Job Announcements for Late August

The Big Thompson River at Cub Lake Trail

The Big Thompson River at Cub Lake Trail

The Colorado Foundation for Water Education (CFWE) is hiring a Water Education & Leadership Program Manager. Since it was established in 2002, CFWE has cemented its reputation as Colorado’s leading water education organization. CFWE will look to this position to continue its track record of success in delivering engaging and effective water education and leadership programs, and convening their targeted audiences of decision makers, water professionals, educators and interested citizens throughout Colorado. CFWE’s existing suite of education and leadership programs will serve as a springboard for the next Program Manager to put his or her own imprint on the direction and work of the organization. The position is responsible for half of CFWE's program areas, including educational tours, professional development courses, workshops and leadership trainings. This is a full-time, salaried position based in Denver. It is posted on the CFWE website.

Jefferson County is hiring an Open Space Planner. This person provides professional planning related to Open Space preservation and management. Oversees all stages of plan and project development of Open Space parks with heavy emphasis on trail planning and development. The Open Space Planner is responsible for attending and representing Open Space at a variety of internal and external project meetings and regularly interacting with the community, evaluation of  land and trail proposals for Open Space Master Plan values and applicable criteria. Work involves both facilitation of and preparation of environmental and cultural resources reports, plans, resource inventories, maps and recommendations relating to Open Space conservation and management. For more information go to

Colorado State University’s Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics is hiring a Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. This department centers its research, teaching and outreach activities in defined areas of excellence: agricultural education, agribusiness management and finance, livestock systems, consumer choice and the economics of water, land and environment. They are dedicated to, and appreciated for, engaging stakeholders in high-quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, as well as the ability to effectively communicate findings to the public and peers. Applications must be received by August 21st, 2016. For more information go to

Mountain Park Environmental Center (MPEC) is hiring Environmental Educators for Forest School for Little Rangers Preschool Program. MPEC is pleased to be taking applications for two new part-time positions that will begin this September. This is a great opportunity to be a part of the start of what very well may become MPEC's next flagship program. If you love working with young children, love being outdoors, and have a flexible schedule, this may be an ideal position for you. Details on the job duties, qualifications and how to apply can be found by clicking HERE!

Trout Unlimited (TU) is hiring a Mine Restoration Project Manager in their Western Water and Habitat Program to facilitate and execute abandoned mine restoration and stream restoration projects in watersheds across Colorado. This project manager will take projects from start to finish: developing project concepts, obtaining project funding, and managing project implementation. The Trout Unlimited mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. TU has secured two years of funding for this position. The successful applicant will work with TU staff and stakeholders to secure additional funding for project activities and to cover core operational costs to sustain the program in future years. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to David Stillwell at No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Summit County Colorado has announced a position opening for an Open Space & Trails Resource Specialist. This position is responsible for volunteer program management, public outreach and broad open space management and planning. Develops sign program and manages historic resources on open space properties. The position will be open until filled. Submit cover letter/resume and application (see “Employment”). For more information please call (970) 668-4060.

Boulder County Open Space is hiring a Parks and Open Space Department Director. This is a senior management level classification in Boulder County government. The Parks and Open Space Director performs a variety of duties in managing the Parks and Open Space Department, including budgeting, personnel management, policy development, and public interaction.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners, reports directly to this three-person board and is a member of the Commissioners senior management team. For more information go to their JOB POSTING.

The City of Colorado Springs is hiring a Forestry Technician. This position will plant, maintain, and remove trees in City-owned rights-of-way, parks, open spaces, and trails to enhance safety and improve aesthetics. You will also respond to tree-related hazards, emergencies, and storm events, some of which may occur outside of your normal work schedule. For more information go to