Volunteer Coordinator

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Deadline to Apply:

Sunday, January 15, 2017, 5:00pm



Las Vegas, NV
United States

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The Coordinator will work with volunteers to ensure they are safe, knowledgeable about natural and cultural history and orientation information, and have friendly, positive visitor interactions.  Volunteers will be managed to accomplish a variety of duties that involve stewardship of the mountain ecosystem and/or engaging visitors in enjoying and learning about the mountain while developing respect for its sensitive ecosystem.  The Coordinator will also promote, schedule and help to host special events that take place at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway site.  These events will involve a variety of types of groups including families, corporations, community groups, and general public.  Volunteers will help with operating some of the events.

The Coordinator will be a member of a small team that provides volunteer program development, program promotion, interpretation, and visitor information. An extended team of land management staff and non-profit leaders create a dynamic environment that supports the SMNRA Community Learning and Stewardship Program.


$11,170.00 Living Allowance
$2,887.50 AmeriCorps Education Award*
Student loan forbearance*
No cost Health insurance (medical, dental, vision) provided
USFS dormitory housing provided

*AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education experiences, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Loan forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is also available.


December 2016/ASAP – June 30, 2017
Full time, minimum 40 hours per week
Working weekends, nights and holidays is required at various times


Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (approx. 25 miles north and west of Las Vegas, NV)


Bachelor’s degree in education, non-profit management or related coursework and/or commensurate field/professional experience, desirable;
Experience recruiting, scheduling, coordinating, training and coaching volunteers;
Experience engaging and motivating volunteers  in stewardship and educational projects;
Experience in event coordination and promotion;
Ability to effectively and efficiently conduct volunteer program development, program promotion, interpretation, and media development;
Motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter;
Ability and willingness to work collaboratively as part of a small team;
Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities;
Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse public in a variety of forums;
Ability to speak English and Spanish conversationally, desirable;
Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments;
Possess clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license; and
Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime, or equivalent of two full-time terms of service), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.

How to Apply:

Please follow this link to apply directly through our online portal: http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/careers.aspx?rf=NAAEE&req=2016-ACI-040

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