Job Location: Detroit, MI
Position Type: Full time
FLSA Status: Exempt
The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) is a conservation organization that works at the intersection of the private sector and the natural world. It seeks to engage the corporate world in meaningful conservation action that brings value to biodiversity but also to communities and employees.
The Program Manager, Conservation and Community works to support WHC’s efforts in the Great Lakes region with a special emphasis in SE Michigan/Ontario and the Calumet region in NW Indiana/Illinois. The position is in the Special Projects department and reports to the Senior Manager, Conservation Projects but works with colleagues across the entire organization.
The objective of the position is to build collaborations and networks that enhance the value of corporate conservation efforts. Its focus is to encourage conservation and education efforts that engage employees and provide community members with meaningful interactions. The position will build on existing networks in the community and engage a diversity of new partners from across the region to increase the number of corporate conservation projects and encourage corporate action that crosses the fence-line into the community.
This position is a perfect fit for anyone interested in urban ecosystems, community forestry, cooperative problem-solving, industrial lands and organizing. It is designed to ensure that corporate investments in conservation bring value to a variety of stakeholder and that corporate conservation projects add up to a meaningful outcome for nature.
Duties and Responsibilities
Required Skills, Qualifications and Attributes
Physical demands: This position includes some light physical work. The employee should be able to lift to 20 lbs. and can expect frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 lbs. The employee may also be standing, sitting, or walking for prolong periods of time, and can expect frequent bending, typing, and kneeling, and will complete frequent visual inspections. The employee is occasionally climbing, crouching, crawling, or stooping.
The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee may be occasionally exposed to extreme noise sufficient to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level. The employee may be subject to hazards including moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding in high places, exposure to extreme heat, chemicals, oils, solvents, asbestos, or radiation. Safety briefing and/or training will be provided in such cases. Some travel and irregular work hours are expected with this position.
$40,000 – $42,000
WHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
By applying for this position, you acknowledge the salary range posted.