Conservation Colorado - Southwest Field Organizer (Durango)

Conservation Colorado is seeking a Field Organizer based in Durango, Colorado who will work primarily on public lands, climate, and water issues, building a cohort of activists and local leaders who engage key decision makers, influence policy and advocate for conservation practices.

About Conservation Colorado Conservation Colorado works to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life by mobilizing people and electing conservation-minded policy makers. We work closely with policy leaders, citizen activists, businesses and other allies, and have built a reputation as one of the leading conservation advocacy organizations in the region. This coming year we will be tackling everything from nationally leading policy to address climate change, ensuring our state has enough water for future generations, increasing the state’s use of renewable energy, and defending our public lands from attacks by the Trump administration.

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Land & Rivers Fund - Sales and Program Manager

Land & Rivers Fund protects the land and rivers in our community that we all love. The primary beneficiaries, Eagle River Watershed Council (ERWC) and the Eagle Valley Land Trust (EVLT), are the only nonprofits in our community whose primary focus is to protect our local natural resources. Land & Rivers Fund is no cost to retailers and an affordable way for people to protect the land and rivers of our community. Participating businesses get to showcase their support of land and river protection by simply adding a surcharge (typically 1%) to qualifying purchases. A voluntary donation, customers may ask for the surcharge to be removed. Not just for EVLT and ERWC, Land & Rivers also funds a community grant program available to other organizations and communities as they work to improve natural resources in our area. As more donations are received, more funding becomes available to our community.

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Wilderness Workshop - Director of Conservation (Carbondale)

In fulfillment of WW’s mission, the Conservation Director develops, leads and implements WW’s conservation program in partnership with the Executive Director and other program staff. The Conservation Director develops and implements WW’s forest, restoration, aquatic, responsible recreation, and wilderness programs. These programs evolve over time or change depending on the current set of threats to our public lands, and the Conservation Director plays a lead role in identifying new opportunities for program impact.

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Trust for Public Land - Project Manager

The Project Manager is a key member of The Trust for Public Land’s close-knit Colorado & Southwest team.  S/he works to acquire and conserve priority lands that enhance and expand access to our public lands, ensure local residents have close-to-home parks, trails and open space, and help rural communities fulfill their visions for the landscapes that surround them. S/he uses a broad spectrum of nonprofit land acquisition techniques and sound business practices to produce tangible, lasting on-the-ground results. This position generates support for The Trust for Public Land through donations and the successful completion of real estate transactions.


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Colorado Open Lands - Stewardship Specialist

Summary of Position: Colorado Open Lands (COL) is excited to announce that we are seeking a passionate and dedicated land conservation Stewardship Specialist to join our team in our Lakewood, Colorado office. The Stewardship Specialist supports the conservation easement stewardship functions of COL and will work with farmers, ranchers and landowners across the state in helping to steward their conservation easements. The Specialist will also serve as a program technician for COL’s GIS program and will be responsible for administering and improving the inter-departmental Salesforce Locate Database.


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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation - Land Operations Manager

The primary responsibility of the position is to advance the growing Land Protection and Access Program of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The ideal candidate has vast experience with completing lands transactions, mentorship, and demonstrates strong interpersonal skills to manage team relations. This position will cultivate and complete realty transactions (both conservation and non-conservation) independently and in support of direct reports and RMEF’s Development staff. The position will also undertake analyses and preparation of programmatic projects involving policy and procedures. Participating as a member of project fundraising strategy teams on nationally important projects will be expected. This position will work closely with the Director of Lands on Program goals and provide leadership to direct reports while implementing program strategy. This position may also work closely with Federal and State Agency partners and RMEF Development and Legal Staff in providing technical expertise.

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The Nature Conservancy - Freshwater Technical Project Manager

This position closes Tuesday, November 13th.

The Freshwater Technical Project Manager provides technical support and leadership for freshwater conservation initiatives and on-the-ground projects in Colorado, with a geographic focus primarily on the Yampa / White Basin, and secondarily on the Dolores, San Miguel, and San Juan River Basins.

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The Nature Conservancy - Stewardship Compliance and Asset Portfolio Manager

This position closes Wednesday, November 20.

