Job opportunities at Prairie Rivers of Iowa, Center for Rural Affairs & WFAN

Are you passionate about protecting Iowa’s natural environment? Several of our member organizations are currently hiring. Don’t miss this opportunity to work for these incredible organizations alongside some truly amazing, smart and talented individuals.

Questions? Please connect with the individual listed as the contact for the position you are applying for. The Council cannot answer questions about individual positions.

Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway Coordinator – Prairie Rivers of Iowa
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.

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To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Penny Brown Huber,, by Monday, November 10, 2014.

Rural Caucus Coordinator / Climate and Energy Organizer – Center for Rural Affairs
REAMP is a network of 160 nonprofits and foundations working across eight Midwestern states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% economy wide by 2050. The REAMP Rural Caucus is created to deepen climate engagement with rural constituents and position the Network to advance policy priorities at the state, regional and federal level. The successful candidate will spend approximately one-half of his or her time coordinating this Caucus and engaging network members around the Caucus’ workplan and goals.

The Center for Rural Affairs is a leading nonprofit organization with a national reputation for progressive rural advocacy and policy work. Approximately one-half of this position will be devoted to working alongside the Center to further energy and climate advocacy efforts throughout Northeast Iowa and Southwest Wisconsin. This work plan focuses on engaging important stakeholders and local communities to advance renewable energy systems, including clean energy transmission. The Center is an active member of the RE-AMP Network and a leader in the Rural Caucus.

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Send a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and one short writing sample (1-3 pages), to Apply by November 1, 2014 for full consideration.

Women, Land and Legacy Coordinator – Women, Food and Agriculture Network
The WLL Coordinator will be responsible for the daily operations of the WLL project, promote growth of WLL throughout Iowa, and provide outreach to the local teams to help them be more sustainable. The coordinator will support local teams so that they better meet the needs of agricultural and rural women in Iowa and ensure that they have a safe place to learn and ask questions. The coordinator will serve as the key contact with local teams as well as the WLL State Team and partner groups to better coordinate the services provided through WLL.

The WLL Coordinator will report to the WFAN Executive Director, and will be advised by the WLL State Team. The WLL State Team will provide the coordinator training and direction, assistance with the quarterly newsletter and social media, assistance with communication with key state-level agency leadership, and support in conducting evaluations.

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Please submit a cover letter addressing how you meet the above qualifications, resume, and two professional references to no later than 5pm central time on December 1, 2014. Questions regarding the position announcement can be directed to Bridget Holcomb: 515.460.2477 or


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