Program Coordinator VISTA
Position: Program Coordinator VISTA
Organization: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB)
The Program Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA will work to enhance KTMB’s Education Program and community outreach. KTMB’s programs are designed to inspire students and community members to be stewards of our community’s air, land, and water. The Program Coordinator acts as an important liaison between the education and program components of KTMB’s mission.
The Program Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful’s (KTMB) team. This person will primarily build and grow KTMB’s Youth Education program by developing relationships with Washoe County School District administration and teachers, enhancing curriculum, creating a sustainable program structure, and coordinating classroom education presentations. KTMB’s Warriors Youth Education program targets underserved schools to empower students to problem-solve neighborhood blight and other environmental issues that lower the quality of life, health, and economy in the Truckee Meadows. This VISTA will also support a field trip program for underserved elementary/primary grade students to KTMB’s Sensory Garden at Idlewild Park, coordinate KTMB’s partnerships with seasonal camp programs and afterschool programs and collaborate with other VISTA members to create and sustain a Service Learning program. Finally, this VISTA will provide outreach to the adult community in the Truckee Meadows to increase volunteerism, organizational support, and awareness of our natural resources.
KTMB is a private, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to creating a cleaner, more beautiful region
through education and active community involvement. For over 25 years, KTMB been dedicated
to beautification of the Truckee Meadows, advocacy for a cleaner community and region,
massive volunteer cleanup efforts, and education that inspires action.
Service Location: Reno, NV
Timeline for Service: March 19, 2018 – March 18, 2019
Facilitate KTMB’s Education Program, including the Warriors Youth Curriculum and
Sensory Garden Field Trip Program;
Enhance curriculum and standards alignment with Common Core and Next Generation
Develop and maintain partnerships with school administrators and teachers;
Strengthen the KTMB’s Sensory Garden field trip program for primary grade students;
Develop and maintain partnerships with local groups and/or organizations to include KTMB’s
Education Program in local seasonal camp and afterschool programs;
Design and implement service learning opportunities for schools and other community groups;
Support the volunteer recruitment for and coordination of all major KTMB programs, projects
Passionate commitment to KTMB’s mission and vision
Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, or 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 teachers and volunteers
Preferred: strong understanding of education standards and experience in curriculum development
Preferred: experience teaching in formal or informal settings
Preferred: experience working for environmental education centers, nature centers, and/or summer camps
Preferred: Reading, writing and speaking competency in Spanish language.
KTMB’s Program Coordinator VISTA position is funded by the Corporations 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
In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance of $1,023/month, health benefits during their service and have the option of receiving a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,920.00 or post-service stipend of $1,500.00 after completing their service. A relocation travel allowance of no less than $550 may also apply if they are moving.
Send a cover letter and resume to Celeste Tinajero at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is Friday, February 10th. Applications are also accepted through AmeriCorps.gov. Search for Warrior Workshops.
Visit the KTMB website: ktmb.org or email/call Celeste at 775.851.5185 for more information.