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NATURALIST JOB OPPORTUNITIES
PART TIME NATURALIST OPPORTUNITIES
SPRINGBROOK~ NATURAL RESOURCE EDUCATOR
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Springbrook Conservation Education Center
2473 160th Rd.
Guthrie Center, IA 50115
(641) 747-8383 ext.10 or 11
Natural Resource Educator
Position Description: This position will assist with the coordination of
groups at the Education Center. The normal day will be 8:00 to 4:30, but
will vary due to group needs. This position is for a one year term with
health, life and dental benefits. It also includes a $12,000 living
stipend and $5,350 education award upon completion. Also your federal
loans are deferred (no payment, no interest) during your service.
Starting Date: October, 2013 – October, 2014
Skills Needed: Applicant must
- be comfortable with people
- proficient at teaching Natural Resource topics
- proficient with a personal computer
- posses a valid drivers license
- be able to traverse rough terrain
- be able to pass a background check
- be able to have fun!
Closing Date: November 13, 2014
To apply contact A Jay Winter at:
MISCELLANEOUS JOB OPPORTUNITIES
PRAIRIE RIVERS OF IOWA~ BYWAY COORDINATOR
Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway Coordinator
The Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway Coordinator will develop and lead our
Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway Program. We are looking for the right
person who wishes to develop this dynamic program along the Lincoln
Highway Heritage Byway over the next several years. The Lincoln Highway
is Iowa’s longest designated roadway, its only historic byway and the
state’s portion of the original Lincoln Highway, the first
coast-to-coast improved highway in the United States. This Coordinator
must be enthusiastic about history, preservation, heritage tourism and
community development in relationship to the Lincoln Highway. This
unique position will assist in the development and implementation of
fundraising strategies for the road’s intrinsic qualities, meet and
develop stakeholder groups and conduct project activities along the
Byway. This position also offers the opportunity to interact with a wide
range of stakeholders in locations across the state, and to make an
impact in many byway communities.
The following duties shall be performed by the Lincoln Highway Heritage
1) Assist in developing and conducting a strategic plan for the Byway
including fundraising initiatives.
2) Build relationships with a wide variety of project partners to get
the appropriate resources for the Byway including building connections
with community leaders, consumers, businesses, and educators.
3) Conduct projects identified through the strategic plan, and with
staff and partners.
4) Raise public awareness of the Byway and its historical and cultural
relevance by directly promoting it through the media, at community
events, developing a semi-annual newsletter, updating websites and other
5) Develop the Byway as an educational resource, especially for
school-age students and their teachers.
6) Identify and apply for grant and private funds to support the Byway
7) Assist in recruiting and holding effective stakeholder meetings.
8) Participate in the development of a Corridor Management Plan for the
9) Attend from time-to-time the Prairie Rivers of Iowa monthly board of
10) Maintain project files with complete documentation.
11) Monitor the project budget and make reports as required.
12) Perform duties as determined by the Director as necessary.
Requires at least a four year degree from an accredited university or
college in non-profit management, community planning, public
administration, history, natural resources, or related fields
Prefer 6 to 10 years work experience
Good communication and writing skills, and the ability to inspire
Prior strategic planning experience
Ability to work in teams or groups to get projects done
Ability to listen and solve problems at the community level
Self-motivated and able to manage work time efficiently
Good with details and well organized
Preferred fundraising experience, membership programming and/or
experience developing sponsorships
Grant writing a plus
Possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to attend evening and
Able to understand and support technology, such as social media and
Competent word processing, Excel and Adobe skills
This position will report to the Executive Director.
Starting Salary Range: $27,000-$35,000 based on 32 to 40 hours a week.
The successful applicant will finalize his or her schedule with the
Equal Employment Opportunity
Prairie Rivers of Iowa does not discriminate against any person on the
grounds of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital
status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation,
genetic information, or political beliefs in carrying duties associated
with the position.
To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Penny
firstname.lastname@example.org, by Monday, November 10,
Prairie Rivers of Iowa
Prairie Rivers of Iowa is a not-for-profit organization based in Ames,
Iowa. We are a community-based organization dedicated to creating a
better environment and community for the citizens of Iowa. Our mission
is to promote community-based stewardship that will improve the quality
of life of our citizens, preserve the ecological integrity of the land,
and meet the economic aspirations of landowners and communities.
Learn more about Prairie Rivers of Iowa at