Recreation Curriculum Coordinator VISTA

Summary:

The Recreation Curriculum Coordinator VISTA serves primarily to develop healthy living, educational, and recreation components to the Youth Programs for the City of Reno, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department in local elementary schools, parks, and community centers.  

 

Position Description:

The Recreation Curriculum Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of the team for this local government organization. This person will primarily serve to develop recreation, healthy living and educational components to the Youth programs. The COR Youth programs use local schools, parks, and community centers to deliver recreation programs for youth 6-18 years of age. This VISTA will develop curriculum in recreation, healthy living education including STEAM activities and reading. This will include maintaining relationships with COR recreation administrators and recreation leaders, developing and fine-tuning curriculum, and training staff through site visits, workshops, and training days. The Recreation Curriculum Coordinator VISTA will also develop an after school athletic league component for the Sierra Kids before and after school program. Additionally, they will expand the healthy living, educational and recreation components of other COR Youth and Inclusion programs.

 

The mission of City of Reno, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is to provide youth active, positive, and safe recreational opportunities. The City of Reno provides the Sierra Kids Before and After school program and various summer, winter, and spring break camps to meet the needs of parents and guardians. We are partners in the community with the Children’s Cabinet, TEAM Up, Northern Nevada Food Bank, and the Washoe County School District. The City of Reno is a local government with a population of 248,853.

Service Location: Reno, NV

 

Timeline for Service: January 21st, 2020 - January 20th, 2021

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop healthy living, educational, and recreation components to the Youth Programs for the City of Reno, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (COR);

  • Maintain partnerships with COR administrators and recreation leaders;

  • Develop after-school athletic league component for the before and after school program for fall, winter, and spring;  

  • Train staff to teach and implement the healthy living, educational, and recreation components;

  • Expand the healthy living, educational, and recreational components of other COR Youth and Inclusion programs.

Qualifications:

  • Passionate commitment to COR’s mission and vision;

  • Bachelor’s degree in recreation, education, science, or a health 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 children ages 6-18, employees, and volunteers;

  • Preferred: strong understanding of healthy living education and recreation and experience in curriculum development;

  • Preferred: experience training in formal or informal settings;

  • Preferred: experience working at, or managing summer camp programs, athletic leagues, and/or before and after school programs;

  • Preferred: reading, writing, and speaking competency in the Spanish language.

 

AmeriCorps VISTA:

City of Reno’s Recreation Curriculum Coordinator VISTA position

is funded by the Corporation 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.

 

Compensation:

In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance of $12,490, 10 sick days, 10 personal days, and health benefits during their service. VISTA members also have the option of receiving a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,095 or post-service stipend of $1,800 after completing their service. A relocation travel allowance of no less than $750 may also apply if you are moving.

 

To Apply: 

Applications are also accepted by sending a cover letter and resume to Christian Villagomez at christian@tmparksfoundation.org. Call Kathy at 775.334.2262 for more information.

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