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. The AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education and Outreach Specialist with Scott County Conservation in Dixon, Iowa, will develop curricula, facilitate programming, and design positive youth development opportunities that increase the access of long-term, non-formal and informal, outreach natural resource and environmental education programming to youth in the county/community they serve. This member will work in a team environment with Conservation program staff to facilitate and develop curricula/programs determined by the host site, that incorporate youth and the natural environment to develop life skills - Productive Citizens, Outstanding Communicators, Effective Leaders, and Successful Learners.
Specific projects this member will lead include:
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
Professional Development Fund which allows members to determine their own professional development opportunities, Positive Youth Development training, CPR/First Aid Training (or Disaster Response Training if CPR is completed), Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification, Leadership Experience, Strong Connection to Alumni Network, Worker's Compensation, Included in Iowa State University's Employee Assistance Program that offers counseling and financial planning resources.
College Degree, GED/High School Diploma
Less than High School Completed
DESIRED CERTIFICATIONS OR QUALIFICATIONS
Previous experience working with youth or developing educational programming is preferred.
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check
17 - 99
Education & Youth, Environment
Indoor and Outdoor
Community-based Nonprofit, County Office of Education, Local Government Agency, Museum or Nature Center
Hands On Activities
Scott County Conservation/Wapsi River Environmental Education Center
31555 52nd Ave., Dixon, Iowa 52745
Email: [email protected]
Wapsi River Environmental Education Center
31555 52nd Avenue
Dixon, Iowa 52745