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Executive Director of the Northwoods Land Trust

Eagle River WI

The Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) is seeking a talented, committed Executive Director to oversee all aspects of the land trust’s programs. NWLT’s office is located in downtown Eagle River in the heart of northern Wisconsin’s lake country. The accredited land trust was organized in 2001, and has completed over 100 conservation land transactions. Current staffing is one full-time executive director and four part-time staff. Most of NWLT’s conservation work has centered around donations of conservation easements on lake shoreland properties. NWLT has been successful in protecting over 70 miles of lake and river shorelines. Conservation easement properties include roughly 12,000 acres. NWLT has also received outright donations of conservation land and currently owns just under 1,000 acres of land managed as nature preserves and conservation areas. NWLT has only purchased a few properties, and two of those, were transferred to other entities.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education - B.A. or B.S. degree in the conservation of natural resources or a related field. M.S. preferred.

Experience - Three years of supervisory or managerial experience with a nonprofit conservation organization or conservation agency.

Skills - Ability to work effectively with volunteer boards and committees, private land owners and a wide variety of other groups and individuals; ability to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate conservation programs; ability to manage budgets, write grants and raise funds; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; effective writing skills including grant applications; proficiency with computer applications and office systems; and ability to work on a flexible schedule including nights and weekends. 


Wages & Benefits:

This position is considered a regular, full-time employee of the Northwoods Land Trust. The Executive Director position is based on 40 hours/week, with evening and weekend hours included as needed on a flexible work schedule. The starting salary range is $65-85,000 depending on experience. This position is considered an exempt, administrative position no covered by overtime provisions. Benefits include vacation, paid holidays, accruing sick leave, health insurance coverage (negotiated on an individual basis), simple IRA with 3% salary match, and other benefits described in the Northwoods Land Trust Personnel Policy Manual.


To Apply:

Application deadline is April 15, 2019 (or until the position is filled)

Applications should be mailed to: Attn. Search Committee, Northwoods Land Trust, Inc., P.O. Box 321, Eagle River, WI 54521.

Posted April 8, 2019

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