AmeriCorps Community Programs Educator

Position: AmeriCorps Community Programs Educator

Organization: Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF)

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.

Location: Reno, NV

Service Dates: 

Member's term of service begins on November 16th, 2020 and will be completed by August 13th, 2021. This is a three-quarter time AmeriCorps member position. Members must complete 1220 hours of service.

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;

  • Exceptional writing skills;

  • Strong communication skills;

  • Strong organizational skills;

  • High degree of initiative and spirit of service;

  • Preferred: experience with interpretation, leading guided hikes, or community outreach;

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


Reports to

Chantel Dominguez, Programs and Events Manager


In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $10,079/year, health benefits during their service, and will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $4,336.50 upon successful completion of service. 


To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter and/or any questions to Micah Beck at

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The above functions may be completed with or without reasonable accommodations. No persons involved with the program will discriminate based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation or disability. This position has recurring access to vulnerable populations.

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