Job Announcements for Early January

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Boulder County is hiring a half-time Land Officer position. The Boulder County Land Officer manages open space real estate interests for Boulder County's Parks and Open Space Department. This position's focus is on management and dispositions (e.g., to respond to road widening needs and other eminent domain/condemnation situations), with some land conservation acquisition work. For more information click HERE.

The Grand County Water Information Network is now accepting applications for a year-round 25 hours/week Executive Director. GCWIN is a non-profit water quality organization. Duties include program development, grant/membership development, board of directors’ liaison, personnel/fiscal management, monitoring programs oversight, database management and public relations/educational outreach. Click HERE for a full job description. 

The Nature Conservancy is hiring a Colorado Urban Conservation Program Manager. This position will lead the implementation of a recently established program focused on improving the health and well-being of people living in Colorado’s cities by integrating nature as a solution to critical urban challenges, such as the impacts of air pollution, escalating heat and storm water related flooding, enhancing urban biodiversity and natural open space, and expanding opportunities for lasting and meaningful connections between adults, youth and nature. The initial geographic focus of the program will be on the Denver Metropolitan area, with particular emphasis on the South Platte River corridor, but priority will also be placed on the development of solutions that are scalable to other cities across the state.  The Program Manager will work collaboratively with a wide range of partners to develop and implement projects that demonstrate the effectiveness of nature-based approaches to urban challenges, while also enhancing vital ecosystems and contributing to a healthier and more enjoyable quality of life.  Whenever possible, projects will reduce risk to and/or otherwise benefit communities who may be impacted inequitably by these types of environmentally related challenges to well-being. Applications must be submitted prior to 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. For more information click HERE.

The Colorado WaterWise Board of Directors is seeking administrative support and project coordinator services in executing the goals and supporting the mission of Colorado WaterWise. Colorado WaterWise’s Mission is to connect stakeholders, provide resources, and serve as the collaborative leader in the efficient use of urban water in Colorado.The term of contract is February 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 and is renewable yearly upon agreement by both parties. Due date for RFQ is January 9, 2017.  Click HERE for more information.

The South Platte Forum Planning Committee has an opening for a Coordinator. The Committee has an immediate need for a qualified, independent contractor to serve as the Committee Coordinator. The South Platte Forum (SPF) has been a venue for the timely, multi-disciplinary exchange of information and ideas important to resource management in the South Platte River Basin. The two-day conference typically draws between 120 and 150 attendees. The Committee is seeking an organized and creative Coordinator who is dedicated to continuing to improve upon the SPF. The Committee Coordinator should be well versed in event planning, communication, and facilitating professionals to consensus decisions. The Committee Coordinator will work closely with the Committee throughout the year, and will ultimately be responsible for the planning, logistics, and on-site execution and management of the SPF, which is held in October, annually. For more information on the SFP, visit their website at: http://www.southplatteforum.org/. Submit resumes and cover letters by Monday, January 30, 2017 to: Jason Marks, Environmental Planner, Denver Water, 1600 12th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204, jason.marks@denverwater.org.

The Highlands Ranch Community Association is seeking a Property Maintenance Coordinator for its Backcountry Wilderness Area.  This is a new, full time position with benefits. The Backcountry Wilderness area is a 8,200 acre (13 square mile) conservation area with 26 miles of natural surface trails, a wide variety of outdoor based programs including youth camps, horseback trail rides and camps, nature programs, hunting and various special events. This position will help maintain the trails, amenities, structures, natural resources, and assist in preparing for programs, activities, and events. Applications must be submitted by January 31st.  To apply go to www.hrcaonline.org and visit the Employment page under “About Us”.

The Middle South Platte River Alliance is currently seeking a Watershed Program Assistant. The successful applicant will be a motivated, independent, enthusiastic problem-solver who is capable and willing to serve the larger purpose of restoring an environment and community that survived a recent disaster. The Program Assistant will assist the watershed coordinator in executing day-to-day management, outreach, education and administrative tasks. The assistant will provide support for Middle South Platte River Alliance meetings, grant submissions and tracking, project implementation, marketing and outreach in a community of diverse situations and needs. This will require communication and interpersonal skills, knowledge and perseverance.  A willingness to perform a variety of tasks, learn new skills and exercise high levels of creativity will be necessary"  The official posting can be viewed and downloaded at: www.middlesouthplatte.org.

Friends of the Lower Blue River (FOLBR) is seeking an Executive Director. This is a part-time administrative job requiring communication and computer skills, basic organizational experience with lists, contacting numbers of people in a timely and efficient manner, and giving attention to simple banking and bill paying. Oversee the logistics, serve as point person, represent the FOLBR in the community, and manage membership functions so that the FOLBR maintains a high and positive profile in the community, the FOLBR BOD functions efficiently and effectively, and the FOLBR Mission is consistently honored and met. Please submit a letter of interest and a resume to John Longhill at johnlonghill@mindspring.com or call 970-389-8496.