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Employment opportunities that make a difference for Wisconsin

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin provides sustainable funding for Wisconsin’s most imperiled species and public lands, while connecting generations to the wonders of Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife through conservation, education, engagement and giving. Our employment opportunities offer you a chance to work with us to protect and restore Wisconsin’s native landscapes and imperiled wildlife species, and connect people to our state’s natural heritage.

Current Employment Opportunities

Major Gift Officer

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin seeks a skilled major gift officer to help achieve our major gift fundraising goals. As part of the fundraising team, this position is responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of 100+ donors/prospects. We are looking for candidates who are skilled at building strategic relationships, utilizing prospect research tools, and have experience with moves management planning. Candidates who are expert listeners and have a genuine curiosity regarding donors’ life experiences will excel in this position.

For best consideration apply by June 28, 2024.

Diversity in Conservation Internship

Applications are now closed for our 2024 cohort of the Diversity in Conservation Internship Program.

If you attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, or Lawrence University, you can check this page in December 2024 for details on the upcoming application cycle for our 2025 cohort.

Volunteer with us!

Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer. 

We are committed to making it possible for all Wisconsinites to connect with nature through outdoor experiences, and building a more accessible, diverse, and equitable conservation field in Wisconsin – starting with our own board, staff, and community of supporters and grantees.

We believe that conservation that truly values and empowers a diversity of voices, perspectives, and approaches will be better for both people and the planet. We welcome and strongly encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences to apply.

Shari Henning

Shari Henning

Director of Operations

(608) 409-3114

Shari Henning (she/her) works to ensure NRF’s operational processes are running smoothly. Her main duties include human resources and benefits management, IT administration, endowment administration, assisting with implementing strategies to improve productivity, and building an enjoyable organizational culture.

Banner photo by Nate Fayram.