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

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Last Modified: March 8, 2022