AmeriCorps Naturalist Educator

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

About the organization

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is a private nonprofit that was incorporated in 2012 and received its 501(c)(3) determination in 2013. The Parks Foundation protects and enhances our communities' livability through public engagement, education, and the sustainability of our parks, open spaces, and trails.

As an AmeriCorps position, this position does not duplicate work of previous or existing employees or volunteers, supplant the hiring of workers, or include service of duties that have been performed or were performed by a current employee, an employee who recently resigned or was discharged, an employee subject to a reduction in force, or an employee who is on leave.

Duties

Service dates: February 2021 - August 2021

This person will primarily implement and support the Student Stewards Program. The Student Stewards Program uses public parks within walking distance of under-served schools as learning laboratories. Students engage in hands-on community science research with a goal of improved academic engagement and better preparation for educational success. This will include teaching a three part class to underserved schools, developing and maintaining relationships with Washoe County schools administration and teachers, and developing and writing curriculum. This AmeriCorps member will also develop and implement the Student Stewards Spring and Summer Camps, a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) camp for economically disadvantaged students.

Qualifications

Passionate commitment to TMPF’s mission and vision;

Bachelor’s degree in education, science, or a related field;

Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;

Exceptional writing skills;

Strong communication skills;

Strong organizational skills;

High degree of initiative and spirit of service;

Experience working with students, teachers, and volunteers;

Preferred: strong understanding of education standards and experience in curriculum development;

Preferred: experience teaching in formal or informal settings;

Preferred: experience working at or managing summer camp programs;

Preferred: Reading, writing, and speaking competency in Spanish language.

Salary

$7,559 for the 6 month term, plus a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,097.50 upon successful completion of service.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please email Devin Genovese, Student Stewards Program Director, at [email protected] with any questions. To apply, send Devin your resume and cover letter.

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