City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks is hiring for a water resource coordinator. This position supports and manages broad or highly specialized responsibilities and produce short-to-medium-term deliverables in the development and implementation of the Agricultural Stewardship work group's water rights protection and infrastructure projects and management practices consistent with department plans and policies within a department-wide context that supports all chartered land uses and open space purposes. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply Applications are due September 3.
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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.
The Masters of the Environment (MENV) Graduate Program at CU Boulder is now accepting applications for a Career Services Manager. The central purpose of this position is to facilitate employment of MENV students and alumni through career counseling, employer engagement, and other events and programming. The anticipated salary range for this position is $50,000 - $60,000/annually. The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit, and an ECO Pass. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. Applications are due September 4.
This three-month position with The Greenway Foundation’s SPREE program offers a wide range of experiences in environmental education and youth development. The position involves working with a team of educators to lead pre school-5th-grade students on environmental education excursions at multiple locations along the South Platte River in Denver, as well as assisting with some educational and youth volunteer events. Seasonal educators will also have the opportunity to work with and mentor The Greenway Foundation’s teenage interns as they explore the field of environmental education. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. This position is open until filled.
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.
The Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) Research & Grants Coordinator will research and identify local, state, federal, private and non-profit grant funding opportunities in support of Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) priority projects and programs in line with the JCOS mission, vision, and Master Plan goals. Click here for the full job description. Apply by August 24 at 6pm through their jobs board.
The Planning Manager position provides critical planning knowledge, expertise and support to the agency, staff and the Commission, on statewide and property-level planning. The Planning Manager takes a lead or facilitative role with state park management plans and master planning. The position is responsible for leading development of the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). In addition, helps manage the daily operations of Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Strategic and Operational plans, including updating directives and policies. In coordination with other CPW staff, develops and employs effective public involvement strategies and advises on the integration of those outcomes into agency decision-making or planning efforts. Click here for the full job description and to apply. Applications are due August 23 at 5pm.
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. Applications are due August 31.
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.
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 on 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 to access the full contract position descriptions. Both start in August, so don't delay in applying!
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.
Highlands Ranch Metro District is currently seeking an experienced, motivated individual to fill the Park Ranger position in the Parks, Recreation and Open Space department. The successful candidate must be a team player and have a strong desire to provide excellent service to our community. This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week, which does require working a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays and evenings. Click here for the full job description. This position is open until filled.
The Central Colorado Conservancy is searching for a talented Development and Program Director. The exciting role is currently funded for ten-months full time, with the opportunity to become a longer-term full-time role given positive outcomes. Responsibilities include fundraising and donor development plus project management of a high-profile regional project. The Salida-based position offers an opportunity to make a difference, connect to a special community, learn and grow as part of a strong team. Click here for a full job description and instructions to apply. Applications are accepted until August 25.
The Intern Coordinator is responsible for managing effective and efficient administrative support of individual placement and intern cohort programs within SCC, recruiting and placing about 50-75 AmeriCorps interns per year within the geographic region served by SCC. This position interacts with other Conservation Legacy staff on admissions processes, member tracking, and other areas of administrative support. This person will be responsible for the IP program across the state and may work with a team of staff in the future if the program grows. The Intern Coordinator reports to the Regional Directors (RDs) in the Durango & Salida, CO and New Mexico SCC offices. Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply. Preference will be given to applications submitted by August 16.
The Program Director plays an important role in the successful and effective implementation of the mission of the Mountain Park Environmental Center. MPEC’s mission is to provide environmental education in order to create a citizenry that understands, respects, enjoys, and cares for themselves, their families, community, and the natural world. Click here for the full job description and to apply. This position is open until filled.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.