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Project Coordinator (Milwaukee, WI)

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Wisconsin - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name Conservation Fund
Contact Name HR
Email careers@conservationfund.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


The Milwaukee Project Coordinator is responsible for assisting with implementing theGreenseams 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, 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 Milwaukee area.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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 filing
  • 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
  • Assist the Program Director and Midwest Director in exploring new business opportunities for The Conservation Fund
  • Assist with projects as assigned.


  • Must have a minimum of 5 years experience with real estate purchasing and knowledge of the real estate process.
  • Previous experience with the land negotiation process and experience in negotiating projects independently
  • Must be able to create/develop/initiate new projects for current and future programs
  • 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 in the four counties
  • Ability to work effectively as part of the Greenseams team.
  • Ability to work nights as needed.
  • A demonstrated commitment to land conservation.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be attentive to detail and have the ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure;
  • Ability to work independently and proactively, with minimal supervision, demonstrating flexibility, creativity, a drive for results, and teamwork;
  • Sense of humor is needed
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of people and organizations;
  • A valid driver’s license with a good motor vehicle record is needed to travel throughout the state.
  • Although experience in the conservation field is not a prerequisite, we will give additional consideration to those candidates who are motivated by their desire to work in conservation.

We offer a great benefits package including medical/dental insurance and a 403(b) plan. Qualified/interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:

The Conservation Fund
Attention: Human Resources
1655 Fort Myer Drive, Suite 1300
Arlington, VA 22209
E-mail: careers@conservationfund.org
Fax: (703) 525-4610

The Conservation Fund is an equal opportunity employer

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