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This job board features listings from conservation-related nonprofits, government agencies and businesses across the northeast region—making it a go-to source for career opportunities in land conservation.

Find your next job in land conservation today!

Starting your career in the land conservation field? We put together a resource page with a list of local and national organizations that provide opportunities for young conservationists.

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We have also put together a list of additional job resources to help you find your next conservation career opportunity.

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If you have a question about the job board or any of the resources listed above, please contact Cristina Hayden at chayden@ctconservation.org

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Operations

Haven’s Harvest is a local food rescue organization focused on keeping excess food in the food system. Organized as a 501(c)3 for environmental purposes, our mission is to reduce food waste and build community one food rescue at a time. We work with a committed volunteer corps (approximately 200 active volunteers) that uses the Food Rescue Hero app to select…

Deadline: 04/24/24
Finance, Projects/Programs

The Connecticut Green Bank (hereafter “Green Bank”) is seeking a Senior Manager to join its growing Environmental Infrastructure Programs team. The Senior Manager, Environmental Infrastructure Programs will help the Green Bank to develop and implement a new business unit of the organization and transform public and private investment in environmental infrastructure. The Senior Manager will be tasked with supporting the…

Deadline: 04/30/24
Internship

The Connecticut Green Bank (hereafter “Green Bank”) is seeking its first-ever Intern focused on data science and artificial intelligence (“AI”) research for summer 2024. We are a quasi-public authority and the nation’s first state-level “Green Bank,” leveraging public funds to increase and accelerate private investment in the green economy of Connecticut. Working at the Green Bank means being part of…

Deadline: 04/30/24
Finance, Projects/Programs

The Connecticut Green Bank (hereafter “Green Bank”) is seeking an Associate to support its single-family residential financing programs, with a focus on the Smart-E Loan. We are a quasi-public authority and the nation’s first state-level “Green Bank,” leveraging public funds to increase and accelerate private investment in the green economy of Connecticut. Working at the Green Bank means being part…

Deadline: 04/30/24
Finance, Projects/Programs

The Connecticut Green Bank (hereafter “Green Bank”) is seeking an Associate to join its growing Environmental Infrastructure Programs team. The Associate, Environmental Infrastructure Programs will provide critical support to the Green Bank’s new Environmental Infrastructure business unit. The Associate will be tasked with supporting the Environmental Infrastructure team, Director, and Green Bank colleagues with the operations, design, implementation, and oversight…

Deadline: 04/30/24
Education & Outreach, Projects/Programs

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is seeking an engaging and dynamic professional to build upon and strengthen TLGV’s educational programming and lead outdoor experiences for youth, families and adults throughout The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor in eastern Connecticut and south-central Massachusetts. The successful candidate will be passionate about place-based education and connecting diverse people to the Heritage…

Deadline: 04/30/24
Internship, Seasonal, Stewardship

Avalonia Land Conservancy seeks a Land Stewardship Intern. Designed to provide a student with an introduction to a range of land conservation practices, this internship serves to assist Avalonia Land Conservancy in the overall care and management of its preserves. The intern will work independently, with the Director of Stewardship, and with volunteers. Activities may include: Trail and infrastructure design…

Deadline: 04/26/24
Leadership

Position Title:  Executive Director (15-20 hours per week) The Organization:  Founded in 1976, the Simsbury Land Trust (SLT) is a federally-recognized, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. Governed by a volunteer board of trustees elected by the membership, the SLT currently has over 700 member families. The Mission:  To protect scenic vistas, geological features and farmland that visually define Simsbury’s character and provide…

Deadline: 05/31/24
Leadership

The Cheshire Land Trust, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to preserving land in its natural state for future generations, is seeking a dynamic and passionate individual, working as an independent contractor, to fill the role of Executive Director. The ideal candidate will play a key role in advancing the organization’s mission and supporting its growth and will perform services for CLT…

Deadline: 04/30/24
Communications

The Communications Manager is a key member of NCLC’s communications and fundraising team, responsible for developing and executing external and brand messaging for the organization. The Communications Manager will work collaboratively with NCLC’s senior leadership and outside vendors to create and implement communication tactics to build strategic awareness of NCLC’s mission, programs, and impact. Responsibilities include drafting and editing written…

Deadline: 06/30/24
Stewardship

NCLC is a collaborative and supportive work environment that encourages and inspires professional growth. NCLC’s Summer Land Stewards are part-time, paid positions for college-aged students who are passionate about environmental conservation and eager to make a tangible difference in the communities of Northwest Connecticut. Summer Land Stewards play a critical role in maintaining NCLC’s public nature preserves, as well as…

Deadline: 05/01/24
Projects/Programs

The Senior Conservation Manager leads all aspects of the Farmland Conservation and Stewardship Programs, while collaborating with staff and Board to influence CFT’s strategic organizational and conservation direction. The ideal candidate must be a creative, motivated, and detail-oriented leader with a passion for farming and land conservation in New England. S/he is an experienced land conservation professional with the knowledge…

Deadline: 05/05/24
Seasonal, Stewardship

Love working outside? Want to gain real hands-on experience in the trail conservation and outdoor recreation fields? What to take on the challenge of working, traveling, and camping in a small tight-knit group? Join us as a member of a Connecticut Woodlands Conservation Corps Trail Crew as a Crew Member and help improve Connecticut’s 825-mile Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System!

