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Visitor Center Host/Coordinator

Company: Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation
Location: Carson City
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Are you ready to make an impact? Become an AmeriCorps member in Reno today at Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation!

Summary:
The Visitor Center Host/Coordinator will primarily assist in the development of the Truckee Meadows Nature Center at the proposed Nature Study Area through the development of exhibits and educational material, providing information to community members regarding restoration efforts, and lead interpretive tours throughout the wetland.

Mission:
The mission of Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF) is to support the parks department's operating in Truckee Meadows, including Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County. We do this primarily by providing in-park programming and opportunities for citizen engagement. TMPF is an independent, nonprofit organization that began operating in 2013. Our current programs focus on improving community health and wellness and developing peoples appreciation for the natural and cultural history found in local parks.

Position Description:
The AmeriCorps Nature Center Host/Interpreter will be an essential member of the team for this young non-profit organization. This person will implement and support the Wetland Restoration Program. The Wetland Restoration Program aims to restore a decommissioned golf course back to a functional wetland system. This AmeriCorps member will assist in communicating the importance of restoration through the development and implementation of environmental education exhibits and events, interacting with Nature Center visitors, and leading interpretive tours of the property.

Service Location: Reno, NV

Timeline for Service: October 2021 - August 2022

Primary Responsibilities:
Facilitate the Wetland Restoration Program;
Develop and implement Nature Center exhibits;
Develop relationships with Nature Study Area visitors;
Lead interpretive tours throughout the wetland;
Provide information to visitors about the restoration project;
Garden/Planter maintenance;

Secondary Responsibilities:
Recruit, coordinate, train and retain volunteers;
Facilitate other interpretive programs such as Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge and Discover Your Parks walks

Qualifications:
Passionate commitment to TMPFs mission and vision;
High degree of initiative and spirit of service;
Exceptional writing skills;
Strong communication skills;
Strong organizational skills;
Preferred: Bachelors degree in Biology, Natural Resource Management, or a related field, or 1-2 years related experience;
Preferred: Customer Service experience

AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements:
Be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of service; or be an out-of-school youth 16 years of age at the commencement of service participating in a program described in 2522.110(b)(3) or (g);
Have a high school diploma or its equivalent; OR not have dropped out of elementary or secondary school to enroll as an AmeriCorps participant and must agree to obtain a high school diploma or its equivalent prior to using the education award; OR obtain a waiver from the Corporation of the requirements in paragraphs (a)(2)(i) and (a)(2)(ii) of this section based on an independent evaluation secured by the program demonstrating that the individual is not capable of obtaining a high school diploma or its equivalent; or be enrolled in an institution of higher education on an ability to benefit basis and be considered eligible for funds under section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1091);
Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.
Successfully pass the National Service Criminal History Check (NSCHC) and National Sex Offender Program Registry check;

Physical Demands:
Lift up to 50-70 pounds of material or equipment
Bend, life, pull, and push
Crouch, stoop, kneel, stand, or bend for long periods of time
Walk for long periods of time on uneven surfaces
Be outside in extreme heat or cold (depending on season)

Compensation:
In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $11,294, loan forbearance for qualifying student loans, and will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $4,441.50.

To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to Wetland Restoration Program Director Elena Larsen at elena@tmparksfoundation.org

Visit the TMPF website, www.tmparksfoundation.org or email/call Elena at 775.576.4568 for more information.

Keywords: Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, Reno , Visitor Center Host/Coordinator, Other , Carson City, Nevada

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