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Summer AmeriCorps Position


Posted 01/13/2021
County Black Hawk
Location Cedar Falls ,Iowa
Deadline 03/31/2021


Description

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Research, plan and implement innovative, experiential learning activities for targeted age groups. 
  • Summer camp programs: Most summer camps are day-long or multiple day camps. Camps have contemporary themes to be attractive to youth and help learn how science is a part of their everyday lives. Youth have the opportunity to be engaged and independent, yet participate with others in team activities.  
  • Schools, youth groups, child care centers, youth-serving non-profits, and public programs.
  • Meet conservation’s educational goals of helping youth.
  • Increase their knowledge of science topics, allowing them to advance in grade level and develop a curiosity of the natural world.
  • Learn to value a healthy natural environment and how the natural world can co-exist with the build world without being harmed. 
  • Participate in natural resource management activities and hands on learning that will encourage them to become life-long stewards of the land.      
  • Organize recreational activities that encourage youth to become active and enjoy being outdoors. Youth will learn to master life-long skills such as kayaking, archery, and camping.        
  • Partner with other natural resource organizations to share information, current research, and educational resources.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance and advise conservation Naturalist on program development.
  • Assist in the management of the HRNC office.
  • Assist in park management maintenance tasks.     
  • Participate in county staff meetings, planning sessions and any required trainings.

Length of service/wage:

Service will be from May to August, hours will vary and will include some weekends and non-standard hours (A minimum of 450 hours required) starting date is flexible to meet needs of member and program schedule of BHCC.  Members will receive a living stipend of $3,780 as well as an educational award of $1638.98 subject to successful completion of the program.



To Apply
Please send a cover letter and a resume to:
Katie Klus, Naturalist
319-277-2187; kklus@blackhawkcounty.iowa.gov


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