Youth Educator

Position: Youth Educator AmeriCorps State/National

 

Organization: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB)

 

Summary

The Youth Educator AmeriCorps will implement and maintain KTMB’s Youth Education program, which is designed to inspire students to be stewards of our community’s land and water through, among others, 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 Youth Educator AmeriCorps will be an essential member of KTMB’s team. This person will primarily work to implement KTMB’s Youth Education program by teaching K-12 students throughout Washoe County. The Youth Educator will also maintain relationships with Washoe County School District teachers and other community educators, enhance curriculum, and assist with KTMB’s teacher training event.

 

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 AmeriCorps member will also help to coordinate and present field trips for elementary / primary grade students to KTMB’s Sensory Garden at Idlewild Park. The Youth Educator AmeriCorps will also have the opportunity to represent KTMB during community events and programs.

KTMB is a private, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement. For over 30 years, KTMB has been working with schools, 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 education programs, beautification, and cleanups.

 

Service Location: Reno, NV

 

Timeline for Service: September 9, 2019-August 14, 2020

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Implement KTMB’s Youth Education program; 

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

  • Maintain partnerships with school teachers and other community educators;

  • Assist in teacher training/s based on Waste, Weed and Watershed Warriors;

  • Execute field trip programs for primary grade students to KTMB’s Sensory Garden at Idlewild Park;

  • Support partnerships and plans for seasonal youth education programming.

 

Qualifications

  • Passionate commitment to KTMB’s mission and vision;

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, or a related field;

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;

  • Experience working with teachers and students in a formal or informal classroom setting

  • Exceptional writing skills;

  • Strong communication and public speaking skills;

  • Strong organizational skills;

  • High degree of initiative and spirit of service;

  • Experience working with teachers and students;

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

  • Preferred: strong understanding of education standards;

  • Preferred: experience teaching in formal or informal settings;

  • Preferred: experience working for environmental education centers, nature centers, and / or summer camps.

 

AmeriCorps State/National

KTMB’s Youth Educator AmeriCorps 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.

 

Member Benefits

In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $13,992 for the year, health benefits during their service and have the option of receiving a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,095.

 

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to Elise Traywick at elise@ktmb.org.

Applications are accepted until July 18, 2019. Visit the KTMB website or email/call Elise at 775.851.5185 for more information.

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