Community Programs Educator

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

About the organization

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation protects and enhances our communities' livability through public engagement, education, and the sustainability of our parks, trails, and open spaces. We do this primarily by providing in-park programming and opportunities for community engagement. The Parks Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that began operating in 2013. Our current programs focus on improving community health and wellness and developing peoples’ appreciation for the natural and cultural history found in local parks.

Duties

The Community Programs Educator, an AmeriCorps member, will be an essential member of the team for this non-profit organization. This person will primarily implement and support community educational programs and events, such as interpretive hikes, phenology tracking, and collaborating with Truckee Meadows Park Foundation’s Student Stewards Program. These programs serve to provide educational and health-based programming to students and families.

Qualifications

Passionate commitment to the Parks Foundation’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: 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.

Required Academic and Experience Qualifications:
Prefer Bachelor’s degree in education, science, or related field. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, or agree to earn a high school diploma or equivalent before using an educational award.

Salary

In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $16,000/year, health benefits during their service, and will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,345 upon successful completion of service.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to Chantel Dominguez [email protected]

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