Asst. Executive Director sought in Macomb

Prairie Hills Resource Conservation and evelopment, Inc.’s office in Macomb, Illinois is seeking an Assistant Executive Director.

This position will be responsible for assisting the Executive Director in carrying out the goals and objectives of PHRCD. The position requires working with many complex and diverse programs in natural resources and economic and community development with activities changing on a routine basis.

Knowledge and experience in non-profit management, marketing, fundraising, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, Adobe Acrobat, Quick Books and social media required.

If you’re interested in applying, send an email to prairie@frontier.com with ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR in the subject line along with a cover letter, salary requirements and résumé as attachments. No calls, please.

PHRCD is an Illinois non-profit corporation and a IRS 501c3 Charity.

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Wild Ones looking for executive director

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes is looking for a strategic leader with experience in varied responsibilities for its executive director in the Appleton, Wisconsin national headquarters.

The desired candidate should be able to show success working with a small organization board in strategic planning, managing a small not-for-profit including financial management, and possess excellent comunications skills, among many other things.

For more details on the position and how to apply, CLICK HERE.

Wild Ones is a national not-for-profit promoting native plants and sustainable landscaping. This environmental education and advocacy organization was luanched in 197 by a small gropu attending a natural landscaping workshop. Since the early days, Wild Ones has become a national volunteer-driven organization providing resources and organizational support to its 4,000 members.

 

 

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Community Outreach position at Nature Conservancy

We are looking for an experienced community ambassador to serve as the main point of contact and to lead engagement opportunities at our Indian Boundary Prairies and in the community.

This will include developing and maintaining strong relationships with key community members, partners and organizations such as, but not limited to: schools, libraries, local faith institutions, hospitals, Markham Park District, Markham Block Club, Southland Ministerial Health Network, Faith in Place and the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

This position will also will work with partners and staff to plan, promote and coordinate youth programs including Eco-Ambassadors (a summer youth program in partnership with Faith in Place for youth ages 14 to 18); Mighty Acorns (an environmental education program that connects third through fifth grade students with local natural areas through science and stewardship); and NatureWorks Everywhere (a Conservancy program that provides teachers with free digital resources to teach young people about nature including lesson plans, videos, virtual field trips and interactive garden tools).

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

  • Experience in community organizing and/or managing a volunteer program
  • Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.
  • Supervisory experience and working with youth.
  • Interest and willingness to learn about the prairies and land restoration.
  • Familiarity with Chicago’s southland region.
  • Strong communication skills including writing, editing, proofreading and presenting.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
  • Experience managing projects and a budget.
  • Cross cultural; multi-cultural; multi-lingual skills, background or experience a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years experience, or the equivalent.

With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to people and nature, working in wild places and in urban areas including cities.

Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to pursue our vision of a world where people and nature thrive together, and building long-term relationships with communities and community organizations, government agencies, and commercial businesses.

We create partnerships to apply nature based solutions to both climate change and the meeting of human needs while conserving natural resources at a new scale.

If you are interested in working to save the planet, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID # 45864 in the keyword search. Submit your application by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, November 26, 2017 to be considered.

Please visit http://www.nature.org/careers to learn more.

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NLI needs research assistant

The Rockford office of Natural Land Institute is looking for a part-time research assistant as part of a team that has been awarded an 18-month grant.

This position is based in the Rockford office, but there is an opportunity to work from home. This is an excellent position for someone at the start of a career in conservation finance or a related field. Work is done during normal office hours and may involve some in-state travel.

The research assistant will report to NLIS executive director and work closely with the project team.

The position is part-time, about 20 hours per week from December1, 2017 to March 31, 2019. Pay will be an agreed-upon hourly rate. Travel expenses will be reimbursed with mileage based on the standard rate.

To apply, email info@naturalland.org to request the Research Assistant job description. Applications are due by the end of business Friday, November 17, 2017. Interviews will be held the week o November 23.

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Ecologist opening at the Chicago Park District

Looking for an opportunity to join the oldest and one of the largest park districts in America? The Chicago Park District is looking for an Ecologist/Project Manager with extensive knowledge of Midwest ecology and habitat restoration work.

The right person should have some technical skills in mapping using ArcGIS and Google Earth, among others.

If you want more information about this job opportunity, go to the Chicago Park District website here. 

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Bluestem launches executive director search

After 10 years as executive director, Jennifer Browning is leaving Bluestem Communications and embarking on a new adventure in Washington, D.C.

The board of directors has launched a search for a new executive director to lead this nonprofit organization which was originally founded in 1995 as the Biodiversity Project. Today, Bluestem addresses environmental concerns by helping peer groups communicate to the right audiences.

For more information on the position and how to apply, click here.

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Associate Planner needed at Heartlands Conservancy

Heartlands Conservancy has an opening for an Associate Planner, located in Mascoutah, Illinois (metro St. Louis). This position assists the organization in working with local, regional, state and federal entities in identifying solutions and implementing projects/initiatives that will lead to the protection and stewardship of the air, land, water and other natural resources within southwestern Illinois.

For more information on this new position, click here for details.

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Climate Change Program Manager opening

The Land Trust Climage Change Initiative was announced by the Land Trust Alliance, a new progam funded by a generous $1 million grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

To help lead the effort, they’re looking for a Climate Change Program Manager for an entrepreneurial, highly energetic conservation leader to play a leadership role in the conservation community nationally.

For more information about this new position, click here for details.

 

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Donor Relations Manager needed at Nature Conservancy

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The Nature Conservancy is looking for a Donor Relations Manager to pursue prospects and donors for  major gifts and manage portfolios.

This person will coordinate the Illinois Chapter’s Legacy Club program and continue to build membership in this program of estate planning.

For more information on this position and how to apply, go to the complete job description here.

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Climate Change Director sought at Nature Conservancy

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The Nature Conservancy is looking for a Climate Change Program Director to advance climate change and clean energy policies in Illinois and across the nation.

This exciting position will build on the Illinois Chapter’s existing work relating to the agricultural and business sectors.

If you’re interested in finding out more on this position, go to the complete job description here.

 

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