Executive Director

Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership Published: April 15, 2019
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Job Type
CEO/ Senior Mgmt/ Exec Director / Natural Resources/ Restoration /

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~ Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership (LNRP) seeks a dynamic Executive Director to provide collaborative leadership and support to active partner organizations along the eastern shore of Wisconsin from Door County to Milwaukee. ~

Help Save the Great Lakes, the Largest Body of Fresh Water on the Planet! Be a Lakeshore Basin Champion, and Leave a Legacy.

Think Globally. Act Locally. LNRP is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves as an umbrella for local volunteer-based watershed groups and regional networks along the shores of Lake Michigan. We provide shared staff resources to empower these groups to be more effective as they work to improve the health of the land and water in their communities. Identifying and building relationships around shared values, LNRP strengthens these communities and makes it possible to achieve great things.

LNRP is a trusted source of unbiased information about land management, water quality, climate change and other important environmental issues, while fostering productive and results-oriented dialog between communities and stakeholder groups.

Position Overview

As the Executive Director of LNRP, you will have the flexibility to work from your home or at a mutually agreed-upon location within the Lakeshore Region, one of the country’s most beautiful and vibrant places to live and work. The Lakeshore Region boasts a low cost of living coupled with an abundance of recreational, educational, cultural, and volunteer opportunities.

In addition to being passionate about our Vision and Mission, additional areas of expertise should include:

  • Ability to raise money from private donors, foundations, and businesses.
  • Effective manager of both paid staff and active volunteers.
  • Successful grant-writing experience.
  • A talent for networking and coalition building with financial donors, grant applicants, environmental regulatory agencies, community leaders, and involved citizens.


  • Base salary of $70,000 is based on adequate funding to achieve full-time hours.
  • Currently, LNRP has budgeted resources for a .75 FTE position.
  • Expense reimbursement is provided for mileage and other approved costs.

Additional Information

LNRP’s History:

Established in 2003, LNRP has thrived under the leadership of its current Executive Director, Dr. Jim Kettler. During his 12 years with the organization, Jim has built a reputation as a strong advocate for the Great Lakes Basin, a gifted consensus-builder, and an effective project manager. New leadership will be building on his many successes.

LNRP is our region’s leading environmental advocate for the waters of northeast and east central Wisconsin along the Niagara escarpment, all which drain into Lake Michigan. With local watershed partners and associated regional networks, we collaborate to foster stewardship in our planet’s largest watershed and act to champion the environment.

The LNRP Vision:

We believe in:

  • An environmental stewardship ethic that facilitates cooperative planning, restoration, and responsible management of our air, land and water resources to ensure their long-term health
  • An environmental stewardship ethic that acknowledges our responsibility to care for our natural resources in ways that ensure our quality of life
  • An environmental stewardship ethic as key to economic prosperity, social justice and healthy ecosystems for future generations

LNRP Partners:

Current LNRP watershed groups and regional networks include the following:

  • Sheboygan River Basin Partnership
  • Friends of Peace Park Sheboygan
  • Friends of Hika Bay
  • Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed
  • Friends of the Twin Rivers
  • Friends of Crescent Beach
  • Forest Recovery Project of Door County
  • Climate Change Coalition of Door County
  • Lake Michigan Stakeholders
  • Niagara Escarpment Resource Network
  • Lakeshore Invasive Species Management Area
  • LNRP also works with a range of community partners including producer-led watershed councils, nature centers, interpretive centers, and community organizations

To Apply

  • If you are interested in making a lasting impact on the largest watershed on the plant, a job like this doesn’t come along often! You will have an opportunity to work with strong,established partners including committed staff, volunteers, and funders.
  • Please click here to email your resume and a cover letter telling us why you should be our next Executive Director to Lauren Rose Hofland, 920-973-9339, 329 Saint Clair Ave., Sheboygan, WI 53081.
  • Deadline for submissions is April 30th, 2019.
  • All submissions will be acknowledged, and interviews for strong candidates will be scheduled within 4-6 weeks from receipt of your application.

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