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. 


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.


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.


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.



Donor Relations Manager needed at Nature Conservancy


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.


Climate Change Director sought at Nature Conservancy


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.



Three openings at The Wetlands Initiative


The Wetlands Initiative, based in Chicago, has three job openings:

Field Outreach Specialist to expand farm-constructed wetlands

Assistant Ecologist to assist in planning and carrying out the growing array of restoration projects and partnerships

Development Associate working to help make the new capacity sustainable beyond initial funding

Click on the links to find out more about these opportunities.


Prairie Rivers Network looking to grow staff


The Prairie Rivers Network in Champaign, Illinois, is looking for some talented folks to support their agriculture and energy programs, as well as someone to handle outreach and communications.

As the independent state affliiate of the National Wildlife Federation, Prairie Rivers advocates for clean water and healthy rivers to benefit the wildlife and the people in the state.

If you’re interested in finding out more, go to their website here.


Land/Water Protection Manager needed in Arizona

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The Arizona Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is recruiting for a Land and Water Protection Manager at the Tucson Conservation Center in Southern Arizona.

Responsibilities include implementing conservation priorities through real estate transactions in priority areas in the region, focusing on transfers to conservation partners.

The experienced candidate will have work experience in the fields of conservation, land use planning, community relations, real estate, fundraising or project management.

For more details on this position and how to apply, go to TNC’s Career Page here.



Audubon Great Lakes needs Conservation Science Manager


Audubon Great Lakes is in need of a Conservation Science Manager to manage regional conservation and science priorities aligned with National Audubon’s strategic initiatives, such as water, bird-friendly communities, and working lands. S/he will support Audubon’s citizen science projects across the region.

Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.


To find out more about this exciting position, go to the Audubon website here.