The Great Basin Institute is recruiting an AmeriCorps Intern Program Coordinator to cooperatively support over 80 AmeriCorps Volunteer Interns annually. The Institute's AmeriCorps Intern Program is currently partnering with federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as non-governmental organizations to provide professional development opportunities to individuals seeking to gain experience in the field of natural resources management, while providing service to our nation's public lands throughout the west. The overall objective of the available position is to coordinate and support program implementation including planning, recruitment, on-boarding and orientation, training, communication, safety, logistics, AmeriCorps grant compliance, and reporting.
Duties and Responsibilities:
This leadership position requires a dynamic individual to coordinate a large natural resource management internship program. The Coordinator will be responsible for all of the following:
• Collaborate with Institute staff and host site agencies to plan internship opportunities, including identifying training, safety concerns, and project logistical needs;
• Recruit and place applicants into internship opportunities;
• Complete on-boarding requirements and conduct new hire orientations for interns;
• Promote a culture of safety and maintain safety communication and best practices with interns during their service contract;
• Maintain communication with interns during their term of service to assure satisfaction with their service experience and develop creative solutions when issues arise;
• Complete host site orientation sessions and support host site staff in overseeing interns;
• Conduct host site visits to assure compliance with Great Basin Institute internship agreements and AmeriCorps policy;
• Assist with gathering data on internship accomplishments to support regularly scheduled reporting requirements;
• Assist with the financial management of the intern program including tracking contract and agreement balances and managing budgeted intern expenses; and
• Other duties as assigned.
This is a staff position with Great Basin Institute. The AmeriCorps Program Coordinator's performance will be reviewed at least annually to determine on-going employment status.
• Rate of Pay: $32,000 - $35,000 yearly salary, DOE
• Paid Health, Dental and Vision benefits covered 100% by Great Basin Institute
• 401K Retirement Plan with 4% Matching Contribution
The scenic Great Basin Institute headquarters, nestled at the base of the eastern escarpment of the Sierra Nevada mountains, is located 20 minutes from Lake Tahoe and four hours from San Francisco and the Napa-Sonoma wine country. Reno has an estimated population of just over 230,000; the greater Reno-Sparks metropolitan area has a population of just over 435,000. The city sits in a high desert at ca. 4,500 feet in elevation, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains along the Truckee River, as it flows from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. Weather is mild, but with a distinct four seasons. Reno offers easy access to world-class outdoor recreation, with a 3- to 5-hour drive to Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks, the Pacific Ocean, and California redwood forests. Closer to home, Nevada boasts more natural hot springs than any other state in the country, over 150 named mountain ranges, and 30 mountain peaks over 11,000 feet. In Reno, recreation and entertainment includes 8 major ski resorts within two hours of the Reno-Tahoe airport; fishing and boating on Lake Tahoe, the Truckee River, and Pyramid Lake; minor league baseball with the Reno Aces (the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks); cultural festivals throughout the summer along the banks of the Truckee River; and a small but growing collection of craft microbreweries and micro-distilleries.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources Management, Conservation Leadership, or two years of related work equivalency;
• Previous project and resource coordinator experience;
• Experience in AmeriCorps or volunteer management;
• Familiarity with Nevada environmental community-based agencies, services and resources;
• Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills;
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel;
• A valid driver’s license; and
• Ability to work a flexible schedule.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified applicants should apply using the following link: