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Nahant Marsh Education Center - Environmental Education and Outreach Specialist

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Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023

Application Window

July 18, 2022 - September 30, 2022

Location

  • Davenport, IA

Contact Information

Celine Beggs
(515) 294-8013
aloving@eicc.edu

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Position Details

Environmental Education and Outreach Specialist (Full Time)

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Description

The AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education and Outreach Specialist with Nahant Marsh Education Center in Davenport, Iowa, will develop curricula, facilitate programming, and design positive youth development opportunities that increase the access to long-term, nonformal 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:
- Develop and facilitate existing environmental education public/weekend programs that target youth and families in the area,
- Develop new programs and facilitate existing monthly preschool programs and on-site during outreach visits,
- Deliver educational programs for local homeschool groups that meet onsite 1-2 times per month,
- Enhance or expand youth and/or family programs in the winter season during school intersession,
- Develop hands-on STEM activities for public expos and special events like Bald Eagle Day, school winter carnival, Quad City Youth Conference, Spring Celebration, Youth Summertime Expo, Monarch Release Party, and more,
- Track data for initiatives and monthly performance reports.
The member may be asked to participate in additional service activities that are not included in the member position description but are in alignment with the approved grant activities.

The AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education and Outreach Specialist with Nahant Marsh Education Center in Davenport, Iowa, will develop curricula, facilitate programming, and design positive youth development opportunities that increase the access to long-term, nonformal 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:
- Develop and facilitate existing environmental education public/weekend programs that target youth and families in the area,
- Develop new programs and facilitate existing monthly preschool programs and on-site during outreach visits,
- Deliver educational programs for local homeschool groups that meet onsite 1-2 times per month,
- Enhance or expand youth and/or family programs in the winter season during school intersession,
- Develop hands-on STEM activities for public expos and special events like Bald Eagle Day, school winter carnival, Quad City Youth Conference, Spring Celebration, Youth Summertime Expo, Monarch Release Party, and more,
- Track data for initiatives and monthly performance reports.
The member may be asked to participate in additional service activities that are not included in the member position description but are in alignment with the approved grant activities.
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Living Allowance

$1458 - $1458 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

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.

Education Benefits

College Degree, GED/High School Diploma

Education Requirements

Less than High School Completed

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Previous experience working with youth or developing educational programming is preferred.

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

17 - 99

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth, Environment

Weekly Hours

35

Location Type

Suburban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, County Office of Education, Local Government Agency, Museum or Nature Center

Activity Types

Hands On Activities

Contact Information

Celine Beggs
(515) 294-8013
aloving@eicc.edu

Hosted By

Position Details

Environmental Education and Outreach Specialist (Full Time)

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