The Stewardship Compliance & Asset Portfolio Manager is responsible for furthering the Conservancy’s strategic goals by overseeing all aspects of the Colorado chapter’s Conservation Easement and Preserve Compliance Program and by leading efforts to evaluate and implement key real estate transfers as part of an overall asset portfolio management strategy. This is a two-year term position with a possibility of extension, based in Boulder, Colorado.

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National Wild Turkey Federation - Director of Operations - West Region

The National Wild Turkey Federation has an immediate need for a full-time Director of Conservation Operations in the West Region of the United States.   This region would include Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.  The selected individual must reside in one of the states within the region

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Gates Family Foundation - Program Associate/Program Officer

Our new Program Associate (entry-level) or Program Officer (for more experienced candidates) will support the Natural Resources and Community Development team on all aspects of grantmaking in these two areas, and join the rest of the staff in the Foundation’s capital grantmaking work. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume no later than November 2, as we aim to fill the position in late 2018.

To learn more and apply, please visit our website.

This position supports two members of our staff who have been promoted to Senior Program Officers:

Laia Mitchell (Senior Program Officer, Community Development) joined the Foundation as a program associate in April 2015. Laia’s work focuses on economic opportunity, food systems and agriculture, multi-modal transportation, and community planning and development in urban and rural areas. Her previous experience includes urban and regional planning and social enterprises, including work at the Mile High Business Alliance, the Piton Foundation/Gary Community Investments, Mile High Connects, and the City and County of Denver Public Works. As a Fulbright scholar, she spent three years working with organic farmers and teaching English in northern Spain. She is bilingual in Spanish and English.

Russell Schnitzer (Senior Program Officer, Natural Resources) joined the Foundation in November 2016 to support work in water resources management and land conservation. Russ's career in nonprofit conservation has carried him from organizational development and strategic planning to large-scale project management, major gifts fundraising, and public policy. He spent a decade with Trout Unlimited, six years with The Nature Conservancy and is a former U.S. Forest Service smokejumper. Russ is a recipient of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Achievement Award, and has co-authored a number of publications pertaining to the intersection of social values and the environment.

Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust - Stewardship Coordinator

The Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust (RiGHT) seeks an energetic and motivated

Stewardship Coordinator to manage on-going conservation easement stewardship and

to work within our community to inspire a culture of conservation and connect people to

our amazing natural resources in the San Luis Valley. The upper Rio Grande is an

inspiring and welcoming place to work because it has a deep history of collaborating to

solve its problems.

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Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) - Communications Officer


Working out of GOCO’s downtown Denver office, the communications officer reports to and collaborates with the communications director and manages one or more communications interns. The communications officer serves as GOCO’s principal copywriter and associate editor and runs GOCO’s website and blog, email marketing, press release production, and select special projects. The communications officer gives GOCO a voice and engages with communities on several social media channels, including those created in support of Generation Wild, a major, statewide marketing and communications campaign connecting Colorado kids and their families to the outdoors.



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Larimer County Engineering and Department of Natural Resources - Land Agent

Larimer County Engineering and the Department of Natural Resources is seeking an individual with experience in the acquisition of right of way, trail easements, fee simple purchases and conservation easements. This position requires an individual with a strong understanding of title, legal descriptions and appraisals. Applicants must also have a good skill set for the drafting of conservation easements and contracts. Applicants must have the ability and confidence to work one on one with landowners, attorneys, and be proficient with presentations to our various county boards and commissions.

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Job closes 9/2/18

High Line Canal Conservancy - Intern

The High Line Canal Conservancy (Conservancy) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to
preserve, protect and enhance the 71-mile long High Line Canal in partnership with the public.
The Conservancy was formed in 2014 by a passionate coalition of private citizens to provide
leadership and harness the region’s commitment to protecting the future of the Canal—a 100-
foot-wide corridor comprising the Canal channel, trail and adjacent vegetation. With support
from each of the 11 jurisdictions along the Canal’s reach, and in partnership with Denver Water,
the Conservancy is working to ensure that the Canal is protected and enhanced for future
generations. Learn more about the Canal and the Conservancy at

Read more about the internship and application instructions here. 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Real Estate Program Assistant I

The Real Estate Program Assistant provides office management work for a number of statewide real estate programs, together with technical support with respect to Real Estate Database Management, and many of the Section's procurement, accounting, vendor payments and program budget tracking needs. This position serves as a technical expert and trainer on all databases and software programs utilized by Section staff.

Link to Apply: Job Posting