Job Opportunity at Indiana Dunes

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Looking for a job that rewards your passion for the Indiana dunes and Lake Michigan? Please consider applying for our open position!

Position: Project Coordinator

General Description: Save the Dunes Conservation Fund, Inc. is a non-profit conservation organization located in Michigan City, Indiana. The organization is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator who will oversee various conservation and advocacy projects benefiting the Indiana dunes. Save the Dunes provides a vibrant environment for continuous learning in a challenging and rewarding atmosphere in which both personal and organizational successes are valued and celebrated.

Primary Duties

  • Will be responsible for leading and tracking a variety of dune-related projects that include restoration, stewardship, advocacy, policy, and other
  • Seek and write grants as well as manage and submit required reports (monthly/quarterly/annual or as needed) that documents use of funds
  • Consistently maintain status reports on each project to ensure progression of schedule within budget and defined quality standards
  • Facilitate meetings with partners
  • Provide clear, persuasive and informed responses to project inquiries or challenges
  • Write and develop outreach and promotional materials for social media, website, and press
  • Assist with fundraising efforts including planning events and building donor relationships
  • Coordinate meetings, field days, workshops, and other events
  • Maintain precise records of activities, time, expenses, receipts, and invoices by project
  • Assist with other projects as assigned by the Executive Director and Project Manager

Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in biology, chemistry, environmental science, hydrology, natural resource management, environmental policy, or related field
  • Two years of project coordination experience
  • Regional knowledge of the flora and fauna of Northwest Indiana and the Chicago Region
  • Ability to interpret and explain scientific articles, permits and public notices
  • Ability to design professional documents and spreadsheets while demonstrating great attention to detail
  • Ability to identify and resolve issues in a timely manner while responding promptly to organizational needs
  • Effective time management skills with an ability to balance team and individual responsibilities while demonstrating a commitment to organization’s success
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Basic math and accounting skills
  • Ability to map and analyze spatial data using GIS (preferred)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; must have the confidence to facilitate large meetings and work professionally with a diverse array of partners
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • May walk long distances or stand for sustained periods of time
  • Ascends and descends stairs daily
  • Some work may involve exposure to outdoor elements, carrying heavy equipment, and moving in varied outdoor terrain


  • Salary $40,000 – $50,000 DOE
  • Health benefits not provided; retirement benefits available after one year of employment

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Save the Dunes will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Save the Dunes does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • Save the Dunes participates in the E-Verify Program, an Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Email resume and letter of interest no later than Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 5pm Central Time to:

Please use the subject line “Project Coordinator”.

No phone calls, please.

Job Opportunity: Project Coordinator

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