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Stewards VISTA: Travelers' Rest Connection (Lewis & Clark)
Travelers’ Rest sits at the crossroads of natural and cultural history. Its 65 acres encompass the only archaeologically verified campsite of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, a gathering place used by the Séliš QÍispé and other tribes for millennia, and a pristine cottonwood habitat along the banks of Lolo Creek. Travelers’ Rest also sits at the crossroads of private support and public investment. Land purchased through grants and private donations became a Montana State Park 20 years ago. Today, Travelers’ Rest Connection supports Travelers’ Rest State Park through outreach, advocacy, and educational experiences connecting the past to the future. The AmeriCorps VISTA position with Travelers’ Rest Connection provides opportunities to develop skills in fundraising, event planning, volunteer management, and outreach. Exceptional communications skills will help the successful candidate in writing grant proposals, connecting with donors, soliciting gifts, and marketing events. Specific objectives of this position include: Researching and writing grant proposals to support indigenous interpretation and exhibit updates. Utilizing fundraising software to improve communications with donors. Start-to-finish planning and implementation of a community volunteer workday. Implementing a volunteer training session. Providing staff support to the planning committee of a national meeting/conference. Creating social media posts and marketing materials. Throughout the term, the VISTA can take advantage of resources and trainings offered by the Montana Nonprofit Association and Missoula Nonprofit Center. Travelers’ Rest Connection will pay for registration to at least one relevant conference (in-state or regional) including travel expenses if necessary. On-site housing may be available for a nominal monthly fee of approximately $100. If there is no room at Travelers’ Rest, the Connection will assist in securing affordable accommodations.
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Member Duties : Prepare and submit grant proposals to expand indigenous interpretation and support new exhibits in the Travelers’ Rest State Park Visitor Center. Improve stewardship of organizational members by utilizing fundraising software to communicate with members and coordinating a members-only event. Recruit new volunteers by planning a service day and scheduling volunteers. Broaden Travelers’ Rest audience by collaborating with another nonprofit to bring their constituents to Travelers’ Rest. Enhance Travelers’ Rest participation at community events like farmers’ market, family fest, etc. Be active in the planning committee of the Annual Meeting of the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, a national conference-style event. Create marketing materials and logo items for the Annual Meeting. Track Performance Measures (outputs and outcomes) and submit quarterly and final progress reports inclusive of qualitative and quantitative data.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Housing ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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Stewards VISTA: Travelers' Rest Connection (Lewis & Clark)

Program Start/End Date
07/05/2022  -   07/04/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  02/23/2022  To  06/06/2022 

Contact Sam Forsythe
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801

Listing ID 109941