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Program Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA
Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB)

The Program Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA will work primarily to enhance KTMB’s Warriors Youth Education program, which is designed to inspire students to be stewards of our community’s air, land, and water.

Position Description:
The Program Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of KTMB’s team. This person will primarily work to build and grow KTMB’s Warriors Youth Education program by developing relationships with Washoe County School District administration and teachers, enhancing curriculum, creating a sustainable program structure and facilitating classroom education presentaitons. KTMB’s Warriors Youth Education program targets underserved 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 VISTA will also support the development of a field trip program for underserved elementary/primary grade students to KTMB’s Sensory Garden at Idlewild Park, coordinate KTMB’s first ever summer day camp program, and design programming for adult education and therapeutic programming in KTMB’s Sensory Garden. Finally, this VISTA will provide outreach to the adult community in the Truckee Meadows to increase volunteerism, organizational support, and awareness for our natural resources.

KTMB is a private, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement. For over 25 years, KTMB been dedicated to beautification of the Truckee Meadows, advocacy for a cleaner community and region, massive volunteer cleanup efforts, and education that inspires action.

Service Location: Reno, NV

Timeline for Service: March 2016 – March, 2017

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate KTMB’s Warrior Youth Education program;
  • Enhance curriculum and standards alignment with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards;
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with school administrators and teachers;
  • Support the creation of a field trip program for primary grade students to KTMB’s Sensory Garden at Idlewild Park;
  • Implement a new summer day camp program;
  • Design opportunities for adult education and therapeutic programming at KTMB’s Sensory Garden.

Qualifications:

  • Passionate commitment to KTMB’s mission and vision;
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, or 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 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 for environmental education centers, nature centers, and / or summer camps;
  • Preferred: Reading, writing and speaking competency in Spanish language.

AmeriCorps VISTA:
KTMB’s Program Coordinator VISTA position is funded by the Corporations 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.

Member Duties:
The Education Coordinator VISTA will work to build and grow the Warriors Youth Education program, which is designed to inspire students to be stewards of our community’s air, land, and water through Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful’s (KTMB) Waste Warriors, Weed Warriors and Watershed Warriors educational videos and curriculum. KTMB’s Warriors Youth Education program engages students in STEM-based, hands-on learning activities with the goal of developing stewards for the future, as well as improved academic engagement and better preparation for educational success.

Compensation:
In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance of $980/month, health benefits during their service and have the option of receiving a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,730.00 or post-service stipend of $1,500.00 after completing their service. A relocation travel allowance of no less than $550 may also apply if they are moving.

To Apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to Jaime Souza at Jaime@ktmb.org
Applications are also accepted through AmeriCorps.gov. Search for Warrior Workshops. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 11th.

Visit the KTMB website: ktmb.org or email/call Jaime at 775.851.5185 for more information.