Programming and Volunteer Intern

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Shoal Creek Conservancy
707 West Avenue, Suite 101
Austin, TX
Posted: December 14 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The Shoal Creek Conservancy (www.shoalcreekconservancy.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2013 with the mission of restoring, protecting and enhancing the ecological, social and cultural vibrancy of Shoal Creek for the people of Austin, Texas by engaging the public and partnering with the community. We seek to achieve this mission through activities that maintain and improve the Shoal Creek trail and greenway; enhance the public’s enjoyment of the Creek; and restore the watershed. Shoal Creek is the city’s oldest trail and extends for approximately four miles through the heart of Austin, Texas.

Description: Shoal Creek Conservancy seeks an intern with strong writing skills and knowledge and understanding of communications strategies, the digital media landscape, including various social media websites, and graphic design. The intern will work closely with the Executive Director to develop and administer marketing and communications campaigns for the Conservancy. The position is available to undergraduate or graduate as well as recent graduates.


Start Date: Position open until filled, requires a minimum semester/summer commitment
Hours: At least 15 hours a week, preferably two to three times a week in the office
Stipend: $1,000 per semester/summer

Please send a cover letter and resume to Joanna Wolaver at info@shoalcreekconservancy.org. ​Thank you for your interest in the Conservancy.

Responsibilities

● Design and execute a​t least one monthly public event​or activity along Shoal Creek, such as yoga in the park, outdoor movies and guided tours in partnership with Executive Director
● Assistwithcoordinationofv​olunteerimprovementworkdays​alongShoalCreekonIt’sMyParkDay in March, National Trails Day in June, and National Public Land Day in September and other work days
● Design and assist with the management of an adopt-a-garden program
● Investigate opportunities to expand SCC programs by partnering with other organizations
● Monitors and evaluate program performance and participation
● Recruit and help m​anage volunteers f​or work days, including developing list of potential volunteer
groups and individuals; attending events to recruit volunteers, scheduling volunteers for particular
events; providing them with necessary documentation; conducting orientations
● Assistwithp​romotion​ofprogramsandeventsandregisterparticipants
● Assist with planning major f​undraising events

Requirements

● Ability to work with a diverse group of people; professional demeanor
● Experience and comfortable coordinating and leading a large groups of people
● Previous experience planning events and programs and/or managing volunteers
● Strong written and oral communication skills
● Enjoys working outdoors as well as in the office; experience with trail/restoration projects a plus
● Extreme attention to detail
● Self-motivated and able to manage multiple projects at one time
● Completed or working toward a degree in a related field such as Education, Non-Profit
Management, Volunteer Management, Program Management
● Excellent computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office products
● Enthusiasm for the Conservancy’s mission

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