Student Stewards Educator: Nevada

Agency
Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation
Location
Reno, NV
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Website
http://www.tmparksfoundation.org/
Salary
Total living allowance of $4,630.63 from April-Aug and a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $2119.92
Start Date
04/17/2017
Last Date to Apply
04/17/2017
Description
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 people's appreciation for the natural and cultural history found in local parks.

Position Description:
The Student Stewards Educator, an AmeriCorps member, will be an essential member of the team for this young non-profit organization. This person will primarily 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 developing and maintaining relationships with Washoe County schools administration and teachers, developing and writing curriculum, and training teachers and volunteers. This AmeriCorps member will also develop and implement the eight-week Student Stewards Summer Camp, a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) camp for economically disadvantaged middle school students.

Service Location: Reno, NV

Timeline for Service: Mid April 2017 - Mid August 2017

Primary 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 and implement teacher training workshops based on Student Stewards Program.

Qualifications:
Passionate commitment to TMPF’s mission and vision;
Bachelor’s degree in education, science, or a 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 students, 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 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 $4,630.63 and a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $2119.92. This is a reduced half time AmeriCorps member position serving 40 hours a week. Members must complete 675 hours of service by August 11, 2017.

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
Qualifications
Qualifications:
Passionate commitment to TMPF’s mission and vision;
Bachelor’s degree in education, science, or a 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 students, 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 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 $4,630.63 and a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $2119.92. This is a reduced half time AmeriCorps member position serving 40 hours a week. Members must complete 675 hours of service by August 11, 2017.

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
Contact Person
Heidi Anderson
Contact Phone
7754530278
Contact eMail
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