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Ad Title: Land Stewardship Manager
Location: Elizabeth, Illinois
Post Date: 09/13/18
City: Elizabeth
State: IL
Zip: 61028
Phone (W): 8158589100
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Our Organization

The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (“JDCF”) is a 501(c) nonprofit conservation land trust whose mission is to preserve land for the lasting well-being of people and wildlife. JDCF is an accredited land trust that works with volunteers, local landowners, business owners, and community leaders to find creative solutions to conservation challenges that produce lasting effects. Since its founding in 1993, JDCF has preserved over 5800 acres of land in the beautiful Driftless Area of Jo Daviess County, Illinois.

JDCF offers competitive pay, as well as a benefits package that includes health insurance, employer contributed retirement funds, and generous paid time off.

Position Summary

The Land Stewardship Manager (“the Manager”) position is a full-time, permanent position responsible for the stewardship, management, ecological restoration, and maintenance of public access of JDCF’s properties.

Duties and Responsibilities

Manage nine (9) preserves totaling 1328 acres owned by JDCF and work with partners to restore and manage the 180-acre Galena Gateway Park owned by the City of Galena. The properties require management and restoration of habitats including various prairie and forest ecotypes. This position directly supervises certain Land Stewardship Program employees, including the seasonal Park Maintenance position, grant-funded restoration technicians, and internships. The Manager shall also supervise and interface with land stewardship volunteers, including the Galena Area Land Enthusiasts (“GALE”). The Manager is also responsible for implementing land management plans, maintaining sites for public access, and managing contractors working on JDCF sites.
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