National Wildlife Federation - Public Lands Digital Media Intern

The National Wildlife Federation seeks a Public Lands Digital Media Intern for our Denver, CO office. We seek a motivated individual for this 48 week, paid, full-time position. For those looking to establish themselves in the environmental and conservation field, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) intern program is a fantastic opportunity. NWF is the nation's largest member-supported conservation organization, working to combat climate change, reconnect our children with nature, and protect America's wildlife and habitat. Click here for the job posting and instructions to apply. This internship is open until filled.

La Plata Open Space Conservancy - Development DIrector

LPOSC is hiring a full-time Development Director to work at our Durango office, in collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to develop and implement outreach and fundraising strategies to accomplish annual revenue and program goals. The ideal candidate is experienced in fundraising, with a portfolio of experience demonstrating successful activities and campaigns cultivating donor relationships, securing major philanthropic contributions, coordinating public events, securing grant funding, and bringing enthusiasm and creativity to this aspect of the organization. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. This position is open until filled. 

Little Thompson Watershed Coalition - Assistant Watershed Coordinator

The Little Thompson Watershed Coalition is seeking a full-time Assistant Watershed Coordinator on the front range of Colorado. Must be a motivated, organized, self-starter and team player with good communications skills to assist with flood recovery and resiliency projects for a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. The ideal candidate is a positive problem solver who enjoys a challenge and copes well with change. The job primarily consists of assisting with procuring and managing consultants and contractors for restoration work while also ensuring compliance with several federal grant programs, through project implementation and grant close out. Click here for a detailed position description, qualification requirements, and how to apply. This position is open until filled.

Denver Zoo - Conservation and Research Grants Manager

The Conservation and Research Grants Manager position advances Denver Zoo's mission and goals by managing the Conservation and Research Department's (CRD) contributions to the development of funding proposals for grants and major gifts, provide oversight for grants management, and grant and other donor stewardship reporting to help further Denver Zoo's field conservation programs. In addition, this position is responsible for providing departmental budget oversight, development of administrative structures in external/overseas offices, and department logistical support. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. Applications are due July 31.

The Nature Conservancy - Director of Finance and Operations

The Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) with The Nature Conservancy of Colorado will provide overall direction and leadership for all operations functions within the Colorado Business Unit, including Finance, Human Resources, Facilities, Information Systems, Office Management and/or Safety.  The DFO is a critical member of the Colorado Leadership Team, responsible for developing, directing, and executing strategies and plans for all activities related to finance, grants and contracts, human resources, workplace culture, facilities and fleet management, information systems, business administration, office management and safety. Click here for the full job description and to apply. Applications are due July 30.

Adams County - Legislative and Regional Affairs Administrator

Exciting new position with Adams County Government! This position establishes and maintains relationships through interactions and communications with legislative bodies and regulatory agencies to promote the public policy goals directly related to laws under which the organization operates; solicits or prepares and proposes legislation and regulatory changes; and identifies affected interests. Click here for the full job description and to apply. Applications are due July 26 at 4:30pm.

CSFS - Program Manager, Forest Management Division

Under the direct supervision of the Forest Management Division Supervisor at the Colorado State Forest Service, this position is responsible for the oversight and administration of programs supporting forest stewardship activities on private lands in Colorado. Specifically, this position will be responsible for program administration, professional forestry functions, and science-based forest management expertise supporting the field units (districts) in providing programs to the citizens of Colorado. Specific programs under the direction of this position include Forest Stewardship and Forest Agricultural Tax Classification. The position maintains key working relationships with partners, particularly with the United States Forest Service ( USFS ) and the Natural Resource Conservation Service ( NRCS ). The incumbent represents Colorado State Forest Service ( CSFS ) on the NRCS State Technical Committee and related Forestry Advisory Subcommittee and serves as the CSFS liaison with the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts. This position requires proficiency in general program management skills including but not limited to: recording accomplishments, meeting deadlines, handling budgets, and supporting field operations. Click here for the full job description and to apply. For full consideration, applications are due July 31.

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.

Colorado Foundation for Water Education - Education and Outreach Coordinator

CFWE is hiring a coordinator position. The Education and Outreach Coordinator will play an active role in achieving the Colorado Foundation for Water Education’s mission by implementing and expanding educational programs and outreach activities for more than 570 individual and organizational members, 5,500 supporters, and Colorado’s general public. Responsibilities lie within many of CFWE’s functional areas, including: member engagement, communications and marketing, and educational events. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. This position is open until filled.

Highlands Ranch Metro District - Park Planner

The Highlands Ranch Metro District is seeking a Park Planner for the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department. The Park Planner performs design tasks and planning work, performs project presentations, writing of specifications, and offers field support of new capital projects including parks, trails, parkway landscaping, and renovation projects. The position includes supervision over consultants and contractors and general supervision over seasonal or other section staff as needed or required. The Park Planner provides project management for the construction of District projects, acts as field coordinator and inspector and oversees other assigned projects to ensure contractor compliance. The Planner will assist with facilitating public input meetings, presentations of plans with citizen groups, developers, and other governmental agencies. The position will facilitate advertisements for bids and assists with recommendations for bid selection. Other duties include ensuring applicable local building codes, ADA compliance, handling customer and vendor situations, maintaining records and the park’s library, and responds to public inquiries. The Planner helps monitor intergovernmental actions affecting parks, parkways, trails and facilities. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. This position is open until filled.

City and County of Denver - Asst Dir of Parks and Recreation Planning

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 - Executive Director

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. Position is open until filled.

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.