Monday, July 29, 2013

Conservation Fund Project Coordinator Position Available

Milwaukee Project Coordinator

The Coordinator is responsible for assisting with implementing the Greenseams Program, an acquisition program that connects publicly owned parcels of land along river corridors in a four county area. The position is also responsible for coordinating due diligence, negotiating contracts, coordinating wetland restorations, monitoring acquired properties and general office operations. The work is in collaboration with a team of professionals within the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, outside contract real estate service providers, and The Conservation Fund’s staff. 

The position involves traveling frequently in the Greater Milwaukee area. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
·         Administer the Greenseams Program in collaboration with The Conservation Fund’s Milwaukee Program Director
·         Coordinate and assist with due diligence (contractors, surveys, environmental hazard review, and provide backup support to Program Director on GIS databases)
·         Timely process payment of invoices
·         Prepare Baseline and Monitoring Reports and completing property walks on new properties where trash needs to be removed
·         Coordinate with Program Director on working with partners such as NRCS, USFWS, and Pheasants Forever to administer the restoration and management of Greenseams properties;
·         Employ GIS software to create maps and databases as needed for Greenseams programs;
·         Assist MMSD in developing grant proposals to fund acquisitions and restoration; 
·         Complete mailings and filings
·         Work with the Graphic Department to create annual reports and visual aids
·         Research and apply data obtained through internet and other resources as needed for the Greenseams Program
·         Explore new business opportunities for The Conservation Fund
·         Assist with projects as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have the following:

·         Knowledge of land negotiation process and experience in negotiating projects
·         Strong computer skills with GIS and ESRI products, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.
·         Ability to conceive, plan, and implement programs. 
·         Willingness to travel extensively; must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.  (Please note a driver’s background check will be conducted.)
·         Must be able to work effectively as part of the Greenseams team as well as independently. 
·         Ability to work various hours including nights as needed. 
·         A demonstrated commitment to land conservation. 

For additional information, please visit They offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including medical, dental and life insurance, vacation and sick leave, 403(b) plan and paid holidays. They strongly encourage people of color, women, and veterans to apply for this position.  Qualified/interested candidates should send their resume with salary requirements to:

The Conservation Fund
Attention:  Human Resources
1655 Ft. Myer Drive, Suite 1300
Arlington, VA  22209-3199
Or email to
Or fax to (703) 525-4610

The Conservation Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

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