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Recreation Curriculum Coordinator VISTA

Job in Reno - Washoe County - NV Nevada - USA
Full Time, Temporary position
Listed on 2020-01-06
Job specializations:
  • Education
    After School, Elementary School, Entry Level Education, General Education
  • Teaching
Job Description & How to Apply Below
The Recreation Curriculum Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of the team for this local government organization. This person will primarily serve to develop recreation, healthy living and educational components to the Youth programs. The COR Youth programs use local schools, parks, and community centers to deliver recreation programs for youth 6-18 years of age. This VISTA will develop curriculum in recreation, healthy living education including STEAM activities and reading. This will include maintaining relationships with COR recreation administrators and recreation leaders, developing and fine-tuning curriculum, and training staff through site visits, workshops, and training days. The Recreation Curriculum Coordinator VISTA will also develop an afterschool athletic league component for the Sierra Kids before and after school program. Additionally, they will expand the healthy living, educational and recreation components of other COR Youth and Inclusion programs.

The mission of the City of Reno, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is to provide youth active, positive, and safe recreational opportunities. The City of Reno provides the Sierra Kids Before and After school program and various summer, winter, and spring break camps to meet the needs of parents and guardians. We are partners in the community with the Children’s Cabinet, TEAM Up, Northern Nevada Food Bank, and the Washoe County School District. The City of Reno is a local government with a population of 248,853.

Service Location: Reno, NV

Timeline for Service: February 18, 2020 – February 17, 2021

Primary Responsibilities:
Develop healthy living, educational, and recreation components to the Youth Programs for the City of Reno, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (COR);
Maintain partnerships with COR administrators and recreation leaders;
Develop after-school athletic league component for the before and after school program for fall, winter, and spring;  
Train staff to teach and implement the healthy living, educational, and recreation components;
Expand the healthy living, educational, and recreational components of other COR Youth and Inclusion programs.
Position Requirements
Bachelor,   Less than 1 Year work experience
Passionate commitment to COR’s mission and vision;
Bachelor’s degree in recreation, education, science, or a health related field;
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
Exceptional writing skills;
Strong communication skills;
Strong organizational skills;
High degree of initiative and spirit of service;
Experience working with children ages 6-18, employees, and volunteers;
Preferred: strong understanding of healthy living education and recreation and experience in curriculum development;
Preferred: experience training in formal or informal settings;
Preferred: experience working at, or managing summer camp programs, athletic leagues, and/or before and after school programs;
Preferred: reading, writing, and speaking competency in the Spanish language.
Additional Information / Benefits
AmeriCorps VISTA:
City of Reno’s Recreation Curriculum Coordinator VISTA position
is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and will serve within
the AmeriCorps VISTA program. AmeriCorps 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 programs visit americorps.gov

Compensation

In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a living allowance of $12,490.
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 $6,095 or post-service stipend of $1,800.
A relocation settling in allowance of no less than $750 if you are moving more than 50 miles, and travel allowance based on mileage may also apply.
Professional development through monthly trainings, skills learned in service, experience in a city government environment.

To Apply:
Applications are accepted by emailing a cover letter and resume to Christian Villagomez at (Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below)
Contact Information
Contact Name: City of Reno, Parks, Recreation and Community Service
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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