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Join Our Team! Hiring a Development Director

Development Director - Join Our Team!

We take pride in CRA’s 50-year reputation as a leader in conservation, collaboration, and fundraising for on-the-ground projects that benefit communities and natural resources.  We’re the ones behind the unprecedented restoration of the world-class Pere Marquette River; more recent dam removals, including the largest in Michigan’s history on the Boardman River; extensive improvement of road and bridge infrastructure to benefit precious cold water streams; and the new Wild Roots initiative that aims to reforest northern Michigan.  The passionate professionals at CRA lead this work in a culture of empowerment, enjoying exceptional flexibility and autonomy; we promote deep collaboration and balanced, practical solutions that are based on sound science. Our staff, board, and supporters include the most avid anglers, hunters, paddlers and recreationists in the Great Lakes. We are seeking a capable and energetic Development Director to join us.  Learn more about the job here.
CRA offers a casual environment, full employee benefits, and super-rewarding work, all from our headquarters in spectacular Traverse City, Michigan.  Our office, in the Bayview Professional Centre, is perched on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay and offers a coffee shop, executive conference room, and exercise facility.   

Please apply in confidence with full resume and cover letter telling us why you make an outstanding candidate and what it is about this opportunity that most excites you.  Please send your materials to info@rivercare.org using the subject line “Development Director Application,” or mail materials to CRA’s address:  10850 E. Traverse Hwy., Suite 1180, Traverse City, MI 49684.  No phone inquiries please.  Selected candidates will be required to provide references and transcripts.

Application Deadline:  June 1, 2019
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; candidates are encouraged to apply early.
CRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 
Michigan Amphibian and Reptile Best Management Practices

The Michigan Amphibian and Reptile Best Management Practices was created for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to provide a comprehensive guide to Best Management Practices (BMPs) that improve and maintain the viability of Michigan amphibian and reptile populations.

Upper Manistee River Restoration Project Report Released

This report provides an overview of the Upper Manistee River Restoration project. Two overarching goals defined this project: Habitat restoration on the 1,720 acre Flowing Well Trout Farm property and replacement of the most severe, habitat degrading road/stream crossing on the Manistee River’s North Branch on Mecum Road. Located in rural Kalkaska County in northern Michigan, this project was completed over a five year period with the help of many dedicated partners and funders.

 

Removing Barriers

CRA emphasizes real, tangible results. We spend a lot of time in the field managing projects that have a clear impact on our land and water. When we sit down at the end of the year, it’s great to look back at the quality and quantity of work we were able to accomplish and 2014 did not disappoint.

Little Betsie & Nessen Road Timber Bridge

The Nessen road/stream crossing, site #B-12, was an aging concrete bottomless box structure approximately 7½ feet wide over the Little Betsie River. The extremely narrow width created an unnaturally large scour pool downstream and increased velocity flows at the outlet. In addition large amounts of gravel from the roadway were being inputted into the stream along with crumbling material from the structure itself. Through this project partners designed and completed the installation of a 14’ wide, 22’ span timber bridge that accommodates the natural stream channel and allows the natural movement of substrate, fish and wildlife. Paved approaches and spillways were incorporated to channel road runoff away from the stream as well.

Off the Beaten Path

A sizable portion of CRA’s work takes place on road’s less travelled. Our goal on these roads is keeping our rivers and streams flowing underneath them. We recently completed a small timber bridge on Bancroft Creek, a tributary to the Boardman River. Located on private land, this project is a great example of how to make land management decisions that benefit both the landowner and environment.

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