Youth Educator AmeriCorps

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

About the organization

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to creating a more sustainable and beautiful region through waste reduction, education, and active community involvement.

Duties

The Youth Educator AmeriCorps will implement KTMB’s Youth Education program, which is designed to inspire students to be environmental stewards through KTMB’s Waste Warriors, Weed Warriors and Watershed Warriors educational curricula. KTMB’s Warriors lessons engage students in STEM-based, hands-on learning activities with the goal of empowering students to preserve our community’s land and water, as well as improve academic engagement and promote educational success.

Position Description
The Youth Educator AmeriCorps will be an essential member of KTMB’s team. This person will primarily schedule and present Warriors lessons to K-12 students throughout Washoe County for school classrooms, after-school clubs, summer day camps, and other youth programs. The Youth Educator will maintain relationships with the educators who request to schedule Warriors presentations, obtain and upload data from each presentation, and prepare and refill supplies for each presentation. The Youth Educator will also assist the Youth Education Coordinator with enhancing the curricula and conducting KTMB’s biannual teacher training event.

KTMB’s Youth Education program targets underserved public schools to empower students to problem-solve neighborhood blight and other environmental issues that lower the quality of life, health, and economy in the Truckee Meadows. This AmeriCorps member will also help schedule and present field trips for elementary school students to KTMB’s Sensory Garden at

Qualifications

Passionate commitment to KTMB’s mission and vision;
Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, or a related field;
At least one year of experience teaching or leading youth in a formal setting, such as school classrooms, environmental education centers, nature centers, after-school programs and/or summer camps
Strong communication and public speaking skills;
Strong writing skills;
Strong organizational skills;
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
Preferred: strong understanding of education standards;
Preferred: reading, writing, and speaking competency in Spanish language
Required: high degree of initiative, spirit of service, and a sense of humor

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Send a cover letter and resume to Caitlin Aitchison ([email protected])
Applications are also accepted through my.americorps.gov. For more information, visit the KTMB website at ktmb.org.

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