Community Engagement Program Assistant

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (GGNPC) is the nonprofit support partner of the Golden Gate National Parks84,000 acres of national parkland throughout the Bay Area, including Muir Woods, Ocean Beach, Crissy Field, and Alcatraz. The Parks Conservancy is a membership organization created to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks, enhance the experiences of park visitors, and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future. Park projects and programs include the Crissy Field Center, the promoting of leadership and environmental justice training for youth; the Native Plant Nurseries, which grows over 100,000 plants annually to restore habitat; Trails Forever, which is at work building and rehabilitating miles of trails throughout the parks; and volunteer programs that inspire 35,000 people annually to take action in support the parks.


Position Overview


The Community Engagement Program Assistant will assist in Community Engagement Program management as well as support and participate in community engagement activities. Some responsibilities include addressing park visitors’ questions and concerns about project actions; build community awareness and support for the project; explain closures, trail detours and project timelines; record visitor contact data and assess public response; maintain and update project-related signage and project binder; collect and distribute outreach materials; and ensure visitor safety by monitoring construction fences and barricades. Duties may also include data entry, office administration, temporary sign production and producing outreach materials.

This is a benefited full time, Tuesday ; Saturday position.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Collaboration and Outreach

  • Develops outreach materials (posters, flyers, trail detour maps, etc.)
  • Produces temporary signage
  • Writes, edits and produces external and internal newsletters for project updates
  • Explores opportunities for new ways to provide information to and engage with communities (e.g. social media, tabling events)
  • Manages Mobile Trailhead programming, planning and coordinates with partners
  • Supports preparation for and participation in open houses, public presentations, tabling at events
  • Supports PIC program, as on-call staff, planning orientations, creating materials, and detour planning
  • Participates in engagement activities in and outside the park
  • Responds to inquiries
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Maintains and updates program webpages (trails/projects)
  • Assists with the hiring, scheduling, supervising, evaluating Project Information Coordinators
  • Manages email lists by project and county
  • Prepares regular reports to document outreach efforts
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Communication: speaks clearly and effectively, is thoughtful, persuasive; writes clearly and informatively; varies writing style to meet needs.
  • Teamwork: pitches in and contributes to achieving group goals; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; balances team and individual responsibilities.
  • Quality: demonstrates attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Scientific: Is knowledgeable about public lands/park management, endangered species, habitat conservation, biology and environmental issues in the San Francisco Bay

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Work is performed in an office, as well as, outdoor setting.
  • Work is primarily performed sitting.
  • Work requires squatting and kneeling.

Frequently lifts, carries and positions objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is dedicated to representing the community it serves. We encourage candidates that would bring diversity to the Conservancy to apply.

How to apply

Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover

Applications due by November 10, 2013

San Francisco, California
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (GGNPC)

Fort Mason, Building 201, San Francisco, CA, 94123, US