Green Iowa AmeriCorps Environmental Steward

  • Green Iowa AmeriCorps
  • Iowa, USA
  • Apr 24, 2019
Full time Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Energy Energy Efficiency Environmental Education - Interpretation Sustainability Waste Management - Recycling Water Quality

Job 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 center is looking to recruit passionate and motivated individuals for an 11 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, 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 field trips, presentations, and hands-on learning. Members have the opportunity to build leadership abilities through specific coordinator roles, which allow each member to contribute unique skills to the program. Members have access to free trainings, hands on skill development, and extensive community engagement.

The program consists of three different branches:

  • 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 service locations in Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Decorah, Des Moines, Dubuque, & Iowa City
  • Sustainable Schoolsmembers serve in Iowa school districts as sustainability coordinators to reduce energy and waste, support teachers and students in environment education efforts, and create project based learning opportunities with service locations in Cedar Falls, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Iowa City, Vinton, & Waverly
  • Land & Water Stewardsmembers create environmental education and community programming related to healthy water and land stewardship in conjunction with many local and state partners with a service locations in Ames, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Milford, and Oskaloosa.

Program Benefits: Federal Loan Deferment, Health Coverage, Training and Certification, Individualized Professional Development opportunities, Education stipend upon successful completion, Monthly Living stipend, Leadership experience, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Qualification, Interest Accrual Repayment

Terms: Position based on completion of 1,700 hours of service in a full-time work schedule or a 1,200 reduced full-time scheduled for Sustainable Schools’ positions, flexible vacation and sick leave. Outside employment available during off hours, school attendance available during off hours

Service Areas: Neighborhood Revitalization, Habitat Restoration, Housing, Community Engagement, Storm Water Management, Outreach Education, Community and Economic Development, Environment, and Capacity Building  

Job Level

Entry-level,   Volunteer  

Sector

Nonprofit- NGO