Recreation Curriculum Coordinator VISTA

City of Reno, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department

About the organization

The mission of the City of Reno, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is to provide youth active, positive, and safe recreational opportunities. The City of Reno provides the Sierra Kids Before and After school program and various summer, winter, and spring break camps to meet the needs of parents and guardians. We are partners in the community with the Children’s Cabinet, TEAM Up, Northern Nevada Food Bank, and the Washoe County School District. The City of Reno is a local government with a population of 248,853.

Duties

This person will primarily serve to develop recreation, healthy living and educational components to the Youth programs. The COR Youth programs use local schools, parks, and community centers to deliver recreation programs for youth 6-18 years of age. This VISTA will develop curriculum in recreation, healthy living education including STEAM activities and reading. This will include maintaining relationships with COR recreation administrators and recreation leaders, developing and fine-tuning curriculum, and training staff through site visits, workshops, and training days. The Recreation Curriculum Coordinator VISTA will also develop an after school athletic league component for the Sierra Kids before and after school program. Additionally, they will expand the healthy living, educational and recreation components of other COR Youth and Inclusion programs.

Primary Responsibilities:
Develop healthy living, educational, and recreation components to the Youth Programs for the City of Reno, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (COR);
Maintain partnerships with COR administrators and recreation leaders;
Develop after-school athletic league component for the before and after school program for fall, winter, and spring;
Train staff to teach and implement the healthy living, educational, and recreation components;
Expand the healthy living, educational, and recreational components of other COR Youth and Inclusion programs.

Qualifications

Passionate commitment to COR’s mission and vision;
Bachelor’s degree in recreation, education, science, or a health 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 children ages 6-18, employees, and volunteers;
Preferred: strong understanding of healthy living education and recreation and experience in curriculum development;
Preferred: experience training in formal or informal settings;
Preferred: experience working at, or managing summer camp programs, athletic leagues, and/or before and after school programs;
Preferred: reading, writing, and speaking competency in the Spanish language.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Create a MyAmeriCorps account here and then apply for the “Recreation Curriculum Coordinator VISTA” position. Applications are also accepted by emailing a cover letter and resume to Christian Villagomez at [email protected]

Visit the TMPF website, www.tmparksfoundation.org or call Kathy at
775.334.2262 for more information.

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