The Eagle Valley Outdoor Movement is a coalition of 10 local organizations that aim to increase access to outdoor spaces, environmental education, and job opportunities in Edwards, Colorado.
This position will serve in a collaborative role, working primarily with Walking Mountains Science Center in addition to EVOM partners. Primary responsibilities will be directed towards the day to day coordination of the Eagle Valley Outdoor Movement in addition to building broad community awareness of EVOM. EVOM is a community effort aimed at engaging more underserved youth and their families in the outdoors, with the ultimate goal of addressing environmental privilege in our community. More information can be found here:
To Apply please submit the following online https://www.walkingmountains.org/employment/: cover letter, resume, and Walking Mountains Science Center Employment application (download here) including a list of 3 references.
This position will report to the Director of Grants and Strategic Initiatives. The position is funded through the GOCO Inspire Initiative for a period of 3 years. Employment beyond the 3 years is possible, but not guaranteed. Specific responsibilities are listed below:
Work closely with the Director of Grants and Strategic Initiatives to ensure successful implementation and oversight of EVOM: budget tracking, evaluation & reporting, timeline, etc.
Assist in managing project timeline and project calendar – access given to all project partners: includes reporting deadlines, meetings, events, etc.
Schedule and prepare for all meetings, i.e. Leadership Committee, Education Committee, etc.
Maintain Google Drive – keep all documents up to date
Organize Youth Advisory Council – all communications, scheduling of meetings/activities, etc.
Provide monthly updates to Leadership Committee as well as grant partners (next steps, progress, resources/feedback needed)
Assist with planning and recruitment for community based family programs, school year programs and summer programs
Plan and organize logistics for community based family programs kick-off event, celebration events, community events etc.
Plan and organize logistics for school program family orientation at Edwards Elementary, June Creek Elementary and Berry Creek Middle School at the start of each school year
Plan and organize logistics for school program end-of-year celebration at each participating school.
Coordinate with WMSC Community Programs Department and all program providers to ensure programs are full
Coordinate with Edwards’ schools and program providers for K-12 continuum
Determine collaboration strategies to improve efficiency and effectiveness for EVOM implementation.
Enhance or improve a shared database for youth serving organizations to track enrollment and impact data (determine what additional information this should include, how can we make it useable, etc.).
Marketing and Outreach:
Work with WMSC Marketing Team to create and implement a marketing strategy, brand building, community outreach, social media content
Community engagement and outreach – attend community events to promote EVOM, work with Neighborhood Navigators, Parent Mentors and FLTI to build community awareness
Update monthly events calendar for EVOM
Capture photos/social media content
Create a monthly newsletter during the academic school year
Research and compile information on how organizations are engaging underserved youth & families in order to learn and adopt best practices
Identify possible approaches to collect longitudinal data
Identify strengths and challenges for each organization, determine possible solutions.
Skills and Qualifications:
Bi-lingual strongly preferred
Computer Skills: MS Office, Google
Ability to work variable hours as needed
Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to build community relationships
An independently- driven team player who is positive, flexible, collaborative and friendly
Comfortable presenting to large audiences
Highly organized and able to multi task
Salary and Benefits
Includes Health and Dental Insurance 15 days paid vacation
12 Federal Holidays
401k with 3% company match
For any additional information regarding the posistion please email Gina Van Hekken, Director of Grants & Strategic Initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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