Education Programs Coordinator AmeriCorps Member

Wilbur D. May Arboretum

About the organization

The mission of Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF) is to support the parks departments operating in Truckee Meadows, including Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County parks. We do this primarily by providing in-park programming and opportunities for citizen engagement. TMPF is an independent, nonprofit organization that began operating in 2013. Our current programs focus on improving community health and wellness and developing people’s appreciation for the natural and cultural history found in local parks.


The Arboretum Educator, an AmeriCorps Member, will be an essential member of the Wilbur D. May Arboretum team. This person will be responsible for managing, implementing, and assisting the horticulturist with the May Arboretum Environmental educational programs such as their “Backpack” program and “Journey Through the Great Basin”. This includes connecting and maintaining relationships with Washoe County School District teachers and other groups for field trips This AmeriCorps member will also develop teacher and volunteer training workshops to enhance the program in the classroom. The Educator will also create new programs, brochures, flyers, and environmental tour guides for the Arboretum and will train volunteers and docents.
Primary Responsibilities: Maintain and improve existing public programs with an emphasis on early childhood education; Work closely with the Arboretum horticulturist to assist in teaching and leading public programs and tours; Coordinate and train volunteers for educational programs; Reach out to the Washoe County School District, community, garden clubs, and other organizations and create relationships for field trips and volunteer service opportunities.
Secondary Responsibilities: Provide annual program impact and status report to Horticulture Manager; Create needs assessment and survey tools; Develop brochures, flyers, and environmental tour guides for the Arboretum; Assist in social media and website design; Perform arboretum preservation


Required Academic and Experience Qualifications:
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, or agree to earn a high school diploma or equivalent before using an educational award. It would be useful if members have a Bachelor's degree in education, science, or a related field.


In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $15,100/year, health benefits during their service, and will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,345.00.

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