Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition Executive Director

Job Announcement (August 2022)

The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition (NGLC) is seeking an energetic, visionary, committed Executive Director to lead our organization into the future. This full-time person will have a demonstrated passion and enthusiasm for grazing lands in Nebraska and a desire to carry out the strategic vision of the Board of Directors. This position provides an exceptional opportunity to focus on strategic direction and organizational growth all while creating a sustainable future for NGLC. Major areas of the Executive Director’s responsibilities include fundraising, external relations, administration and implementation of programs and projects to improve grazing land management in Nebraska and ensuring that land stewardship ethic is transitioned to the next generation of land managers.

Organization Overview: Dedicated to the enhancement of grasslands, the NGLC is comprised of ranchers, private landowners and land managers all focused on improving grazing lands in Nebraska and ensuring that stewardship is transitioned to the next generation. The organizations strategic objectives are 1) transition of grazing lands stewardship, 2) improved grazing management and 3) strong organizational capacity to carry out the mission of the NGLC. Healthy Nebraska grazing lands translate directly into forage for livestock, habitat for wildlife, clean water for much of the Great Plains, carbon sequestration, and economic benefits for landowners and rural communities. The NGLC is a non-profit organization funded solely by grant funding. Objectives of the volunteer board are to strengthen partnerships, promote volunteer assistance and participation, respect private property rights, and encourage diversification to achieve and promote education. NGLC co-sponsors numerous statewide grazing conferences, workshops, tours and seminars to pursue common interests with other grazing groups. NGLC is the state entity of the National Grazing Lands Coalition.

Knowledge, Skill and Ability Preferences: Experience working with collaborative partnerships including building and deepening relationships with landowners and managers, non-government organizations, foundations, government organizations and universities as well as others as needed. Knowledgeable of how working grasslands contribute to ecosystem health, community vibrancy and economic stability of those stewarding those lands. Outstanding oral and written communications skills is a must. Comfort with board operations and direction. Ability to work independently.

Compensation: This is a contracted position. Total compensation package of $60,000 - $80,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply: For questions, please reach out to Tim Kalkowski, Chairman of the Board: 402-580-4711.

Or, to apply, please submit a resume, references with contact information and a letter of interest to: [email protected] OR

Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition C/O Angela Redman, 46641 830th Road, Burwell, NE 68823

Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2022. 

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