ARIZONA STATE PARKS: For Immediate Release
Managing and conserving Arizona’s natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our Parks and through our Partners. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Bilbrey at (602) 542-1996 or (602) 228-8518. Contact by Email: pio(at)azstateparks.gov
(Phoenix, Arizona - September 21, 2012) - The Arizona State Parks department is seeking five full-time candidates for AmeriCorps to be Program Coordinators and assist in the development of a new State Park program. These Program Coordinators will be responsible for organizing the "Family Campout and Stewardship Program" in conjunction with agency staff.
Arizona State Parks is seeking candidates for these AmeriCorps positions who live in those communities or can live on the State Park. AmeriCorps members donate a year of service in support of their communities, are eligible for a living allowance and health benefits during their service, and get an educational award at the end of the year.
"These individuals will market the program, recruit and schedule program participants and foster relationships within the community for program support," said State Parks Americorps Grant Director Nicole Armstrong-Best.
The "Family Campout and Stewardship Program" will be offered at five Arizona State Parks; Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood, Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction, Catalina State Park in Tucson, Kartchner Caverns State Park in Benson, and Patagonia Lake State Park in Patagonia.
Applications are being accepted through October 5, 2012 with information about the program, the position description and how to apply at www.AZStateparks.com and www.americorps.gov.
For information about all 27 Arizona State Parks, the Trails and Off-highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703), visit the website at AZStateparks.com or Twitter/Facebook AZStateParks.
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