Community Programs 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.

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.


Location: Reno, NV

Service Dates:

Member's term of service begins on November 16th, 2020 and will be completed by August 13th, 2021. This is a three-quarter time AmeriCorps member position. Members must complete 1220 hours of service.

Primary Responsibilities

Lead and develop the family-oriented Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge hikes and Discover Your Park walks;

Create guides and interpretive based lessons for Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge and Discover Your Park programs;

Become trained in thematic interpretation by NAI certified guides;

Facilitate community education programs and events;

Develop and implement STEAM and recreational camp programming for the Student Stewards Summer Camp and school break camps.

Secondary Responsibilities

Facilitate other Parks Foundation interpretative programs and events;

Develop and implement programming for the Parks Foundation’s Junior Naturalist Program;

Community outreach for Parks Foundation programs;

Create new adult education programs and events.


Passionate commitment to the Parks Foundation’s mission and vision;

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

Exceptional writing skills;

Strong communication skills;

Strong organizational skills;

High degree of initiative and spirit of service;

Preferred: experience with interpretation, leading guided hikes, or community outreach;

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


In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $10,079/year, health benefits during their service, and will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $4,336.50 upon successful completion of service.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please send application and/or any questions to Micah Beck at [email protected]

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The above functions may be completed with or without reasonable accommodations. No persons involved with the program will discriminate based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation or disability. This position has recurring access to vulnerable populations.

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