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Lee County AmeriCorps Environmental Education


Posted 01/24/2019
County Lee
Location Montrose ,Iowa
Deadline 02/15/2019


Description
 

Lee County AmeriCorps Environmental Education Position

Position Specifics: 900 Hour AmeriCorps member

 

Eligibility

·         Ability to serve approximately 40 hours per week from the beginning of April 2019 to the end of October 2019 with anticipated service schedule weekdays from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Occasional nights and weekends are required for host site needs. No service on holidays. Vacation time, sick time and holidays are not counted towards the hours needed to complete the term. Start and end dates are flexible.

·         Prefer bachelor’s degree or be working towards a degree in any of the following areas: Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology, Interpretation, Animal Ecology, Forestry, Education or any other related field.

·         Be at least 17 years of age by the time of enrollment which begins in April 2019.

·         Be a United States citizen or have a permanent resident visa.

·         Have served no more than three terms of service in national service programs. Note: If a person has earned the equivalent of two full time education awards, he/she is still eligible to serve up to four terms but is not eligible for another education award.

Responsibilities

·         Plan, create, and implement environmental education programs including classrooms programs, field trips, summer camps, and the public programs

·         Lead various outdoor recreation activities including fishing, hunting, hiking, canoeing/ kayaking, bird watching, etc

·         Enhance various educational bins that can be utilized by educators for supplemental teaching opportunities

·         Design informational kiosks and brochures, produce quarterly newsletters, and engage community members via print materials, online presence, and social media outlets

Benefits

·         A taxable living allowance of $7,325 per program year

·         Student loan forbearance on qualified student loans

·         A $2,960 educational award

·         Leadership experience and skill development

Note the above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the departments.

How to Apply

Applicants should send their cover letters, resumes, and three professional references to:

Lee County Conservation

Attn: AmeriCorps Program

2652 Hwy 61

Montrose, IA 52639

 

Applications are due by February 15th, 2019.



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