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Program Coordinator - Generation Wild of the Pikes Peak Region

Job Description
Organization: 
Catamount Institute
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Pikes Peak Region
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Programs/Services
Job Description: 

Generation Wild of the Pikes Peak Region partners with the  Catamount Institute, City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, District 11, Fountain Creek Watershed, Garden of the Gods Nature & Visitor Center, Hillside Community Center, Kids on Bikes, Mile High Youth Corps, North Cheyenne Canyon’s Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center, Rocky Mountain Field Institute, UpaDowna and YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region. These incredible partnerships help us to host events, field trips, summer camps, and more in our community to promote the exploration of nature!

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) created the Generation Wild movement to connect kids and families to outdoor activities. In response to GOCO’s call, the Generation Wild of the Pikes Peak Region coalition was formed to encourage kids and families in Southeast Colorado, and beyond, to spend time together outside–improving overall health, and fostering a love, appreciation, and familiarity with nature and the natural beauty in the Pikes Peak Region.

This position is housed at the Catamount Institute.  Primary responsibilities will be to work with the Catamount Institute Executive Director to promote, plan, and execute Generation Wild Pikes Peak programs; getting more kids and families outdoors and connected to coalition members; building relationships to strengthen the coalition and brand ensuring opportunities and programs are full; driving community engagement, and identifying opportunities for program providers to support community-identified and culturally relevant needs

Areas of Responsibility

Responsibilities Include:

  • Promote outdoor programming for the Generation Wild Coalition Partners in Southeast Colorado Springs
  • Create and lead Generation Wild of the Pikes Peak Region-specific programming (Pop-up play, outdoor fun days, trips to state parks, and more!)
  • Coordinate community events to activate Generation Wild coalition and spaces (Beach house at Prospect Lake, Fountain Bike Park, Panorama Park, and more)
  • Work with Catamount Institute Executive Director to develop communication and marketing plan using graphics, videos, and testimonials collected.
  • Develop strategies to grow the presence of Generation Wild in Southeast Colorado Springs and beyond.
  • Lead a steering committee of local community members at bi-monthly/monthly meetings.
  • Attend programs to collect photos, video, and stories
  • Seek speaking opportunities at local schools and community events to promote coalition activities and program opportunities
  • Use Catamount Institute’s current programs as stepping stones to building larger relationships to K-12 schools
  • Work with and lead a youth coalition to assist in outreach and feedback
  • Contribute to additional goals as identified by the coalition
  • Attend trainings and seminars as directed to maintain or attain relevant knowledge and certifications needed to support the educational programs
  • Teach and support on Catamount Institute programs as needed
  • Support Executive Director and other Catamount Institute staff as needed and directed
Requirements/Qualifications
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Experience in community outreach, partnership building, and marketing
  • Ability to effectively build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders; can respond to and reflect on cultural disparities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in non-standard workplaces, including outdoors
  • Ability to often work evening, weekends, and overtime hours to accommodate programs and representing the organization at public events
  • Demonstrates creativity, enthusiasm, maturity, initiative, sense of humor, flexibility, team spirit, and commitment to the mission
  • Ability to travel between facilities and outside office activities using a private vehicle, as needed
  • Be able to lift up to 50# for equipment and supplies for events and other needs and to move around facilities freely
  • Ability to perform all physical aspects of the position, including walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting
  • Be able to verbalize thoughts, speak, hear and write clearly and communicate with others in person, by email, and by phone
  • Working knowledge of business applications for Google (Gmail & Drive), Dropbox, Windows, and Microsoft Office
  • Background check required
Compensation/Benefits
Compensation: 

Salary $32,000-$34,000 based on experience

Benefits: 

Benefits:
Monthly health stipend. 
PTO, holidays, and sick time

Flexible working schedule and telecommuting options

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