Job Opportunities With the Leelanau Conservancy

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Community Engagement Coordinator

The Leelanau Conservancy is seeking an enthusiastic, thoughtful, and collaborative individual to serve as our Community Engagement Coordinator. We are looking for a talented, efficient, self-starter to support our current and future public engagement initiatives related to conservation stewardship, communications, fund development and other program areas.

Desired Qualities and Experience:

-Earnest desire to help the organization conserve the land, water and scenic character of Leelanau County.

-Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years experience or equivalent combination.

-Experience in business writing, editing and proofreading.

-Experience in organizing and coordinating volunteers.

-Experience in event coordination.

-Experience coordinating diverse activities to meet deadlines.

-Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.

-Strong experience with Microsoft Office and Outlook

-Strong experience with communication software and tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Word Press, and Social Media

*Local applicants preferred, as relocation assistance is not available.

Please send your cover letter, resume, three or more references and salary requirements to by December 16, 2016. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Job Opportunity: Finance Director

Job Posting: Finance Director, Leelanau Conservancy (MI) Deadline: October 28, 2016

The Leelanau Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is one of the nation’s top land trusts. Our mission is to conserve the land, water and scenic character of Leelanau County, Michigan. We are seeking an organized, self-motivated individual to serve as finance director. The finance director is responsible for managing the accounting and financial operations, including financial reporting, fund accounting, budgeting, general ledger, and IRS 990 reporting, all in accordance with GAAP and internal policies and procedures. S/he is also responsible for maintaining a sound system of accounting records and works closely with the executive director and the board finance committee in managing and maintaining effective financial reporting systems. The finance director is responsible for interpreting accounting reports to management. This is a salaried position with benefits, reporting to the executive director. Compensation shall be commensurate with experience.

The successful candidate will take real satisfaction in running the financial side of the organization well. S/he will be authentic, genuine, demonstrate outstanding interpersonal and writing skills, possessing sound judgment, self-discipline, a high level of organization, a dedication to transparency and a drive to establish strong, working relationships with staff and board members. Strong computer skills and expertise with financial databases are required.

Qualifications: A minimum of 5 years experience in financial operations, accounting and budgeting, including:  1) Managing financial systems, data and software; 2) Extrapolating data and forecasting revenues and expenditures; 3) Preparing and overseeing the annual budgets; 4) Reviewing, reporting on and overseeing the activities of the investment accounts; 5) Having a positive attitude and strong interest in working in a team environment; 6) Possessing a Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field, strong verbal and written communication skills, and a strong interest in conservation and the land trust community

Please send your cover letter, resume, three or more references and salary requirements to by October 28, 2016. For additional information, please visit our website at Equal Opportunity Employer.

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