Employment Opportunity

Female Wapsi Center naturalist educating children.

The Wapsi River Environmental Education Center of the Scott County Conservation Board is seeking qualified individuals to serve as a temporary AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education Member.

The Full time positions require the successful completion of at least 1700 hours of service by term end (~ 12 months, approximately 35-40 hours weekly). The Member will receive: a living allowance of $16,000 to be distributed equally by month over the term of service, a $6,345 Segal Education Award upon completion of the term, student loan forbearance, leadership and skill development, as well as hands-on experience.

The Wapsi River Center now seeks a motivated, out-going person with a background in natural resources, biology, parks/recreation, community organizing, communications, or administration. The candidate should have strong communication skills, a desire to serve with youth and diverse groups of people, and a passion for community stewardship. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to gain valuable experience in educating about the importance of Iowa’s native resources and conservation practices.

Under general supervision of the Naturalist/Director, the Member will: assist in developing/conducting interpretive and educational programs for community outreach including school and public groups by: 

  • Expanding outreach programs with focus to foster awareness and appreciation for Iowa’s natural resources, designed to promote stewardship of local youth (K-12).
  • Educating on low-impact, healthy lifestyles (outdoor recreation/activities).
  • Teaching science/technology/engineering/math (STEM) concepts within Iowa’s natural world.
  • Partnering/networking with schools, individuals, groups, and volunteers in the community for environmental education outreach.
  • Develop and grow leadership skills that advocate for citizenship/stewardship through natural resource education, volunteer recruitment/management, training, and philanthropy.

Term of Service: Full Time service ending August 31, 2022

 

To apply, send resume, cover letter, and references to:

Wapsi River Center

ATTN: Dave Murcia

31555 52ND Ave.

Dixon, IA 52745

 

Or email to:

[email protected]

 
(563) 328-3286
When: 
Friday, September 17, 2021 - 2:40pm