Is volunteering in your free time not enough? Are donations not doing it for you? Well then, maybe it’s time to make this passion your profession! Below is a collection of opportunities submitted by our many allies in the movement to start or to grow your environmental career and we do our best to keep it current. If you have a role you’d like to see posted here, just email the details to us at email@example.com
Grand Traverse Conservation District (Traverse City, MI)
The MAEAP Technician furthers the mission of the Grand Traverse Conservation District through the administration of the Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). The MAEAP Technician is responsible for delivering on-farm technical assistance in Antrim and Grand Traverse Counties. This includes conducting farm-specific risk assessments; coordinating local, state, and federal agency resources to help farmers reduce environmental risks; and assisting farmers in making progress toward MAEAP verification.
For more information, please see the full job description here and note the application deadline of September 22, 2023.
Indigenous Stewardship Network (California)
The Network Director is responsible for overseeing and facilitating business operations and programs of the organization under the guidance and direction of the Board of Directors. The Director will be a public face of ISN, creating and maintaining strong, collaborative relationships with all ISN members that is inclusive of all tribes, Native-led organizations, and traditional cultural practitioners. The Director’s core function is to facilitate impactful partnerships that are capable of community level change. This requires a unique individual who thinks in terms of systems and has the adaptive skill set to work across sectors, political perspectives, and beyond any individual program. Director will also recruit and manage all of ISN’s staff and contractors, manage its annual budget, administer policy and programs, and work with the Board of Directors and staff to ensure organizational sustainability. To learn more or to apply, please see the document linked below.
While this role will remain open until filled, note that application review begins on October 6, 2023.
2024 Americorps Positions
Huron Pines (Gaylord, MI)
Huron Pines AmeriCorps is looking to place motivated and aspiring natural resource professionals in ten-month positions with various conservation entities across the state of Michigan, including the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Land conservancies, and nonprofits. Positions include Education Programs Developer, Wildlife Outreach Coordinator, Garden Ambassador, Stewardship Technician, and Volunteer and Stewardship Coordinator.
These opportunities offer a multitude of unique experiences to further the development of young professionals or those looking to make a career shift. These opportunities often serve as stepping stones to that coveted career in natural resources. For a complete list of these positions or to apply, visit us here and note the application deadline on October 13, 2023.
Director of Donor Engagement
Blue Heron Headwaters Conservancy (Clarkston, MI)
Blue Heron Headwaters Conservancy seeks a full-time dedicated fundraiser to join the committed staff. A fifty-year-old non-profit organization is expanding its mission to protect land and water for the benefit of current and future generations. A dynamic and experienced individual is sought to create deep donor relationships leading to major gifts, planned giving, capital campaign contributions, increased giving levels and donor retention. Working closely with the Executive Director and supported by current communications, database and event planning personnel, the Director of Donor Engagement will expand the fundraising potential to meet Strategic Planning goals. The ideal candidate will be a creative thinker, engaging multi-tasker, team worker and be able to bring entrepreneurial fundraising leadership to direct a new approach to donor engagement. Salary in the mid $50’s depending on experience.
To apply, please peruse our website here and then submit a resume and compelling cover letter to Susan Julian, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Donor Engagement Director.” References required. Open until filled.
Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy (Clear Lake, IN)
We seek an experienced and enthusiastic leader to continue the Conservancy’s current progress as a trusted partner and knowledgeable resource in our community and region. We build strong and lasting relationships with community groups, local leaders, volunteers and funders. We are respectful, passionate, and collaborative in our relationships.
The Executive Director has overall strategic and operational responsibility for CLTLC’s staff, volunteers, programs, and the execution of its mission. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and works closely with the Executive Committee of the Board on annual objective-setting and evaluation. In addition, the Executive Director manages a small staff based in CLTLC’s office in the Town of Clear Lake.
To learn more, please visit our website here. This role will remain open until filled.
Sacramento Valley Conservancy (Sacramento, CA)
SVC’s Stewardship Specialist monitors and ensures proper reporting and record-keeping for all SVC’s owned and easement properties, manage land stewardship and habitat restoration projects (especially regarding land management issues), and assists the Stewardship Director with coordinating baseline reports and/or biological surveys, as needed. The Stewardship Specialist works in cooperation with the Camp Pollock Manager and Program Coordinator and reports to the Stewardship Director. All SVC employees ultimately report to the Executive Director.
For more information, please visit us here. This position is open until filled.
Grass River Natural Area (Bellaire, MI)
The Conservation Director is responsible for leading all conservation efforts at Grass River Natural Area, Inc. (GRNA). She/he/they will be responsible for ensuring the 1,492 acres of the natural area remain protected and healthy through annual monitoring programs, adherence to the Natural Resource Management Plan, maintaining community relationships, and in collaboration with the Education Director, developing and leading educational programming around the conservation work at GRNA. She/he/they will also coordinate and manage the GRNA Volunteer program process from application through placement within the organization.
This position is open until filled. For more information, please see the full online posting here.
Dunes Learning Center (Chesterton, IN)
Develop your naturalist, outdoor education, and resource interpretation skills and techniques through this program that offers intensive training in partnership with the National Park Service. As a member of the program delivery team, you will teach children and adults about the diversity of ecosystems, plants and animals, and the cultural history of Indiana Dunes National Park and the southern Lake Michigan region.
For more information and complete position listing, please visit our employment page here. This role is open until filled, but ready to start ASAP.
Gloves for Good Coordinator – Volunteer
The Stewardship Network (Ann Arbor, MI)
Are you an Ann Arbor, MI area steward of nature looking for a volunteer opportunity with tremendous impact in just 1-4 hours a week? Learn more about our Gloves for Good Coordinator Role here!