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Green Iowa AmeriCorps 6-month Environmental Steward Position

Actively Recruiting

Openings

15 currently recruiting

Service Dates

February 8, 2021 - August 13, 2021

Application Window

December 10, 2020 - February 5, 2021

Locations

  • Cedar Falls, IA
  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Decorah, IA
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Oskaloosa, IA
  • Waterloo, IA

Contact Information

Carmen Finken
(712) 520-2625
GIACrecruitment@gmail.com

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Position Details

Full-Time Environmental Team Coordinator

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Description

Service Description: Green Iowa AmeriCorps operates through the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education (UNI CEEE) in Cedar Falls. The program is looking to recruit passionate and motivated individuals for a 6-month service experience in one of our service locations throughout Iowa. As a member of our new and existing programs sites, you will have the opportunity to create plans in conjunction with city officials, nonprofit leaders and school districts, and execute projects that will greatly impact the communities we serve. The leadership and empowerment experienced as part of our program will be like no other!

Our program hopes to train the next generation of ‘green-collar’ workers through a combination of service work, presentations, and hands-on learning. Members have the opportunity to build leadership abilities through specific coordinator roles, which will allow each member to contribute their own unique skills to the program. Members have access to free trainings, hands-on skill development, and extensive community engagement.

Our mission is empowering Iowa's communities and school districts to make more environmental, conservation-minded decisions and improvements through direct service work, environmental education, professional development opportunities, and volunteer engagement. Green Iowa AmeriCorps consists of three branches: Energy & Community, Sustainable Schools and Land & Water Stewards. Each branch of our program will provide AmeriCorps members with the unique opportunity to enhance their professional development goals, cultivate community-wide relationships, and work toward making Iowa a more sustainable, eco-nomic state.

Energy & Community- members serve in a team-based setting providing residential energy efficiency services to underserved populations, conducting environmental education, and engaging in community service projects with open service locations in Cedar Rapids, and Cedar Falls

Sustainable Schools-members serve in Iowa school districts, colleges and solid waste agencies as sustainability coordinators to reduce energy and waste, support teachers and students in environment education efforts, and create project-based learning opportunities with open service locations in Calmar and Waterloo

Land & Water Stewards-members create environmental education and community programming related to healthy water and land stewardship in conjunction with many local and state partners with open service locations in Cedar Falls (with both the CEEE AND the Tallgrass Prairie Center) and Des Moines

Program Benefits: Monthly living stipend from UNI, Segal Education Award upon successful completion, Federal Loan Deferment, Trainings and Certifications, Individualized Professional Development opportunities, Leadership experience, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Qualification, Interest Accrual Repayment

Terms: 27 week/6-month commitment; Position based on completion of 900 hours of service in a full-time work schedule with Energy & Community and Land & Water Stewards (~38 hours/week) or a 675 reduced full-time schedule with Sustainable Schools (~28 hours/week); flexible vacation and sick leave. Outside employment available during the off hours, school attendance available during off hours

Living Allowance: 900 hour term: .$8,437.00 TOTAL (~$1,406/month) || 675 hour term: $5,878 TOTAL (~$980.00/month)

Segal Education Award: 900 hour term: $3,097.50 || 675 hour term: $2,360.00. Education Awards are contingent upon successful completion of the program.

Service Areas: Environmental Education & Stewardship, Energy Efficiency and Reduction, Neighborhood Revitalization, Habitat Restoration, Housing, Community Engagement, Stormwater Management, Outreach Education, Community and Economic Development and Capacity Building

Service Description: Green Iowa AmeriCorps operates through the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education (UNI CEEE) in Cedar Falls. The program is looking to recruit passionate and motivated individuals for a 6-month service experience in one of our service locations throughout Iowa. As a member of our new and existing programs sites, you will have the opportunity to create plans in conjunction with city officials, nonprofit leaders and school districts, and execute projects that will greatly impact the communities we serve. The leadership and empowerment experienced as part of our program will be like no other!

Our program hopes to train the next generation of ‘green-collar’ workers through a combination of service work, presentations, and hands-on learning. Members have the opportunity to build leadership abilities through specific coordinator roles, which will allow each member to contribute their own unique skills to the program. Members have access to free trainings, hands-on skill development, and extensive community engagement.

Our mission is empowering Iowa's communities and school districts to make more environmental, conservation-minded decisions and improvements through direct service work, environmental education, professional development opportunities, and volunteer engagement. Green Iowa AmeriCorps consists of three branches: Energy & Community, Sustainable Schools and Land & Water Stewards. Each branch of our program will provide AmeriCorps members with the unique opportunity to enhance their professional development goals, cultivate community-wide relationships, and work toward making Iowa a more sustainable, eco-nomic state.

Energy & Community- members serve in a team-based setting providing residential energy efficiency services to underserved populations, conducting environmental education, and engaging in community service projects with open service locations in Cedar Rapids, and Cedar Falls

Sustainable Schools-members serve in Iowa school districts, colleges and solid waste agencies as sustainability coordinators to reduce energy and waste, support teachers and students in environment education efforts, and create project-based learning opportunities with open service locations in Calmar and Waterloo

Land & Water Stewards-members create environmental education and community programming related to healthy water and land stewardship in conjunction with many local and state partners with open service locations in Cedar Falls (with both the CEEE AND the Tallgrass Prairie Center) and Des Moines

Program Benefits: Monthly living stipend from UNI, Segal Education Award upon successful completion, Federal Loan Deferment, Trainings and Certifications, Individualized Professional Development opportunities, Leadership experience, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Qualification, Interest Accrual Repayment

Terms: 27 week/6-month commitment; Position based on completion of 900 hours of service in a full-time work schedule with Energy & Community and Land & Water Stewards (~38 hours/week) or a 675 reduced full-time schedule with Sustainable Schools (~28 hours/week); flexible vacation and sick leave. Outside employment available during the off hours, school attendance available during off hours

Living Allowance: 900 hour term: .$8,437.00 TOTAL (~$1,406/month) || 675 hour term: $5,878 TOTAL (~$980.00/month)

Segal Education Award: 900 hour term: $3,097.50 || 675 hour term: $2,360.00. Education Awards are contingent upon successful completion of the program.

Service Areas: Environmental Education & Stewardship, Energy Efficiency and Reduction, Neighborhood Revitalization, Habitat Restoration, Housing, Community Engagement, Stormwater Management, Outreach Education, Community and Economic Development and Capacity Building
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Living Allowance

$980 - $1406 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Professional Development funding opportunities (individualized trainings, conferences, and workshops as deemed appropriate for the PD goals of the Corps member)

Education Requirements

Some College

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Economic Security, Environment

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural, Suburban, Urban

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Team Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Higher Education Institution

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Carmen Finken
(712) 520-2625
GIACrecruitment@gmail.com

Hosted By

Position Details

Full-Time Environmental Team Coordinator

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