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Green Iowa AmeriCorps Full-Time Coordinators

Land & Water Stewardship Coordinators

Team coordinator roles are designed to provide members with an opportunity for leadership and make the most effective use of member skill sets. Team coordinator roles may fluctuate based on site specific initiatives or the needs of the team. The coordinate role you are assigned will not define your service term and will not limit your ability to perform other activities of our program.
·        Plan educational programs related to water quality and storm water initiatives and native prairie, pesticide reduction, responsible land management and stewardship for all ages
·        Network throughout the state with other land and water stewardship programs
·        Organize volunteer events related to land and water stewardship initiatives and activities
·        Work effectively with team members, partners, volunteers, farmers/producers, conservation and natural resources personnel, educators, organizations, and business & industry, as applicable
·        Plan and execute Land & Water Summer Steward programming for students/members completing projects over the course of a 3-month summer term
·        Maintain the Education and Outreach Log as it relates to projects
·        Participate in necessary training
·        Document events and create instructions for position(s) of incoming coordinator(s)
·        Physical labor associated with river clean ups, water testing, digging, planting, walking, stooping, kneeling, standing, carrying weight between 20-30 lbs.
·        Water quality monitoring extended downriver of the Mahaska County Soil and Water Conservation District in collaboration with conservation and watershed coordinators in the Ottumwa and Mt. Pleasant area (South Skunk River and Cedar Creek).
·        Work as part of Partnership Coordinator Team to:
o   Develop informational/educational handouts, videos, newsletters, programming
o   Provide educational outreach to ag producers, and urban and county residents of all ages
o   Update Mahaska Partnership Social Media and Website
o   Organize and help host Field Days and other events (face-to-face and virtual) to share best agricultural practices
o   Assist with activities and duties related to the Partnership’s Land & Water Stewardship workplan
·        Attend monthly Commissioner and other relevant meetings
·        Create maps for producers using the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF), identify gaps in the data to extend the modeling (knowledge of GIS helpful but not required)
·        Driving required
Organized | Detail-oriented | Strong verbal & written communication | Self-directed | Accountable
·        Knowledge of or willing to learn about water quality/storm water issues, native prairie, resource management, and land stewardship activities
·        Strong event/project-based planning skills and networking skills
·        Experienced with Microsoft Excel, Word
·        Knowledge about GIS, Google applications including Google Calendars, Google Documents, and Social Media and website maintenance
·        Comfortable managing volunteers and working with diverse audiences