Red Rocks Community College - Program Coordinator

The Outdoor Education program at Red Rocks Community College is hiring a full-time program coordinator (to be split/shared with the Law Enforcement program). The Program Specialist provides administrative support to and coordination of functions for multiple academic programs including Law Enforcement and Outdoor Education/Park Ranger Technology. The position completes administrative tasks ranging from processing of payments to vendors to updating websites to supplying educational support materials.  It also coordinates events, including career fairs and onboarding of contingent personnel. Click here for the full posting and instructions to apply. Applications are due September 22.

Conservation Impact - Program Manager

Conservation Impact | Nonprofit Impact is introducing a new program to address the looming gap in nonprofit leadership (preparing-the-next-generation-of-nonprofit-leaders). Now they are looking for our perfect match to become the Program Manager to oversee the new program. The ideal program manager is an experienced nonprofit professional dedicated to making an impact and contributing to the strength and sustainability of the nonprofit sector. S/he believes in the importance of the program and is ready to take on the ownership of developing it to its full potential. The ideal candidate has a track record of building organizations or programs and truly enjoys developing and refining new initiatives. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. This position is open until filled.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science - Program Specialist

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is seeking a Program Specialist I to join their team. If you are passionate about education, want to be surrounded by amazing discoveries, and get geeked out by all things science, then this position may be for you! Museum programs provide opportunities for the Museum to go within the community and ignite their passion for nature & science by delivering school programs, distance learning through our virtual science academy and by attending community festivals, fairs, and events. This position will also serve as an ambassador for the Museum by taking a lead role in setting a positive tone and welcoming environment and ensuring smooth offsite logistical operations for distance learning, offsite programming, and community events. In addition, provides support to Museum Programs by developing, delivering, coordinating and promoting high-quality educational programs.

The full job description is on their website and must be completed by September 25.

Estes Valley Land Trust - Office Manager

Would you like to work for a high-profile, local organization that’s a fixture of the Estes Park community? Do you love nature; are you passionate about preserving land? Do you like working with people and managing an office? If so, check out the Office Manager/Communications Associate Job Description with Estes Valley Land Trust. The application deadline is 5 PM Friday, October 6.

Hudson Gardens - Community Programs and Outreach Coordinator

The Hudson Gardens & Event Center is hiring for a full-time Community Programs & Outreach Coordinator. This position will oversee and provide leadership, development, and execution of community programs and outreach efforts including nature-based field trips, classes, programs, and events.  S/he will additionally encourage community involvement and support through the continued development and management of the volunteer program. Click here to learn more and apply online. Applications are due October 6.

Department of Natural Resources - Assistant Attorney General

The Natural Resources and Environment Section is seeking a full-time Assistant Attorney General to start immediately in the Parks, Wildlife and Trust Lands Unit. This position will represent the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife and the Parks and Wildlife Commission (collectively “CPW”) in a general counsel position with focus on transactional and contracting matters.  Primary duties include representation of CPW in transactions, administrative and judicial proceedings and providing advice and counsel to CPW in the development and implementation of its regulatory and parks and wildlife management programs. Click here for the full job description. Please email Lisa Reynolds, First Assistant Attorney General with the Parks, Wildlife, and Trust Lands Division, with your interest and resume by COB Monday, September 18. reynolds.lisa(at)gmail.com, (720) 508-6252

City of Lakewood - Ranger

Primary responsibility is to provide high quality and innovative educational programs for park visitors and the Lakewood community. Also provides patrol of park properties, enforcement of rules and ordinances, natural resources protection and preservation, and public safety for the park system.  Carries out a variety of duties related to park management and environmental education as directed by the Park Supervisor. Learn more about the City of Lakewood here and read the full job description here. Applications are due September 25.

JeffCo - Stewardship Manager

The Stewardship Manager oversees and supports the establishment of, and adherence to, standards, procedures and performance metrics specific to their team.  The Stewardship Manager performs administrative and supervisory work to conserve, maintain and enhance the resources and assets that are part of Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS). This position leads and supports staff and resources assigned the Stewardship team staff, including Trail Services, Buildings and Historic Sites, Region Coordinator and a Team Assistant.  Plans and implements stewardship and asset management programs, budget, and operations. The Stewardship Manager is a member of the Jefferson County Open Space management team that provides day-to-day leadership of the organization. Reports to the Director of Open Space and Parks. Click here to access the JeffCo jobs board - search for Stewardship Manager. Applications are due September 17.

Tax Credit Connection - Land Protection Specialist

Help preserve land and create financial benefits for the people of Colorado with Tax Credit Connection, Inc. as a Land Protection Specialist in our Longmont, Colorado office. They are looking for a team member to help us work with the landowner (Seller) side of the business. Primary obligations include helping the company to build relationships with key partners in the conservation community, accounting and legal fields and reviewing conservation deals with accuracy, attention to detail and evaluate whether the credits will likely pass the state review process. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. This position is open until filled. 

San Isabel Land Protection Trust - Executive Director

San Isabel Land Protection Trust in beautiful Westcliffe, Colo., seeks an executive director who brings land conservation experience and an entrepreneurial approach to nonprofit management. The successful candidate will be comfortable wearing the many hats needed to run a small, nonprofit organization, including directing fundraising, membership and staff development and ongoing stewardship, as well as understanding and addressing issues facing rural communities and the changing tides of land conservation. Click here for more information about San Isabel and to download the full job description. This position is open until filled. 

