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Organizational Overview The St. Croix River Association (SCRA) is the voice of the river and the only conservation organization with a watershed-wide scope in the St. Croix River basin. As the friends group for the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway (Riverway), we support and complement the National Park Service’s work within the Riverway. Our focus is to increase people’s awareness and appreciation of the River, and protect the rich natural and cultural resources of the Riverway. Position Summary The primary role of the Outdoor Educator is to manage the Rivers Are Alive K-12 program, in collaboration with the Riverway and other partners. They will work in a variety of environments, including our national park both on land and water, in classrooms, and in other venues for a wide variety of audiences varying in ages from pre-K to adults. Some program development responsibilities, especially curriculum writing and revision, are also required. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a fun team of professionals dedicated to achieving the mission of SCRA and the Riverway, including SCRA and National Park Service staff, and many other partners. Core Responsibilities Develop curriculum, deliver student-centered classroom and field trip programs in every season, and recruit, schedule school programs, and communicate program details to teachers Present general science, nature, and environmental education content to a diverse population of learners, including students and teachers Track program numbers and outcomes and evaluate activities to measure success and determine future needs and strategies Work closely with Riverway Interpretation and Education Manager to schedule activities and coordinate logistics with other staff and volunteers Recruit, train, support, and appreciate Rivers Are Alive volunteers Present thematic naturalist interpretive programs to diverse audiences on and off the river Assist with SCRA Outside adventures, stewardship activities, and other public programming Other duties as assigned Qualifications Degree in natural resource interpretation, outdoor recreation, education, or related field Experience with leading outdoor and outdoor education activities for students in K-12 Capable of working independently and as part of a team, detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to manage multiple projects and tasks at once Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other educators, school administrators, Riverway staff, outside partners, and volunteers Excellent oral and written communication skills Proficient with Microsoft Office products Physically able to lead programs which may include hiking, paddling, biking, and other recreational activities, and some night and weekend hours Must be a US citizen or permanent resident with a valid driver’s license. This is a full-time, year-round position with the duty station at the SCRA office in St. Croix Falls, WI, and with a starting wage of $18 hourly plus benefits. A fingerprint and background check is required for the successful candidate. Send resume and cover letter to by Wednesday, March 25. The position will be open until filled. No calls, please.
POSITION: A seasonal environmental education internship with Mitchell County Conservation Board in Osage, Iowa. Seasonal Naturalist position will offer opportunities to actively participate in environmental education (EE), public communication, natural resource interpretation, and habitat management. EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: 24 weeks, starting in March of 2020 and ending in September of 2020 (specific starting and ending dates flexible, depending on schedule of applicant). 40hrs./week (non-routine week, Tues. – Fri.). Hours will average 40 hours per week and may include weekends, evenings, and holidays. SALARY: $12/hr. with no benefits DESCRIPTION & DUTIES: Seasonal will assist the Mitchell County Naturalist with the development, planning, organization, and presentation of environmental education, outdoor recreation, and conservation programs and special events to the general public, schools, and other groups. Other major duties include: Planning, assisting, and leading summer day camps Designing interpretive and promotional materials Create and improve displays in the Milton R. Owen Nature Center Writing articles and press releases Nature center maintenance and animal care Publicity events and public information activities Other special projects include, nature center host, water quality monitoring, resource management activities, professional workshop opportunities, and other related duties as assigned. Seasonal will receive valuable practical experience and continuing education during employment. QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: Must be 18 years or older with a High school graduate or GED equivalent and either be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the following fields: natural resources, wildlife biology, environmental education/interpretation, teaching, general biology or ecology, environmental studies. Possess a strong work ethic and a sincere interest in environmental education and working with youth Valid driver’s license, maintain an acceptable driving record, and can get to and from the work site Ability to work independently and in a group and be a self-starter Ability to effectively apply knowledge and common sense to solve problems and/or achieve work objectives General knowledge and interest in outdoors and natural resources. Effective communication skills – This includes written word, public speaking, and computer programming. Ability to work outdoors in a variety of conditions, use small hand tools, and routinely lift up to 50 lbs. Balancing, stooping, kneeling, and lifting are sometimes required. Ability to lead groups with various outdoor educational or recreational activities such as kayaking, fishing, nature hikes, etc. A background check is required DEADLINE: Open until filled. TO APPLY: To be considered for employment, individual must submit an official Mitchell County Job Application Form, Cover Letter, and Resume to: Chelsea Ewen Rowcliffe, Naturalist Mitchell County Conservation Board 1879-3 Highway 9 Osage, Iowa 50461. For more information and/or to request an application & job description, call (641) 732-5204 or email email@example.com. Applications can also be picked up at the Mitchell County Conservation Board office or from the Mitchell County Courthouse. Applications can be found online at or Mitchell County Conservation Board is an equal opportunity employer
Jones County Conservation is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a temporary half-time term AmeriCorps Member (40 hours per week). This AmeriCorps Environmental Educator/Naturalist position will serve under the Jones County Conservation Naturalist and requires the successful completion of 900 hours of AmeriCorps service. The AmeriCorps team member will serve approximately late April/Early May through the end of October. Start and end date are flexible. Position Description: AmeriCorps Environmental Educator/Naturalist: Responsible for planning and conducting environmental education programs designated to meet state education standards to various preschool, elementary, middle, and highs school age students as well as the public. FULL DETAILS can be found at . To apply: send completed Jones County Job application (available at ), resume, 3 references, and cover letter to: Michele Olson 12515 Central Park Rd. Center Junction, IA 52212 (319)481-7987 Deadline: Open until filled.
This position will be supervised by the Education Programs Director for Woodbury County Conservation Board based at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Description: This 450 Hour AmeriCorps member will serve approximately mid-May through August 31, 2020. 40-hour work week. No benefits. Start and end dates are flexible. Duties: • Plan and conduct summer day camps for youth • Plan and conduct public education programs and volunteer service learning activities • Assist with nature center exhibit maintenance and animal care • Assist with habitat management such as prairie shrub removal and trail work • Participate with publicity and public informational activities as assigned • Assist with nature center host duties as assigned Essential Skills: High School diploma or GED equivalent. Basic knowledge of natural environment and local plants and animals; experience working with children preferred; self-starting ability to work with minimal supervision; computer literate; ability to communicate tactfully, courteously and effectively with others; The applicant must possess a current, valid driver’s license; ability to get to and from job site in all types of weather; ability to lift up to 50 pounds; ability to work some evenings and weekends. Shift: The AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education Program Specialist will work no more than 40 hours per workweek. (Non-routine including some weekends, evenings and holidays). General hours: 8-4:30pm Monday-Friday, with flexibility to work evenings and weekends as programs require. Qualifications: High School diploma or GED equivalent. The applicant must possess a current, valid driver’s license; can get to and from the work-site; ability to use hand and small power tools and be physically able to work in extreme environmentally rigorous situations (heat, humidity, steep terrain). Candidate must pass physical and drug screening and background checks prior to employment. Living Allowance: $3,704.00 (taxable). Education Award: $1,612.43 (upon completion of 450 hours). Student loan forbearance on qualified student loans, if applicable. Deadline: Open until filled To Apply: Send resume, cover letter and 3 references to: Dawn Snyder Phone: 712-258-0838 4500 Sioux River Rd., Sioux City, IA 51109-1657
The Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa has several opportunities. Click on the following link to see all of them: Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa Teresa Butel (she/her/hers) College and Career Coordinator 60 Plato Blvd E Ste 210 St Paul, MN 55107 Phone 651.209.9900 x 32 Fax 651.209.9901