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Director of Lakeshore Nature Preserve

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Division of Facilities Planning & Management
Madison, Wisconsin
Starting salary is $80,000 but is negotiable based on experience and qualifications
Closing date
Apr 7, 2024

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve is seeking a Director for the 300-acre natural area. Representing one-third of the total acreage of the main UW-Madison campus, the areas includes 12 miles of hiking trails, 4.3 miles of Lake Mendota shoreline and is the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk Nation. The Preserve serves as a living classroom laboratory for the teaching and research needs of the UW-Madison as well as a place of respite for campus and community members alike to explore nature on the UW-Madison campus.

The Director of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve serves a crucial role in leading the development and management of Preserve building and grounds, in addition to facilitating an expanding role in responding to academic needs, responding to non-University partners and generating private financial support. The Preserve Director supervises Preserve staff and reports to the Director of the Office of Sustainability.

The Preserve Director works collaboratively with members of the Preserve Committee, members of the Office of Sustainability (OS) team, as well as stakeholders from a mix of administrative and academic units across UW-Madison, as well as community, state and federal partners and community collaborators, especially with the Ho-Chunk Nation.

The Lakeshore Nature Preserve, as part of the UW-Madison Office of Sustainability, strives to facilitate environmental learning and responsibility into our thriving campus culture, our world-class educational and research enterprises, and our practice of operational excellence. The Preserve and OS team share a common desire to solve problems, address environmental issues and injustices, and seek out opportunities for success and collaboration.

Salary/Benefits: The starting salary for the position is $80,000 but is negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at

How to Apply: View the full description and apply online at The application deadline is April 17, 2024 at 11:55 pm central time. 

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