Director of Conservation Programs

Walloon Lake Association (WLA)
Walloon Lake, MI, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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This is an exciting time to become part of the Walloon family. The historic Walloon Lake Association (WLA) and Walloon Lake Trust and Conservancy (WLTC) are seeking to merge into one unified non-profit corporation this summer. This will bring together the support and advocacy of a 950+ lake association membership and the resources and capacity of a 41-year old land trust to best protect Walloon Lake and its watershed. Additionally, the WLTC is pursuing Land Trust Alliance Accreditation. The right person will see this extra-ordinary combination as a unique opportunity to protect lake and land in one of the most beloved scenic areas in the country.

We: conserve and protect the “Gem of the North,” aka Walloon Lake and its watershed following best practices and standards. We are a small but mighty team that helps form lifelong connections between this amazing little piece of the world and the people who live, work and play in Walloon. Our board members and volunteers are the best humans on the planet. And our stakeholders like to bake us cookies.

You: love all things land and water. Your everyday vocabulary consists of terms like “undivided partial interests,” “environmental report: phase I,” “biotechnical erosion control” and “Phragmites.” You have the uncanny ability to make nature and science relevant and fun for anyone, of any age. You hold a lot of iron in your nose when you’re running solo out in the field but you are also an accomplished people person.

This position is Full-Time, Year-Round with the following benefits:
– Simplified Employee Pension (SEP)
– Healthcare Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
– Short-term disability insurance
– Paid parental leave
– Annual bonus program

To apply, email your resume, references and writing sample to our Executive Director, Josephine Roberts at .

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