Program Coordinator VISTA
Company: Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Are you interested in gaining a meaningful professional
experience, empowering communities, and making a lasting
difference? Join the Envirolution team through AmeriCorps
The Envirolution Program Coordinator VISTA will be an essential
team member for this growing nonprofit organization. This person
will help improve the effectiveness of current and future
programmatic processes related to the empowerment of young
This position will lead the pilot efforts of our new program: EDGE
(The Empowerment and Development of Girls in Engineering).
Envirolutions former AmeriCorps VISTA members initiated EDGE to
address the women-representation gap in the engineering field by
developing a highly engaging and empowering inquiry-based STEAM
program designed to help young women become energy leaders and
encourage them to pursue a STEAM career. EDGE will serve as the
umbrella program for our women, and girls empowerment efforts,
including developing and streamlining our Energy Bike Workshop for
girls, STEAM exploration events for the local Girls Scouts troops
and the annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day in collaboration
with Tesla Motors. Collaborating closely with the program manager
and the executive directors, this person will refine and create
community connections to support the development and improvement of
EDGE was initiated by former Envirolution VISTAs who identified the
representation gaps in the engineering field. To address these
gaps, the VISTAs outlined EDGE. During this program, EDGE Energy
Bike Teams composed of four middle school students and their
teacher will attend a three-day workshop led by Envirolution staff
and community STEAM professionals during academic school breaks
(Fall, Spring, or Summer), where they will emerge as EDGE Energy
Bike Ambassadors. The young women will work as a team to develop
their leadership, self-confidence, and problem-solving skills as
they follow schematics to build their own fully functioning Energy
Bike from scratch. Teams will deepen their understanding of energy
transformation and learn lessons related to the hands-on
application of energy concepts while focusing on energy efficiency
and sustainability. The energy transformation process is a key
lesson included in our flagship program, Project ReCharges
curriculum. This position will help advance hands-on learning
fundamental to the Envirolution mission and vision.
In addition to building the Energy Bike and learning to teach
energy lessons, Envirolution will invite local STEAM industry
professionals to a Women in STEAM panel discussion to inspire
confidence in choosing a STEAM career. After the three-day
workshop, the Energy Bike will become the schools property, with
the participating teacher and EDGE Energy Bike Ambassadors being
the bikes primary caretakers. With their newfound expertise and
their own Energy Bike, the EDGE Energy Bike Ambassadors will help
educate younger students, peers, and other teachers on concepts of
energy efficiency and energy transformation. This position will
help alleviate long-term poverty by inspiring young girls to pursue
careers related to STEAM, which on average lead to better-paying
jobs and higher job security over their lifetimes.
Envirolution will provide an avenue for EDGE Energy Bike
participants to engage in community opportunities outside of the
classroom throughout the year. They would bring their energy bike,
outreach and inspiration to the general public through this
Envirolution is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to
developing and scaling dynamic K-12 education, youth leadership
development, and community outreach programs centered around energy
efficiency, sustainability, and Science, Technology, Engineering,
Art, and Math (STEAM) development with a special focus on
under-represented groups in STEAM, including women, minorities, and
low socioeconomic populations. Established in 2007 and based in
Reno, Nevada. Envirolutions mission is to inspire and empower the
next generation of leaders and community members who will drive the
growth of a sustainable economy. With a focus on hands-on service
learning, our programs provide career development for students of
all socio-economic backgrounds and enable participants to give back
to their communities. Envirolution seeks to promote global change
by championing local efforts that empower citizens to achieve
positive, meaningful accomplishments and make a good living while
giving back to the social and environmental communities.
Project ReCharge - Ongoing. A dynamic, cutting-edge sustainability
and energy efficiency education and training program that engages
students, teachers, and community professionals. Project ReCharge
gives students the knowledge, training, and technology needed to
become sustainability detectives focused on saving their home,
school, or community money through resource-saving recommendations
through hands-on STEAM lessons.
Sustainability Expedition - Annual. An exciting, five-day
opportunity for northern Nevada youth to travel to Reno
organizations with sustainable business models, meet professionals
in renewable energy fields, explore environmentally friendly
buildings and discover various community volunteer
Career Quest - Ongoing. Envirolutions newest program, developed in
collaboration with Tesla. Every Friday, students from 5th to 12th
grade have the opportunity to tour local STEM businesses and, while
there, receive a hands-on STEM lesson - designed and implemented by
Envirolution staff and explicitly tailored to what students are
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) - Annual. A national
movement to inform, inspire and educate girls about how engineering
can be a fulfilling and world-changing career. Partnering with
Tesla and looking to expand, we have provided over 1,500 middle
school girls an opportunity to interact with women engineers, learn
about engineering careers, and engage in educational, hands-on
EDGE - Future program. As part of achieving Envirolutions mission
to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders and workers
who will drive the growth of a sustainable economy, EDGE (the
Empowerment and Development of Girls through Engineering) will be
our newest program that is designed to spark student confidence and
interest in engineering, science, and math-related careers, with an
emphasis on energy efficiency.
Service Location: Reno, NV
Timeline for Service: February 14th, 2022 - February 13th, 2023
Assist with planning and coordinating ongoing and annual programs
and their activities related to womens empowerment in STEAM.
Develop and monitor implementation of program policies and
practices for an emerging program - EDGE.
Coordinate program communications with existing and new community
Create and deliver program materials to participating schools,
companies, and leaders
Oversee EDGE implementation, piloting at least one bike program at
a local middle school during the service term, and laying the
foundation for future energy bike teams.
Assist in project implementation of Introduce a Girl to Engineering
Create a logic model for program expansion and needs.
Facilitate positive relations between the program team, the public,
the media, other departments, and all other involved parties.
Schedule and organize program-related meetings and events.
Passionate commitment to The Envirolution Inc.s mission and
Bachelors degree (or equivalent experience);
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
Exceptional writing skills;
Strong communication skills;
Strong organizational skills;
A high degree of initiative and spirit of service;
Preferred: experience in project coordination, women empowerment
The Envirolution Program Coordinator VISTA is funded by the
Corporations for National
and Community Service and will serve within the AmeriCorps VISTA
VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to
fight poverty. Each VISTA
member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a
specific project at a nonprofit
organization or public agency. To learn more about the AmeriCorps
In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a
modest living allowance of $15,001.50.
Ten days personal/vacation time and ten days sick leave.
Health benefits during service.
Childcare opportunities (if applicable).
Qualified student loan deferment or forbearance.
Non-competitive eligibility for qualified government jobs the first
year after completing service.
Upon completion of service, choice of Segal AmeriCorps Education
Award of approximately $6,100 or post-service stipend of
A relocation settling-in allowance of no less than $750 if you move
more than 50 miles and travel allowance based on mileage may also
Professional development through monthly training, service skills,
and experience in a nonprofit environment.
Applications are accepted by emailing a resume, cover letter, and
three references to Envirolution at email@example.com -
Subject line: Envirolution Program Coordinator VISTA
Visit The Envirolution Inc.s website www.Envirolution.org or call
775-229-8488 for more
You may also visit Truckee Meadows Parks Foundations website
www.tmparksfoundation.org or call/email Sara Monks at 775.410.1702
or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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