Education and Outreach Coordinator
Position: Education and Outreach Coordinator State/National
Organization: River Wranglers (RW)
The Education and Outreach Coordinator, an AmeriCorps member, will be an integral part of this organization’s watershed education programs. The position’s primary focus is to promote stewardship through education of adult and youth community members. The Education and Outreach Coordinator will also recruit and coordinate volunteer involvement in River Wrangler’s watershed programs.
River Wranglers (RW) inspires youth, through hands-on learning, to explore, conserve
and understand the importance of local rivers. Working with K-12 students, teens
mentor younger kids, they envision a community, aware and committed to healthy
watersheds and rivers. Since 1994 River Wranglers facilitated projects on the Carson
River including bioengineering projects to stabilize the streambank, tree wrapping, wood
duck nest boxes and bat houses to expand habitat, water monitoring (chemical and
biological), weed control and trash removal.
The program goals for RW are as follows:
1. To increase community awareness and participation for enhanced watershed
stewardship through nonpoint source education in order to improve water quality.
2. To engage youth and adults in watershed stewardship through hands-on restoration
3. To build organizational capacity to offer sustainable youth and adult education programs
in the Carson River watershed by augmenting both organizations’ local and regional
Service Location: Reno, NV
Timeline for Service: December 2019 - August 2020
Conduct youth education programs, including classroom presentations, hands-on activities and field work
Maintain communications with schools/teachers regarding watershed-based educational tools and training opportunities
Develop outreach materials such as flyers and educational materials
Maintain web marketing tools including website, Facebook, and newsletter
Recruit volunteers to participate in monitoring, restoration, conservation and education activities
Assist with the planning and coordination of events including Earth Day, Trout in the Classroom, Conserve Carson River Work Days, Ag in the Classroom, Kids’ Fishing Days, and other opportunities as they arise
Table local/regional events with organizational display and educational materials
Assist with general publicity – press releases and meeting announcements
Assist with office staffing and maintenance
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
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.
River Wrangler's Education and Outreach Coordinator position is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and will serve within the AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps is your chance to be the greater good! Each AmeriCorps member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve at a nonprofit organization or public agency. To learn more about the AmeriCorps programs visit americorps.gov.
AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance of $7,408, will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,047.50 upon successful completion of service, and professional development opportunities throughout their term of service. If the member qualifies, they will also receive student loan forbearance and interest payments.
To apply, email Darcy Phillips at email@example.com