Beautifications and Cleanups Coordinator (AmeriCorps)
The Beautifications and Cleanups Coordinator AmeriCorps will work to implement and enhance KTMB’s programs and community outreach initiatives. The Beautifications and Cleanups Coordinator AmeriCorps will also work to coordinate, train and support the recognition of volunteers. KTMB’s volunteer program is multifaceted and volunteers serve in a variety of ways; as Board and committee members, Project Leaders, special event volunteers, and one-time and repeat volunteers. KTMB volunteers are of all ages, from all walks of life, and from diverse neighborhoods in the Truckee Meadows. They have a hundred different day jobs, but they all come together to participate in KTMB’s cleanup initiatives.
The Beautifications and Cleanups Coordinator AmeriCorps will be an essential member of KTMB’s team. In this position you will maintain the high quality of KTMB’s volunteer program including training, managing, recruiting and providing recognition to volunteers. You will work closely with KTMB’s community and municipal partners to assist with the coordination of large and small scale litter pickup events. You will also work with our Youth Education and Sustainability Education teams to facilitate presentations and service learning opportunities for schools and community groups.
The Beautifications and Cleanups Coordinator AmeriCorps will provide environmental outreach to the community in the Truckee Meadows to encourage volunteerism, awareness and appreciation of our natural resources. Finally, you will help implement and maintain KTMB’s project and data management software and will continue the precedent of high quality maintenance of KTMB’s volunteer registration database. Some weekend work is required, but Team KTMB is encouraged to use flex time for a healthy work-life balance.
KTMB is committed to fostering a safe and supportive work environment for AmeriCorps Members to gain relevant experience, learn desired skills, and pursue their passion projects.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
KTMB serves a rich diversity of people and neighborhoods and is committed to treating individuals with respect and dignity. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion touches on all aspects of our work, including our volunteer beautification and clean-up events and the neighborhoods they serve, educational programs, Board of Directors, and various Committees.
KTMB’s Beautifications and Cleanups Coordinator position is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and will serve with AmeriCorps. Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, a separate nonprofit, is the host of the AmeriCorps consortium responsible for onboarding AmeriCorps Members for KTMB and other local nonprofits.
AmeriCorps is your chance to be the greater good! Each AmeriCorps Member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve at a nonprofit organization or public agency. AmeriCorps service is an opportunity to learn, reflect, and grow while honing new skills, gaining new networks, and enriching your life by volunteering in the community without giving up income or healthcare.
AmeriCorps service is both a humbling opportunity to make a positive impact in the community and a distinguished launching pad for a career. AmeriCorps is the origin story of many successful career launches and transitions, including some of our very own staff members at KTMB. AmeriCorps Members serving with KTMB have the opportunity to specialize in an area of interest to support their own professional paths, such as curriculum design, grant writing, social media, administration, or other areas of interest to deepen their knowledge and gain extensive hands-on experience.
To learn more about AmeriCorps visit americorps.gov.
Implement volunteer training protocols and assist with volunteer management for all three of KTMB’s programs;
Implement community events and education programs involving beautification and cleanup projects;
Assist in coordinating KTMB’s annual programs including The Great Community Cleanup, The Truckee River Cleanup and Christmas Tree Recycling;
Organize and coordinate bi-monthly cleanups;
Conduct project site orientations and lead volunteers for KTMB’s Adopt-A-Spot and neighborhood cleanup programs;
Prepare and maintain inventory of supplies and appropriate tools for volunteer cleanups;
Facilitate volunteer retention and appreciation events throughout the year.
Recruit and collaborate with community volunteers;
Update and maintain KTMB’s project management and volunteer database;
Work with KTMB educators to help the community learn about local recycling resources, watershed health, and invasive/noxious weeds;
Develop and implement service learning opportunities for schools and community groups;
Design and deliver public presentations for a variety of audiences to promote KTMB’s mission for sustainability and environmental education
Passionate commitment to KTMB’s mission and vision;
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
Exceptional writing skills;
Strong communication and public speaking skills;
Strong organizational skills;
Strong leadership skills;
High degree of initiative and spirit of service;
Flexible schedule for potential weekend work;
Good sense of humor;
Experience working with volunteers;
Preferred: experience in volunteer coordination;
Preferred: Bachelor’s degree;
Preferred: experience with event implementation;
Preferred: experience working in a park or outdoor setting performing beautification and/or conservation work;
Compensation and Benefits
In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance and are eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of their terms. For the 2023-2024 AmeriCorps term, the living allowance is $26,000 and the education award is $6,895. Other benefits include mileage reimbursement, flex time, and dog-friendly office.
AmeriCorps members are eligible for federal student loan deferment, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance during their service. AmeriCorps Members are eligible to adjust income-driven repayment plans for federal student loans to $0 during service, and service counts toward Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).
We especially encourage you to apply if you have lived experience as a member of (or extensive experience working with people from) any communities that are impacted by environmental injustices and other historic and current systems of oppression that have limited access to environmental education, or the outdoors in general.
Send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are also accepted through my.americorps.gov.
Visit the KTMB website: www.ktmb.org. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and close October 30th, 2023 or when the position is filled, whichever comes first. Applicants will be notified regarding an interview within one week of applying.