Boulder County's Parks and Open Space department is hiring an Agricultural Resources Division Manager. This position provides leadership to a highly qualified team of agricultural and water resources specialists who perform a multitude of duties to advance the sustainable management of the 25,000 acres of agricultural lands held by the county open space program. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. Applications are due July 10.
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The Colorado Water Trust seeks a leader who will bring to the position of Executive Director a high degree of energy, integrity and creativity, as well as the analytical, organizational and personal qualities that will garner respect and cooperation from our community partners and other stakeholders. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. Applications are due June 30.
Boulder County Parks and Open Space is hiring a Parks and Open Space Business Operations Technician in the Administration Division. The Administration Division’s mission is to facilitate Boulder County policies and procedures in an informative, considerate, and dependable manner to the public, staff, and other departments. The Technician will perform a variety of customer service and administrative duties in support of this mission. Click here to access the Boulder County jobs board and to find this job posting. Applications are due June 22.
Cottonwood Institute is looking for an inspiring and passionate educator and well-rounded outdoor professional who can learn quickly, teach with integrity and work autonomously. The CAP Instructor will teach the Community Adventure Program (CAP) at one of a number of schools in Denver (see specific openings below). CAP blends service learning, environmental education, and outdoor education. The individual will receive full training in how to successfully implement the CAP curriculum. The position location is split between the school we are partnering with (85%), Simply Storage in Arvada where gear is stored (10%), and the CI office at the Alliance Center in Downtown Denver (5%). Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. Applications are due July 5.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for a temporary Administrative Assistant in the Real Estate Section. Work involves providing professional administrative support to the team of Real Estate Specialists and the Land Protection Specialist who comprise the Section. This is often a fast-paced, deadline-oriented role, which demands excellent attention to detail, an ability to work independently, and the ability to complete projects in a timely fashion. A background in land conservation or real estate is not required, but an interest in the mission of the agency is helpful. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. This position is open until filled.
The Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Planning will assist in leading the strategic direction of planning initiatives and leading a team of parks planning professionals to ensure successful implementation of that vision. Denver's Parks Planning division consists of a team of highly-knowledgeable professionals dedicated to the development and improvement of the City & County of Denver's network of parks and parkways. The Parks Planning division's efforts in planning, design and construction management ensure that Denver's valuable system of parks foster's Denver's development as a world-class city and enriches the lives of Denver's citizens and guests for years to come. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. Position is open until filled.
Montezuma Land Conservancy is seeking an accomplished and passionate leader to implement its strategic vision in land protection and community engagement in Cortez, Colorado. The successful candidate will have proven ability in private land conservation, strategic planning, management, and program planning. A genuine passion for farm and ranch protection in rural communities is required. Proven success in fundraising also highly desired. Click here for the full job description. Applications are due July 15 or until filled.
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks is hiring a Landscape Architect II. Under general direction of the Senior Planner, provide leadership to advance the City of Boulder's Charter purposes for open space to provide wise stewardship of the land and an excellent visitor experience. This position requires close collaboration with multiple work groups and the local community. This position assists in the development of design and construction priorities, workplan schedules, project implementation and staffing requirements. This position requires a seasoned landscape architect with a fine-tuned working knowledge of the open space and recreation facility design processes and a proven track record showing ability to manage complex projects, develop design concepts and construction drawings; deliver projects as scoped, on time, and within budget. The person in this position will develop, organize and coordinate a team approach to design and construction projects. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. Posting closes July 9 at 5pm.
Highlands Ranch Community Association’s Backcountry Wilderness Area team seeks a youth environmental education coordinator who is passionate about working with kids and teaching them to love the outdoors, has experience in youth environmental/outdoor education, and is team oriented, hardworking, and organized. This position will work to build the already strong and multiple offerings of youth environmental education opportunities that exist in the Backcountry Wilderness Area. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. Applications are due July 14.
Conservation Colorado is seeking a full-time Field Organizer to assist with our organizing on the Western Slope in Grand Junction, primarily by building and maintaining relationships with the public and partner groups to achieve conservation wins in Colorado on issues including protections for public lands and rivers, bolstering the renewable energy economy, and addressing climate change. Click here to access the full job post and instructions to apply. Applications are due July 7.
The Public Interest Network is looking for a dedicated staffer to support our IT systems, improve TPIN user experience, and help shape the direction of future IT projects. The IT Operations Administrator will take charge of day-to-day operations and user interactions, serve as the “public face” of the IT Team within the Public Interest Network, and become bottom-line on database application maintenance and development. Click here for the full job description and to apply. Applications are due June 30.
