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Education Coordinator VISTA

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

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 KTMB’s Waste Warriors, Weed Warriors and Watershed Warriors educational videos and curriculum. KTMB’s Warriors Youth Education program engages students in S.T.E.M. 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.
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 has been working with businesses, municipalities, community groups and individuals to keep our open space areas, the Truckee River, business corridors, and neighborhoods beautiful for all to enjoy through our beautification, cleanup, and education programs and projects.

Position Description
The Education 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, outlining a sustainable structure and training teachers to teach the from the lesson plans. KTMB’s Warriors Youth Education program targets under-served 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 develop a field trip program for under-served elementary / primary grade students to KTMB’s Sensory Garden at Idlewild Park and develop summer-based youth programming and partnerships.

Service Location: Reno, NV

Timeline for Service: November 17, 2015 – November 19, 2016

Primary Responsibilities

  • Continue to develop KTMB’s Warrior Youth Education program;
  • Enhance curriculum and standards alignment with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards;
  • Develop partnerships with school administrators and teachers;
  • Spearhead the implementation of KTMB’s Warriors Youth Education;
  • Coordinate teacher trainings based on Waste, Weed and Watershed Warriors;
  • Design and facilitate a field trip program for primary grade students to KTMB’s Sensory Garden at Idlewild Park;
  • Create partnerships and plans for summer youth education programming.

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.

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, September 25th, 2015.

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

Development Coordinator VISTA

The Development Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA will primarily work to develop KTMB’s fundraising programs and materials, as well as the individual membership program to help grow the organization’s education and beautification programs.

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 has been working with businesses, municipalities, community groups and individuals to keep our open space areas, the Truckee River, business corridors, and neighborhoods beautiful for all to enjoy through our beautification, cleanup, and education programs and projects.

Position Description
The Development Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of the team for KTMB. This person will help to build a sustainable fundraising program and raise funds to support KTMB beautification and education programs. Working closely with the Development Director and other VISTA members, this person will create new fundraising opportunities and events.

Service Location: Reno, NV

Timeline for Service: November 16, 2015 – November 11, 2016

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop fundraising event(s) and materials to support KTMB programs;
  • Manage database to track grants, major gifts, and member donations;
  • Develop individual membership program including events, reporting and tracking;
  • Under the direction of the Development Director, develop a special event that will act as a fundraising and community awareness mechanism;
  • Assist in outreach, publicity and branding of KTMB’s mission to increase awareness of and support for the organization, utilizing social media, online and local media channels.

Qualifications

  • Passionate commitment to KTMB’s mission and vision;
  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Experience in successful fundraising and special event fundraising;
  • Strong event planning skills;
  • Experience in marketing, public relations, and/or communications;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office as well as database software;
  • Experience in and willingness to solicit for and acquire donations (mostly in-kind);Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment;
  • Exceptional writing skills;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • High degree of initiative and spirit of service;
  • Preferred: Experience working with volunteers;
  • Preferred: Experience with membership programs;

AmeriCorps VISTA
Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful’s Development Coordinator VISTA 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.

Compensation
In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance of $980/month and 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 Deidre Kennelly at deidre@ktmb.org.
Applications are also accepted through AmeriCorps.gov. Search for Warrior Workshops. Deadline for applications is September 25th, 2015.

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

Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator VISTA

The Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator VISTA will work to recruit and retain volunteers and members, as well as to improve KTMB’s community education and outreach efforts.

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 has been working with businesses, municipalities, community groups and individuals to keep our open space areas, the Truckee River, business corridors, and neighborhoods beautiful for all to enjoy through our beautification, cleanup, and education programs and projects.
KTMB’s volunteer program is multi-faceted. KTMB volunteers serve in a variety of ways; as board and committee members, project leaders, Speakers Bureau presenters, special event volunteers, one-time, and repeat volunteers as with KTMB Adopt-A-Spot (adoption of park, open-space, river and roadway).

KTMB volunteers are all ages, from all walks of life and neighborhoods in the Truckee Meadows. They have a hundred different day jobs, but they all come together to keep their community clean, beautiful, and economically viable for everyone who lives here.

Position Description
The Volunteer Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of KTMB’s team. This person will improve the quality of KTMB’s volunteer program including recruiting, training, managing and retaining volunteers. Working closely with KTMB’s Operations Manager and Program Coordinator, this VISTA will also develop an outreach plan utilizing KTMB’s Speakers Bureau, strengthen KTMB’s Adopt-A-Spot program, and assist with the creation of a leadership training model for all KTMB volunteers.

Service Location: Reno, NV

Timeline for Service: November 17, 2015 – November 19, 2016

Primary Responsibilities

  • Build an effective volunteer recruitment, training, management and retention program;
  • Assist with the creation of a leadership training model or event to empower KTMB volunteers;
  • Strengthen volunteer training protocols for and assist with volunteer management for KTMB’s Adopt-A-Spot program (park, open-space, river and roadway);
  • Bolster KTMB’s outreach plan to better train and utilize KTMB Speakers Bureau volunteers;
  • Support the volunteer recruitment for and coordination of all major KTMB programs, projects and events;
  • Plan volunteer appreciation events throughout the year on both a small and large scale.

Qualifications

  • Passionate commitment to KTMB’s mission and vision;
  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
  • Exceptional writing skills;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • High degree of initiative and spirit of service;
  • Experience working with volunteers;
  • Preferred: experience in volunteer recruitment and management;
  • Preferred: experience with event planning;
  • Preferred: experience working in a park or outdoor setting performing community beautification or conservation work;
  • Preferred: Reading, writing and speaking competency in Spanish language.

AmeriCorps VISTA
KTMB’s Volunteer 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

Compensation
In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance of $980/month and 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 September 25, 2015.

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