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Program Coordinator, Railyard Park Conservancy
Santa Fe, N.M.

Do you have a passion for horticulture, gardening, and your community? Join the Railyard Park Conservancy and help us accomplish our mission as the conservancy organization caring for the Santa Fe’s largest cultivated park – the 13-acre Railyard Park.

The Railyard Park Conservancy provides all of the horticultural care and public programming for the Railyard Park, in addition to offering educational programming for our community.  Our mission is: To provide community stewardship and advocacy for the care, programming, and public art in the Railyard Park.

The Program Coordinator leads and manages the hands-on, horticultural care of the landscapes and gardens in the Railyard Park through an adult and youth in-service volunteer work force; coordinates and presents educational and outreach programming through our Outdoor Science Classroom and Community Workshop Series; and works with our network of partner organizations.  This is a full-time, temporary position with possible extension into permanent and reports to the Executive Director.

Position is available to start immediately through September 1st, 2017 with the possibility of becoming a permanent position after September 1st, 2017.

Responsibilities Include:

Volunteers – Lead, manage and train youth in-service work crews and the Yardmaster adult volunteer corps in weekly Park maintenance activities and conservation projects that include seasonal  care of the Park’s gardens and landscapes. Create and manage volunteer work schedules for park maintenance and track participation and activities completed. Implement Outreach Programs to recruit new volunteer groups to work in the Park; work with Executive Director to create weekly work schedules and activity plans. Coordinate volunteer appreciation activities and special events under the guidance of the Executive Director.

Educational Programming – Outdoor Science Classroom – Act as the liaison with the Railyard Park Conservancy educational partners (Santa Fe Public Schools, SITE Santa Fe, Farmers Market Institute, others) to assist in the development of curriculum, coordinate and lead school and environmental group Park visits and tours. Prepare lesson plans and coordinate field trips. Increase network of partners to additional school and organization participation. Track all participants and coordinate teacher/student feedback surveys. Assist in the occasional Sand Day Saturday children’s programming on Saturday mornings through the summer.

Outreach – Assist in writing the monthly newsletter; coordinate social media posts and update website.  Promote, update and manage schedule of Community Room rental using shared Google calendar and tracking process, and clean and prepare facility prior to rentals. Promote and coordinate Community Workshop Series (which includes partial Saturday work during summer season). Assist in the promotion of programming and events utilizing online calendars, local publications and other Public Service Announcement opportunities.

 Administrative –Respond to emails and calls in a timely manner; manage and update the database and work-day tracker, and organize files and records.  Coordinate fundraising and annual fund mailing with the Executive Director.

*This position may require additional hours outside of the normal 40-hour work week, including evenings and Saturdays for workshops, Community Room rentals, Sand Day Saturday programs, special events and volunteer activities.

Qualifications:

  • A. or B.S. degree and 2-4 years of related work experience.
  • General knowledge of and an interest in horticulture, xeric gardening, and landscaping practices. Physically able to perform outdoor work to include tasks like shoveling, pruning, lifting heavy items, stooping and bending.
  • Well-developed leadership skills with experience in organizing, training, and managing groups of volunteers and youth in-service groups.
  • Reliable and professional; able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience leading, teaching and developing science and ecology workshop curriculums.
  • Environmental literacy, general knowledge of southwest ecology, environmental issues.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and good people skills – enjoys interacting with volunteers and the public with a strong customer service orientation.
  • Proven written communication skills.
  • Solid writing and computer skills. Skilled in MS Office, email; internet research; able to update website and social media outlets.
  • Takes initiative to develop effective outreach and community programs to increase Park visitation.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, inquisitive and willing to learn new skills, good sense of humor, flexible attitude, enthusiastic, thorough, and enjoys an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Must also be available to work the week of June 19th and July 10th, 2017.

About the Park:

The Railyard Park, completed in 2008, is an award-winning park in downtown Santa Fe. It is among the new generation of public-private city parks that seek to build community and lessen the civic burden on park departments while providing outstanding programming. Its care is guided by an alliance that includes the City of Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Conservation Trust, the Santa Fe Railyard Community Corporation (SFRCC) and the Railyard Park Conservancy.