Deadline: 05/17/24
Leadership

The Hartford Land Bank, Inc. (HLB) seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader to serve as Executive Director (ED). Established in 2020, the ED will help take the Hartford Land Bank to the next level as the official land bank authority of the City of Hartford. ORGANIZATION The HLB is a Connecticut nonprofit corporation that works with government, nonprofit, and private…

Deadline: 06/30/24
Projects/Programs

The Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) is seeking a Conservation Projects Coordinator to support our conservation work in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position based at the Housatonic Valley Association’s offices – either Cornwall Bridge, CT, Stockbridge, MA, or eastern NY (location pending) with the opportunity for some remote work. The Conservation Projects Coordinator will…

Deadline: 05/01/24
Education & Outreach

The part-time Education Coordinator will assist the Farmington Land Trust in developing environmental education programs that fit local school needs and create public education programs for all ages. Together with the education committee, the Education Coordinator will create a 1, 3 and a 5-year educational plan for children and adults, will generate a yearly program calendar, and will assist in…

Deadline: 04/26/24
Seasonal

Gather New Haven, Schooner day camp seeks day camp counselors for positions with Schooner Camp, a summer day camp for ages 6-14. Camp offers land and coastal water sea programming on New Haven’s unique coastline, based out of the Sound School and the Long Wharf Nature Preserve. The goal is to provide a dynamic and fun educational experience for 88…

Deadline: 06/01/24
Stewardship

Love working outside? Want to gain hands-on experience in the trail conservation & outdoor recreation fields? Want to take on the challenge of leading a crew working, traveling, and overnight camping in a small tight-knit group? APPLY NOW! Help lead our efforts to improve Connecticut’s 825-mile Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System!

Deadline: 04/26/24
Education & Outreach, Seasonal

The NESS Marine Science & Adventure Sports (MSAS) Early Childhood Educator helps New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) implement high quality programming for students ages 4-5 with hands-on, experientially oriented STEM based lessons that focus on early childhood development and social and emotional learning. This position will focus on leading Little Aquanauts activities. Program platforms include coastal exploration, swimming,…

Deadline: 06/11/24
Education & Outreach, Seasonal

The NESS Marine Science & Adventure Sports (MSAS) Educator helps New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) implement high quality programming with an active, hands-on, experientially oriented marine science-based lessons. Program platforms include kayaking, snorkeling, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and fishing. Qualified applicants will be passionate, motivated, able to work within a team as well as on their own and…

Deadline: 06/11/24
Seasonal

NESS is looking for motivated, hard working instructors to help inspire the next generation of sailors. This position will work closely with fellow instructors, NESS support staff, and Junior Instructors. NESS offers a variety of classes from learn to sail to adventure sailing to keelboats and FOILING!!!! Our team of instructors have after hour access to sail our fleet of…

Deadline: 06/11/24
Seasonal

The NESS USCG Licensed Captain – Marine Science & Adventure Sports (MSAS) Educator helps New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) implement high quality programming with an active, hands-on, experientially oriented marine science-based lessons. Programs are for students ages 11-17 in subjects such as powerboating, fishing, surfing, and adventure sports. Qualified applicants will hold at minimum an OUPV 6-Pack license…

Deadline: 06/11/24
Seasonal

NESS is looking for a motivated sailing instructor to support and teach our Adult Sailing Program offerings. This position supports and teaches sailing at all levels on our fleet of 23ft Sonar keelboats. This position works closely with our Adult & Adaptive Sailing Coordinator to provide keelboat classes, private lessons, and support community programs surrounding sailing. NESS offers a variety…

Deadline: 06/11/24
Seasonal

The Head Race Coach is responsible for all logistics surrounding coaching young students in various classes of boats focusing on : 420s, Optis, Lasers. This is a seasonal position at begins in June of 2024 Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Curriculum setup that best suits a proper progression for each program (boathandling, tactics, strategy) Arranging regatta…

Deadline: 06/11/24
Internship, Stewardship

SRA’s Trails & Preserves Internship (TPI) is a part-time, paid position available for college students to gain hands-on, real-world stewardship experience on land trust properties. Stewardship responsibilities include assisting in new trail construction, maintaining existing trails, serving preserve visitors, managing campsites, invasive species control, recreational management, and outreach activities. The TPI spends most of their time in the field, working…

Deadline: 05/01/24
Internship

Two paid, part-time, Judea Garden Internships are available for high school (16 years old by end of summer) and college students to gain hands-on, real-world experiences in sustainable agriculture and current food issues by working in SRA’s food bank garden. Now in its 16th growing season, Judea Garden has grown, harvested, and distributed over 50,000 lbs. of fresh produce to…

Deadline: 05/01/24
Internship

Two paid, part-time Van Sinderen Conservation Internships (VSI) are available for college students to gain hands-on, real-world experience performing biological studies, ecological monitoring, recreational management, invasive species management, and outreach activities. VSIs spend most of their time in the field, working independently and with SRA staff to complete a variety of stewardship duties. Interns complete a capstone project and report…

Deadline: 05/01/24
Stewardship

The Senior Land Protection Specialist is a key leader on NCLC’s acquisition team, responsible for overseeing new land acquisitions, consistent with NCLC’s policies and conservation objectives. The Senior Land Protection Specialist’s responsibilities include fee land and conservation easement transactions, educating the public and partners about land protection, developing innovative partnerships and methods for leveraging protection by other entities, helping to…

Deadline: 04/30/24
Leadership, Projects/Programs

The Arboretum is now accepting applications for an Assistant Director. This position will coordinate the design and implementation of education programs, based primarily on arboretum plant collections and natural areas, for professionals, adults and college students. Lead plant collection walks and participate in other educational programs. Oversee volunteer programs. Assist in meeting priorities and goals consistent with the arboretum mission…

Deadline: 06/24/24