From: Eric Ellis <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 2:58 PM
To: Jim Schneider <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: FW: Great Lakes Commission Position Available: Habitat Restoration Program Specialist

Hi Jim
Long time no see, I hope you had a great grouse and woodcock season.  I’m forwarding along a job in our office for posting on the MSU site, if that isn’t in your wheelhouse could you let me know who it should go to?  This person would be working directly for me on coastal habitat restoration projects around the Great Lakes basin.  A recent grad student or exceptional recent undergrad would both be encouraged to apply.

I hope all is well, Happy Thanksgiving!


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Eric Ellis
Coastal Conservation and Habitat Restoration Program
Project Manager
Great Lakes Commission
1300 Victors Way.  Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Tel. : (734) 396-6089 |<../../../../Desktop/>

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Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 2:12 PM
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Subject: [glin-announce] Great Lakes Commission Position Available: Habitat Restoration Program Specialist

Great Lakes Commission Position Available:
Habitat Restoration Program Specialist
Application deadline: December 21, 2018<>

The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) seeks a self-starting, highly motivated team player to serve as a Habitat Restoration Program Specialist to support work in the Coastal Conservation and Habitat Restoration and Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention and Control program areas. This includes work that conserves coastal ecosystem functions and values that contribute to the diversity, resilience and economy of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin. This position’s work also helps to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species while advancing management and control techniques to help mitigate their impacts on water resources or the economy.

The Habitat Restoration Program Specialist will help administer projects under the GLC’s regional habitat restoration partnership to restore fish and wildlife habitat in Great Lakes Areas of Concern. The program specialist will also support regional projects focused on preventing, managing and controlling aquatic invasive species.

Specific responsibilities include:

  *   Assisting the GLC’s member states and federal and local partners in advancing coastal conservation, habitat restoration and invasive species efforts in the Great Lakes region;
  *   Assisting with the administration and management of habitat restoration projects in the Great Lakes;
  *   Coordinating habitat restoration grants and contract materials in collaboration with managers and local partners;
  *   Developing communications and outreach materials for habitat restoration projects (e.g., factsheets, web-based information, etc.);
  *   Tracking progress in achieving regional habitat restoration and aquatic invasive species goals; and
  *   Planning and organizing meetings and events.

The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented and organized, with excellent communication skills and a natural resources or similar background with demonstrated knowledge of science and management related to habitat restoration and aquatic invasive species prevention and control. Required and preferred qualifications include:
Required Qualifications:

  *   Bachelor’s degree in natural resources management, environmental science, or a related field, and at least one year of full-time experience;
  *   Experience supporting the development and implementation of habitat restoration projects;
  *   Demonstrated communication skills (both verbal and written);
  *   Experience with project planning, grant administration and stakeholder coordination;
  *   Experience working in teams/partnerships;
  *   Familiarity with social media, website content management (e.g., Wordpress), and webinar platforms;
  *   Team player; able to work collaboratively with both GLC staff and project partners;
  *   Self-motivated, energetic, critical thinker with a strong interest in Great Lakes conservation issues;
  *   Desire to learn new skills and actively network within the Great Lakes conservation community.
Preferred Qualifications:

  *   Experience managing federal grants and contracts;

  *   Experience writing grant proposals;
  *   Knowledge of Great Lakes issues and programs (e.g., Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Great Lakes Areas of Concern), habitat restoration, and aquatic invasive species policy and management.
Compensation and benefits
The anticipated starting salary range for the position is $45,000-$48,000, depending on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. The Great Lakes Commission offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including generous leave time, flexible schedules, medical, dental and vision insurance, and a retirement match program.

Work environment
The majority of work is performed in a professional office. The incumbent must be able to work independently and with professional team members, often in a fast-paced and time-sensitive environment. The position requires the incumbent to demonstrate excellent communication and efficient time management skills to complete assignments and meet deadlines. This position may require occasional travel.

Application process
To apply for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly stating the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the posted position. Please note: All required items must be provided prior to the posting deadline for an application to receive consideration.

Please submit a complete application, including all required materials in a single e-mail to: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

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About the Great Lakes Commission
The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) is an intergovernmental agency created by the eight Great Lakes states and Congress to protect and wisely manage the Great Lakes, acting under the authorities of the Great Lakes Basin Compact of 1955. In 1968, Congress passed an Act authorizing its consent to the Compact. Since 1999, the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Québec serve as associate members. The states and provinces are represented on the GLC by delegation members appointed by each jurisdiction. The GLC is an integral component of the governance structure of the Great Lakes Basin— enabling party states and provinces to develop consensus around a common agency table and then speak with a unified, powerful voice on behalf of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region and its 48 million residents. The GLC staff also invests in a wide range of project priorities for states, provinces and the Basin. Learn more at<>.

Note: The Great Lakes Commission strives to create an inclusive, diverse and non-discriminatory work place. The GLC is an equal opportunity employer; the GLC complies with applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination. It is the policy of the Great Lakes Commission that no person shall be discriminated against, as an employee or applicant for employment, because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, height, weight, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or a disability or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position.


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