Conservation Careers and Job Opportunities

If you would like to post information on conservation career opportunities, please contact Executive Director Amy B. Paterson at For additional listings of career opportunities in land conservation throughout the U.S. visit the Land Trust Alliance Job Board.

Part-time Administrative Assistant - Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority

The Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority is looking to hire a part-time Administrative Assistant to the Director. HRRA is a regional governmental waste management authority serving 11 municipalities in Western Connecticut (Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, and Sherman). The hours for this position are 20 hours per week, normally Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 2pm, but will flucuate on meeting weeks. The successful applicant should be able to start immediately, but in no case later than January 15, 2018.

Working Lands Alliance Project Director - American Farmland Trust

American Farmland Trust seeks an energetic self-starter to lead Connecticut’s Working Lands Alliance (WLA). The WLA Project Director is responsible for directing all WLA activities, which include research and education, policy development, grassroots and direct advocacy, outreach and communications, member and public events, budgeting and administration, and fundraising. For a full job desciption click here.

Grant Writer (20 hours/week) - CFE/Save the Sound

An experienced grant writer to research foundation, government, and corporate funding opportunities; prepare grant applications/funding proposals; prepare narrative and financial reports to funders; communicate grant deliverables and deadlines to staff; and maintain grant records.​ For a full job desciption click here or visit

Green Infrastructure Project Manager - CFE/Save the Sound

CFE/Save the Sound is hiring a full-time Green Infrastructure Project Manager to coordinate community-based design and construction of green infrastructure projects that will filter stormwater pollution, provide neighborhood resiliency and flood protection, and steward watershed planning efforts while improving the Sound's water quality and resilience. For a full job desciption click here or visit

Full-Time Conservation Director - Saratoga PLAN

Saratoga PLAN is hiring a full-time Conservation Director to develop and implement PLAN's Conservation Plan; to promote the vision and objectives of PLAN to stakeholders and the community at large; to supervise stewardship staff and land transaction service providers; and to help raise funds for planning, stewardship, acquisition, and educational programming. For a full job description click here or visit

Forestry Degrees & Careers: A Guide for Students

Fire Science Online launched a Forestry career and education guidebook. The Forestry guide features career and employment information, internship listings, scholarships, instructor information, and a degree search tool. You can find the Forestry guide here.

Fire Science Degree Programs in Connecticut

Access the guide here. Fire Science Online launched a unique Connecticut guide focused on providing career and education information. They provide a list of schools and programs from the U.S. federal government National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and provide interviews with fire experts in Connecticut.

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