November 16, 2023
Branches for the Lake announces a new initiative to connect AmeriCorps Members to multi-use recreational trails and public education in Camden, Miller and Morgan counties. Branches for the Lake will hire a Project Administrator to research and assist with planning multi-use recreational trails and educational programs to promote community, connectivity, and commerce.
Branches for the Lake(B4TL) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. B4TL provides programs and initiatives to engage the community, promote collaboration, encourage connectivity and develop additional commerce opportunities. This position provides medical insurance, dental insurance and vision insurance, 10 paid holidays, 10 days annual paid vacation, 2 days annual paid personal time off, and 10 days annual paid
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Research the best data collection tools to conduct and collate survey data from the community and create survey questions for community engagement on areas of need for recreational trails, improved math proficiency for local and regional employers and additional areas of service AmeriCorps members could help fulfill.
2. Work with the local school districts to facilitate potential math tutoring programs and research successful supplemental math programs.
3. Build a contact list of potential partners and expand awareness of B4TL. Project Administrator will host listening sessions in rural communities. They will offer virtual listening sessions to identify labor needs, skills, and volunteer support that could build capacity in Camden, Miller and Morgan counties.
4. Research project options for future AmeriCorps Members:
a. Research AmeriCorps programs and best practices across the country to identify programs and projects that future AmeriCorps members can
execute to strengthen Camden, Miller and Morgan counties. Additionally, PA will locate other AmeriCorps programs involving multi-use recreational trails projects and either visit those projects or communicate virtually to gain knowledge from their successes, failures, and lessons learned.
b. Determine need for future B4TL AmeriCorps members to do tasks such as increase social media presence, organize bicycle camps, secure speaking opportunities with local businesses and organizations to promote B4TL, or aid their host site in writing a grant for Magic Dragon Trails c/o Branches for the Lake.
c. The Project Administrator will identify and develop connections with content experts and teachers who can teach relevant skills to AmeriCorps
Members, area students and communities in the areas of geometry, algebra, calculus and trigonometry, physics and geology.
d. Conduct extensive research and data collection of additional community needs related to multi-use recreational trails, transportation corridor
connectivity issues, health issues that could be alleviated by a multi-modality transportation system, assess if additional community needs
have been uncovered and additional programs need instituted for AmeriCorps assistance.
e. Assist local leaders in developing partnerships, planning and hosting public programs, and/or developing online communications. Under the
direction of the B4TL PA, AmeriCorps members will engage with biking, hiking and running groups and events, attend Grant Writing Workshops,
and attend local Hiking, Biking and Running Club meetings
5. Research and plan professional AmeriCorps Members
a. The AmeriCorps members in this program will belong to a strong cohort of B4TL and Magic Dragon Trails members who will meet frequently for
training, coordination, and collaboration. The PA will research and plan professional development opportunities for AmeriCorps members. The
B4TL PA will plan and host the trainings. AmeriCorps members may learn sustainable trail building skills, earth moving construction skills, carpentry skills, surveying skills, math tutoring skills, public speaking skills, marketing skills, data collection and research skills.
b. The B4TL PA will research the best approaches to recruit, train, place, and supervise AmeriCorps members to serve in trail building and trail
maintenance positions, math tutoring positions and community engagement/public speaking positions. The Director will research
evidence-based program models and determine which is most appropriate for this program. The PA will travel to Arkansas or other states where trail building occurs with AmeriCorps members to study their programs.
c. Program Administrator will develop marketing materials, training materials, presentations, SOPs, and manuals for the program.
6. The Program Administrator will research, outline, and design the program from scratch. At the end of the first year, a full report and proposal will be produced by the Project Administrator for B4TL.
The B4TL AmeriCorps Administrator will:
● identify the desired characteristics of AmeriCorps members
● develop a customized recruitment strategy for B4TL
● determine the AmeriCorps member’s activities needed to address the community needs
● develop a data collection system and performance measures to demonstrate impact.
● develop a contact list of organizations, such as civil engineering/land surveying/ marketing/public administrations programs at area
universities/community college/vocational institutions, that may offer a pool of potential future recruits.
● research diverse resources, funds, grants, and sponsors to support the program.
● Manage daily functioning of the program, including communicating with AmeriCorps Members and partners.
● Conduct outreach to communities and organizations, especially those in rural areas, including proactive communications, presentations, and in-
● Create a coaching plan for AmeriCorps Members.
● Build partnerships with key organizations such as schools, senior centers, businesses, government agencies, veterans’ programs, real estate
● Lead statewide search for new AmeriCorps Members and host sites
● Create and update program materials, including brochures, website content, social media posts, and email communications in collaboration
with the Program Director
● Maintain and track program records, budget, and impact.
● Manage evaluation efforts and implement responsive changes to the
program as necessary.
● Complete projects and special assignments by establishing objectives, determining priorities, managing time wisely, gaining the cooperation of
others, problem-solving, and adjusting as needed to meet goals. Projects will span across business functions including direct service, development,
volunteers, community outreach, etc.
7. Attend training conferences and professional development conferences including the MCSC Summer Training and an Active Transportation Academy.
8. Perform all additional duties as assigned by the Executive Director
This is a full-time position based in the Lake of the Ozarks area, with extensive regional travel.
REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES
● Experience with Constant Contact, DonorPerfect, Excel, Google, and
program management software
● Knowledge of and experience working the tourism industry
● Ability to cultivate positive and productive relationships and partnerships with a wide range of cultures, people, and organizations
● Comfortable in a high-performing, fast-paced and quickly growing organization; demonstrated ability to achieve high-performance goals, meet
deadlines, and adapt to changing circumstances
● Demonstrated experience in action-oriented partnership cultivation, development, and management
● Enterprising mindset and comfortable building a program from scratch
● Dedicated to the details and masterful at multi-tasking. Ability to organize and prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines.
● Outstanding interpersonal, political navigation, and communication skills to build strong relationships and negotiate challenging situations
● Proven history of self-directed work to improve processes and procedures
● Executive maturity, sound judgment, and a professional appearance
● Integrity, honesty, and high ethical standards
● Ability to examine and re-engineer program operations and procedures
● Ability to anticipate needs and align resources
● Ability to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace.
QUALIFICATIONS The right candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree; 5-years’ work experience in marketing, community development or resource identification; demonstrated experience with supervising a team; demonstrated written and verbal communication skills; significant experience with researching, writing, and creating programs and resource materials; demonstrated experience working with K-12 schools,
colleges and universities, businesses and nonprofits; and familiarity with program budgets and managing federal awards.
● Work schedule is typically 8 hours per day M-F. This is a full- time position primarily remote position with required attendance at B4TL
meetings and commitment to attend or lead a variety of civic organization meetings.
● This position will be required to regularly travel as well as work some evenings and weekends
● Prolonged periods of sitting and working on a computer
● Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times
AT WILL EMPLOYMENT & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
There is no minimum period of employment guaranteed or implied by acceptance of an employment offer. It is the policy of Branches for the Lake that employment is at will, which means that employment is for no specific term and that employment may be terminated by the employee or Branches for the Lake at any time without cause. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, it
is the policy of Branches for the Lake to implement fair, effective and positive business and personnel practices designed to ensure the full realization of an equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap, disability, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, military service or veteran status, sexual orientation, or other forms of discrimination prohibited by the Missouri Human Rights Act or (when applicable) federal law.
Salary Range: $47,500.00-55,000.00 per year
Status: Exempt, Full-time Supervisory
Responsibilities: 10-20 Part-Time AmeriCorps
● Health insurance
● Dental insurance
● Vision insurance
● Paid time off
Schedule: Monday to Friday
Work Location: In person