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  • AmeriCorps Program Director

    The Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF) supports the three parks departments operating in Truckee Meadows, including Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County parks. We do this primarily by providing in-park programming, fundraising, 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, science education, and developing appreciation for the natural and cultural history found in local parks.

    The Student Stewards Program is a free, in-park, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education program that brings K-12 students to their local neighborhood parks to conduct citizen science for real research projects. This standards-based curriculum gets kids excited about the natural world and their local neighborhood parks. It opens their eyes to the value and opportunities that exist in STEM fields and helps prepare them for success in post-secondary education and careers in science.

    Position Description: The AmeriCorps Program Director is an essential member of the TMPF and supervisor of the Student Stewards Consortium. This person will supervise 12 AmeriCorps State and National members in the Consortium that are located at TMPF, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, Nevada Land Trust, Nevada Department of Wildlife at Oxbow Nature Study Area, and the Wilbur D. May Arboretum. This position will also direct the continued expansion of the Student Stewards Program including aiding in curriculum development for K-12 classes and teacher training workshops.

    Responsibilities:

    • Manage TMPF's AmeriCorps grant(s), including:

    Compiling and submitting all required grant reports;

    Tracking grant performance measures;

    Oversight of programmatic evaluations;

    Oversight of AmeriCorps grant writing and annual renewal process.

    • Manage TMPF's AmeriCorps members, including:

    Recruitment of AmeriCorps members;

    Maintaining member personnel files;

    Member evaluations;

    Coordinate and lead monthly member orientation, trainings, and professional development.

    • Maintain and develop professional partner relationships, including:

    AmeriCorps host sites;

    Current and potential funders of the Student Stewards Program and Consortium;

    K-12 public schools;

    • Volunteer recruitment, training, and management for the Student Stewards Program and Consortium;
    • Coordinate AmeriCorps project schedules, particularly with K-12 schools;
    • Plan, coordinate, and lead Student Stewards Program and Consortium teacher workshops;
    • Lead on-site programming for children and adults in order to train AmeriCorps members, including:

    Camp programs;

    Walks;

    School field trips;

    Weekend or evening workshops;

    Special events throughout the year.

    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    • Passionate commitment to TMPF's mission and vision;
    • Bachelor's Degree in science, education, business, nonprofit management, or related field;
    • Exceptional writing and communication skills;
    • Exceptional organizational skills;
    • Experience managing data collection and reporting;
    • Must pass a background check;
    • Preferred: Experience managing budgets;
    • Preferred: 1+ years in a management position;
    • Preferred: Experience with AmeriCorps programs.

    Compensation: $35,000 annually, paid bi-weekly.

    Benefits: 80 hours personal leave per calendar year, accruable up to 100 hours. 40 hours sick leave per calendar year, non-accruable. Up to $300 per month for health coverage reimbursement (proof of health insurance required).

    Service Location: Reno, NV

    Timeline: November 2016 start with annual contract review.

    To apply: Send resume and cover letter to TMPF Executive Director Nathan Daniel: nate@tmparksfoundation.org. For questions, call 775-453-0698 or visit www.tmparksfoundation.org for more information.

    Ends January 24, 2017, 8:00 AM

  • Support 50 scholars to keep on their schooling

    Pétionville, Département de l'Ouest, Haiti Group Katapausis

    You can help make a miracle in a child in Haiti. We have 50 children in our school in Petionville who can't afford to attend school because their families and they are hit by the economic depravation. We are looking for good-hearted people to support their education so they can keep on going to school during the rest of the year.

    If you care to help us, please contact us : (509) 33 90 9024 / Email: katasponsors@gmail.com

    Thank you very much.

    Ends January 27, 2017, 5:00 AM

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  • Doctors Without Borders - Recruitment Info Session - Jan. 23, 2017 - Lafayette, LA

    Put your ideals into practice

    Every day Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) aid workers from around the world provide assistance to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.

    On Monday, January 23rd, medical and non-medical professionals in Lafayette, LA are invited to join us for an evening presentation to learn more about how you can join Doctors Without Borders' pool of dedicated aid workers. We're currently recruiting for a variety of medical and non-medical positions.

    An aid worker and Field Human Resources Officer will discuss requirements and the application process, and you'll meet experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers from the area and hear their firsthand stories of "life in the field."

    The presentation will last 90 minutes, including Q&A.

    Starts January 24, 2017, 1:00 AM

  • Webinar: New Year - New Job

    London, United Kingdom Walk of Life Consulting

    With the New Year comes new goals, new paths and, possibly, new jobs. This webinar explores the challenges & opportunities in securing a job. Finding a career path and role that is right for you can be difficult, just as recruiting a suitable person for a specific role can be harder still. Whether you're looking to break into the CR&S sector or further your progress up the CR ladder, this webinar will kick-start your 2017 journey the right way.

    Starts January 24, 2017, 9:00 AM

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