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HCA is happy to share job openings for our partner organizations in the field of water conservation, land stewardship, resource protection and visionary planning in our region. The job postings below are updated regularly, but may be out of date. Please reach out directly to the organization listed for more information.

For information on how to post a job on our website, email info@hillcountryalliance.org.

Hill Country Alliance – Outreach and Education Internship

Dripping Springs, TX

Founded in 2005, the Hill Country Alliance (HCA) brings together a diverse coalition of partners to preserve the open spaces, starry night skies, clean and abundant waters, and unique character of the Texas Hill Country. A regional non-profit, HCA focuses on community engagement in a 17-county region and bridges traditional boundaries (e.g. urban-rural divides) through education and outreach, capacity building, gentle advocacy, and partnerships to ensure a healthy and vibrant Hill Country for future generations.

HCA is on a lifelong journey to better represent and serve the diversity of the Hill Country and Texas in our organization and through our programming. We recognize that communities of color are too often left out of conversations about our region’s future and that their involvement is imperative to meeting the challenges we face. We seek to meet communities where they are and work together to find solutions. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creating, posting, and sharing recent news and upcoming events to the HCA website and social media
  • Working with HCA’s Communications Manager to produce bi-weekly Neighbor-to-Neighbor newsletters
  • Providing administrative support through data entry, creation, and maintenance of subscriber lists, etc.

JOB REQUIREMENTS & PAY

Pay is $15-$18 hourly, with approximately 10-15 hours weekly; Remote work-friendly – flexible hours as needed and appropriate outside of office. Staff typically works from the office about once per week and the rest of the time from home or in the field for meetings and events.

  • Must be highly motivated, self-starter, deadline-oriented and able to handle multiple priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience with social media platforms, WordPress, or MailChimp preferred but not required
  • Interest in learning more about Hill Country environment, natural resources, and conservation efforts

Position runs from early February through mid-July, with potential opportunity for future growth within the organization.

TO APPLY

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Target start date is early February 2022.

The requirements listed in our job descriptions are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. If you have 75% of the qualifications listed, we encourage you to apply. Applying gives you the opportunity to be considered. We are especially excited about increasing applications from people who understand the value of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion including people with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, people of color, and LGBTQ+.

Full job description available here. Candidates should send their cover letter, resume, and 2-3 references to leah@hillcountryalliance.org.

Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District – Hydrogeologist

Austin, TX
Posted: January 26

The Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD)’s mission is to conserve, preserve, recharge and prevent waste of groundwater within western Hays County. In support of the District’s mission, we provide educational materials and information about our water resources.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District is seeking qualified candidates to work in western Hays County on hydrogeologic projects. Work will involve both office, and field activities within Central Texas. Successful applicant will work in collaboration with local Professional Geologists and will report directly to the General Manager.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY

Click here to explore the full job description. Click here to learn more about HTGCD. Email resume and cover letter to Charlie Flatten, HTGCD General Manager, gm@haysgroundwater.com. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Great Springs Project – Numerous Positions

Austin, TX
Posted: January 18

Great Springs Project (GSP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to create a greenway of contiguous protected lands between San Antonio and Austin over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone. This green corridor will include an additional 50,000 acres of protected lands across four counties and be connected by a network of spring-to-spring trails, linking four of Texas’ Great Springs: Barton Springs, San Marcos Springs, Comal Springs, and San Antonio Springs. Great Springs Project envisions unifying existing local efforts to address the most critical water, land, wildlife, and public health challenges facing the Central Texas region.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

TO APPLY

Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to info@greatspringsproject.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please do not contact the GSP offices directly.

Devils River Conservancy – Associate Director

Austin, TX
Posted: January 1

The Devils River Conservancy (DRC) is a community of advocates dedicated to treasure, preserve and protect the Devils River, its springs, and the lands within its water catchment area.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Associate Director will manage and grow DRC’s fundraising and organizational development strategies. The role will include managing membership engagement, fostering corporate partnerships, managing website development, maintaining donor database and communications and grant research.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY

Click here to explore the full job description. Click here to learn more about Devils River Conservancy. Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter and resume to julie@devilsriverconservancy.org

Communication Coordinator for Families in Nature

Austin, TX
Posted: November 2021

The mission of Families in Nature is to connect children and their families to nature and to each other through time spent learning, playing and volunteering outdoors. Families in Nature (FiN) is a federally tax exempt 501c3 non-profit organization in its 12th year as an outdoor education program.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Families in Nature is seeking a full-time Communication Coordinator to help us carry out our vision of inspiring all families to fall in love with nature and fostering the next generation of conservationists. This person is responsible for the quality and successful implementation of our communications and marketing, for engagement with our stakeholders, for assisting with program implementation, and for expanding and supporting FIN’s work through multiple communications channels. The ideal candidate is a multi-skilled individual who is experienced, outgoing, self-motivated, creative, organized and passionate about connecting children and their families to nature. In collaboration with FIN staff, the Communication Coordinator will have the opportunity to shape and support the growth of the organization.

TO APPLY

Please email cover letter, resume and a writing sample to info@familiesinnature.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Visit the Families in Nature website for more details.

Texas State Director for Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund

Austin, TX
Posted: 9/21/2021

To protect our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life. Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions, and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and to solve environmental and community problems.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are seeking a State Director to oversee our programs in Texas.  Clean Water Action (CWA) works for clean, safe, affordable water, prevention of health-threatening pollution, creation of environmentally safe jobs and businesses, and empowering people to make democracy work. Clean Water Fund (CWF) is a national research and education organization which promotes the public interest on issues relating to water, waste, and toxics.

Clean Water’s campaigns in Texas focus on conserving and protecting water resources through Green Infrastructure solutions and water reuse and recycling strategies; protecting water resources from contamination and degradation; reducing damage to the environment and public health from oil and gas production; safeguarding public health by reducing the use of toxic chemicals in industrial processes and consumer products; promoting democracy and opposing voter suppression efforts, and electing pro-environment candidates to office at the local and state levels.

TO APPLY

Email a letter of interest and resume to TXDirectorSearch@cleanwater.org. Interested internal candidates, please contact your supervisor.  Multilingual candidates fluent in Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply.  Click here to learn more on the Clean Water Action website.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – Numerous Positions

Austin, TX
Posted: 9/9/2021

The University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center uses native plants to restore and create sustainable, beautiful landscapes. We carry out our mission to inspire the conservation of native plants through our gardens, research, education, and outreach programs. In doing so, we improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife, and enhance human health and happiness. In 2017, we were officially designated the Botanic Garden and Arboretum of Texas.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

TO APPLY

Click here to learn more and apply on the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s website.

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Texas Children in Nature Network Opportunities

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Texas A&M Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Job Board

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