Southern Driftless Grasslands Project Manager (PDF of full description)
This position will coordinate and implement grassland conservation initiatives in southwest Wisconsin’s Driftless Area, a region that is crucial within the Upper Midwest for the conservation of prairie, oak savanna, idle grass, pasture, trout streams, and associated plant and animal species, including grassland birds, monarchs, and pollinators.
The Project Manager has two key functions to further the partnership and increase the amount of protected and well-managed grasslands in the project area:
1) Acting as a “conservation liaison” to landowners and land managers in the project area, connecting them to technical and financial assistance within the partnership that can help them establish and attain grassland conservation goals; and
2) Coordinating the partnership, both a) internally by regular communication with the steering committee and working groups to meet the goals of our strategic plan, and b) externally, acting as the “face” of the partnership, promoting awareness of SDG to the public, welcoming new partners, and building funding capacity.
See link above for complete job description.
Inquiries about the position should be directed to Cindy Becker or (608) 930-3252.
Final application materials - a cover letter and resume – should be emailed to Driftless Area Land Conservancy. NOTE: Please put the words “Grasslands Manager” in the subject line of your email. While this position will remain open until filled; please submit your application by 5pm central time on January 29 to be considered in the first round of evaluations. We hope to hire by the end of March 2021.