Inspiring exploration, appreciation, and conservation of our natural world.


The Grand Traverse Conservation District is hiring! Please review the listing(s) below for current opportunities.

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Available Positions:



Environmental Education Coordinator

The Education Coordinator works in partnership with Grand Traverse Conservation District (GTCD) staff, volunteers and supporters to promote the GTCD’s mission by developing, and delivering environmental outdoor/indoor education programs (pre-school and above), summer camp experiences, in-school educational programs, and terrestrial and water-based field trips. The Education Coordinator also supports and/or coordinates exhibits, activities, and promotional events at the Boardman River Nature Center and throughout the community.  This is a full time position exempt from overtime requirements.  Salary range: 30,000 – $34,000 with paid time off and a benefits package. The position will be open until filled, but resumes are strongly encouraged by 4:30 p.m. 25 April 2014. Click on the job title above to access full job description.

Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Technician

The MAEAP Technician furthers the mission of the Grand Traverse Conservation District through the administration of the Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). The MAEAP Technician is responsible for delivering on-farm technical assistance in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, and Leelanau Counties. This includes conducting farm-specific risk assessments; coordinating local, state, and federal agency resources to help farmers reduce environmental risks; and assisting farmers in making progress toward MAEAP verification. The MAEAP Technician is also responsible for collaborating with Conservation District staff to promote MAEAP and educate diverse audiences on the importance of sustainable agriculture in the Grand Traverse region.

The MAEAP Technician is a full time, 40 hours/week, FLSA exempt position. Base salary: $37,500/year, commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid holidays, 18 paid days off per year, and the Conservation District’s group health insurance package. Applications must be received no later than 4:00pm EST Friday May 2, 2014.  PREFERRED START DATE June 9, 2014. Click on job title above to access full job description.


Executive Director

The Executive Director of the Grand Traverse Conservation District is responsible for the consistent achievement of the Grand Traverse Conservation District’s mission, strategies, policies, programs, business operations and financial objectives as well as its contribution to conservation locally and in the region.  

He/She will be a strategic thinking entrepreneur, a leader, fundraiser, and charismatic facilitator who is able to work with public and private partners to be a lead conservation organization in the Grand Traverse area. Working with the Grand Traverse Conservation District’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director evaluates all organizational plans, programs, activities, and procedures with regard to their planned purpose, sustainability, and impact on the organization and community.
Application Deadline: Open until filled.