Job Announcements Late December

Outdoor workshop at the Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference, Avon, CO

Outdoor workshop at the Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference, Avon, CO

The Grand County Water Information Network (GCWIN) 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. The position is open until filled, send your resume and a two to three page nonfiction writing sample (any subject) to Call GCWIN Board Chair, Katherine Morris at (970) 725-3058 with any questions. For more information on GCWIN and a detailed job description go to

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails is currently looking to hire an Environmental Planner. This position supports the Planning and Outreach Manager with preparation and updating of complex environmental and recreation planning and design projects, including management plans for OST assets, regional trail plans, and park design and planning. For job details and application please visit Applications are due by December 20th, 2016.

Arapahoe County Government's Open Spaces Department is seeking a Grants Program Specialist. This individual will act as an Open Spaces (OS) Grants Program Specialist by implementing the department's competitive grants program from start through closeout, including archiving.  They are seeking an individual who has experience in or is capable of preparing the grant cycle calendar, processing grant proposals, evaluating grant proposals, developing Inter-Governmental Agreements (IGA), managing reporting requirements, and closing down the grants after they have been fully executed. Will also pursue grant and sponsorship funding opportunities for County acquisition and development projects. Apply at Closing date December 18th, 2016.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife is seeking qualifies applicants for our Policy and Planning Analyst position in the Planning and Policy Section.  The application deadline is December 22, 2016.  The job announcement can be found online:

The Fort Collins Natural Areas Department is seeking applicants for a seasonal Natural Areas Technician within the Land and Water Management Section.  The responsibilities for this position include; plan, perform and produce reports for a variety of vegetation and wildlife surveys, assist Nature in the City by coordinating citizen science efforts to collect information on wildlife diversity within the City, and participate on multidiscipline teams to develop rotational grazing programs and lease documents to support agricultural efforts. Interested applicants can apply at fcgov.comThe application deadline is December 23, 2016

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 and visit the Employment page under “About Us”.

Eagle Valley Land Trust (Edwards, CO) is seeking a full-time Development and Communications Director. The Mission of EVLT is to preserve forever their scenic vistas, open space, historic lands, waterways, and wildlife habitats that provide enjoyment, education, and benefit to all who experience this special place. Position duties will include: Leads all development activities and communications of the organization, including individual donor relations, donor solicitation, grant-writing, long-term strategic planning, management of events and social media outreach. Conveys EVLT message effectively and oversees a robust communications program to build awareness of our value to the broader community. Actively participates in strategic decisions affecting the organization. The position will be open until filled. For more information, click HERE.

Jeffco Open Space is hiring a Planning & Projects Manager. The Planning and Projects Manager (PPM) oversees and supports the establishment of, and adherence to, standards, procedures and performance metrics specific to their team. Under limited supervision, the Planning and Projects Manager performs administrative and supervisory work and is responsible for planning including future land acquisitions, GIS and mapping, park and trail planning, design, and construction management. This position is responsible for special projects and budgetary expenditures. This position attends and represents JCOS at a variety of internal and external meetings. The Planning and Projects Manager is a member of the JCOS management team that provides day-to-day leadership of the organization. Reports to the Director of Open Space and Parks. Applications are due by January 2nd, 2017. For more information or to apply, please visit

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 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:

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 or call 970-389-8496.

Great Outdoors Colorado is seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director provides strategic leadership for GOCO, implementing a vision for the agency that outlines the long-term role of GOCO across the state. He/she enhances and maintains relationships with key constituents across the state including state agency leaders, state, county, and municipal elected officials, industry leaders, grantees, nonprofit partners, funding partners, and community members. Questions and applications should be directed to Carolyn McCormick at  Additional information is available on the GOCO website -