Hiring: Ranger for Mishawaka Res

The Mishawaka Res is seeking a Ranger to help fulfill the mission of The Res, where nature and education meet. The Res is a 23-acre nature preserve on the east side of Mishawaka with multiple buildings, outdoor facilities, walking trails, and creek. The Ranger lives on-site (housing included in addition to salary) and serves as the primary customer service, maintenance, and custodial representative. The ideal candidate will have a passion for nature, education, and the community. Learn more about The Res at https://mishawakares.org/.

To apply, please submit your resume and references to kaleb.chamberlin@valpo.edu.



The Ranger is the on-site coordinator and caretaker of The Res, its 23-acre property, and all facilities, programs, and rentals.

  • Performs general maintenance and repair work, including such activities as carpentry, painting, and light electrical and plumbing on buildings, equipment, and facilities.
  • Coordinates with prospective and active rental customers, coordinates payments, prepares and cleans venue for events, and ensures facilities are open and available for rental customers.
  • Maintain the grounds and property, such as mowing, leaf and snow removal, pruning trees, and cultivating flower beds.
  • Serves as the primary customer service representative of The Res to visitors and guests, including answering phone and email inquiries, providing assistance where needed, and other duties as assigned.

The Ranger reports to the board of directors for The Res and provides input and advice to the board to ensure responsible management of the property, facilities, and programs.

This position is a salaried, one-year limited term position, with the option at discretion of the board of directors, to renew each year. In addition to the salary, the Ranger receives on-site housing with utilities.

The Preservation of the Res, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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2018 Annual Report

The 2018 Annual Report is now available. To learn more about what The Res has accomplished this year, download the Annual Report here:

2018 Annual Report (PDF, 5.3 MB)

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Spooky Halloween Hunt

Join us at The Res for our Spooky Halloween Hunt!
October 28, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Who: Kids 10 and under
What: Games, crafts, snacks, and candy!

Activities will be outdoors, so dress appropriately.

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2017 Annual Report

The 2017 Annual Report is now available. To learn more about what The Res has been up to, download the Annual Report here:

2017 Annual Report (PDF)

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Christmas Tree Sale and Craft Bazaar

The Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

The annual Christmas Tree Sale begins!
Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

If trees are still available:
Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Trees are $20 (Scotch pine, White pine) and $40 (Frasier Fir)
Additional donations are welcome!

Santa will visit The Res on Saturday November 25th from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

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