Field Educator, Reno Classrooms Unleashed Program – Sierra Nevada Journeys

Reno, Nevada

The Position:

Sierra Nevada Journeys is seeking Field Educators to help lead elementary outdoor science field studies in the Reno-Sparks area. This position requires an individual with a dedication to growth, learning and improvement. The ideal candidate has experience with teaching and is prepared to teach outdoor science programs at parks and nature sites in the Reno/Sparks area. The position requires an individual who can work well on their own and on a team, and who is committed to supporting a nonprofit on the leading edge of the informal education industry. They should be passionate about fostering scientific literacy, critical thinking skills, social and emotional well-being, and environmental stewardship.

Field Educators lead K-8 students at local nature sites and schoolyards for 2-3-hour field trips, and at family and community engagement events. Field Educators will report directly to Sierra Nevada Journeys’ Reno Program Director.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Lead trail groups of 10 to 15 students through a variety of field-based science activities at local nature sites while covering subjects including environmental, earth, and life sciences through our Classrooms Unleashed program
  • Help run Family STEM Nights by organizing supplies, facilitating operations, and working with a team of staff and volunteers to engage families in hands-on STEM activities at local elementary schools
  • Support outreach events, such as job fairs, educational tabling events, etc.

Required Qualifications:

  • Available at least three weekdays per week from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays are field trip days
  • Ability to commute to schools and field trip sites within a 3-hour drive of Reno-Sparks (carpooling is available to field sites from Reno office)
  • Current Red Cross CPR and first aid or willingness to fulfill this requirement prior to start date (Sierra Nevada Journeys will cover the cost)
  • Passionate commitment to working with children of all backgrounds
  • Ability to pass background check
  • All employees and volunteers are required to attest in writing they have up-to-date immunizations against the diseases required for public school attendance in the State in which they work as a condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Occasional evening availability for Family STEM Night facilitation (between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays)
  • Demonstrates cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of our program participants and fellow colleagues.

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