Job Opportunity – Little River Wetlands Project Preserves and Program Assistant

Little River Wetlands Project

Position Opening: Preserves and Program Assistant – FILLED


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Position Summary: The Little River Wetlands Project is a successful nonprofit working to restore wetland habitats and provide educational experiences to connect our community to the area’s natural resources. We are seeking a full-time Preserves and Programs Assistant to manage the growing volunteer program that supports key components of our mission. Also, the position will assist in property management, wetland and landowner education program needs, and event coordination.


  • Manage all aspects of the volunteer program, such as recruiting, interviewing, processing, placing, and evaluating performance
  • Manage volunteer citizen science projects and training
  • Manage volunteers at major community-wide events
  • Coordinate and participate in volunteer stewardship events, including group visits
  • Assist with land conservation initiatives, including event coordination
  • Represent LRWP at meetings with other organizations
  • Work closely with the property staff to prioritize property stewardship projects and to keep visitor amenities, entrances, memorials, signs, etc… presentable
  • Work closely with Wetland Education Coordinator regarding new programs, on-going events, and wetland education programs to schedule on-going volunteer needs
  • Work closely with Communication and Major Events Coordinator to disseminate information regarding preserves and programs via communication channels
  • Supervised by Director of Preserves and Programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications

  • Passion advocate for wetlands, habitat restoration, and wetland education
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and internet savvy, familiar with and Google Accounts
  • Professional with excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, enthusiastic attitude
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to traverse over uneven terrain
  • Able to work in all weather and site conditions, and indoor at a desk
  • Excellent writing and organization skills important

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • College degree, preferable in natural science
  • Experience with volunteer coordination
  • Familiarity with Indiana’s natural communities of plants and animals is desirable
  • Experience with outdoor equipment, including applying herbicide


  • $26,000 – $27,560 per year with available benefits. Compensation based on experience and education. Non-Exempt

Type: Full time, Professional
Hours: 40 hours per week, flexible days and times to accommodate weather conditions, weekend workdays, evening programs, and events.
Pay Basis: Salary, no overtime, non-exempt
Education requirements: College degree, preferable in natural sciences
Working Conditions: Outdoors, uneven terrain, all weather conditions and indoor at desk
Travel: Limited

Submit resume to: Betsy Yankowiak, Director of Preserves and Programs at

Position opened until filled.

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