Community Outreach Tech – Living with Fire

The Great Basin Institute
Reno, NV
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Last Date to Apply
The Service Experience: The mission of the Living with Fire (LWF) Program is to provide recommendations to residents on preparing for wildfire and reducing wildfire threat to homes and communities. Since its inception in 1997, LWF has created materials for residents that have been shared and applied to fire-prone regions throughout the country. LWF provides resources to homeowners, educators, community groups and firefighting professionals to improve defensible space, ensure homes have proper building materials, manage native and non-native vegetation and prepare for evacuation. Through community outreach events, peer-reviewed publications, social media and television and radio interviews, the LWF team brings the most up-to-date information on wildfire preparedness to Nevada residents and others across the country. LWF is a collaborative effort among federal, state, local firefighting agencies, and resource management agencies. LWF is managed by University of Nevada Reno, Extension, an EEO/AA institution. In cooperation with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire Program (LWF), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting two Community Outreach Tech (COT). The COT’s will support LWF through a variety of community outreach tasks. Tasks include but are not limited to: • Support teachers in classroom and field settings to implement the high school wildfire curriculum developed by the LWF. • Assist LWF in the development of this curriculum and adaptation of lessons to informal education settings. • Identify, schedule, and execute wildfire preparedness programming in informal education settings such as after school clubs, school STEM nights, and other public outreach events. • There will also be opportunities for the COT's to develop and implement additional fire prevention and preparedness programming in areas of their choosing under the mentorship of LWF. • Support LWF program outreach by attending program events, tracking engagement, and assisting with blogs or other digital content development.
With training from LWF, must be able to become knowledgeable about wildfire, Nevada ecology, and high school science education practices. • With training from LWF, must be able to support teachers delivering lessons and share expertise on the above wildfire and ecological concepts. • Bachelor or higher degree in natural resources, forestry, education, or related coursework. • Must be able to communicate effectively and professionally with teachers and students. • Be a US citizen or legal permanent resident • Be at least 18 years of age • Must possess a high school diploma or GED • Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards). • All position offers are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry, State of Residence and State of Service check, and federal criminal background check
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