Community Education Coordinator VISTA

Summary:

The Community Education Coordinator VISTA serves primarily to build and enhance new community health-based education programs in Carson City parks and open spaces placing special emphasis on underserved groups.

 

The mission of Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space is to provide exceptional

parks, open space, and diverse recreational opportunities to enhance the quality of life in Carson City, while preserving our natural resources for future generations.

 

Position Description:

The Community Education Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of the Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space team. In cooperation with our community partners, this person will serve to create new health focused and innovative park-based education programs that improve healthy lives, stewardship, and appreciation of our public lands. This will include developing health-based interpretive programs designed to get more citizens outside where they will benefit from getting healthy in parks and open spaces.

Service Location: Carson City, NV

 

Timeline for Service: December, 2019 - December, 2020

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and add health-based community education programming including interpretive health walks, special events, and other activities designed to increase and improve Carson City citizens’ health in parks and open spaces;

  • Develop and maintain partnerships with organizations and community groups;

  • Train volunteers to help implement healthy community programming.

Qualifications:

  • Passionate commitment to Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space mission and vision;

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, science, natural resources, forestry, 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 community groups;

  • Preferred: experience teaching in formal or informal settings;

  • Preferred: reading, writing, and speaking competency in Spanish language.

 

AmeriCorps VISTA:

Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space Community Education Coordinator VISTA position is funded by the Corporation 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.

 

Housing:

Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space provides housing at a Carson City park! A separate housing agreement is required if the selected candidate chooses this option.

Compensation:

In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance of $12,490, housing option, 10 sick days, 10 personal days, and health benefits during their service. VISTA members also have the option of receiving a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,095 or post-service stipend of $1,800 after completing their service. A relocation travel allowance of no less than $750 may also apply if you are moving.

 

To Apply:

Applications are also accepted by sending a cover letter and resume to Christian Villagomez at christian@tmparksfoundation.org. Email/call Christian at 775.410.1702 for more information.

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