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(Note: We try to maintain our list of open positions.  Sometimes position descriptions do not include closing dates

Permanent, Full Time

Southern Illinois University Adventure Program Leader - Closes April 1, 2017
Outdoor Conservation Alliance Advocacy Program Manager - This is a full time, salaried position located in Bend, Oregon. Closes February 24, 2017

The Advocacy Program Manager works closely with the Executive Director to develop and implement a plan to: engage Conservation Alliance member companies and their employees to participate in advocacy efforts in support of the projects we fund, and in defense of our public lands system; and to engage state and national decision makers on behalf of those member companies.
Lake Champlain Basin Program Aquatic Invasive Species Management and New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) Environmental Analyst Technical Associate LCBP.
University of Alabama Birmingham - Coordinator of Adventure Recreation

University of California Riverside - Outdoor Excursions Program Coordinator
REI Outdoor School Instructor - Greensboro, Raleigh, San Diego, Phoenix, and other locations

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position of Director of Waterways.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. DCR is a dynamic agency, and is one of the largest park systems in the nation. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, skating rinks, trails and parkways. 

Maine Bound - Adventure Center Coordinator

Iowa State University - Outdoor Recreation Program Coordinator
Assistant Director, Outdoor Recreation Programs, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Department of Recreation & Wellness Position Title: Assistant Director, Outdoor Recreation Programs Department: UNCG Recreation & Wellness Division: Division of Student Affairs Reports to: Associate Director Position Summary: The Department of Recreation and Wellness is located in the Division of Student Affairs, which includes comprehensive recreation and wellness programming including; aquatics, informal recreation, outdoor adventures, experiential education, competitive sports, nutrition, health promotion/advocacy and wellness education. 
Idaho Rivers United Conservation Director - This is the senior staff position responsible for directing IRU’s conservation program. This position requires a deep commitment to the mission of IRU and a strong passion for protecting rivers and the species that depend on rivers for their survival. Additionally, this position requires a broad skillset that includes strong natural resource, public land, legal, political, collaborative, communication and social skills.  Open until filled.

The Grand Staircase Escalante Partners (GSEP), the “friends” organization for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, seek an Executive Director for this great non-profit based in Kanab UT, working on woody invasives removal, offering a variety of citizen science programs, and conducting paleontological research and collection. Please review the Position Description and Performance Evaluation.

Northland College, on the south shore of Lake Superior, is hiring for an endowed professorship at either the Assistant professor level. This person will work to promote sustainability through outdoor and environmental education and outreach. 


Northern Forest Canoe Trail Stewardship Intern Positions Available!
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) is currently recruiting to fill four Stewardship Intern Positions:

  • 2 Roving Crew positions will accomplish stewardship projects in all four states the NFCT travels through (NY, VT, NH, ME)
  • 2 Bow Loop Crew positions will concentrate their focus on stewarding Maine’s iconic Bow Loop Trail

The program is 10 weeks, running from June 12 to August 18. Interns will receive 3-weeks of training in the areas of leadership, paddling, and trail construction, spending the remaining weeks taking turns leading volunteers on stewardship projects ranging from campsite installation to water access and portage construction.
All applicants must be over 18 to apply and possess current Wilderness First Aid Certification. Preference will be given to applicants who can express how this opportunity will be relevant to their professional development. For more information:

Questions can be directed to NFCT Trail Director Walter Opuszynski,


Fellowships, Graduate Assistants

CORE Outdoors - Graduate Assistant Position, Valdosta, Georgia

Florida Gulf Coast University Outdoor Pursuits
Graduate Assistant

University of Central Florida - Outdoor Adventure Graduate Assistant

Corps Positions, Internships, Seasonal and Part-Time

Environmental Stewards Program (Available year-round)

What Can Stewards Do?

  • Water/Vegetation monitoring
  • GPS use and GIS mapping
  • Grant Writing
  • Interpretive Services
  • Program Development
  • Invasive Species Management
  • Outreach and Education
  • And other hands-on work related to environmental stewardship

Benefits of Using Environmental Stewards

  • Stewards are locally recruited but logistically supported by ES staff
  • Environmental Stewards provides payroll, worker’s comp, and liability insurance
  • Environmental Stewards can provide an AmeriCorps Educational Award based on the amount of hours served
  • ES already has some national cooperative agreements with land management agencies – Stewards can be placed easily, they can be, but do not have to be students and are selected by the hiring agency or organization. 
  • Stewards can potentially qualify for the Public Land Corps non-competitive hiring authority, and/or the PLC Direct Hire authority. 
  • ES is an official 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) program – Steward’s work supports the national efforts of the 21CSC.

How to Partner With Us describes the Environmental Stewards program.  You can find the application at under the “partner” button 

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