Job and Internship Opportunities

February 16, 2015  

Job Opportunity  Conserve Lake County, a 501(c)(3) in Lake County, IL, invites applications for the position of Executive Director.


People and nature. That’s what Conserve Lake County is about. The mission of Conserve Lake County is to preserve open land, restore natural areas, and inspire a commitment to land conservation for the benefit of people and wildlife in Lake County. We are seeking an Executive Director who can build on the success and momentum created over the past two decades and lead us to higher levels of contribution and impact across our county. Conserve Lake County has provided the structure, education and resources to protect and restore the land and water around us. Over 600 Lake County residents and organizations are participating in land conservation on their own properties via Conserve Lake County’s Conservation@Home program, bringing native nature home to their own landscapes. And collectively, we are moving toward cleaner water, richer soils and a more resilient ecosystem. In addition, through collaboration with the farming community, we are increasing local food production and expanding sustainable agriculture. In short, we are a strategic, collaborative and service-oriented organization with a strong community of members, alliances and friends. 


Conserve Lake County is seeking an individual with strong leadership and management skills who will lead a dedicated staff, in partnership with the governing board, in the implementation of the mission of Conserve Lake County. The Executive Director will direct and lead the staff in planning and implementing programs, fundraising, marketing, and financial management.  


The successful candidate will have: 

• A personal vision that enhances the Conserve Lake County vision. 
• Leadership presence with a welcoming style of effective leadership in both small and large group settings. 
• Prior professional management experience, preferably in the conservation field with a record of successful program and resource development. 
• A demonstrated interest in land management and conservation. 
• A collaborative, creative, resourceful, team-oriented management style.   
• An educational background in a field relevant to conservation. 
• Strong personal and professional references.  

Application Review 

Applicants should provide a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, a detailed resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of five references.  References will only be contacted after notification of the applicant.  Applications will be confidential. Applications should be sent electronically with the subject of Search Committee to Maryanne Natarajan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..