Community Outreach and Resident Expert (CORE) Fellow

Community Outreach and Resident Expert (CORE) Fellow

Type of offer:

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. This position may also include learning opportunities and networking opportunities organized by GOCO to connect the fellow to other organizations across the state.

Responsibilities or Lists of Tasks:

60%       Working in community with associated TPL projects/community partners/managing youth 

  • Represent TPL in the focus community (Clifton) such as: Attend meetings and coordinate with project partners such as Mesa County Public Health, Clifton Community Leaders, REC for Kids Community Transformation Group, and CCC Vision Working Group. Attend meetings as needed such as REC for Kids Board Meetings, Clifton Community Leader Meetings, Grand Junction and Latino chamber events.
  • Engage with and help lead with REC for Kids the Clifton Youth Advisory Council by: Work with REC for Kids staff to facilitate Youth Council community engagement curriculum, serve as liaison among Youth Council and community partners, attend community events where Clifton Youth Council is participating, provide advisory support to REC for Kids as they develop other youth councils in other communities.
  • Work with TPL and community partners to develop outreach and communication strategies such as: outreach and educational materials (surveys, flyers, newsletters), help organize and participate in outreach events (workshops, barbecues, art projects, tabling at events, etc.), generate and maintain community contact lists.
  • Work with TPL project staff to compile and summarize community feedback such as: document outcomes from meetings and events, develop reports, event photography, reporting for grants (as needed).

20%       Professional Development

  • 1:1 Meetings with supervisor
  • Time spent with other CORE Fellows/TPL Mentors
  • Skill based trainings or research related to career aspirations (REC Youth Council training, Health Equity training, etc.)
  • Attend conferences to explore career opportunities and network (one conference supported annually by TPL).
  • Networking among TPL colleagues and conservation leaders outside of TPL.
  • In the second year of the fellowship, fellows will complete a 3-5 day residency with a conservation organization outside of TPL and choose a passion project to complete.

10%       Internal-focused work

  • Bi-weekly Parks for People team meetings, monthly Colorado 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 CORE Fellowship Program development by providing feedback and insights at key milestones.
  • Assist with program evaluation and work with TPL’s academic partners and consultants to interview and survey youth and community partners.
  • Provide general administration and program support.

10%       Engaging with Other Communities

  • Possible statewide networking and learning opportunities through GOCO.
  • Learning about and supporting other TPL projects in communities where TPL is working, such as Denver, Colorado Springs, Greeley, and Trinidad.


Location: Clifton, Colorado
Organization: Trust for Public Land
Deadline: June 5, 2022
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