Watershed Educator

Position: Watershed Educator

Organization: Nevada Land Trust (NLT)



The Nevada Land Trust (NLT) is a private, nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving and protecting Nevada’s open spaces and special places for future generations. The NLT meets Nevada’s conservation needs through collaboration with landowners, businesses, environmental organizations, and public officials.

Position Description

The Watershed Educator, an AmeriCorps member, will be an essential member of the Nevada Land Trust (NLT) team. This person will primarily support the Truckee River n and two important local wetland areas through the initiatives of the One Truckee River Management Plan. The AmeriCorps member will implement the One Truckee River Management Plan’s educational programming and stewardship opportunities for community youth and adults. The Plan focuses on the importance of water quality, ecosystem health, social issues, stewardship, recreation, quality of life, and public safety of the Truckee River.

Service Location: Reno, NV


Timeline for Service: September 2016 - August 2017

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement standards-based STEAM programming focusing on wetlands for Washoe County School District (WCSD) schools near Swan Lake and Silver Lake;

  • Create maps (using GIS) of businesses, WCSD schools, and organizations near Swan Lake and Silver Lake to coordinate and establish citizen science programming for adults and youth;

  • Create stewardship and volunteer opportunities for youth and adults;

  • Build a wildlife and vegetation database and develop an educational brochure;

  • Establish and facilitate educational programming for youth and adults about the importance of the Truckee River;

  • Create a GIS map of baseline conditions for the Truckee River to be used in educational programs.



  • Passionate commitment to NLT’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: strong understanding of education standards and experience in curriculum development;

  • Preferred: Arc-GIS skills/knowledge/class;

  • Preferred: experience teaching in formal or informal settings.


In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $12,530/year, health benefits during their service, and will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,775.00.  


To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to AmeriCorps Program Director Jackie Meyer at jackie@tmparksfoundation.org.


Visit the NLT website www.nevadalandtrust.org or call Jackie at 775.276.5816 for more information or questions.

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