Environmental Steward @ Green Iowa AmeriCorps


Environmental Steward

Description

Committed to implementing change in your community? Apply today to serve an 11-month term with Green Iowa AmeriCorps! ****

Green Iowa AmeriCorps: 11-month Environmental & Community Stewardship Positions Available! ****

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 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 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 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. A full list of our

locations can be found on our website.


● 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.


● Sustainable Schools- members serve in Iowa school districts, solid waste agencies,

community colleges and city governments as sustainability coordinators to reduce energy

and waste, support teachers and students in environment education efforts, and create

project-based learning opportunities.


● Land & Water Stewards- members serve with local nonprofits, conservation departments,

and other community organizations to assist with creating environmental education and

community programming related to healthy water and land stewardship in conjunction with

many local and state partners.


Focus Areas: Neighborhood Revitalization, Environmental Preservation, Habitat Restoration,

Housing, Community Outreach & Engagement, Storm Water Management, Land Restoration,

Community and Economic Development, K-12 Education, Sustainability and Capacity Building

Program Benefits: Federal Loan Deferment, Healthcare Coverage, Training and Certification,

Individualized Professional Development opportunities, Segal Education Award upon successful

completion, Monthly Living stipend distributed by UNI, Leadership experience, Public Service Loan

Forgiveness Qualification, Interest Accrual Repayment


Benefits of Service Term:

Living Allowance

Segal Education Award

Healthcare coverage at no cost

Child care coverage

Federal Loan deferment

Professional Development funding


Qualifications:

At minimum members must be high school graduates, GED recipients, working on attaining

a high school diploma or GED during their term of service


● Be 17 years or older (no upper age limit)

● Pass a national service criminal history check

● Hold one of the following U.S. citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful

Permanent Resident

● Have a valid driver’s license or other government issued photo identification


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

Green Iowa AmeriCorps is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse, and equitable culture and are striving to include these practices within our organization and work across Iowa. We believe embracing diversity creates lasting impacts on communities, where people are valued for who they are and their own unique experiences. It is vital to our mission to foster a culture where our service members and community partners feel valued, supported, and included in every aspect of service. We commit to using these practices in our passion for environmental stewardship.


Contact GIACrecruitment@gmail.com or apply via our website:


https://www.greeniowaamericorps.org/open-positions

Entry-level

Nonprofit- NGO

18,000 Living Allowance + $6,495 Education Award

Location

Iowa, USA

Category

External

Posted

2022-08-09 00:00