Director of Land Stewardship

Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation

Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) is seeking a full time Director of Land Stewardship. JDCF is a nonprofit land conservancy whose mission is to preserve and steward land and water for the lasting well-being of all people and wildlife. We achieve this mission by creating and maintaining parks, nature preserves, and other conservation areas throughout the county. JDCF currently owns 10 parks and preserves totaling more than 1300 acres. We also co-manage three additional parks and preserves in partnership with other conservation organizations.

The Director of Land Stewardship (“the Director”) position is a full-time, permanent position responsible for the stewardship, management, ecological restoration, and maintenance of public access of the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation’s (“JDCF”) preserves and conservation areas. This position reports to the Director of Land Conservation and directly supervises two other positions.

This is an exciting opportunity for motivated individual with a passion for conservation and natural areas. The selected individual will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic, results-driven nonprofit organization and create a lasting impact on the landscape of northwest Illinois.

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