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Title
Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

Organization
Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

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Naturalist Educator

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF)

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Are you ready to make an impact? Become an AmeriCorps member in Reno today at Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation!

Teaser:

The Naturalist Educator will primarily build and enhance the Student Stewards Program, which uses public parks as learning laboratories where students engage in hands-on citizen science.  

Mission:

The mission of Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF) is to support the parks department's operating in Truckee Meadows, including Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County. 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. Our current programs focus on improving community health and wellness and developing peoples’ appreciation for the natural and cultural history found in local parks.

Position Description:

The Naturalist Educator, an AmeriCorps member, will be an essential member of the team for this young non-profit organization. This person will primarily implement and support 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. This will include teaching a three part class to underserved schools, developing and maintaining relationships with Washoe County schools administration and teachers, and developing and writing curriculum. This AmeriCorps member will also develop and implement the Student Stewards Spring and Summer Camps, a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) camp for economically underprivileged students. In addition, members will have the opportunty to develop educational programming to be implimented at a future nature study area currently in the planning phase.

Service Job location: Reno, NV

Timeline for Service: September 2018 - August 2019

 

Primary Job responsibilities:

Facilitate the Student Stewards Program;
Write new and enhance current STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) curriculum using Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards;
Develop and maintain partnerships with school administrators and teachers;
Create, write, and implement STEAM and recreational camp programming for the Student Stewards Summer Camp and school break camps;
Facilitate other interpretative programs such as Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge and Discover Your Parks walks;
Create new adult education programs and events;
Develop educational programming to be implimented at a future nature study area currently in the planning phase.

Appropriate qualifications:

Passionate commitment to TMPF’s mission and vision;
Bachelor’s degree in education, science, or a related field;
capability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
Exceptional writing expertise;
Strong communication expertise;
Strong organizational expertise;
High degree of initiative and spirit of service;
practice working with students, teachers, and volunteers;
Preferred: strong knowledge of education standards and practice in curriculum development;
Preferred: practice teaching in formal or informal settings;
Preferred: practice working at or managing summer camp programs;
Preferred: Reading, writing, and speaking competency in Spanish language.
 

Compensation:

In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $13,732/year, health benefits during their service, and will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,920.00.  

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to AmeriCorps Program Director Heidi Anderson at heidi@tmparksfoundation.org.

Visit the TMPF website, www.tmparksfoundation.org or email/call Heidi at 775.453.0278 for more information.

http://www.tmparksfoundation.org/#!employment/idsv3

Qualifications
Appropriate qualifications:

Passionate commitment to TMPF’s mission and vision;
Bachelor’s degree in education, science, or a related field;
capability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
Exceptional writing expertise;
Strong communication expertise;
Strong organizational expertise;
High degree of initiative and spirit of service;
practice working with students, teachers, and volunteers;
Preferred: strong knowledge of education standards and practice in curriculum development;
Preferred: practice teaching in formal or informal settings;
Preferred: practice working at or managing summer camp programs;
Preferred: Reading, writing, and speaking competency in Spanish language.

income
13732

Job Type
Full Time Entry Level

Location
Reno, Nevada United States

Posted on
2018-06-29

Expires on
2018-08-28

Desired Start Date
Not provided

How to submit the application:
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Job Category: Other [ View All Other Jobs ]
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Employment type:
Salary: Unspecified
Degree: Unspecified
Experience (year): Unspecified
Job Location: Reno, Nevada
Company Type Employer
Post Date: 07/10/2018 / Viewed 13 times
Contact Information
Company: Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation
Contact Email: heidi@tmparksfoundation.org


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