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AmeriCorps Conservation Education Assistant


Posted 05/19/2022
County Johnson
Location Oxford ,Iowa
Salary Pre-tax living allowance: $17,000, Eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,495
Deadline 06/13/2022


Description

Johnson County Conservation AmeriCorps Conservation Education Assistant  

The AmeriCorps Conservation Education Assistant will improve the communities’ understanding of and exposure to the local and natural environment specifically regarding Johnson County Conservation properties through education and outreach within the county.  

The service term for this position is 11 months, with a typical service schedule of 35-40 hours per week in the field, Monday through Friday. The position starts September 1, 2022 and ends August 4, 2023. The Conservation Education Assistant is responsible for serving a minimum of 1,700 hours, completing required service tasks, and serving until the August 4th end date to successfully complete their term.   

Position responsibilities:

  • Serve under supervision and guidance of the Conservation Program Manager and the Education Specialists or independently to assist with education and outreach activities
  • Plan, promote and implement learning or engagement events in the Johnson County area for all ages, backgrounds, races, ethnicities, identities, and abilities as directed by the Conservation Program Manager and Education Specialists for the Johnson County Conservation Board
  • Lead educational activities, both indoor and outdoor, alongside or independently of the Education Specialists
  • Develop and give presentations to community groups as directed by the Conservation Program Manager and Education Specialists
  • Assist with the maintenance of displays and exhibits, and the care of live animals used for educational programming
  • Assist with data collection and community science monitoring projects
  • Collaborate with volunteers on activities and projects associated with the Johnson County Conservation Board
  • Assist Education Specialists in the collection of photos and content for the organization’s webpage, social media, and other forms of outreach
  • Assist Education Specialists with the care, cleaning and maintenance of education equipment and supplies
  • Assist the Education Specialists with the basic care and maintenance of the Conservation Education Center
  • Complete Wilderness First Aid training (provided)  

Benefits:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program. Education Award value: $6,495

Living allowance: $17,000 (pre-tax amount)

Health insurance

Training opportunities: Wilderness First Aid and other training opportunities agreed upon with the Conservation Program Manager and as available.  

Required qualifications:

Must be a high school graduate or GED equivalent

Must be at least 17 years old or older at the start of service (no upper age limit)

Must pass a 3-part national service criminal history check

Must hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US national, or Lawful Permanent Resident

 



Qualifications
See full description above. Must have a valid Iowa driver's license. Experience in environmental education or studying environmental education or other conservation related fields preferred.


To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

bfreidhof@johnosncountyiowa.gov

or mail to:

Johnson County Conservation
ATTN: Brad Freidhof
2048 Highway 6 NW
Oxford, IA 52322

Johnson County is an EOE


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