, which is at work building and rehabilitating miles of trails throughout the parks; and volunteer programs that inspire 35,000 people annually to take action in support the parks.
The Projects and Stewardship Department oversees planning, design, and implementation of Park Projects and Stewardship initiatives for the Parks Conservancy, including natural and cultural resource enhancement and restoration, facility improvement, trail enhancements and new trails, signage, overlooks, visitor amenities, parking lots, and open space. The Projects and Stewardship Department also includes an effective community engagement component built into the projects and provides ongoing support to the other Parks Conservancy departments to meet Conservancy-wide goals. The Community Engagement and Trails Stewardship Programs Assistant (Programs Assistant) is responsible for providing administrative support to the Parks Conservancy’s Trails Volunteer Program and the Community Engagement Program. The Programs Assistant will contribute to the preparation of outreach materials, including newsletters, signs, flyers, etc., in addition to attending community events and assisting with volunteer programs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Collaboration and Outreach
• Develops outreach materials (posters, flyers, trail detour maps, etc.).
• Produces temporary signage.
• Writes, edits and produces external and internal newsletters for project updates and volunteer program.
• Explores opportunities for new partnerships (e.g. schools, youth groups) and engaging new audiences; serves as the contact.
• Assists with Mobile Trailhead programming, planning and coordinates with partners.
• Supports preparation for and participation in open houses, public presentations, tabling at events.
• Supports the Public Information Coordination program as needed (orientations, materials, detour planning).
• Works as needed on trails volunteer program days.
• Responds to email inquiries.
• Maintains and updates program webpages (trails/projects).
• Assists Trails Volunteer Manager with volunteer duties as needed.
• Assists with the hiring of Project Information Coordinators and trails interns.
• Manages email lists by project and county.
• Prepares regular reports to document outreach and trail work efforts.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Adobe Suite.
• Proficient in database management.
• Proficient in the use of Google Earth.
• Competent in Convio and ArcGIS.
• Bachelor’s Degree in biology/environmental science or related field.
• 2 years of experience in trail work/habitat restoration and community engagement.
• Speaks clearly and effectively, is thoughtful, persuasive; writes clearly and informatively; varies writing style to meet needs.
• Pitches in and contributes to achieving group goals; supports everyone's efforts to succeed; balances team and individual responsibilities.
• Demonstrates attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness.
• Is knowledgeable about public lands/park management, endangered species, habitat conservation, biology and environmental issues in the San Francisco Bay.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
• Work is performed in an office, as well as, outdoor setting.
• Work is primarily performed sitting.
• Work requires squatting and kneeling.
• Frequently lifts, carries and positions objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
Compensation for this position will be commensurate with work experience, skills and educational background.
Please e-mail your resume and a thoughtful cover letter detailing your reasons for interest in this position to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please include “Programs Assistant” in the subject line.
Applications will be accepted until December 20, 2012.
Please, no phone calls inquiring about this position.
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy endeavors to build a staff which reflects the diversity of our community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.