ABOUT US The McHenry County Conservation District’s mission exists to preserve, restore, and manage natural areas and open spaces for their intrinsic value and for the benefits to present and future generations.
The District currently protects over 25,598 acres of open land diverse with woodlands, prairies, wetlands, ponds, creeks, and rivers. It provides sites open to the public year-round featuring trails, picnic shelters, camp sites, fishing sites, and educational programs.
See yourself working in a dynamic organization who is a leader in the area of environmental conservation. The McHenry County Conservation District is looking for a self-directed, motivated and thorough individual who likes to dive into meaningful and diverse types of administrative work. See yourself working closely with our Executive Director in engaging with the community, developing strategy, and ensuring the Open Meetings Act is followed, FOIA’s are processed, Board of Trustees packets are prepared, contracts are kept up-to-date, minutes are taken during Board meetings, and many more items.
What are we looking for? Someone who is flexible and can work independently in a fast-paced environment. Strong computer skills is a must in the area of the Microsoft software programs as well as possessing the ability to learn new software programs that help carry out the District’s communication strategy. As this position has high public contact with individuals both internal and external to the organization, this individual must possess strong interpersonal skills through written and verbal communication.
Lastly, seeking an individual with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, communications, natural resource management, or related field. Additionally, a minimum of five years related progressively responsible administrative assistant experience with at least two-years of which should have been at the level of an administrative assistant to a division director/manager; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certifications held in FOIA, Open Meetings Act, Notary, Certified Park and Recreation Professional are preferred, but not required upon hire.
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
APPLICATION: Applicant can locate job description and online application at MCCD.me/Apply. For questions, call 815-338-6223 x1237. Visit us at www.mccdistrict.org!