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AmeriCorps Environmental Education (Quarter Time)


Posted 01/23/2020
County Lee
Location Montrose ,Iowa


Description

Lee County AmeriCorps Environmental Education Position (Quarter Time)

Position Specifics: 450 Hour AmeriCorps member

 

Eligibility

·         Ability to serve approximately 40 hours per week from the beginning of May 2020 to the end of October 2020 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. Hours per week may vary.

·         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 May 2020.

·         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, fieldtrips, 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 $3,704.00 per program year

·         Student loan forbearance on qualified student loans

·         A $1,638.89 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 email their cover letters, resumes, and three professional references to nunsworth@leecounty.org or mail them to:

Lee County Conservation

Attn: AmeriCorps Program

2652 Hwy 61

Montrose, IA 52639

 

Applications will be taken until the position is filled. To be included on the first review, applicants must have all their materials submitted by February 12, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.



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