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Green Iowa AmeriCorps Summer Steward 2021
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Deadline to Apply:
Friday, April 30, 2021, 5:00pm
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.
● 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, colleges and solid waste agencies 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 create environmental education and community programming related to healthy water and land stewardship in conjunction with many local and state partners.
Program Benefits: Monthly living stipend from the University of Northern Iowa, Segal Education Award upon successful completion, Federal Loan Deferment, Trainings and Certifications, Individualized Professional Development opportunities, Leadership experience, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Qualification, Interest Accrual Repayment
Terms: 13 week/3-month commitment; Position based on completion of 300 hours of service in a part-time work schedule (around 27-30 hours/week); flexible vacation and sick leave. Outside employment available during the off hours, school attendance available during off hours
Qualifications: At minimum, must be a high school graduate, GED recipient, working on attaning a high school diploma or GED; be 17 years or older by the start date (guardian signature required if 17 - no upper age limit); have a valid driver's license; pass a national service criminal history check; hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident
Living Allowance: 300 hour term: $2,750.00 TOTAL (~$916.66/month) distributed monthly by UNI
Segal Education Award: 300 hour term: $1,311.11. Education Awards are contingent upon successful completion of the program.
Service Areas: Environmental Stewardship, Energy Efficiency and Reduction, Neighborhood Revitalization, Habitat Restoration, Housing, Community Engagement, Stormwater Management, Outreach Education, Community and Economic Development and Capacity Building