Community Volunteer Coordinator

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Overview:
The National Park Service seeks to build volunteer capacity within Seattle/Tacoma communities with the support of the National Park Foundation and American Express. Mount Rainier National Park and Seattle Area National Park Sites are partnering to expand volunteer efforts to engage new audiences in this area, including American Express employees. The National Park Service relies heavily on its volunteer force to help preserve and protect the nation’s natural and cultural resources.

The Community Volunteer Coordinator will identify strategies and resources within the Puget Sound communities while focusing on underserved areas that may have had limited prior involvement with the National Park Service. The coordinator will build partnerships with local community organizations; spearhead the development of multi-language, multi-cultural digital and printed informational materials about the National Park Service; and facilitate partner organization volunteer experiences to Mount Rainier National Park and Seattle Area National Park Sites, including: Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park; the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience; and the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial.

This is a full-time, one year position based at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Seattle with frequent trips to Mount Rainier National Park. The Community Volunteer Coordinator will join a collaborative team dedicated to increasing inclusivity and diversity in our public lands. This is an exciting time to be part of an agency looking to inspire the current and next generation of park stewards.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Develop and sustain relationships with partner organizations to increase number of volunteers in Mount Rainier National Park and Seattle Area National Park Sites
  • Collaborate with park staff and partners to enhance volunteer opportunities and experiences, including those aimed at engaging American Express employees
  • Develop and implement strategies to raise awareness of volunteer opportunities at dedicated national park sites
  • Identify strategies to ensure volunteers reflect the full cultural diversity of the Seattle/Tacoma area
  • Act as the liaison between Mount Rainier, Seattle Area National Park Sites, and community partners dedicated to increasing volunteer opportunities
  • Collaborate with park staff and partners to report program and volunteer data, develop long and short term volunteer program objectives, and communicate findings to the National Park Foundation
  • Coordinate participation at local community and partner events to increase National Park Service profile and raise awareness of volunteer opportunities
 
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Qualifications:
Required:
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Excellent time-management and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently with multiple organizations
  • Experience working with volunteers and volunteer management
  • Proficiency in project management
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office
  • Commitment to equity and inclusivity
  • Attention to detail and highly organized
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work well as a part of a team
  • Strong understanding of the English language
  • Familiarity with the National Park Service and Seattle/Tacoma communities
  • Must pass federal background check
  • Valid driver’s license


Desired:
  • Experience working in a team-driven environment
  • Experience in program evaluation and reporting
  • Fluency in a second language
  • Experience with graphic design and Adobe Creative Suite
 
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Compensation:
Salary of $34,000 for full-time, year-long position. Transportation to and from Mount Rainier will be covered. Benefits are available.

Application Requirements:
Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Kelsey_Johnson@nps.gov. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with an anticipated start date of May 14th, 2018.

Last updated: April 3, 2018

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