Community Programs Educator
Are you interested in gaining professional experience, empowering communities, and making a lasting difference? Join the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation team through AmeriCorps! The Community Programs Educator will focus on implementing and leading “Healthy Parks Healthy People” programs and free community events.
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.
Timeline for Service: September 2022-August 2023
Lead and develop the family-oriented Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge (TMTC) hikes and Discover Your Park (DYP) walks;
Create guides and interpretive based lessons for TMTC and DYP programs;
Lead weekly Dementia Friendly Nature Walks and implement phenology tracking for each walk;
Become trained in thematic interpretation by NAI certified guides;
Facilitate community education programs and events;
Develop monthly educational newsletters for TMTC participants;
Upload weekly and monthly registrations for guided hike programs;
Facilitate the Parks Foundation’s Winter Walk Series;
Develop and implement STEAM and recreational camp programming for the Student Stewards Summer Camp and school break camps.
● Facilitate other Parks Foundation interpretative programs and events;
● Develop and implement programming for the Parks Foundation’s Junior Naturalist program;
● Research and write park histories and biodiversity submissions for the Parks Project;
● 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.
Compensation and Benefits
In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $19,000/year, health benefits during their service, and will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,495 upon successful completion of service.
Professional development through monthly training, skills learned in service, and experience in a nonprofit environment.
Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation offers mileage reimbursement for service-related travel, a casual dress code, and a fun office environment!