Outreach Volunteer Coordinator opening at Parklands

Parklands Foundation, located in Normal, Illinois, has an exciting opening for an Outreach Volunteer Coordinator.

Some of the duties involved include:

  • coordinate and provide program for requesting groups and organizations
  • communicate with the public through newsletters, press releases, and social media sites

This person should be available to work weekends, have computer skills, and feel comfortable working outdoors all year long.

You can find a detailed job description and information on how to apply at the Parklands Foundation website here. The application deadline has been extended through December 6, 2021

The ParkLands Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1967 to protect, restore, and manage natural lands in the Mackinaw River watershed of Central Illinois—primarily in McLean and Woodford counties.  Our long-term goal is to create a network of conservation land corridors along the Mackinaw River and its tributaries.


Admin Specialist opening in McHenry County

McHenry County Conservation Foundation is looking for an Administrative Support Specialist to join its staff.

This position is part-time (about 10 hours per week), at $20.56/hr and is located at Lost Valley Visitor Center in Richmond and also remote.

This person will play a role in helping to ensure that McHenry County’s public open spaces, natural resources, water and wildlife are preserved and restored to benefit our way of life and that of future generations. The McHenry County Conservation Foundation is looking for a part-time administrative assistant to support the Executive Director in performing administrative responsibilities centered on donors to the Foundation.

Qualifications include demonstrated interpersonal skills, an Associate Degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school in secretarial science, business office management, or related field, and a minimum of three years related experience and/or training in administrative work or equivalent combination of education and experience.

The deadline for applications is November 19, 2021. For details on this position, CLICK HERE. To apply online, CLICK HERE. If you have any questions, please call (815) 338-6223, ext. 1237.


Community Conservation VP opening in Naperville

The Conservation Foundation is looking for a full-time Vice President of Community Conservation with demonstrated success in establishing meaningful and long-term relationships with diverse community partners. This is a newly-created position as part of a reorganization prioritizing local and inclusive community conservation initiatives that reports to the President/CEO at the Naperville headquarters.

The VP will lead current and create new programs to strengthen the TCF commitment to holistic community-based conservation. The ideal candidate will leverage partnerships and mission intersections to creatively tailor projects to meet the needs of our diverse and ever-changing communities. The VP will be responsible for expanding CF’s overall community outreach and generating broad public support for our mission.

The ideal candidate will be committed to the environment and engaged in local conservation efforts. The VP will lead and manage the day-to-day activites and staff of the youth education, Conservation@Home, and local/county community conservation program areas to advance the TCF strategic plan and build organizational capacity. Strong leadership and management skills are a must as the individual will be a part of the overall TCF leadership team.

Application deadline is January 15, 2022. Estimated start date is Spring 2022. 

If interested, please send a résumé and cover letter/email to Gindi Orloff, Vice President of Finance and Administration.

The Conservation Foundation is a 50-year old, private, nonprofit conservation land trust working mostly in the westerna and southern Chicagoland collar counties in both suburban and rural areas. Our mission is to improve the health of our communities by preserving and restoring natural areas and opens pace, protecdting rivers and watersheds, and promoting stewardship of our environment. We are a growing and inclusive organization aiming to increase engagement and impact across our region, especially in our local communities.


Heartlands Conservancy now hiring


HeartLands Conservancy has several key positions open for its Belleville, Illinois office, which is part of the St. Louis metro area.

Since 1989, HeartLands Conservancy has been a catalyst for transformative change and resilience for the lands, waters, heritage, and communities in southwestern Illinois, dedicated to conserve, connect, and restore the diverse natural and cultural resources of this diverse area.

Heartlands is currently looking for qualified applicants to join its staff:

  • Water Program Manager
  • Land Conservation Program Manager
  • Communications Manager (part-time)

You can learn more about these positions and how to apply by clicking below.

Heartland Conservancy Job Openings