Woodbury County Extension looking to hire summer Environmental Education team member

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The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Woodbury County office is looking to fill a summer position for an AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education Member.
The temporary, full-time position is perfect for college students or graduating high school seniors. The position will be supervised by the Woodbury County Youth Outreach Coordinator.
Qualifications for the position include:

  • Ability to meet and collaborate with many different people, including youth
  • Outcome oriented and self-motivated
  • Experience serving diverse populations preferred
  • Problem solving
  • Self-starting ability to serve with minimal supervision

Job duties include:

  • Learn to design and implement community service-learning projects related to conservation or nature
  • Create a connection with the environment and get students outside and active
  • Enhance out-of-school programs by developing programming that encourages a love for nature
  • Educate youth on healthy lifestyle choices, leadership and creating youth recreational programs
  • Develop or expand youth philanthropy programs at volunteer centers and community foundations, making natural spaces more available to disadvantaged populations
  • Establish alliances and partnerships with local government, faith based and community-based organizations and initiatives
  • Assist with school garden initiatives already in place through student and parent interaction and learning
  • Build local capacity by providing information on K-12 environmental education to local individuals, groups and organizations

The hours are flexible with the typical timeframe of Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with an occasional night or weekend to accommodate specific events or activities.
To apply, contact Cheryl Connot, Youth Program Specialist, at 712-276-2157 or by e-mail at connot@iastate.edu.

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