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One Truckee River Educator 

Position: One Truckee River Educator

Organization: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB)

Mission: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) is a private, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement. For over 25 years, KTMB been dedicated to beautification of the Truckee Meadows, advocacy for a cleaner community and region, massive volunteer cleanup efforts, and education that inspires action.

Position Description: The One Truckee River (OTR) Education and Outreach Coordinator, an AmeriCorps member, will be an essential member of the OTR/KTMB team while working side-by-side with Nevada Land Trust. With support from KTMB’s education office, this person will help create a youth and adult watershed education pilot program through the One Truckee River initiative. The member will organize and attend outreach events in the community that highlight the mission of One Truckee River with support from the KTMB/OTR team. Frequent weekend work may be required. The member will have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of community partners and inspire the community to learn about and love the Truckee River. This person will work to foster engagement and maintain relationships with current stakeholders and seek partnerships with new stakeholders.

Service Location: Reno, NV

Timeline for Service: September 2017 – August 2018

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain partnerships with Truckee River watershed stakeholders

  • Design opportunities for adult education and community involvement around OTR’s mission

  • Develop, support and publicize an art trail  (ArTrail) along the Truckee River in partnership with Washoe County and others

  • Facilitate and promote OTR programs and events for youth and adults

  • Maintain data and records relating to the OTR / KTMB programs

  • Share OTR/KTMB Watershed Warrior Education program for youth and adult community members

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

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain partnerships with school administrators and teachers

  • Work with community organizations on mission driven initiatives such as dog waste, green waste, car wash awareness

  • Facilitate supplementary KTMB programs and events for youth and adults

Qualifications

  • Passionate commitment to OTR/KTMB mission and vision;

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

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

  • Exceptional writing skills;

  • Outgoing personality and strong communication skills;

  • Flexibility, optimism and a good sense of humor

  • Strong organizational skills;

  • High degree of initiative and spirit of service;

  • Experience working with teachers and volunteers;

  • Clean Drivers Licence and reliable vehicle

  • Preferred: strong understanding of education standards and experience in curriculum development;

  • Preferred: experience with event and volunteer coordination

  • Preferred: experience teaching in formal or informal settings;

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

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

  • Preferred: Social media writing experience

Compensation: AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance of $12,630, a $5,815 education award upon successful completion of service, healthcare, childcare coverage (for eligible members), 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: Send a cover letter and resume to Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful program director Lindsey Panton at lindsey@ktmb.org.

Email Lindsey or call 775-851-5185 for more information.