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Stewards VISTA: Friends of KAG - Development and Fundraising
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-maintained, 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 for individuals and community to gather to learn, work and play. Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens have initiated some critical programming for the Gardens’ neighbors in recent years. We seek to build sustained financial support for our mission. We seek your skills to help us identify and apply for foundation grants, support individual giving efforts, and help us diversify our revenue through corporation sponsorships and events. This position is ideal for self-starters and fast learners who have good writing skills, a love of sharing stories and great attention to detail. Must work well in a collaborative team environment and on their own. A commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is required. 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. Also, you should enjoy having a total blast while working in a setting made for Instagram!
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Member Duties : VISTA will: -Develop and implement a year-long fundraising plan, including grant funding, individuals and corporations -Develop and document processes for receiving donations and properly thanking and recording gifts -Identify and pursue sustaining sources of grant funding, providing a tracking system for continual use -Develop materials (brochures, fliers, etc) for event and corporate sponsorship -Engage community to understand what to invest in to attract more park neighbors -Promote the park among a diverse audience of affinity groups, neighborhood groups and associations, schools, alumni associations, churches, and more. -Evaluate fundraising efforts, by tracking on baseline metrics and providing quarterly reports ***Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting***
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Environment . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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Stewards VISTA: Friends of KAG - Development and Fundraising

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  


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

Contact Patricia Silva
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801

Listing ID 107689