Youth Education Coordinator
Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

Engage the community as KTMB's Sustainability Education Coordinator!

Empower public school students to be "Environmental Warriors" with AmeriCorps!

9-5: Teach sustainability. Happy hour: Ski, mountain bike, and hike at breathtaking Lake Tahoe!

Year-round

Youth Education Coordinator

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
Location:
Reno, Nevada
Wages/Pay:
$19,000.00 / year
Experience:
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts soon! (Sep 06, 2022)

Two Youth Education Coordinators will work in tandem to implement KTMB’s Youth Education program, which is designed to inspire environmental stewardship amongst local youth through KTMB’s “Environmental Warriors” lessons.  KTMB’s Waste Warriors, Weed Warriors, and Watershed Warriors lessons engage students in hands-on, place-based, culturally-relevant learning activities with the goal of empowering students to spring to action as environmentally conscious citizens.  KTMB’s lessons promote sustainability through literacy and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, and math). 

Position Description

KTMB is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to creating a more sustainable and beautiful region through waste reduction, education, and active community involvement. For over 30 years, KTMB has been working with schools, businesses, municipalities, community groups, and individuals to keep our neighborhoods, business corridors, public parks and lands, and the Truckee River beautiful for all to enjoy through our Youth Education, Sustainability, and Beautification and Clean-Up programs.  KTMB’s Youth Education program targets public schools to empower students to problem-solve neighborhood blight and other environmental injustices that lower the quality of life, health, and economy in the Truckee Meadows.

The Youth Education Coordinators will be essential members of KTMB’s team. These two AmeriCorps members will primarily teach “Environmental Warriors” lessons to K-5 students, as well as some middle and high school students, throughout Washoe County in school classrooms, after-school clubs, summer day camps, and other youth programs. The Youth Education Coordinators will maintain relationships with the educators who schedule Warriors lessons, obtain and upload data from each lesson, and prepare and refill supplies for each lesson. These AmeriCorps members will also help lead field trips for elementary school students to KTMB’s Sensory Garden at Idlewild Park.  The Youth Education Coordinators will also assist the Youth Education Manager with enhancing and expanding lesson modules, outreach, and meeting with KTMB’s Youth Education Committee.  Finally, the Youth Education Coordinators will assist the AmeriCorps members of KTMB’s Sustainability program and Beautification and Clean-Up program as needed, represent KTMB at community events, and fulfill other duties as assigned. Some weekend work is required, but Team KTMB is encouraged to use comp time for a healthy work-life balance.

KTMB is committed to fostering a safe and supportive work environment for AmeriCorps members to gain relevant experience, learn desired skills, and pursue their passion projects.

Timeline for Service: September 6th, 2022 - August 11th, 2023

Primary Responsibilities

  • Implement KTMB’s Youth Education program by teaching “Environmental Warriors” lessons; 
  • Schedule lessons with teachers;
  • Track quantifiable data from lessons;
  • Inventory supplies for lessons;
  • Assist with improving lesson modules in alignment with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Nevada Academic Content Standards (NVACS);
  • Host field trips for elementary school students to KTMB’s Sensory Garden at Idlewild Park;
  • Occasionally assist the AmeriCorps Sustainability Coordinator and AmeriCorps Beautification and Clean-Up Coordinator
  • Represent KTMB at community events;
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Passionate commitment to KTMB’s mission and vision;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of environmental science and/or environmental justice;
  • At least one year of experience working with youth in a formal setting, such as school classroom, after-school program, and/or summer camp
  • Strong communication and public speaking skills;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Strong writing skills;
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, or a related field;
  • Preferred: strong understanding of education standards;
  • Preferred: reading, writing, and speaking competency in Spanish language
  • Required: high degree of initiative, spirit of service, and a sense of humor

AmeriCorps 

KTMB’s Youth Education Coordinator AmeriCorps positions are 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.

Compensation

In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $19,000 during their terms and a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,495 upon completion of their terms.  During their service, AmeriCorps members are eligible for federal student loan deferment, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance.  After their service, AmeriCorps members are entitled to non-competitive eligibility for hiring with federal agencies and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). 

AmeriCorps service is both a humbling opportunity to give back to the community and a distinguished launching pad for a career.  AmeriCorps is the origin story of many full-time staff members at KTMB.

How to Apply

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Caitlin Aitchison (caitlin@ktmb.org). Applications are also accepted through my.americorps.gov. For more information, visit ktmb.org or contact Caitlin via email or call (775) 851-5185.

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