Administrative Coordinator

Champaign County Soil & Water Conservation District

Champaign, Illinois

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $40,000 - $45,000
Deadline May 29, 2024

The Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District (CCSWCD) is seeking an Administrative Coordinator to coordinate and implement soil and water conservation practices as a vital member of the SWCD team and in accordance with the goals set by the CCSWCD Board of Directors.


  • Candidates must be passionate about conservation in an agricultural environment
  • Organized, self-motivated, innovative
  • Willing to accept responsibility and work independently
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient with basic office software
  • Financial experience preferred
  • Bachelor's degree preferred but not required

Job duties include, but are not limited to, coordinating activities among partners and committees, providing reliable management of the District office operations, and providing outreach for youth and adults.


  • Complete financial and activity reports for multiple grants and agreements
  • Prepare for monthly board meetings and facilitate the Annual Meeting
  • Develop, recommend, implement, and evaluate District policies and procedures


  • Along with Resource Conservationist, be responsible for the management of day-to-day operations of the District
  • Maintain NRCS partnership by providing administrative assistance for USDA Farm Bill programs
  • Attend meetings, workshops, training courses, seminars that enhance District programs and AC’s knowledge
  • Serve as FOIA officer
  • Coordinate district sales for habitat and conservation enhancement

Education & Outreach

  • Develop, organize, and promote adult and youth educational events
  • Work with staff and advisory committees on the District owned wetland and prairie for maintenance, fundraising, and education purposes
  • All staff are responsible for the public relations of the District through various media outlets, newsletters, correspondence, etc. to enhance public relations
  • Maintain and enhance working relationships with partners in conservation and stakeholders
  • Maintain and enhance the District web page and social media pages

This is a full-time position with benefits. The salary range is between $40,000-45,000 and is commensurate with education and experience. Employees are given a yearly contract with funding dependent upon government allocations and grants. A valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance is required, as well as a Federal background check.

The Champaign County Soil & Water Conservation District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Champaign County SWCD, 2110 W Park Court, Ste C, Champaign, IL 61821 or via email to info@ccswcd.com . For questions, please contact Natalie Sutton at natalie.sutton@il.nacdnet.net or (217) 352-3536 ext. 3.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Admin & Leadership
Tags Outreach