Community Engagement Manager – Sierra State Parks Foundation

Tahoe City, CA

Position Summary:

Sierra State Parks Foundation is seeking a highly organized and self-motivated leader to provide oversight for one of the core operations of our organization. SSPF is a fun, mission-driven partner with California State Parks. We are seeking a candidate who enjoys challenges, is naturally curious, and would be thrilled to work for an organization that is making a positive and lasting impact on the Lake Tahoe-Donner region.


  • Event planning, production, and management, ranging from small to large scale
  • Grant writing and sponsorship acquisition for events and fundraising
  • Collaborating with Communications Manager on e-newsletter, video production, ad placement, press releases, social media, etc. Includes marketing, advertising, and brand management
  • Website and database management
  • Donor and volunteer relations cultivation and retention
  • Liaison with Events and Marketing Committees


  • High level of organizational skills, attention to detail, and professionalism
  • Highly skilled at multi-tasking
  • Excels in a dynamic environment with shifting priorities
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Comfortable managing databases and producing reports
  • Minimum 2-year experience in event planning and production
  • Minimum 2-year experience managing volunteers
  • Proven experience with marketing and communications
  • Social media management to include e-blast production

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelors degree plus 2 years applicable work experience
  • Experience in the planning and execution of special events and fundraisers
  • Experience working with event vendors
  • Marketing, public relations, and media experience.

Personable Attributes:

  • Creative, energetic, team-player, organized, friendly
  • Respect for the rules and regulations of California State Parks
  • Willingness to work with State Park staff and facilitate communication
  • Must be able to follow policies and procedures and possess the ability to use discretion when non-routine situations arise
  • Must be able to handle conflicts in a professional and non-confrontational manner
  • Can manage several projects at once, able to focus on details, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Comfortable giving direction to vendors, volunteers, and others
  • Highly motivated and able to work effectively under tight deadlines
  • Willingness to perform light housekeeping
  • Honest and no criminal record
  • Ability to lift and carry approximately 25 pounds

To Apply:

  • Email your resume, cover letter, and references to: Heidi Doyle, Executive Director at For inquiries: 530-314-9731 (cell).

For more information please see the position description.

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