Michigan Chapter
Michigan Chapter

JOBS

This page is for job postings from conservation organizations that are commenserate with the SWCS mission.  Examples are postings for Conservation District positions.  State and Federal postings may also be included, if appropriate.  Postings are only done by the site administrator.

JACKSON COUNTY

CONSERVATION DISTRICT

 

Program Manager

 

This position is part-time (20-30 hrs/week) with the possibility to move to full-time status.  While the majority of work will be completed between normal business hours, some events and duties will require working occasional evening and weekend hours. 

 

As the Program Manager, you will be responsible for the Recycling Coordinator position as well as the Adopt-A-Stream Coordinator position.  Duties will include event planning, managing the monthly newsletter, writing quarterly grant reports, maintaining the recycling web page, writing press releases, presenting to local groups, helping set up and staff displays at events, and finding and helping apply for grants to support the work of the Conservation District.  This position requires some field work, but the majority of the work will be conducted in the office.  Some events will require the recruiting and training of volunteers. Other duties may be assigned as needed. Some travel is required for the position using a personal vehicle; mileage is reimbursed.

 

The Conservation District is a local unit of state government, assisting landowners with the conservation and management of their natural resources. 

 

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

-Completion of a four-year degree in agriculture, environmental science, or another natural resources related field

-Knowledge of water quality issues

-Knowledge of aquatic and terrestrial invasive species

-Effective written and oral communication skills

-Excellent organizational skills

-Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft office programs

 

Desired skills include:

-Grant writing and grant administration experience

-Familiarity with agriculture, conservation and/or natural resources management

-Familiarity with Conservation Districts and/or the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS)

-Experience developing and planning program events and activities

 

All applicants must have a valid driver’s license, have a reliable vehicle, be able to pass a federal background check and qualify for employee dishonesty bonding.

 

This position is primarily grant funded with a salary range of $15-23 per hour, some fringe benefits may apply. 

 

Application deadline:  Monday, September 1st at 5:00pm.  Submit a cover letter and resume with three work-related references via email to Lori Fitzgibbons at lori.fitzgibbons@mi.nacdnet.net OR mail materials to Program Manager Position, Jackson County Conservation District, 211 W. Ganson St, Suite 200, Jackson, MI 49201.

 

Tentative starting date: The week of September 18, 2017

WASHTENAW COUNTY
CONSERVATION DISTRICT

District Manager

 

The Washtenaw County Conservation District is seeking a District Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of the District.  The Conservation District is a local unit of state government, assisting landowners with the conservation and management of their natural resources. 

 

The position of District Manager is primarily administrative with some technical duties.  Some of the responsibilities include: budget preparation; maintenance of records, files and reports; maintain a computerized accounting and bookkeeping system; supervise District staff; supervision of the District’s conservation tree and plant sales program; implementation of an information and publicity program, including a print annual report, monthly e-mail newsletters, preparation of news releases, presentations to groups, displays at fairs and community events, and maintaining a website and Facebook page; reviewing public notices; and providing information to landowners and the general public on soils, conservation practices and natural resources management.  About 90% of the duties are administrative and about 10% technical.  This is a full-time, salaried position.  

 

Ideal candidates must have highly developed communication skills, both written and spoken; good interpersonal and customer service skills; and be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and in a team setting. 

 

A college degree in agriculture, natural resources or business management, or a minimum of three to five years of experience in business management or non-profit administration will be considered.

 

Other highly desired skills include:

excellent organizational skills;
project organization and management experience;
grant writing and grant administration experience;
familiarity with agriculture, conservation and/or natural resources management;
office management/supervisory experience or leadership skills;
accounting/bookkeeping experience;
excellent computer skills and familiarity with MS Office programs, QuickBooks, website and Facebook page management;
punctuality, honesty, and integrity. 

 

All applicants must have a valid driver’s license, have a reliable vehicle, be able to pass a federal background check and qualify for employee dishonesty bonding.

 

Salary range: $30,000 to $40,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Benefits include: Worker’s Compensation and Unemployment Insurance coverage; mileage and expense reimbursement for business related expenses and use of personal vehicle; and paid vacation and sick leave.  A healthcare reimbursement plan and retirement program are negotiable.

 

Position description

 

Application Deadline:  position open until filled.  Submit cover letter and resume with three work-related references via e-mail with “District Manager Position” in the subject line to: dennis.rice@mi.nacdnet.net , OR mail to District Manager Position, Washtenaw County Conservation District, 7203 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103-9506.  

 

Tentative Starting Date: September 18, 2017 

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