City of Boulder OSMP - Trails Stewardship Program Lead

Under general supervision to implement, evaluate, and assist with the development of the Trail Stewardship plans, policies, projects, and management practices at a professional level, consistent with department goals and within a department-wide context that supports all chartered land uses and open space purposes; primarily to deliver professional project design and field work (30-60%), but also to develop program elements or procedures; to develop broad or highly specialized expert strategies and resolution of issues in the area of trail construction; to provide design, consultation, technical assistance, and management to protect and enhance trails on OSMP properties; and to perform related duties as required. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. Learn more about City of Boulder's Open Space * Mountain Parks department here. Applications are due October 15. 

City and County of Denver - Director of Recreation

The City and County of Denver's Department of Parks and Recreation seeks a seasoned recreation professional eager to leverage their talents to represent the public interest, promote recreation stewardship and ensure recreation benefits are sustained for current and future generations alike.  The Director of Recreation will direct the operations of major program areas with the Recreation Division of Denver's Department of Parks and Recreation, such as but not limited to Citywide and Youth Sports, Aquatics, and Fitness.  This position will be responsible for developing annual and multi-year work plans and strategies and ensuring adequate recreation resources are available to achieve and sustain those work plans.  The Director of Recreation will also resolve complex business issues and establish management practices and processes that will secure the accomplishment of performance standards. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. They encourage you to apply as soon as possible because this posting may close without advance notice.

San Juan Mountain Association - Executive Director

The San Juan Mountain Association is seeking a thoughtful, energetic visionary to serve as its next Executive Director, to move the organization forward in a rapidly changing environment. An innovative, creative leader will enable SJMA to continue to serve the public land agencies in a way that is relevant and forward thinking, never losing sight of its mission to promote responsible care of natural and cultural resources through education and hands-on involvement that inspires respect and reverence for our lands. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. This position is open until filled.

Mountain Area Land Trust - Land and Water Conservation Director

The Mountain Area Land Trust announces a job opening for a Land and Water Conservation Director. The position is part-time, 24 hours per week. Job requirements include knowledge and experience negotiating, writing and closing conservation easements or purchasing properties and familiarity of local communities within Clear Creek, Park, Teller, Gilpin Counties, and the mountainous areas of Jefferson and Boulder Counties. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. The position is open until filled.

CSU - Assistant Professor in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

Colorado State University's Warner College of Natural Resources seeks a new resident-instruction/ on-campus tenure-track faculty position to support the department’s teaching, research, and outreach. Workload will be distributed as 50% teaching/advising, 40% research and 10% service/outreach. The Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department is a social science unit with expertise in a number of disciplines working to address a diversity of conservation issues around the globe. We are seeking an individual who can complement this expertise through new methodologies, topical focus areas and/or disciplinary training. Specifically, the individual will contribute to understanding the adaptive and/or innovative capacity of society to global environmental change. We are seeking an individual with expertise to address this topic via their respective social science training and perspective.

The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain an ambitious research program that is strong in its potential for application to conservation issues, and integrates contemporary methods and/or topics. In addition, the successful candidate will value a role in preparing students for conservation work and research, including teaching 3-4 classes annually. Click here for the full job description and to apply. Applications are due November 17.

CCA and CCALT - Fellowships

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust
Fellowships for Future Conservation and Beef Industry Professionals

CCA and CCALT offers (2) post-bachelor fellowships to develop future conservation and beef industry professionals who seek additional qualifications and experiences previous to entering their chosen career path.

The funded fellowships will span a one-year (12 month) time frame focusing on basics of trade association and land trust competencies in Colorado’s ranching and beef production industry.  The fellows will serve as support staff across all sectors of each association.  The varied experience will deliver broad association management knowledge, coupled with strategic execution of programs and services.  Fellows will also experience each organization’s extended networks, and have the opportunity to explore areas of personal interest. Click here for the full description. The fellowships are open until selected.

Other jobs boards in Colorado land conservation

Land Trust Alliance

The Alliance is a national land conservation organization that works to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America. You can find their listed jobs in Colorado on their website.

High Country News

High Country News is a bi-weekly newspaper that reports on the West's natural resources, public lands, and changing communities. Click here to access their online classifieds. 

Boulder County Parks & Open Space

Available positions with Boulder County Parks and Opens Space can be found by clicking here and putting in key words "Parks and Open Space."

Center for Collaborative Conservation

The CCC bridges the activities and interests of Colorado State University with people who do collaborative conservation in communities and local landscapes across Colorado, the American West and around the world. Click here for job listings for collaborative conservation and natural resource careers and internships. 

City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks

City of Boulder OSMP is a CCLT member and often has employment listed related to conservation on their website that may or may note be listed on our website. To view any open position descriptions or apply you can click here.

The Colorado State Forest Service

CSFS is a service and outreach agency of the Warner College of Natural Resources (WCNR) at Colorado State University, with 16 districts and three field offices throughout Colorado. Click here for current employment openings. 

Jefferson County Open Space

JeffCo is a CCLT member and they often have employment opportunities related to the conservation and environmental fields. To view their current job listings, click here and sort results by "Department" to search for listings in "Parks."

Ken­-Caryl Ranch Open Space

Ken-Caryl Ranch often has job opportunities related to conservation and the environment. To view available employment opportunities with Ken­-Caryl Ranch Open Space, click here.

Larimer County Department of Natural Resources

Larimer County DNR is a CCLT member and often has employment opportunities related to the conservation field listed on their website. Click here to view current employment opportunities and sort results by "Department." 

Mile High Youth Corps

Mile High Youth Corps engages youth in training programs that help the planet and provide pathways to a promising future. Corps members plant trees and build parks, construct green buildings, install energy ­efficiency measures and high­ efficiency toilets in low ­income homes and community organizations, and so much more. Click here to access available job descriptions.

Pitkin County Open Space & Trails

Pitkin County Open Space & Trails is a CCLT member, and they often have positions posted related to the conservation and environmental fields. Click here for current job openings with Pitkin County OST.