Community Programs Educator

Position: Community Programs Educator State/National


Organization: Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF)



The Community Programs Educator will primarily implement and support community educational programs and events.

Position Description

The Community Programs Educator, an AmeriCorps member, will be an essential member of the team for this non-profit organization. This person will primarily implement and support community educational programs and events, such as interpretive hikes, phenology tracking, and collaborating with Truckee Meadows Park Foundation’s Student Stewards Program. These programs serve to provide educational and health-based programming to students and families.


Service Location: Reno, NV


Timeline for Service: September 2020- August 2021

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead and develop the family-oriented Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge hikes and Discover Your Park walks;

  • Create guides and interpretive based lessons for Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge and Discover Your Park programs;

  • Become trained in thematic interpretation by NAI certified guides;

  • Facilitate community education programs and events;

  • Develop and implement STEAM and recreational camp programming for the Student Stewards Summer Camp and school break camps.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Facilitate other Parks Foundation interpretative programs and events;

  • Develop and implement programming for the Parks Foundation’s Junior Naturalist Program;

  • Community outreach for Parks Foundation programs;

  • Create new adult education programs and events.


  • Passionate commitment to the Parks Foundation’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: 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.


Required Academic and Experience Qualifications

Prefer Bachelor’s degree in education, science, or related field. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, or agree to earn a high school diploma or equivalent before using an educational award.


Member Benefits

In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $14,279/year, health benefits during their service, and will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,195.00 upon successful completion of service. 


To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to Micah Beck at


Email/call Micah at  775.360.6068 for more information.

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