The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is seeking an experienced and collaborative leader to join the Lands Administration and Recreation Division as Land Acquisition Coordinator. Interested candidates can learn more and apply before March 5th by searching for position # 622874 at http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers.
Conservation Careers and Job Opportunities
The Westchester Land Trust, located in Bedford Hills, New York, is hiring a full-time Preserve Manager and Educator who will be responsible for carrying out land stewardship projects on land protected by the Westchester Land Trust as well as performing a lead and support educator role in a variety of land stewardship-based education programs.
Highstead, a regional land conservation and ecological research center in Redding, Connecticut, is accepting applications for a stewardship/ecology intern in the spring and summer of 2018. Visit www.highstead.net/about/Internships for more information.
The Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) is seeking applications for our River Stewards of Tomorrow Watershed Conservation Internship positions, available for summer 2018. River Stewards will work on a variety of projects related to water resource management, wildlife conservation and land protection. River Stewards will either be assigned to our Berkshire field office in Stockbridge, MA and work primarily in the Massachusetts portion of the watershed; or to our main office in Cornwall Bridge, CT and work primarily in the Connecticut and New York portions of the watershed.
The Connecticut Forest & Park Association's Development Assistant will be responsible for the administrative aspects of development activities. This is a part-time, 20 to 25 hours per week position (without benefits, but with the potential for growth). For a full job description, click here.
Love working outside? Want to gain real hands on experience in the trail conservation and outdoor recreation fields? Become a CFPA intern and help improve Connecticut's 825-mile Blue Blazed Hiking Trail System. The Trail Internship is full-time from early June to mid-August. Interns will generally work 35 to 40 hours/week. Scheduling is flexible to accommodate college start dates. Depending on the project location, the work week may include weekends. Interns will work, travel, and camp together.
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.
Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound is seeking a senior fundraising professional to expand on our proven record in major gift development. For a full job description visit www.ctenvironment.org/employment.
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.
Access the guide here. Fire Science Online launched a unique Connecticut guide focused on providing career and education information. They provide a list of schools and programs from the U.S. federal government National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and provide interviews with fire experts in Connecticut.