WI Land+Water is hiring an Executive Director to manage day-to-day affairs of the association, daily office operations and procedure, budget development, financial management, communication with County Board Land Conservation Committees and Departments. The position coordinates the WI Land+Water training program, conservation standards development, natural resource management and education programs, as well as policy analysis and liaison with conservation agencies, elected officials and other organizations.
Who we are
The Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association (WI Land+Water) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, membership organization that supports the efforts of 450 county Land & Water Conservation Committee (LCC) supervisors and 350 conservation staff in 72 county Land & Water Conservation Department (LCD) offices.
Wisconsin is its land, waters, and people. How Wisconsin citizens conserve and maintain the state’s limited land base and soil productivity, as well as its lakes, streams, and groundwater, will determine the future of our economy and quality of life. It is our mission to support the county LCCs and LCDs to help landowners and users meet their objectives while protecting our common economic and environmental infrastructure – land and water resources.
WI Land+Water seeks an Executive Director who demonstrates the energy and passion to lead a coalition of Wisconsin conservationists to protect and restore Wisconsin’s land and water resources.
The Executive Director is the chief administrator of WI Land+Water and is responsible to the WI Land+Water President and Board of Directors. The position is full time based on an average of 40 hours per week; time may vary depending on workload. The Executive Director is responsible for the management of the day-to-day affairs of the association, daily office operations and procedure, budget development, financial management, communication with County Board Land Conservation Committees and Departments, coordination of the WI Land+Water staff and associated programing, policy analysis and liaison with conservation agencies, elected officials and other organizations.
An ideal candidate will demonstrate:
- Organizational management and leadership skills
- Ability to operate effectively within a nonprofit governing environment
- Knowledge of land and water resource management and agriculture
- Ability to build new partnerships across political and ideological boundaries
- Knowledge of government relations, policy development, and politics
- Strategic vision for the future of Wisconsin’s natural resources
- Ability to work in a collaborative manner to build trust and strengthen the organization’s effectiveness
- A degree from an accredited four-year college or university in natural resources or field related to the management of a conservation non-profit organization
This position is located in Madison, Wisconsin surrounded by lakes, with easy access to the State Capitol, State agencies, conservation partners, and a vibrant downtown.
This is a salaried, full-time position with a range of $60,000-$77,000 in annual compensation (combined salary and health care benefits) commensurate with experience and knowledge, plus 3% salary match for a SIMPLE IRA, life insurance, and accrued paid time off of 156 hours per year, with annual increases.
To review the full position decription, click here. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. The position will open until 5pm, February 1st, 2018.