Sierra Club is looking for a dynamic community organizer to increase public support in Colorado to speed the state's transition away from coal-fired power to clean, renewable energy and more equitable energy policies.
We seek someone who, while based in our Denver, CO office, can spend time in communities across Colorado to bring in new volunteer activists and teams to our Beyond Coal campaign, and work in partnership with affected communities in a way that integrates Sierra Club's principles of equity, inclusion and social justice with environmental protection. We are building power in the climate movement while delivering tangible health and economic benefits for communities harmed or ignored by the fossil fuel industry. We support a just transition from fossil fuels to clean energy.
If you are excited to be on the cutting edge of clean energy activism and to help us build up power in Colorado with fellow progressive communities, please apply here: http://bit.ly/2rMyITm This position is open until filled.
The High Line Canal Conservancy has a job opening for a planning manager position. The position provides a unique opportunity to be part of a growing nonprofit dedicated to the long- term protection and enhancement of one of the metro region’s largest and most unique recreational and ecological assets. Having completed an intensive community visioning and planning effort in 2016, the Conservancy is now entering its second phase of planning to create a framework plan that will inform how the vision can be implemented. This position will play a key role in the project management of this initiative and in the day-to-day project management of strategic governmental and private partnerships.
The Planning Manager also serves as the in-house authority on the Canal’s physical features and on the diverse and intricate issues along its reach. The manager collects, synthesizes and provides technical knowledge about the Canal to the Conservancy staff and its leadership teams. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. Applications are due June 30.
The National Wildlife Federation seeks a Senior Director of Public Lands that will oversee and manage a national public lands conservation program, provide thought leadership and campaign oversight and serve as a primary ambassador and fundraiser for the program. The national Public Lands program will be based out of the Denver office, but will form close internal partnerships and coordinate closely with staff from the National Advocacy Center (NAC) and other regions and departments to assure a coordinated and comprehensive approach to public lands conservation.
The Senior Director will oversee multiple, complex and coordinated campaigns to protect and conserve public lands, wildlife habitat and water including defending against proposals to dispose of public lands or diminish environmental protections. Guided by the new NWF Strategic Plan and a vision for 'One Federation' built on strong affiliate relationships, the Senior Director will solidify existing and forge new funder relationships, bolster partner collaborations across campaigns, coalesce the power of diverse conservation voices (focused on hunters and anglers but broadening to include other constituencies), create synergy with our affiliates, and serve as a leader on public lands issues within and outside of NWF. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. This position is open until filled.
The Butterfly Pavilion is looking for a Volunteer Program Manager, responsible for developing, implementing, and managing an exemplary volunteer program to support Butterfly Pavilion in achieving its strategic goals of providing the best possible experience for our audience, being a recognized scientific authority, and being a leading educational institution. Click here for the full job description and to apply. Position is open until filled.
The legal fellowship with Defenders of Wildlife is a 1-2 year position based in Defenders’ Washington, D.C. National Headquarters office, or its Denver, CO office. The position is intended for a highly qualified individual committed to wildlife and natural resource conservation. Primary emphasis is on providing legal research, writing, and litigation support for cases involving federal wildlife and natural resources laws to conserve biological diversity, and the advancement of Defenders’ conservation policies. Click here for the full description of the fellowship. Open until filled, so don't delay.
SJMA 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. Applications are due July 1.
Bear River Land Conservancy is seeking an executive director who is primarily responsible for its day-to-day operations. The executive director is responsible for assisting in the creation of all organizational plans, and primarily responsible for the implementation of the organization’s mission to conserve critical lands. To apply: Submit resume, cover letter and references in PDF format to BRLC@BearRiverLandConservancy.org by June 15 with “BRLC Executive Director Application” in the subject line. Interviews are expected to begin July 1. This position has an expected start date of September 1.
Colorado Open Lands is growing our charitable giving team with the addition of a Data & Direct Mail Manager. This person will be charged with leading, managing, and being accountable for COL’s data, contact/donor management platforms, and direct mail campaigns. This is an opportunity to join a growing and dynamic organization dedicated to protecting Colorado’s most significant land-based resources. This position reports to the Director of Philanthropy, and is based in Lakewood, CO, with teleworking options available.
This position is .75 FTE (30 hours/week), salary of $31,500 and is eligible for a full benefits package. Our competitive compensation package includes: 401k plan with corporate match, health insurance (medical, dental, & vision, health savings account), life and disability insurance, paid time off and a collaborative, flexible work environment. To apply, email cover letter, résumé, and three relevant references to Brandy Bertram at BBertram@coloradoopenlands.org. See full job description at: Colorado Open Lands Careers.
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.