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Summer 2024 Green Iowa AmeriCorps Natural Resource

Posted 02/06/2024
County Polk
Location Maxwell, IA ,Iowa
Deadline 04/07/2024


Green Iowa AmeriCorps operates through the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education (UNI CEEE) in Cedar Falls. The program is looking to recruit passionate and motivated individuals to serve with our program for a 3-month service experience in one of our service locations throughout Iowa.

Terms: Position Type  Minimum-time (MT) Service Length 3-mo Hour Commitment 300 hours(27-30 hours/week) Living Stipend $3,000/term($1,090/mo) Segal Education Award$1,565.08/term?

  • Living Allowances are distributed evenly in monthly installments by the University of Northern Iowa over the course of the service term and pro-rated for months where members are not serving the full month. Please note this is considered taxable income in the state of Iowa and the monthly installments will vary depending on how you fill out your tax information.
  • Segal Education Awards are contingent upon successful completion of the program. Education Awards can be used to pay for college or technical school, pay back qualified student loans and more. For more information about the Segal Education Award please visit:
  • Flexible vacation and sick leave are available throughout the term of service. Please note that any vacation and sick time taken will affect your average weekly hours needed to exit the program successfully. Members must complete a minimum of 300 hours over the course of the service term to exit successfully and receive their education award.
  • Outside employment and school attendance is allowable during off hours.
  • Program Benefits: Monthly living stipend distributed by UNI, Segal Education Award upon successful completion, AmeriCorps Member Assistance Program (MAP), Federal loan deferment, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Qualification, and interest accrual repayment, training and certifications, individualized professional development opportunities. 

Term Commitment: The summer service positions have one start date for all summer members.

  • Monday, June 3rd, 2024 - Friday, August 16th, 2024

Green Iowa AmeriCorps is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse, and equitable culture and are striving to include these practices within our organization and work across Iowa. We believe embracing diversity createslasting impacts on communities, where people are valued for who they are and their own unique experiences. It is vital to our mission to foster a culture where our service members and community partners feel valued, supported, and included in every aspect of service.

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This is an AmeriCorps position contracted to Polk County Conservation. This position does not qualify for Polk County benefits.

Illustrative Examples of Work

Green Iowa AmeriCorps members, in collaboration with our host sites, community partners, and engaged citizens, focus on a wide variety of environmentally focused activities including but not limited to:

  • Conducting environmental education lessons and presentations to persons of all ages and abilities
  • Engaging in and leading environmental outreach and community engagement projects
  • Recruiting and engaging volunteers in service to the community
  • Conducting residential energy efficiency services (primarily for vulnerable populations)
  • Enhancing commercial energy efficiency projects for public buildings (LED upgrades, etc.)
  • Developing Climate Action Plans & Greenhouse Gas Inventories for counties and organizations
  • Developing waste reduction strategies for sites and communities (recycling and composting education and outreach)
  • Planting trees and restoring tree canopies in vital communities
  • Engaging in water quality services (sampling, testing, river clean-ups, etc.)
  • Engaging in additional conservation projects (prairie burns, GIS, soil restoration, etc.)? Enhancing one’s own Professional Development through specific projects and trainings, tailored to their own areas of interest
  • Exact service projects will vary by host site and more details are provided during the interview process.

For more information about our host sites, please visit our locations page on our

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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