Colorado West Land Trust - Development and Communications Associate

Colorado West Land Trust (CWLT) is a collaboration of the Mesa Land Trust and the Black Canyon Regional Land Trust. CWLT, a private, charitable nonprofit organization, has conserved over 120,000 acres across six Western Colorado Counties. Our mission is to protect and enhance agricultural land, wildlife habitat and scenic lands in western Colorado to benefit the community at large, enrich lives, provide opportunities for outdoor recreation, and ensure our connection to the land for generations to come. The organization is governed by an 18- member Board of Directors and has eight full-time employees at offices in Grand Junction and Montrose, Colorado.

Get more information about this position and directions to apply here. 

The Nature Conservancy - Sustainable Grazing Lands Conservation Associate

The Sustainable Grazing Lands Conservation Associate advances Colorado’s Sustainable Grazing Lands Program by providing technical and project coordination, relationship management and support.  The Conservation Associate also provides administrative and project support that advances the goals of the broader Sustainable Food and Water Team. This is a two-year term position based in Boulder, Colorado with frequent travel during the field season (April – October).

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The Nature Conservancy - Land and Water Conservation Coordinator

The Land and Water Conservation Coordinator performs and participates in land protection and management including, but not limited to preserve and conservation easement monitoring, ecological monitoring, facilities maintenance, database management, administrative support and outreach. A primary function will be to supervise a group of seasonal staff to conduct stewardship activities. This is a two-year term position based in Boulder, Colorado. Significant travel is required during the field season (2-5 days per week, April – October) to properties located across Colorado.

Get more information and apply for this position here.

The Nature Conservancy - Prescribed Fire Specialist

The Prescribed Fire Specialist works as a member of Colorado’s Forest Restoration and Fire Program with The Nature Conservancy. The goal of this program is to increase the pace and scale of forest restoration in priority Colorado landscapes with partner organizations and agencies. This position reports to the Fire Manager and will work on all aspects of prescribed burn project planning and implementation including filling key leadership roles during fire operations. It will also work to build support and capacity to use prescribed fire through outreach, education, and field and classroom training initiatives with other non-profit organizations, local fire departments, and a variety of agencies at all levels. Other duties may include participation in wildfire suppression incidents, forestry, monitoring, station management, and other activities in support of Colorado’s Forest Restoration and Fire Program goals.

 

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Palmer Land Trust - Director of Philanthropy

Palmer Land Trust seeks a Director of Philanthropy to build and grow the organization’s philanthropic programming, including individual giving, institutional relations, corporate and business partnerships, and planned giving. With more than 130,000 acres under permanent conservation, Palmer Land Trust is one of the leading nonprofit land conservation organizations in Colorado and is one of the twenty largest local land trusts in the nation.

Get more information about this position and how to apply here.

State of Colorado - Stewardship Trust Manager

Does the opportunity to travel across the magnificent state of Colorado to steward 300,000
acres of land thrill you? Do you want to affect statewide stewardship policy to safeguard
natural values found in Colorado? Look no further. This is your dream job.

The Colorado State Land Board -- a state agency that manages a $4 billion endowment of
financial, land, and mineral assets for the benefit of K-12 schoolchildren -- is looking for a
Stewardship Trust Manager to join our conservation services team. On any given day you
might be presenting to our Governor-appointed Commissioners, inventorying ecological data,
liaising with agriculture communities, or hiking mountainous terrain to inspect our
Stewardship Trust properties.

Get more information on this position and how to apply here. 

Arapahoe County Open Spaces Department - Seasonal Maintenance Technicians

Arapahoe County's Open Spaces Department is looking for four Seasonal Maintenance Technicians to perform a wide variety of duties providing maintenance and stewardship for Arapahoe County's Open Spaces including landscaped areas, trails, fences, trail heads, parking areas, and ensuring that safety concerns are immediately addressed.

These positions pay more than most similar positions in the local industry PLUS offer the additional benefit of working outside, building an invigorating new program.

These are perfect jobs for people who have the summer off from school or teaching, or are thinking about going into forestry, parks maintenance, landscape management or natural resources conservation. 

If you are a hard worker with some background in park, open space, trail or landscape maintenance and your dream is to work outside enhancing the environment for the citizens of Arapahoe County, we are looking for you!

The advertisement for these positions is “open until filled” so don’t miss your opportunity and apply TODAY!!

