As an AmeriCorps VISTA position, the STEM Community Coordinator is a year-long contract that serves northern Sierra Nevada and Great Basin communities; chiefly, those surrounding Reno, Nevada, and South Lake Tahoe, California. This a dynamic position in with the coordinator gains experiences in making STEM education accessible, acquiring funding for educational programs, contracting and coordinator volunteers and seasonal staff, as well as community outreach initiatives. This is a leadership role.
The Taylor Creek Visitor Center is a USDA Forest Service hub, serving roughly 300,000 visitors to the Lake Tahoe region. Volunteers are important stewards of the site, providing regional tourist information, natural and human history, trail and maintenance work, as well as interpretative programs to diverse groups. A small retail shop is also located on site and special events are hosted throughout the summer. The visitor center is open from Memorial Day week to the end of October.
The Great Basin Institute is hiring community outreach educators for wildfire prevention initiatives in South Lake Tahoe, California and Reno, Nevada. Wildfire Community Outreach Coordinators will be based out of one of two USDA Forest Service visitor centers and provide educational programs to community groups that relate to impacts from wildfire (water quality, climate change, succession) and prevention strategies. These are seasonal positions, provided through AmeriCorps service.
RV volunteers are needed to support the care of a historic Forest Service property on the shore of South Lake Tahoe. Positions are available in maintenance, artistry, interpretation and docent work, from May until October. Volunteers commit 4 days per week to the site and are asked to stay for an 8 week minimum. RV camping is provided at no cost, as well as additional volunteer service rewards.
This position is responsible for the education and implementation of Great Basin Naturalist, Environmental Science camps and STEM-based curriculum for school field studies. This is an AmeriCorps position with the Great Basin Institute based in the Galena Creek Recreation Area.
The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the United States Fish & Wildlife Service, is recruiting an Environmental Education & Visitor Services Specialist at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (Nye County, NV). The specialist will work collaboratively with Refuge staff to manage and implement a variety of visitor service programs. Visitor service programs will focus mainly on interpretation, environmental education and volunteer management.
The Compliance Coordinator will join Great Basin Institute (GBI) prepared to be part of the team at a fast-paced, environmental non-profit organization. This position is responsible for all aspects of AmeriCorps and program compliance as it relates to policies and procedures, paperwork/file processing, performance measure/participation tracking, and reporting for GBI’s (1) State and (2) Education Award AmeriCorps programs.
GBI seeks a Recruitment and Compliance Coordinator to support all aspects of placing qualified candidates in positions based in Nevada and other western states. The Recruitment and Compliance Coordinator works with GBI program staff to advertise and promote professional development opportunities locally and nation-wide; coordinate interviews, reference-check and on-boarding procedures; as well as ensure compliance with GBI and agency rules and regulations.
Great Basin Institute is recruiting to hire an Operations Coordinator to assist the interpretation and visitor services staff at Joshua Tree National Park (Southern California). The Operations Coordinator will provide planning support in the way of technical writing, coordination and facilitation of internal and external meetings, project tracking, and oversight of schedule coordination. This is a 1 yr appointment beginning October/November 2018 or upon completion of DOI Background Investigation
The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office, is recruiting one Recreation Technician to assist with sign planning, design, and implementation for the Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument (GSENM).