The right candidate should be a proven leader with a passion for conservation, the drive to rise to the challenge of making a significant difference at a time of environmental uncertainty; someone who inspires Illinois Audubon Society staff, its chapters, its members, and affiliates to strengthen their commitment to the organization and conservation; fosters partnerships with other like-purposed organizations and government entities; secures support from philanthropic organizations; and who will be a compelling advocate for protecting and preserving nature.
Lake Forest Open Lands Association has an opening for a full-time Environmental Educator and Programs Coordinator.
The position requires a multi-dimensional educator with natural science content knowledge and a passion for the outdoors and teaching. It involves development and implementation of onsite and offsite science and environmental education programming for a wide variety of audiences varying in ages from pre-K through adults. Program development responsibilities, especially curriculum writing and revision, are also essential.
You can find a complete job description and how to apply on LinkedIn here.
Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation is looking for a Program Officer for its Natural Areas Program. This position is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Foundation’s grant portfolio. Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or a related area.
The Program Officer serves as the primary contact with existing Natural Areas grantees and potential grantees. This person will help interested parties with applications, review them, and discuss grant recommentations with the Executive Director and also present the recommendations to the Board.
Principal work site is the Foundation’s offices at 2 N. LaSalle in downtown Chicago.
If you’re interested in apply for this position, email your résumé to Executive Director Dennis O’Brien.
Citizens for Conservation, a 50-year old nonprofit located near Barrington, is looking for an Administrative Director. This full-time position will work with board members, administration and restoration staff, committee chairs and volunteers to implement and manage the Strategic Plan and Implementation Action Plan.
This position requires someone who is detail-oriented and provides a diverse perspective and organizational skills to help maintain and grow Citizens for Conservation’s capacity to permanently protect and restore natural areas in the Barrington area and engage the community in improving natural habitats in the area.
Some of the qualifications for this position include a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 3 to 5 years of professional experience in management of environmental nonprofits or government agencies, experience with QuickBooks and MS Office programs.
For a detailed job description and how to apply, you can view the complete job posting HERE.
Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation is seeking a Director of Land Stewardship.This position is a full-time, permanent position responsible for the stewardship, management, ecological restoration, and maintenance of public access of the Foundation’s preserves and conservation areas.
The director will report to the Director of Land Conservation and directly supervise two other positions.
JDCF is a nonprofit land conservancy whose mission is to preserve and steward land and water for the lasting well-being of all people and wildlife. We achieve this mission by creating and maintaining parks, nature preserves, and other conservation areas throughout the county. JDCF currently owns 10 parks and preserves totaling more than 1300 acres. We also co-manage three additional parks and preserves in partnership with other conservation organizations.
This is an exciting opportunity for motivated individual with a passion for conservation and natural areas. The selected individual will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic, results-driven nonprofit organization and create a lasting impact on the landscape of northwest Illinois. A full job description can be found here: Director of Land Stewardship position description.
To apply, email résumé, cover letter, and three professional references to email@example.com or send by mail to:
Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation
Attn: Jim Johannsen
PO Box 216
Elizabeth, Illinois 61028
JDCF is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Smeja Homestead Foundation is seeking an energetic conservation land manager who is aspiring to make their mark in natural resource management to maintain and rehabilitate the historic landscape, farm, conservation areas and archeological sites owned by the Foundation, including Indian Hill Manor and Farm, a site listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Smeja Homestead Foundation is a private operating foundation that owns 560 acres of land located along the Kishwaukee and Rock rivers southwest of Rockford, Illinois.
The Land Manager is responsible for implementing the rehabilitation plan for the manor grounds, developing a model sustainable farming plan for the farm, managing the natural land along the Kishwaukee and Rock rivers, including land being restored to wetland, prairie and riparian forest through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), and developing management plans and policies for the archeological site in cooperation with the Ho Chunk Nation and the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission.
Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation is seeking a full-time Director of Land Stewardship, based in Elizabeth, IL. This position is responsible for the stewardship, management, ecological restoration, and maintenance of public access of JDCF’s preserves and conservation areas.
The Director’s time will be split between working on office-based duties at the JDCF office (or remotely) and field-based duties as needed. Responsibilities include supervision of other Land Stewardship Program employees including two permanent staff positions, temporary work crews, and internships. The Director shall also supervise and interface with Land Stewardship Program volunteers. The Director is also responsible for implementing land management plans, ecological restoration plans, leading prescribed ecological burns, maintaining sites for public access and recreation, and managing contractors working on JDCF sites.
This is an exciting opportunity for motivated individual with a passion for conservation and natural areas. The selected individual will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic, results-driven nonprofit organization and create a lasting impact on the landscape of northwest Illinois.
A full job description can be found here: Director of Land Stewardship position description. Application deadline is Sunday, April 17. Cover letter, résumé, and three professional references should be send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a full-time professional position that requires managing the stewardship needs of the organization including visiting landowners, working with other staff on new projects and annual monitoring of free-owned properties and easements. Experience in land management including forestry, prairie and agricultural best management practices is preferred.
For more information on the openng and how to apply, CLICK HERE. Applications will begin reviewing on Monday, March 14, 2022.
Bluestem Ecological Services is looking for a candidate with to grow our Sales Department.
This candidate would offer land management services and consult on restoration, stewardship and prescribed burning needs within their native plant community to commercial & residential property managers, municipalities and land management agencies. This candidate would reach out to prospects to drive sales, follow the sale through job completion, including communicating with clients, prepare work orders & prioritize stewardship tasks.
For details and how to apply, you can go to their website HERE.
The Director of Development position is a full-time, permanent position responsible for the stewardship and management of the general membership program for JDCF. This position reports to the Associate Director.
JDCF is a nonprofit land conservancy whose mission is to preserve and steward land and water for the lasting well-being of all people and wildlife. We achieve this mission by creating and maintaining parks, nature preserves, and other conservation areas throughout Jo Daviess County. JDCF currently owns 10 parks and preserves totaling more than 1300 acres. We also co-manage three additional parks and preserves in partnership with other conservation organizations.
You can find a full job description HERE and information on how to apply.