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Part-time Coordinator - Colorado Conservation Exchange
The Colorado Conservation Exchange is a watershed investment fund that will accelerate investment in watershed health and wildfire risk reduction, initially in the Poudre and Big Thompson watersheds. We are hiring a part-time Coordinator to assist in all aspects of the Exchange, with an emphasis on communications and writing (marketing materials, social media, grant reports, etc.). 
Please submit a cover letter, resume, examples of writing and the names of three references to Heather Schinkel heather.schinkel@colostate.edu, Director, Colorado Conservation Exchange


Phantom Canyon Preserve Assistant - The Nature Conservancy and CSU - Apply by March 1

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) of Colorado owns and manages the 1120-acre Phantom Canyon Preserve (Preserve), located in the Laramie Foothills area, approximately 30-miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado. The Preserve facilities sit at roughly 6700-feet on the east rim of Phantom Canyon. There is a 650-foot elevation loss from the rim of the canyon to the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River, where a trail meanders through 4-miles of premier river habitat. 

The Preserve is part of a collaborative conservation project. TNC owns and manages approximately 2,000-acres and holds conservation easements on over 25,000-acres in the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre Watershed. Partners include private landowners, public agencies and other nonprofit organizations working to accomplish conservation and restoration projects. 

The Preserve Assistant is responsible for a) helping to maintain and operate TNC’s preserves, b) leading or assisting staff and volunteers in stewardship activities, c) leading or assisting TNC staff or volunteers with education and outreach programs, and d) participating in multi-stakeholder collaborative discussions and/or projects.  

This position is paid hourly and is an employee of Colorado State University (CSU). Funding is provided by the Phantom Canyon Internship Program (an endowed TNC conservation program), by CSU’s Warner College of Natural Resources, and by TNC. Onsite shared lodging is provided at no charge.  

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

The state of Colorado's department of Parks and Wildlife has most of their summer temporary positions and internships ppsted online at cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/Jobs.aspx

These positions range from 3-9 months on average for the spring/summer/fall 2017 season, and applications are due starting as early as January 2017. 

Crew Leaders (multiple positions) - Southwest Conservation Corps

The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization. The SCC selects young adults, ages 16-30, to complete conservation work projects on public lands throughout the Southwest. SCC programs encourage environmental stewardship, foster community partnerships, and emphasize experiential learning. The majority of SCC’s programs are residential programs, with crews camping in either front-country or back-country settings for 4-10 day periods; schedules may vary by program and region. SCC serves a diverse population that is representative of the Southwest; including youth, graduates, veterans, and a cross-section of ethnicities and income levels.

Multiple positions open, including: 

  • Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)
  • Crew Leader - Adult Camping Crews
  • High School Crew Leader
  • Veteran Fire Corps Crew Leader

For more information, visit: sccorps.org/join/crew-leaders/ for these positions and other internships 

Board of Directors Member - Institute for Environmental Solutions

The Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) is an independent nonprofit organization that engages stakeholders to deliver technically sound solutions to complex environmental and health problems — without unwanted side effects.

Members of the IES Board of Directors are responsible for promoting the welfare of IES and for overseeing the activities of the Institute established by the Board. The Board of Directors has the principal responsibility for fulfillment of the organization's mission and the legal accountability for its operations. As a group, it is in charge of establishing a clear organizational mission, forming the strategic plan to accomplish the mission, overseeing and evaluating the plan's success, hiring a competent Executive Director, and providing adequate supervision (including an annual performance review) and support to that individual, ensuring financial solvency of the organization, interpreting and representing the organization to the community, and instituting a fair system of policies and procedures for human resource management.

More inforamtion is available at this link: www.i4es.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/IES-Board-of-Directors-Job-Description.pdf

Please contact IES at solutions@i4es.org for more information.

Additional Funding Opportunities............

Visit www.smartgrowth.oorg/fundingawards to see more funding opportunities! 


Sustainability Leadership Fellows - School of Global Environmental Sustainability - Apply by March 21

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) seeks applications from Colorado State University advanced PhD students and early career postdoctoral fellows for the 2017-2018 Sustainability Leadership Fellow program. 

The SoGES Sustainability Leadership Fellows program prepares future innovators and thought leaders with state-of-the-art science communication and career development training. Over the course of one year Fellows receive training to effectively communicate science to the media and public; professional development skills and techniques; and strategies to build successful careers that incorporate meaningful science communication, engagement, and interdisciplinarity.

Application deadline: March 21, 2017

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://col.st/RMNgU

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