Conservation Careers and Job Opportunities

If you would like to post information on conservation career opportunities, please contact Executive Director Amy B. Paterson at For additional listings of career opportunities in land conservation throughout the U.S. visit the Land Trust Alliance Job Board.

State Lands Administration Management Chief - Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Vermont's Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation seeks a State Lands Administration Management Chief. Duties include developing, coordinating, maintaining and carrying out the Agency of Natural Resources' land administration and management processes and protocols, and management coordination of state owned lands. Management of associated land records. A Bachelor's degree in a Natural Resources field and five (5) years of work experience in the management and administration of public or private conservation lands are required.

Switzer Environmental Fellowships - Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation

The application period for Switzer Environmental Fellowships is now open. Switzer Fellowships are awarded to highly talented graduate students whose studies are focused on improving environmental quality, and who demonstrate leadership in their field.  Switzer Fellows work in a wide range of fields, including environmental law, public policy, natural resources management, environmental justice, city planning, business and journalism, as well as in the more traditional sciences.

Geospatial Educator - UCONN CLEAR

The University of Connecticut's Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) is hiring a Geospatial Educator. The individual will be responsible for various aspects of several new and existing education programs, including but not limited to overall program planning, workshop organization, workshop instruction including technical training, and coordinating with related programs. They will also perform mapping tasks to support a variety of projects including desktop GIS analysis, developing interactive online maps and story maps, identifying new technologies to meet emerging geospatial needs, and other related tasks. This position is based out of the Middlesex County Extension Office in Haddam, CT.

Development Director - The Rockfall Foundation

The Development Director will be responsible for creation and implementation of an integrated program of fundraising, marketing and communications to increase funding support and public awareness of The Rockfall Foundation. Send a detailed letter of interest, current resume, three (3) professional references with phone or email contact information and salary requirements to Tony Marino, Executive Director via email: (Subject line: Development Director Position).

MLTC Executive Director - Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition

The Board of Trustees of the Mass Land Trust Coalition is seeking a full-time Executive Director with strong non-profit management experience and a highly diverse skill set. Mass Land Trust Coalition is a membership-supported organization working to advance land protection in Massachusetts by providing education, tools, networking, and advocacy support for land trusts and their partners. Send resume and cover letter by January 5, 2018, to Executive Director, Marylynn Gentry at

Part-time Administrative Assistant - Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority

The Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority is looking to hire a part-time Administrative Assistant to the Director. HRRA is a regional governmental waste management authority serving 11 municipalities in Western Connecticut (Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, and Sherman). The hours for this position are 20 hours per week, normally Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 2pm, but will flucuate on meeting weeks. The successful applicant should be able to start immediately, but in no case later than January 15, 2018.

Working Lands Alliance Project Director - American Farmland Trust

American Farmland Trust seeks an energetic self-starter to lead Connecticut’s Working Lands Alliance (WLA). The WLA Project Director is responsible for directing all WLA activities, which include research and education, policy development, grassroots and direct advocacy, outreach and communications, member and public events, budgeting and administration, and fundraising. For a full job desciption click here.

Grant Writer (20 hours/week) - CFE/Save the Sound

An experienced grant writer to research foundation, government, and corporate funding opportunities; prepare grant applications/funding proposals; prepare narrative and financial reports to funders; communicate grant deliverables and deadlines to staff; and maintain grant records.​ For a full job desciption click here or visit

Forestry Degrees & Careers: A Guide for Students

Fire Science Online launched a Forestry career and education guidebook. The Forestry guide features career and employment information, internship listings, scholarships, instructor information, and a degree search tool. You can find the Forestry guide here.


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