Biodiversity Content Specialist- Parks Project

Monday, January 18th from 8:00am to Tuesday, August 31st, 2021 12:00pm (PT)

About

MISSION:

The Parks Project serves as a comprehensive online directory of Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County Parks and a resource to explore the history and biodiversity that call those parks home. 


GOALS:

Awareness

  • Inform community members of park amenities, unique histories, and biodiversity specific to each park in the Truckee Meadows.


Appreciation

  • Inspire a sense of wonder and awe in the biodiversity and shared history found in our parks.


Stewardship

  • Encourage the ongoing preservation of our parks by providing accessible resources that promote a communal sense of responsibility and highlight sustainable actions.



Biodiversity Content Specialist Position Description

About:

Biodiversity Content Specialists with the Parks Foundation are vital volunteers that research and write information on the Truckee Meadows' plants and animals. Their work is published online as part of the Parks Foundation's Parks Project, a free community resource detailing the Truckee Meadows parks, history, and biodiversity. 


Biodiversity Content Specialists are asked to volunteer at least 3 hours of their time each month, with specific deadlines and commitments flexible from person-to-person. 


We are looking for volunteers who:

  • Are self-driven

  • Are passionate about Reno’s parks, trails, and open spaces

  • Have an interest and/or background in biodiversity

  • Are effective communicators

  • Are looking to develop professional skills


We are looking for volunteers who possess or have the passion to improve the following skills:

  • Effective science communication- ability to write in an engaging manner that conveys expertise, yet can be understood by a general audience. 

  • Ability to write in a style that aligns with the organization’s voice

  • Ability to cite sources in accordance with the organization’s policy

  • Ability to research biodiversity information with airtight accuracy using web sources and other means


Benefits of volunteering for the Parks Project:

  • Development of professional skills and experience that will enhance an application or resume

  • Flexible time commitment and schedule

  • Ability to work remotely (Covid safe)

  • Develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of the biodiversity that calls the Truckee Meadows home

  • Build and/or hone scientific communication and writing skills

  • Contribute to a free community resource that makes a difference

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Age Limit
16 and up
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Requirement Details
This position requires an informal 10-15 minute phone interview and a 20-30 minute orientation training.
Perks
Development of professional skills and experience that will enhance an application or resume

Flexible time commitment and schedule

Ability to work remotely (Covid safe)

Develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of the biodiversity that calls the Truckee Meadows home

Build and/or hone scientific communication and writing skills

Contribute to a free community resource that makes a difference
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Project Plan

  • Following Parks Project guidelines, you will research and write about the local flora and fauna in the Truckee Meadows area.