A monthly e-newsletter from the Association of National Park Rangers Compiled by Cadence C. Cook, Board Member for Internal Communications
Donate to ANPR's Fall Fund Campaign Today!
The ANPR fall fund campaign is officially underway! This year our goal is to raise $10,000 by the end of December. Your donations will assist with member benefits, operations, and initiatives such as business management, the ANPR webpage, outreach efforts, membership services, and next year's Ranger Rendezvous. Visit our webpage and donate today!
- Nicholas Mann, Board Member for Fundraising
ANPR Business Manager Vacancy ANPR's Business Manager will be stepping down at the end of the year. We are currently seeking her replacement. The responsibilities of this position include:
Responding to emails from ANPR members as well as people interested in the organization
Participating in monthly board meetings
Preparing material for Ranger magazine (not articles)
Keeping track of ANPR's finances in Quickbooks
Maintaining ANPR's website
Tracking ANPR's membership through Wild Apricot
Using MailChimp to send monthly e-newsletters
Other tasks as necessary
Work ranges from 5-10 hours/week and can be conducted from home on your personal computer. Compensation is $1000/month. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Erika Jostad at email@example.com no later than December 10, 2016.
- Erika Jostad, ANPR President
ANPR is on Instagram! You can now follow the Association of National Park Rangers on Instagram @assoc_nationalparkrangers. See photographs from this year's Ranger Rendezvous on our page, and check the hashtags #rr39 and #anpr2016 to see what your fellow ANPR members have shared. If you don't have an Instagram account, you can still view the account through thislink.
- Cadence Cook, Board Member for Internal Communications
Help Plan ANPR's 40th Ranger Rendezvous Ranger Rendezvous in Santa Fe, New Mexico (ANPR's 39th) was wonderfully fun and enriching—as always! If you'd like to join us in celebrating 40 years of ANPR and Ranger Rendezvous in Estes Park, Colorado, October 19-22, 2017, and can lend a hand in the planning and delivery of this event, please send me an email. I am assembling a list of names, contact information, and the ways members would like to participate, big and small, and will provide this list to president Erika Jostad and president-elect Jan Lemons for their use in developing a coordination team for Rendezvous 40. Whether you can donate 1 hour, 10 hours, or 100 hours to volunteer your help will be appreciated and put to good use.
Give the Gift of Membership As the holidays approach, consider an ANPR gift membership for students, friends, Secret Santa, etc. Gift memberships are only $35 and include four issues of Ranger magazine, access to ANPR's mentorship program, and discounted Ranger Rendezvous registration. Purchase a gift membership here!
- Kate Sargeant, Board Member for Membership
Pride Outside In October Secretary Jewell announced the release of the National Park Service LGBTQ Theme Study, identifying places and events associated with the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans for inclusion in the parks and programs of the National Park Service. For more information on the theme study, visit the theme study website, read the chapter on interpretation, find opportunities to get involved, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NPS employees should know about the NPS LGBTQ Employee Resource Group, which is an employee-led affinity group including employees from the LGBTQ community and allies. For more information email LGBTQ_ERG@nps.gov.
In light of the contentious election, parks and the outdoors can serve as spaces for healing as well as building and bridging communities in a divisive time. I started a group, Pride Outside, to help get the LGBTQ community outside by offering hikes and outdoor events, and promoting relevant, accessible outdoor opportunities for the LGBTQ community. I’m always happy to connect if folks have suggestions or thoughts on collaborating. You can reach me at PrideOutside@gmail.com. Thanks, always, for your great work connecting Americans with our national parks!
Treasured Landscapes The National Park Service Museum Management Program is pleased announce the publication of Treasured Landscapes: National Park Service Art Collections Tell America’s Storiesand avirtual exhibitin celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, 1916–2016. Stunning paintings, watercolors, sketches, and works on paper from over 50 National Park Service museum collections are seen together for the first time. Landscape art played a major role in the establishment of the National Park Service and inspired national leaders to protect and preserve these special places for all Americans. These artworks convey a visual record of the Nation’s stories and reveal the remarkable diversity and engaging history of the National Park Service.
- Joan Bacharach, Senior Curator, NPS Museum Management Program
NPS Seasonal Law Enforcement Academy Instructor
Colorado Northwestern Community College is seeking a full-time instructor to teach appropriate courses in the National Park Service S.L.E.T.P Academy. Instructor will teach to Academy standards as outlined through FLETC Accreditation. The successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to teach, guide, mentor and evaluate student learning in the classroom, laboratory and practical setting. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, ability to obtain Federal Law Enforcement Training Center certifications as required, current valid driver’s license, and ability to earn a Colorado Career and Technical Education Certificate required. Preferred candidates will have a Master’s Degree; current FLETC Instructor training certifications in any of the following: Basic Tactics, Arrest Techniques, Firearms, Driver Training, and PEB; and teaching experience in crime scene investigation, victims awareness, special/abnormal populations and community policing. CNCC values high energy, creativity, and a strong commitment to student engagement. CNCC is a small, rural community college located in Northwest Colorado. Please visit our website at http://www.cncc.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities-2/ for a complete job description and instructions on how to apply.