Come Join The Riveredge Team
More than a nature center
It is a 52-year legacy as a pioneer in the areas of land restoration, research, and inquiry based education throughout Wisconsin serve as a strong foundation to its future initiatives.
Today, Riveredge is reimagining the role of the nature center by empowering and supporting communities to live in harmony with their natural environment in a way that encourages exploration, adventure, and fun, while contributing to the overall quality of life for our neighbors throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
Be your authentic self
The Riveredge team values diversity – in who we are, in how we think, and how we accomplish audacious goals together. Everyone is invited to bring their authentic self to their work: their passions, their interest, their skills and talents. We strive to build and demonstrate a growth mindset; we learn from each other and continually seek to get better in our positions, and as people, every day. We promote equity, support one other, and build diverse teams where each member can bring their unique strengths with them to the table.
Executive Director Full-time
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of Riveredge Nature Center. This position reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for directing the achievement of Riveredge’s mission, strategic direction, administration, leadership and operational components. The Executive Director is the primary spokesperson for Riveredge and manages a budget of over $2,000,000 and a staff of approximately 30 employees.
Director of Development Full Time
The Development Director provides key leadership to all philanthropic initiatives at Riveredge Nature Center and serves as an important part of the Center’s leadership team. The Director of Development oversees a team of 3-5 that support the Development efforts in membership, grants, marketing, social media and volunteer coordination. The Director of Development is critical to planning, implementing, supervising, establishing and reporting on metrics to measure progress for all aspects of fund development.
Environmental Educator Part-Time
This position works as part of the Riveredge Nature Center team of staff and volunteers and is responsible for teaching environmental education programs to families, adults and school-aged students, and the delivery of educational events throughout the year. This is a part-time position with a cap of 990 hours for the year, with the majority of programming happening between the months of March and November.