Wildlife Educator AmeriCorps Member

Nevada Department of Wildlife

About the organization

The Nevada Department of Wildlife offers Wildlife Education and Aquatic Education programming in classrooms across the state. The Department’s educational programming helps to foster NDOW's mission: "Connecting people to wildlife in a positive way." The Nevada Department of Wildlife’s Conservation Education Program reaches more than 10,000 participants each year through a variety of programs at diverse venues in the region.

Duties

The Wildlife Educator, an AmeriCorps member, will be an essential member of the Conservation Education team. This person will support the field trips and community programming offered at Oxbow Nature Study Area. This person will also facilitate our statewide wildlife education programming in classrooms, among other Conservation Education programming. AmeriCorps members will also help develop and facilitate regional outdoor education events demonstrating archery, fishing, and hunting activities for families. In addition, this person will assist with the Urban Wildlife Education Program. These programs extend throughout the northwest region of Nevada (from Winnemucca to Hawthorne to Incline Village and all parts in between). Their duties will include facilitating, evaluating, and fine-tuning our existing programming, developing new programs, training volunteers, assisting on volunteer projects and monitoring the habitat area in and around Oxbow.
Facilitate and evaluate Wildlife Education statewide classroom programming; Facilitate, evaluate, and develop science field trips at Oxbow Nature Study Area; Develop and conduct diverse community programs that include family activities connecting people to wildlife; Maintain and develop displays for the visitor center; Maintain ‘Trout in the Classroom’ trout tank in office and at participating schools; Develop and assist in facilitating angler education, hunter education and archery events.

Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 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.

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.

Salary

AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance of $16,000 a $6,345 education award upon successful completion of service, healthcare, childcare coverage (for eligible members), and professional development opportunities throughout their term of service.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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