Visitor Center Host/Interpreter
Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation
About the organization
The mission of Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF) is to support the parks department's operations in Truckee Meadows, including Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County. We do this primarily by providing in-park programming and opportunities for community engagement. TMPF 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.
The AmeriCorps Visitor Center Host/Interpreter will be an essential member of the team for this young non-profit organization. This person will implement and support the Wetland Restoration Program. The Wetland Restoration Program aims to restore a decommissioned golf course back to a functional wetland system. This AmeriCorps member will assist in communicating the
importance of restoration through the development and implementation of environmental education exhibits and events, interacting with Nature Center visitors, and leading interpretive tours of the property.
Facilitate the Wetland Restoration Program; Develop and implement Nature Center exhibits; Develop relationships with Nature Study Area visitors; Lead interpretive tours throughout the wetland; Provide information to visitors about the restoration project; Garden/Planter maintenance;
Secondary Responsibilities: Recruit, coordinate, train and retain volunteers; Facilitate other interpretive programs such as Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge and Discover Your Parks walks
Passionate commitment to TMPF’s mission and vision; High degree of initiative and spirit of service; Exceptional writing skills; Strong communication skills; Strong organizational skills; Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Natural Resource Management, or a related field, or 1-2 years related experience; Preferred: Customer Service experience
AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements:
Be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of service; or be an out-of-school youth 16 years of age at the commencement of service participating in a program described in §2522.110(b)(3) or (g); Have a high school diploma or its equivalent; OR not have dropped out of elementary or secondary school to enroll as an AmeriCorps participant and must agree to obtain a high school diploma or its equivalent prior to using the education award; OR obtain a waiver from the Corporation of the requirements in paragraphs (a)(2)(i) and (a)(2)(ii) of this section based on an independent evaluation secured by the program demonstrating that the individual is not capable of obtaining a high school diploma or its equivalent; or be enrolled in an institution of higher education on an ability to benefit basis and be considered eligible for funds under section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1091); Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.
Successfully pass the National Service Criminal History Check (NSCHC) and National Sex Offender
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 $6,345.00.
Contact email: [email protected]
Send cover letter and resume to Wetland Restoration Program Director Elena Larsen at [email protected]
Visit the TMPF website, www.tmparksfoundation.org or email/call Elena at 775.576.4568 for more information.
Equal Opportunity Employment
The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:
The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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