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Science Outreach Educator

Company: Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation
Location: Reno
Posted on: June 15, 2019

Job Description:

Science Outreach Educator Great Basin Outdoor School Member Schedule and Service Location: April June 30 th , 8:30 AM 5:00 PM, and some weekend events, in Reno, NV and Lake Tahoe, NV. Term of Service and Time Requirements: Quarter-time term, 450 minimum hours, April 2019 June 2019 Position Summary: The Science Outreach Educator, an AmeriCorps member, will develop and implement Great Basin Outdoor School Spring Program activities that align with Next Generation Science Standards, pilot activities with students at science camps on the shore of Lake Tahoe and other sites, and assist with STEM professional development workshops for teachers. The member will work on community and outreach efforts, as well as extending opportunities for youth and adult education through the development of standards-based content. Mission: To ignite childrens passion for learning and foster cooperation, respect, and responsibility through hands-on discovery in the outdoor classroom. Primary Responsibilities: - Modify, upgrade, and pilot content involving science and engineering practices of spring program curriculum to better support Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Curriculum Standards and Citizen Science initiatives. - Develop and implement materials that support the spring program curriculum. - Record activity adaptations and curriculum correlations for future programs. - Fully engage students in STEM activities supporting NGSS curriculum standards and Citizen Science by DOING science, rather than just hearing or reading about it, by piloting new and updated activities during day field studies and overnight science camps in April, May, and June. - Assist in planning and conducting Project WET professional development workshop for teachers in June to increase their knowledge and level of comfort teaching the science of our watersheds - Facilitate educational opportunities through community outreach and participate with Great Basin Outdoor School staff in fulfilling nonprofit mission and projects - Engaging volunteers in Great Basin Outdoor spring programs and program content Qualifications: - BA or BS in a science or education field preferred - Experience working directly with children in an educational setting - Current CPR and first aid certificate - Pass TB test and background check - Reliable transportation to reach program sites - Ability to walk over uneven terrain carrying program gear - Computer literacy to manage curriculum correlations and outreach Eligibility Requirements: - Be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of service; - Have a high school diploma or its equivalent, or agree to earn a high school diploma or equivalent before using an educational award; - Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States; - All applicants must be available for the entirety of the service period and able to complete the minimum hourly requirements; and - Pass a National Sex Offender Public Website check and National Service Criminal History Check. Duplication/Displacement of Staff: This position does not duplicate work of previous employees or volunteers, supplant the hiring of workers, or include service or duties that have been performed or were performed by a current employee, an employee who recently resigned or was discharged, an employee subject to a reduction in workforce, or an employee who is on leave. Service Environment/Inclusive Position Statement: Service takes place at the various Great Basin Outdoor School sites in Reno, NV and Lake Tahoe, NV. Qualified applicants must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with community members from a diverse background in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. Applicants must be able to lift and carry 30lbs and lead activities with children and adults in all weather conditions. Great Basin Outdoor School does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, marital status, sexual preference, medical condition or physical disability, military discharge, nor any other category or classification that is either prohibited by law or unrelated to the services to be performed or the services to be provided. The functions of this position may be completed with or without reasonable accommodations. Great Basin Outdoor School will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as long as the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on the organization. This policy governs all aspects of the organization, including selection, placement assignment, compensation, and access to benefits and training. Compensation and Benefits: AmeriCorps members serving a 450-hour term are eligible to receive a $3,639 living allowance; are eligible to receive a post-service education award ($1566.14) upon successful completion of service; health care and child care are available for eligible members; and professional development opportunities are available. Student loan forbearance and interest payments, if the member qualifies, are available. Evaluation and Reporting: Member will receive an end of term performance evaluation and submit bimonthly Member Service Logs. To Apply: Send cover letter with relevant experience, resume, and phone and email contacts for professional references to Elise at heidi@tmparksfoundation.org

Keywords: Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, Reno , Science Outreach Educator, Other , Reno, Nevada

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