Position: Warriors Program Educator
Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (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.
The Warrior Program Educator, an AmeriCorps member, will be an essential member of the KTMB team. This person will primarily 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 coordinating classroom education presentations. KTMB’s Warriors Youth Education program focuses on water, waste, and weeds and targets primarily 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 AmeriCorps member will also support the development of a field trip program for underserved elementary/primary grade students to KTMB’s Sensory Garden at Idlewild Park and design programming for adult education and therapeutic programming in KTMB’s Sensory Garden. In addition, the AmeriCorps member will create a survey to quantify community knowledge about the Truckee River in order to improve educational programs, including Watershed Warriors Program. Finally, this AmeriCorps member will provide outreach to the adult community in the Truckee Meadows to increase volunteerism, organizational support, and awareness of our natural resources.
Service Location: Reno, NV
Timeline for Service: September 2016 – August 2017
Facilitate KTMB’s Warrior Youth Education program (watershed, weeds, waste);
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;
Design opportunities for adult education and therapeutic programming at KTMB’s Sensory Garden;
Develop, distribute, and analyze community knowledge survey about the Truckee River, in order to improve KTMB educational programs;
Facilitate other KTMB programs and events for youth and adults;
Curriculum GAP analysis.
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;
Sense of humor;
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.
In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $12,530/year, emergency health benefits during their service, and will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,775.00.
Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, September 5, 2016.