Naturalist Educator (AmeriCorps)

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, August 31, 2020, 5:15pm

Address:

Reno, NV
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Position Description

The Naturalist Educator, an AmeriCorps member, will be an essential member of the team for this young non-profit organization. This person will primarily implement and support the Student Stewards Program. The Student Stewards Program uses public parks within walking distance of under-served schools as learning laboratories. Students engage in hands-on citizen science research with a goal of improved academic engagement and better preparation for educational success. This will include teaching a three part class to underserved schools, developing and maintaining relationships with Washoe County schools administration and teachers, and developing and writing curriculum. This AmeriCorps member will also develop and implement the Student Stewards Spring and Summer Camps, a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) camp for economically disadvantaged students.

Service Location: Reno, NV

Timeline for Service: September 2020 - August 2021

Primary Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the Student Stewards Program;
  • Write new and enhance current STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) curriculum using Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards;
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with school administrators and teachers;
  • Create, write, and implement STEAM and recreational camp programming for the Student Stewards Summer Camp and school break camps;
  • Facilitate TMPF’s Junior Naturalist Program.​

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Facilitate other interpretive programs such as Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge and Discover Your Parks walks;
  • Community outreach for the Student Stewards Program;
  • Create new adult education programs and events.​

Position Start Date:

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Job Duration:

Temporary

How to Apply:

Send an email to Devin Genovese at devin@tmparksfoundation.org 

Email/call Devin at 775.360.6068 for more information.

Job Compensation:

Other

Scholarship

Stipend

Compensation Information:

In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $14,279/year, health benefits during their service, and will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,195.00 upon successful completion of service. 

Contact Name:

Devin Genovese

Contact Email:

devin@tmparksfoundation.org