For more information and to apply, please go to our website located at:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/arapahoe/default.cfm

UPDATED San Isabel Land Protection Trust - Executive Director

San Isabel Land Protection Trust seeks an executive director who possesses fundraising experience and an interest in land conservation. The successful candidate will be comfortable wearing the many hats needed to run a small, nonprofit organization, including leading fundraising, membership development, supervising staff and being the face of the organization.

For more information about San Isabel and a full job description, go to sanisabel.org. Email your resumé and cover letter and salary requirements by June 1to Vickerml@botanicgardens.org. All applications must be received via email. No phone calls, please.

Frontier Group - Policy Associate

Frontier Group uses the power of ideas and information to achieve a cleaner environment and a fairer and more democratic society. We are issue experts, writers and analysts who recognize that having the facts on your side is important but isn’t enough to change the world – it also takes effective communication, organizing and advocacy to get real results.

We produce timely, high-quality research reports on the nation’s pressing challenges: environmental protection, sustainable energy, good government and more. We help shape effective public policy strategies that address those problems. And we work to make sure the public and decision-makers hear our message through the media.

To maximize our impact, we partner with groups in The Public Interest Network – the nation’s premier network of public interest organizations – and other organizations to insert our research and ideas into public policy debates at the local, state and federal levels.

We're hiring Policy Associates to do policy research and analysis, plus get hands-on experience in public interest advocacy and organizing.

See the full job description here. 

City of Boulder, Colorado - Parks and Recreation Seasonal Integrated Pest Management and Conservation Technician

Overall Objective: Under general direction, performs a variety of integrated pest management (IPM), wildlife management and maintenance tasks on natural lands. Performs related duties as assigned. 

More information including minimum and desired qualifications at website linked below.

The City of Boulder is committed to hiring employees who provide excellent customer service.  Our employees act with a high level of integrity and take responsibility for their words and actions.  They strive to respect and appreciate each individual’s differences and to work effectively with all people and their diverse backgrounds.  We support candid and honest interactions, which respect other points of view, and are sensitive to communication differences.  We achieve organizational goals through inclusive problem solving, planning and decision-making. 

Required background checks:  Department of Motor Vehicle, Criminal, General Reference

To apply please visit https://bouldercolorado.gov/human-resources/city-jobs.  To find this position the fastest, type IPM into the search and be sure you are applying for the Seasonal Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Conservation Technician for the Parks and Recreation Department. 

Colorado Open Lands - Land Stewardship Intern

Colorado Open Lands is pleased to announce an opening for a Land Stewardship Intern in our Lakewood, Colorado office. This position is a 12-week full-time paid internship. The intern will learn professional conservation easement stewardship skills with COL’s experienced staff, primarily through monitoring conservation easements and addressing enforcement issues. The intern will also receive exposure to the activities of a non-profit land trust including land conservation and community outreach.

To apply, please send your résumé and cover letter to intern@coloradoopenlands.org no later than April 8th, 2018.

For more information on the duties, requirements, and qualifications for this position, please visit coloradoopenlands.org/about-colorado-open-lands/careers.

UPDATE: San Isabel Land Protection Trust - Executive Director

San Isabel Land Protection Trust seeks an executive director who possesses fundraising experience and an interest in land conservation. The successful candidate will be comfortable wearing the many hats needed to run a small, nonprofit organization, including leading fundraising, membership development, supervising staff and being the face of the organization. For more information about San Isabel and a full job description, go to sanisabel.org. Email your resumé and cover letter and salary requirements by April 6 to Vickermanl@botanicgardens.org. All applications must be received via email. No phone calls, please.

Palmer Land Trust - Land Stewardship Director

Position Closing Date: 3/16/18

Palmer Land Trust seeks a Land Stewardship Director to advance the organization’s robust land stewardship program which includes a portfolio of both public and private conserved lands throughout southern Colorado. With over 120 conservation easements on 106,000 acres of conserved land, as well as fee ownership of two properties, Palmer Land Trust is one of the leading nonprofit land conservation organizations in Colorado.

Get full job description and application information on the Palmer Land Trust jobs board

U.S. PIRG Fellowship

Speak For The Public Interest
Every day, whether it’s in Washington, D.C., a state capitol, or a corporate boardroom, someone is making a decision that will affect all of us — it could be about our health, our safety, or our democracy. Special interest groups spend billions of dollars to influence these decisions. Someone needs to speak for the public interest. As a U.S. PIRG Fellow, that’s what you’ll do.

What It Means To Be A Fellow
You won’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world, working on everything from reducing the overuse of antibiotics in the food industry to defending consumer protections on Wall Street. You’ll be recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to get results.

This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders with U.S. PIRG. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups.

TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY: http://bit.ly/2EyeUXd

U.S. PIRG is part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit publicinterestnetwork.org to learn more.

U.S. PIRG is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

Become An Environment America Fellow

Work as if our planet depended on it.

We need to build a greener, healthier world with clean air, clean water and clean energy. We approach this challenge one step at a time, putting the environment first at every step along the way.

Imagine yourself organizing a town hall meeting on solar power. Or building a community coalition to keep local waters clean. Imagine building the organizational power—the funds, the membership, the activist base and more— that it takes to keep all of this critical work going for the long haul.

That’s what you’ll do with Environment America. We work to mobilize support it takes to build more solar and wind power, reduce global warming pollution, keep our beaches, rivers and streams clean, protect our wildlife and wild places, and hold polluters accountable when they violate our environmental laws.

This work has never been more urgent or challenging, and not only because Donald Trump is in the White House. The mantra of “economic growth at any cost” is degrading the quality of our environment and wasting the natural resource base that make our lives possible. At the same time, the opportunity to pivot to a greener, healthier way of living is at hand. Rising to this challenge is our mission and our cause. If you see it as your mission too, this is the place for you.

TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY, CLICK HERE.

Environment America is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.

 

San Isabel Land Protection Trust - Executive Director

San Isabel Land Protection Trust seeks an executive director who possesses fundraising experience and an interest in land conservation. The successful candidate will be comfortable wearing the many hats needed to run a small, nonprofit organization, including leading fundraising, membership development, supervising staff and being the face of the organization. For more information about San Isabel and a full job description, go to sanisabel.org. Email your resumé and cover letter and salary requirements to Vickermanl@botanicgardens.org. All applications must be received via email. No phone calls, please.

Land Trust Alliance - Southwest/California Program Manager

Deadline February 16, 2018

The Southwest/CA Program Manager position offers an exciting opportunity to play a leadership role in the land conservation community. The successful candidate must have working knowledge or previous experience working with land trusts and the ability to build and sustain close, working relationships with diverse stakeholders in the context of complex western conservation and land use issues. Coordinating with state associations is an essential responsibility as the position focuses on enhancing their capacity to achieve their missions more effectively. The incumbent is primarily responsible for developing, managing and delivering Alliance organizational advancement programs and services to build strong land trusts in CA, CO, TX, NV, UT, NM and AZ, She/he will be responsible for the delivery and evaluation of a suite of tools and resources to land trusts, such as organizational assessments, training and mentoring programs, one-on-one technical coaching and assistance, targeted capacity building or program development grants, and accreditation preparation services.  She/He will strategically work with consultants to bring a high level of expertise in such areas as strategic planning, fundraising, and strategic conservation planning. Find out more about the position HERE.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Administrative Assistant III, Real Estate (Temporary Job)

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.

Required skills:

• Excellent work ethic and attitude
• Very strong background in MS Office Suite: PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Publisher and
particularly Access; ability to use Adobe Acrobat Professional (not Reader)
• Familiarity with relational databases and their application
• Familiarity with Google Apps and their use in business applications
• Willingness to work as part of a team and to take direction from management and
senior staff

Please email a current resume, cover letter, and separate description of
one page or less outlining computer skills to: elizabeth.dowling@state.co.us. Qualified
applicants will be contacted to arrange for an interview.

Colorado Open Lands - Office Manager

Love Colorado? So do we! Colorado Open Lands is searching for an experienced and dynamic Office Manager who enjoys a fast-paced, hard-working, collegial and fun work atmosphere who will help us achieve our goals in conserving Colorado! This position reports to the Director of Operations and is critical to ensuring the smooth and efficient operations of the offices and its 17 staff and will help support administrative, HR and Finance functions as well as the Development team, Programs, and the President.  This person should be savvy about all aspects of operations and is someone who can simultaneously manage daily tasks while also keeping long-term projects moving. Reliability, responsiveness, self-direction, good judgment and excellent customer service are essential for this position. The position is exempt, 40 hours/week (100% time), salary range $40,000-$50,000 (depending on experience) with a robust benefits package (medical & HSA, vision, dental, 401k, PTO, etc.). Apply here

Conservation Legacy - Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator with Conservation Legacy in Durango implements initiatives within Stewards Individual Placement Program. This position coordinates program initiatives by interacting with program partners, supervisors and members. The Program Coordinator ensures all assigned positions are successfully recruited, supervisors are properly oriented with program policy and procedures and supported during the term of service. The Program Coordinator also ensures the members are oriented with program policy and procedures and supported during the term of service. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. This position is open until filled.