PSCC Executive Director Job Post

New Job Posting: Executive Director for Prairie State Conservation Coalition

Illinois’s Prairie State Conservation Coalition (PSCC) is seeking to fill its newly-created Executive Director role. This position will serve as the organization’s first full-time staff position, leading the organization in its exciting next chapter as a dynamic statewide collaborator with private and public conservation entities.

Please share this opportunity widely with your networks.  The attached Job Description (here’s a printable version) details job responsibilities, preferred qualifications, and a competitive compensation package, among many other details.

In addition, we are hosting two virtual Open Houses for interested applicants:

          • Tuesday, September 20 at 11:30 a.m. CDT
          • Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m. CDT

The PSCC Executive Director Hiring Committee invites all interested potential applicants for the Executive Director position to attend one of two virtual open houses.

These sessions are to allow individuals unfamiliar with PSCC and the work of its members to learn about the work of conservation land trusts and the broader conservation sector prior to submitting an application. These open houses are designed for individuals that may be new to the land conservation community or broader conservation sector; however, everyone is invited to attend regardless of experience or background.

Each Open House will begin with a facilitated session covering the following topics:

  1. Introduction to conservation land trusts and the land conservation community
  2. History and overview of PSCC
  3. Introduction to the PSCC Board of Directors and Hiring Committee
  4. Overview of the application and hiring process
  5. How conservation land trusts relate to other sectors
  6. Q&A session

By the end of this session, applicants that are new to the conservation sector will have a better understanding of how their skills and experience may be applied to this position and the broader conservation sector.

You can register to attend one of the Open Houses and receive the Zoom meeting information by sending an email to no later than Sunday, September 18 with the subject heading: PSCC Hiring Committee Open House.

Applications received by October 14, 2022 will be given full consideration, but the position is open until filled.

Need more information? Ready to send in your cover letter and resume with at least two references? Contact us at with the subject heading: Job Application: Executive Director – (your last name).