Director of Conservation and Land Management

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details DOE
Required Experience 7+ years

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center conserves our land’s diverse habitats on Lake Michigan and provides meaningful experiences and environmental education for all. 

The Director of Conservation and Land Management oversees all conservation and land management activities for the Center. The primary purpose of the position is to restore and conserve diverse habitats using current best practices with a focus on invasive species removal and restoration of native plants to provide critical migratory stopover and year-round habitat for all wildlife. As a member of the leadership team, the person in this role is responsible for implementing the annual conservation goals in concert with the Center’s Strategic Plan. Oversees annual stand assessment surveys and plans, GIS data reports, and historical tracking of conservation activity on the property. Represents Schlitz Audubon in the conservation community and develops rapport with community collaborators and funders.  Provides tours of the land and speaks to various audiences, including media, about the work of the Center, our conservation ethic, and our core priority of “the land through the lens of a century”. Manages staff and daily operations of department.  Collaborates with internal staff.

Minimum of bachelor’s degree in related field with at least five-year’s experience in a related field. Previous supervisory experience is required. The successful candidate will also have proven success in solicitation and securing public and private grant proposals; strong strategic thinking and leadership skills; a high level of competency in Project Management and land-related software; and excellent written and oral communication skills. Familiarity of the greater Milwaukee conservation and restoration community is preferred. Must be able to occasionally spend periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions.

We offer a competitive salary and benefit package including health, dental and vision insurance; 401(k); and PTO.

HOW TO APPLY

Send cover letter and resume to Helen Boomsma, Executive Director, at hboomsma@schlitzaudubon.org with Director of Conservation in the subject line.

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