Wellness Education Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

About the organization

The Wellness Education Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of the team for this young non-profit organization. This person will primarily serve to develop a physical education component to the Student Stewards program. The Student Stewards Program uses public parks within walking distance of under-served schools as learning laboratories. Students engage in hands-on citizen science research with a goal of improved academic engagement and better preparation for educational success. 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.

Duties

Develop the Student Stewards citizen science curriculum to incorporate physical education while aligning with Next Generation Science and Common Core Standards; Maintain partnerships with school administrators and teachers; Develop school break camp curriculum with a standardized physical education component for spring and summer; Develop and implement a marketing plan for rebranding spring and summer break camps as “active”; Train volunteers to teach and implement the Student Stewards Program; Continue to develop, maintain, and expand the Junior Naturalists program.

Qualifications

Qualifications:
Passionate commitment to TMPF’s mission and vision;
Bachelor’s degree in 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 students, teachers, and volunteers;
Preferred: strong understanding of education standards and experience in curriculum development;
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.

AmeriCorps VISTA:
Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation’s Wellness Education Coordinator VISTA position is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and will serve within the AmeriCorps VISTA program. AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Each VISTA member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. To learn more about the AmeriCorps programs visit americorps.gov.

Salary

$12,490 plus additional benefits

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Apply using my.americorps.gov link or send resume and cover letter to Micah Beck at [email protected]

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