Land Trust Jobs

When we hear of a job opportunity related to Wisconsin conservation, we post it. If nothing appears below, then we know of no current openings. Sorry.  To submit a job announcement, or if you are a student looking for an internship opportunity with Gathering Waters, email Photo courtesy of Jessica Bolwahn.

Real Estate Coordinator—Dane County

Application Deadline: December 5, 2017
Start Date: TBD

Dane County Land and Water Resources is currently hiring for a Real Estate Coordinator vacancy. Under direction of the Department Director and Deputy Director, the position will be responsible for the following:

- Administers the acquisition, sale or lease of real property for Dane County
- Maintains permanent real estate records and electronic database
- Monitors conservation easements held by Dane County
- Administer a grant program that awards funds for the acquisition of real estate by local units of government and nonprofit organizations for conservation and recreation.


Development Director

Application Deadline: December 8, 2017
Start Date: TBD

Ozaukee Washington Land Trust is seeking a dedicated, innovative fundraising professional who is passionate about building relationships that connect the values of our members to the land trust’s transformative work: protecting the land and water of our special corner of Wisconsin.

The Development Director works with the Executive Director, OWLT Board of Directors, Operations Manager and Program Manager, committees, conservation partners, and volunteers to ensure the long term financial stability of the organization in order to fulfill OWLT’s mission and carry out its strategic plan.

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Minnesota State Director

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Start Date: TBD

Responsible for all conservation efforts conducted by The Conservation Fund (TCF) within Minnesota.  Provides leadership for TCF and with partners in Minnesota. Works with internal and external teams to develop and deliver a robust program of land and water conservation. Responsible for developing and implementing the TCF’s conservation and funding programs in Minnesota and ensures outcomes are achieved based on our partners’ priorities; secures public and private financial support for TCF’s operations and our conservation projects. Will serve as the primary TCF spokesperson in Minnesota to internal and external audiences (including staff, public and private donors, government agencies and officials, community leaders and other partners), and cultivates and partners with those audiences to accomplish our partner’s land conservation objectives.  The State Director is responsible for leadership and management of direct reports and for effective coordination and collaboration across TCF’s integrated efforts and teams.

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Land Steward

Application Deadline: November 15, 2017
Start Date: November 2017

The Ozaukee Washington Land Trust is seeking two passionate and qualified individuals to help accomplish our ecological goals across our preserves. 

Based primarily in the field, Land Stewards will work closely with OWLT staff to conserve and restore Land Trust properties in Ozaukee and Washington Counties. In addition to assisting with land management and maintenance, Land Stewards will help to successfully integrate volunteer training and involvement, participate in long-term ecological monitoring, support conservation education, and assist with duties related to conservation easements and management plans.

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Executive Director

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Start Date: TBD

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes is seeking an executive director to lead their efforts in transitioning management and operational responsibilities from the the board to staff. The executive director will manage a small staff, report to the board chair, and manage a $350,000 budget.

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