Executive Director: Michigan

Ingham Conservation District
Mason, MI
Job Category
Part Time Vacancies
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
DESCRIPTION This position is housed at the Ingham Conservation District with a service area of Ingham County. The candidate will work 30 hours per week during normal ICD business hours of Monday –Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm with occasional evening and weekend hours for meetings and special events. JOB DUTIES • Serve as the primary point of contact for the Ingham Conservation District • Work closely with the Ingham Conservation District Bookkeeper to set an annual budget and monitor grant and organizational expenses throughout the year • Create an Annual Business Plan • Complete a Conservation Needs Assessment every 5 years • Seek, apply for and manage grants that help the organization achieve its mission • Hire and supervise ICD staff • Serve as liaison between ICD staff and Board of Directors • Provide monthly staff reports to the Ingham Conservation District Board of Directors • Prepare monthly packets for the Board of Directors and attend Board Meetings • Create and disseminate an Annual Report • Organize and facilitate the ICD Annual Meeting and Election • Participate in operational reviews with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development • Provide bi-annual reports to the County Board of Commissioners • Travel, and occasionally stay overnight in lodging for meetings/conferences • Communicate successfully with partners and the public via events, written articles and social media • Manage the Ingham Conservation District website (inghamconservation.com) and webstore (webstore.inghamconservation.com) • Manage the Ingham Conservation District’s social media accounts • Create and disseminate e-newsletters • Organize and facilitate conservation education events aimed at a variety of audiences • Coordinate fundraisers including, but not limited to, Spring Tree Sale, Fall Tree Sale, Hunting Leases and Membership Campaign • Recruit, maintain and supervise volunteers • Manage the ICD property and coordinate with a diverse group of property users • Meet with local and state legislators to advocate for Conservation District funding and priorities
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS • B.S. in Natural Resources or similar program of study • Minimum of 2 years of related work experience • Successful record of grant writing and management • Strong understanding of local natural resource assets and issues • Proficiency with Microsoft and Google applications, Facebook • Highly organized • Excellent communication skills • Driver’s license and reliable vehicle • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds DESIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS • Experience representing an organization • Organizing and leading education and outreach activities • Familiar with native and invasive plant species • Experience with website design and/or editing • Experience with Mailchimp or similar newsletter design platform • Social media content creation (e.g. Canva) • Experience with Twitter and Instagram
Contact Person
Ingham CD Board of Directors
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