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Groundswell Conservancy is a nonprofit land-protection organization based in Madison, Wisconsin. Our mission is to protect special places, forever, in the Dane County, Wisconsin region. We are a results-oriented organization. Since our inception in 1983, we have permanently protected almost 12,000 acres of important land and water. We accomplish our work by:

Position Summary:
The Conservationist works as a team member under the guidance of the Executive Director to manage our two nature preserves and other fee-owned properties, steward our 67 conservation easements, create infrastructure and partnerships at our community conservation projects, and develop and strengthen relationships with financial supporters and partners of Groundswell Conservancy. This position plays a crucial role as the representative of Groundswell at our protected areas.

Job Duties:
Preserve Land Management (45%)

Community Conservation Project Implementation (25%)

Conservation Easement Stewardship (25%)

General (5%)

Minimum Qualifications:

Salary and Benefits:
This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position in our office at 303 S. Paterson Street, Madison, WI 53703. The salary range is $40,000 to $43,000 annually depending upon qualifications. Paid benefits include health and dental insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement. Groundswell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position requires frequent but seasonal weekend and evening work. We offer a semi-flexible work schedule.

The proposed start date for this position is Friday, February 1, 2019.

To Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter via email in a pdf format to Jim Welsh, Executive Director, Groundswell Conservancy, The cover letter should summarize your interest and qualifications for this position.

The application deadline is Friday, January 4, 2019.

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