The Service Member will work directly with youth in Winneshiek County to help them recognize the importance of Iowa’s native resources and conservation practices, understand the science of the natural world, experience the joy of outdoor activities, and develop a sense of stewardship for the environment.
The service member will focus on implementing and expanding WCC’s youth-based environmental education and outdoor recreation programming. The member will plan, coordinate, lead, and assist with a range of programs that reach youth from preschool through high school, including summer camps, programs and field trips for schools, libraries, or youth organizations, and public programs and events.
The member will gain experience and knowledge in environmental education and interpretation, outdoor recreation, event coordination and promotion/marketing, working with partner organizations, lesson development and evaluation, volunteer and participant recruitment, and implementing service learning projects.
The service member will be provided professional development training as needed based on her or his individual strengths and needs.
SERVICE TERM: 900 hours, to be completed between April 15 and November 15, 2020. Start/end dates flexible with estimated 40 hours/week. Term will involve occasional evening, weekend, and/or holiday hours.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 18 years of age at the start of service; be able to pass a background check; be a US Citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States; and possess a valid driver’s license.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with or education in environmental education, environmental sciences/studies, interpretation, education, recreation, or a related field. First Aid/CPR certification.
COMPENSATION: Living allowance of $7,408, to be distributed monthly over the service term. At the close of service, the member will receive a $3,047.50 education award, dependent on successful completion of service hours.
TO APPLY: Send a resume, cover letter, and three references to the address or email below:
Barbara Schroeder, Director
Winneshiek Co. Conservation
2546 Lake Meyer Road
Fort Atkinson, IA 52144
DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked or delivered to the Winneshiek County Conservation office by Friday, February 28, 2020.