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Shoal Creek Conservancy, Programming & Volunteer Internship, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 11307

Fri, January 8, 2016

The Shoal Creek Conservancy ( 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 six miles through the heart of Austin, Texas. 

Description: Shoal Creek Conservancy seeks an extremely organized, enthusiastic leader that enjoys working with all types of people to help design and manage the Conservancy’s public programs and volunteer activities. The ideal candidate must be passionate about urban trail and watershed work. The position is available to undergraduate or graduate as well as recent graduates. 

Assist in design and execution of at least one monthly public event or activity along Shoal Creek, such as yoga in the park, outdoor movies and guided tours in partnership with the Executive Director. 
Help coordinate volunteer improvement work days along Shoal Creek on It’s My Park Day 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 
Monitor and evaluate program performance and participation through volunteer tracking 
Recruit and manage volunteers for 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 
Promote programs and events and register participants in coordination with the Communications Intern 
Assist with p​romotion ​of programs and events and register participants 
Assist with planning major fundraising events 

Ability to work with a diverse group of people; professional demeanor 
Experience and comfortable coordinating and leading 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 

Start Date: Position open until filled, requires a minimum semester/summer commitment 

Hours: Recommended at least 15 hours a week, preferably two to three times a week in the office 

Stipend: $1000 per semester/summer

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