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Great Lakes Ecological Management working in fenWork at the Kalamazoo Nature Center

As a not-for-profit organization, our mission is to inspire people to care for the environment by providing experiences that lead them to understand their connection to the natural world.  Each member of our team should be committed to this mission and should demonstrate a high level of professionalism.

The following are current opportunities at KNC.  Questions? Contact Kevin Wordelman, Director of People and Culture, at kwordelman@naturecenter.org or (269) 381-1574 ext. 25.

Open Positions
President & CEO

The President & CEO leads the staff of Kalamazoo Nature Center and is the most high-profile public representative of the organization. S/he has the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the strategic directives of the Board are effectively completed. The President & CEO is charged with guiding the overall success of the organization at all levels. Key responsibilities are to:

  • Ensure that the mission and core values of the KNC are put into practice.
  • Guide the development and implementation of the overall organizational strategy and direction.
  • Provide vision and strategic leadership in crafting organizational goals and outcome metrics.
  • Ensure a sound financial foundation through hands-on fundraising and effective budgeting practices.
  • Foster a high-energy, goal-driven, team-oriented, accountable organization.
  • Inspire, mentor, manage and evaluate staff.
  • Cultivate influential relationships with community leaders, major donors, foundations and governmental agencies.
  • Represent and promote the work of the KNC as the chief spokesperson for the organization.

For more information on this position, please view the Position Guide here.