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Stewards VISTA: Friends of KAG: Communications & Development
 
 
 
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is a national park site featuring historic ponds filled with lotus, water lilies and wild habitat, offering a unique respite in our capital city. Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is dedicated to ensuring the Gardens are well-enjoyed and welcoming for neighbors and visitors. We do this by connecting people to the Gardens through stewardship, public engagement, and educational programs. The neighborhoods surrounding the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens have been systemically harmed and overlooked for decades, leaving residents with few avenues for economic, professional, or personal mobility. Neighbors, however have long desired for the Gardens to play a larger role in improving their quality of life. Increased programming as well as improved access would create a respite to escape the stresses of the city and home life, as well as a place to individuals and community to gather to learn, work and play. Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and NPS have initiated some critical programming for the Gardens’ neighbors in recent years - spring and summer break camps, volunteer events, an annual water lily and lotus cultural festival, a wellness series and more. We seek to improve our communications strategy and build community support for the park. This means sharing our programs widely and ensuring our programs and communication practices are relevant and accessible. We seek to uplift our neighbor’s voices and stories, listening and learning as we go. This position is ideal for self-starters and fast learners who have a creative mind and work well in a collaborative team environment and on their own. A commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is required. Also, you should like having a total blast while working in a setting made for Instagram! This will give you the experience and skills needed to jumpstart a career in communications, community engagement, event planning, urban studies, graphic design, and fundraising.
 
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Member Duties : VISTA will: -Develop and implement a strategic communications calendar targeting local audiences including monthly e-newsletters, a social media calendar, website updates, etc. -Develop savvy communication tactics to reach park neighbors and “create a buzz” about the park -Engage community to understand what to invest in to attract more park neighbors -Promote the park among diverse audiences of affinity groups (nature lovers, bikers, birders, photography,etc) neighborhood groups and associations, schools, alumni associations, churches, and more. -Regularly integrate the stories of community members in telling the story of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Evaluate communications, by tracking on baseline metrics and performing monthly and quarterly reviews -Identify and pursue sustaining sources of grant funding ***Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting***
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Environment . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Graphic Design ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Stewards VISTA: Friends of KAG: Communications & Development

Program Start/End Date
01/18/2022  -   01/17/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   Washington/Baltimore  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  10/15/2021  To  12/17/2021 

Contact Patricia Silva
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801
3048600371
psilva@conservationlegacy.org

Listing ID 107688


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