education Coordinator VISTA

Position: Education Coordinator VISTA


Organization: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB)


The Education Coordinator VISTA will work to build and grow KTMB’s Youth Education program, which is designed to inspire students to be stewards of our community’s air, land, and water through KTMB’s Waste Warriors, Weed Warriors and Watershed Warriors educational curriculum. KTMB’s Youth Education program engages students in S.T.E.M. based, hands-on learning activities with the goal of developing stewards for the future, as well as improved academic engagement and better preparation for educational success.

Position Description

The Education Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of KTMB’s team. This person will primarily work to build and grow KTMB’s Youth Education program by developing relationships with Washoe County School District administration and teachers, enhancing curriculum, outlining a sustainable structure and training teachers to teach the lesson plans. KTMB’s 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 coordinate field trips for elementary / primary grade students to KTMB’s Sensory Garden at Idlewild Park and improve KTMB’s community outreach, adult education, and Recycling Guide.

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 has been working with businesses, municipalities, community groups and individuals to keep our open space areas, the Truckee River, business corridors, and neighborhoods beautiful for all to enjoy through our beautification, cleanup, and education programs and projects.

Service Location: Reno, NV


Timeline for Service: March 19, 2018 – March 18, 2019

Primary Responsibilities

  • Continue to develop KTMB’s Youth Education program;

  • Enhance curriculum and standards alignment with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards;

  • Develop partnerships with school administrators and teachers;

  • Spearhead the implementation of KTMB’s Youth Education;

  • Coordinate teacher trainings based on Waste, Weed and Watershed Warriors;

  • Coordinate a field trip program for primary grade students to KTMB’s Sensory Garden at Idlewild Park;

  • Support partnerships and plans for seasonal youth education programming.



  • 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.

AmeriCorps VISTA

KTMB’s Education 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



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 after completing their service. A relocation travel allowance of no less than $550 may also apply if they are moving. 


To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to Celeste Tinajero at 
Applications are also accepted through Search for Warrior Workshops. 

Visit the KTMB website: or email/call Celeste at 775.851.5185 for more information.

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