Education and Outreach Coordinator

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Position: Education and Outreach Coordinator AmeriCorps State/National

 

Organization: Envirolution

Envirolution is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and scaling dynamic K-12 education, youth leadership development, and community outreach programs centered around energy efficiency, sustainability, and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) career development. 

 

Established in 2007 and based in Reno, Nevada, Envirolution’s mission is to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders and workers who will drive the growth of a sustainable economy. With a focus on hands-on service learning, our programs not only provide career development for students, but also enable our participants to give back to their communities. 

 

Envirolution seeks to promote global change by championing local efforts that empower citizens to do positive, meaningful work and to make a good living while giving back to the social and environmental communities.

 

Summary

The Education and Outreach Coordinator will primarily extend opportunities for adult and youth education in the community around Envirolution programs.

Position Description

The Education and Outreach Coordinator -- an AmeriCorps State and National member -- will play an essential role on the Envirolution team. They will join a fast-paced, small nonprofit where opportunities for personal and professional growth abound. If you desire to challenge yourself, acquire new skills and competencies, and directly impact the community that you will be serving in - read on.


With support from the Envirolution team and AmeriCorps staff, the Education and Outreach Coordinator’s primary responsibility will be to extend opportunities for adult and youth education in the community around Envirolution programs. They will have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of community partners and inspire the community to learn how Envirolution’s programs provide solutions for STEAM educators in Nevada, while also working with students to take an active role in sustainability and energy efficiency. This position will require approximately 40 hours of service per week, 9:00am to 5:00pm (Monday through Friday), with occasional weekend and evening hours served while representing Envirolution at community events. This position will represent Envirolution at any number of in person events, presentations, virtual classroom visits, presentations or a combination of both in-person and virtual. Benefits include federal and state holidays off, as well as two weeks (80 hours) of vacation time.

 

Service Location: Reno, NV

 

Timeline for Service: September 2020- August 2021

Primary Responsibilities

  • Organize, attend and run many of Envirolution’s community events; from STEM nights at local schools, to tabling opportunities at conferences and other gatherings; to 2020/21 Truckee Meadows Earth Day, Fernley STEM Festival and other high-profile outreach opportunities.

  • Recruit and manage volunteers to help with various outreach events, community events, and material bin preparation.  

  • Create activity videos and/or virtual experiences for students, teachers and the community. 

  • Assist with the weekly implementation of Career Quest.

    • Includes: supporting visiting student groups at Tesla Gigafactory 1 and other sites, co-teaching hands-on STEAM lessons designed by Envirolution

  • Assist in the planning, implementing and day-to-day logistics of 2020/21 Sustainability Expedition.

    • Includes: presenting to and recruiting middle and high school students, managing communication between students and parents, working with the Career Quest & Sustainability Coordinator on preparing materials and activities for the expedition, etc.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Organize, attend and run periodic community park cleanups.

  • Assist in determining ideas for new and improved: marketing opportunities, tabling materials and outreach strategies.

  • Manage the data for tracking outreach events, maintaining the tracking database, and the follow-up that needs to happen with interested volunteers, teachers, and funders. 

  • Assist the Project Manager and Curriculum Manager with the expansion and implementation of Project ReCharge:

  • Provide support during Professional Developments for teachers; assisting with classroom material assembly; recruiting new teachers at community events; etc.

  • Depending on qualifications, prior experience and competencies, opportunities exist to assist other team members with: curriculum development; drafting content for Envirolution newsletter, website and social media platforms; and more.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, or a related field.

  • Experience communicating to a variety of audiences and ages. 

  • Ability to work with middle and high school teachers and students is essential

  • Experience managing logistics of outreach and event planning.

  • Ability to serve as a public face for Envirolution in a variety of contexts.

  • Events, classroom visits, meetings with community partners, etc.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Google Suite and basic office software.

  • Experience or knowledge of video making, video editing software (WeVideo, etc.), and graphic design.  

  • Experience with creating content and using various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, Twitch, etc.)

 

Covid-19 Considerations

As Envirolution navigates the changing public health circumstances, please know that we are proactively addressing concerns surrounding COVID-19.  The health and safety of our employees is our top priority, and we have taken precautionary steps to reduce the spread of illness in our workplace. Please note that some or all listed responsibilities above are subject to be done on a virtual platform. We encourage you to apply for this opportunity and do not hesitate to reach out to our AmeriCorps contact if you have questions or concerns regarding the recruitment process. 

 

Member Benefits

AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance of $14,279, a $6,195 education award upon successful completion of service, healthcare, childcare coverage (for eligible members), and professional development opportunities throughout their term of service. If the member qualifies, they will also receive student loan forbearance and interest payments. Housing is not included.

 

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to:

Aimee Frugoli 

Career Quest & Sustainability Coordinator

aimee.frugoli@envirolution.org

(775)-229-8488

 

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