C.O.R.E. Fellow

About the opportunity:

This is a 2-year, full-time fellowship position with Trust for Public Land. The Greeley C.O.R.E. Fellow will serve as a liaison with the community and Trust for Public Land (TPL) to advance the renovation of Delta Park in East Greeley and design and implementation of Greeley’s Newest Natural Area in West Greeley. In partnership with our community partner, Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains, the Greeley C.O.R.E Fellow will engage residents of all ages () in all phases of project implementation efforts and will deepen the connection of residents to these ongoing projects. The Greeley C.O.R.E. Fellow will also support the Colorado Parks for People team to develop and expand our work in their community and help to strengthen relationships between residents, TPL, and our partners. Our ideal candidates is:

Connected to the Greeley community:
•    Someone who grew up, lives in, is a part of the community where this project is located.
•    Someone who is passionate about their community. 
•    Someone who has a desire to improve quality of life (health, climate, and equity outcomes) in their community through improving access to close-to-home parks, schoolyards and trails.
•    Someone who knows of or is connected to our community resources.

Passionate about the mission of TPL and our Community Partners:
•    Has knowledge of or a strong interest in learning about environmental justice, outdoor recreation and/or conservation. 
•    Has experience working with the organizations we are partnering with.
•    Has an interest in pursuing a career in conservation, outdoor recreation, park design and development or in work related to advancing environmental justice issues through outcomes related to health, climate, and equity.

More About TPL:

At Trust for Public Land (TPL), community is at the heart of everything we do. Our commitment to improving community equity, health, and climate outcomes is the cornerstone of our strategic plan. In fifty years of work, our organization has yielded the greatest results through broad and sustained community engagement. Our engagement process (Community Outreach with Resident Experts -C.O.R.E.) centers on community voice, whereby we co-design outdoor spaces with communities to ensure every park, trail, and schoolyard we create reflects community priorities and aspirations.

Responsibilities or Lists of Tasks:

60%      Working in community. Job duties will likely include:
•    Engage with and co-lead with other TPL staff and community partners project implementation 
•    Work with TPL and community partners to develop outreach and communication strategies. Examples include:
o    Work to increase refugee civic engagement in various ways (participation in surveys, attending advocacy events, conducting stakeholder meetings, etc.)
o    Embolden refugee populations to utilize public resources (parks, libraries, buses, etc
o    Help plan yearly World Refugee Day event at Delta Park.
o    Increase accessibility to parks, trails, and public transportation to refugee populations by creating videos in various languages explaining how to utilize these resources.
•    Assist with program evaluation and work with TPL’s academic partners and consultants to interview and survey community.
•    Develop outreach and educational materials (flyers, newsletters)
•    Organize and participate in outreach events (workshops, barbecues, art projects, tabling at events, etc.)
•    Generate and maintain community contact lists
•    Work with project staff to compile and summarize community feedback
•    Assist project staff to document meetings and events
•    Assist project staff with any other documentation related to outreach activities
•    Provide general administration and program support. 
•    Represent TPL in the community at meetings, events, etc. (ie. show up/be visible/engage)
•    Raise awareness of the refugee experience for Greeley and Northern Colorado community members.

20%     Professional Development 
•    1:1 Meetings with supervisor
•    Time spent with mentor and other fellows
•    Skill based trainings or research related to career aspirations
•    Networking among TPL colleagues and community partners

10%     Internal-focused work 
•    Weekly meetings with supervisor, team and/staff meetings, monthly TPL all staff meetings, project coordination meetings, HR trainings, etc.
•    Help us develop and improve the fellowship experience by participating in the C.O.R.E. Fellowship Program development by providing feedback and insights at key milestones.

10%     Relationship Building
•    Networking and learning opportunities such as conferences and staff retreats. 
•    Marketing and story-telling including sharing your work and experience with others through communication efforts such as blogs, interviews, and other internal and external communication opportunities. 
This position requires working ‘off-hours’ including some weekend and evening meetings and events. Due to the community-based nature of this work, it is anticipated that fellows will often work from locations within the community they serve. Fellows will be provided with a laptop and TPL will work with each C.O.R.E. Fellow to understand other remote work needs to ensure they have what they need to be productive. C.O.R.E. Fellows will be expected to be in the office for staff meetings and professional development opportunities at their manager’s discretion. Ability and willingness to travel to other communities that may be several hours away from your home is requested. These trips will be planned in advance and scheduled with your input.
What are we looking for? 

Since this is a two-year position, we hope to find candidates that see this experience as a step in their career development and are willing to invest their time, passion, and energy in making the most out of their time with TPL. In return, TPL will support each fellow and work with them to advance their career aspirations. We hope that the C.O.R.E. Fellows will support each other, future fellows, and communities across the country by sharing their expertise and knowledge with the world when the fellowship is completed. Are you… 

•    Interested and comfortable leading and working with community?
•    Able to work independently? A self-starter?
•    Able to work flexibly and without constant oversight?
•    Curious to learn?
•    A strong collaborator? Able to work within a team at TPL and with community partners? 

Trust for Public Land is committed to cultivating a diverse staff that is representative of the communities we serve.  Applications from individuals having diverse backgrounds and life experiences are strongly encouraged.  We are open to the possibility that a great candidate for this job may not precisely meet all of the above criteria; if you believe you’re the right person for this job and can persuasively make that case, we encourage you to apply. 

Research shows that women and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups tend to apply only when they check every box in the posting. If you are reading this and hesitating to click “apply” for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! A true passion and excitement for making an impact is just as important as work experience. 

More About this Position:

Fellows will also have an opportunity to learn from each other and gain knowledge and skills needed to build a career in conservation after the 2-year fellowship is completed. Fellows will be expected to contribute to all aspects of project work (community engagement, design, and construction) by assisting project managers in their project tasks and helping the team center community in everything we do. CORE Fellows will have opportunities to learn about and engage with all aspects of TPL’s work and will be given the opportunity to engage with TPL national staff and leadership. This is a 2-year, full time fellowship. You will be an employee of The Trust for Public Land and your annual salary will be $50,000 plus benefits. Fellows are expected to commit to the position for the full 2-year time period. 

How to Apply: 

Submit your resume (required) and either a cover letter or short 2-minute video explaining why you are the right person for this position to  https://www.tpl.org/careers