The Railyard Park Conservancy (RPC) is a nonprofit that works in partnership with the City of Santa Fe to ensure the park is maintained in perpetuity. We provide long-term community stewardship and advocacy for the enhanced horticultural care and educational programming in the Railyard Park. We are committee to a vibrant community park that represents the history, values and aspirations of the people of Santa Fe and our visitors.

www.railyardpark.org

Deadline to apply: May 17, 2017

 Send resume and cover letter to christy@railyardpark.org  –  Subject: Program Coordinator Position Application.

 You may also be asked to submit 3 professional reference contacts after applying.

No phone calls please. For more information on the Railyard Park Conservancy, please visit www.railyardpark.org.

Volunteer Coordinator  –  Railyard Park Conservancy

The Railyard Park Conservancy provides all of the horticultural care and public programming for the Railyard Park, in addition to offering educational programming for our community.  Our mission is: To provide community stewardship and advocacy for the care, programming, and public art in the Railyard Park.

The Volunteer Coordinator leads and manages the hands-on, horticultural care of the landscapes and gardens in the Railyard Park through an adult and youth in-service volunteer work force; coordinates and presents educational and outreach programming through our Outdoor Science Classroom and Community Workshop Series; and works with our network of partner organizations.

This is a full-time, hourly,  temporary position and reports to the Executive Director.

Position is available to start immediately through September 1st, 2017 with the possibility of becoming a permanent position after September 1st, 2017.

Responsibilities Include:

Volunteers – Lead and coordinate youth in-service work crews and the Yardmaster adult volunteer corps in weekly Park maintenance activities and conservation projects that include seasonal care of the Park’s gardens and landscapes. Assist Program Coordinator in volunteer training. Implement Outreach Programs to recruit new volunteer groups and individuals from the community to work in the Park; work with Program Coordinator to create weekly work schedules and activity plans.

Educational Programming – Outdoor Science Classroom – Assist Program Coordinator as the liaison with the Railyard Park Conservancy educational partners (Santa Fe Public Schools, SITE Santa Fe, Farmers Market Institute, etc)  to assist in the development of curriculum, coordinate, and lead school and environmental group Park visits, tours and demonstrations.

Outreach / Administrative – Assist Program Coordinator and Executive Director in coordinating social media postings and online outreach.  Assist Program Coordinator in managing Community Room rentals and assist in facilitating Community Workshop Series (which includes partial Saturday work seasonally) and maintain the rental space. Respond to emails and calls; manage and update the database and work-day tracker. Coordinate and facilitate special event opportunities at community events and programs to promote park programs and recruit volunteers.

* Must be available for occasional weekend programming such as Sand Day Saturdays, gardening workshops and special events or partner programs.

Qualifications:

  • A. or B.S. degree or 2-3 years of related work experience.
  • General knowledge of and an interest in horticulture, xeric gardening, and landscaping practices.
  • Well-developed leadership skills with experience in organizing, training, and managing groups of volunteers and youth in-service groups.
  • Flexible schedule and availability for frequent weekend (Saturday) coordination of programs or presence at special events.
  • Reliable; able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience leading, teaching and developing science and ecology workshop curriculums.
  • Environmental literacy, general knowledge of southwest ecology, environmental issues.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and good people skills – enjoys interacting with volunteers and the public with a strong customer service orientation.
  • Proven written communication skills.
  • Solid writing and computer skills. Skilled in MS Office, email; internet research; able to update website and social media outlets.
  • Takes initiative to develop effective outreach and community programs to increase Park visitation.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, inquisitive and willing to learn new skills, good sense of humor, flexible attitude, enthusiastic, thorough, and enjoys an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability and proficiency in using garden tools; ability to lift heavy items and equipment involving bending, kneeling and stooping.
  • Must also be available to work the weekend of June 16-18, week of June 20th and week of July 11th, 2017 to assist hosted volunteer crew.

Deadline to apply: May 20, 2017 – Send resume and cover letter to christy@railyardpark.org.

 E-mail Subject: Volunteer Coordinator Position

 

You may also be asked to submit 3 professional references after applying.