Jobs and Career Resources:

Now that your AZCC term is over, it is time to look for your next job! Here are some resources to help you out with your job search.


Recent Job Openings of Interest:

Posted 7/13/2017: Director of Forest Restoration Operations and Biomass Utilization: Director, Ecological Restoration Institute, NAU

The Director of Forest Restoration Operations and Biomass Utilization (DFO) is responsible for the implementation, management, supervision and evaluation of all the ERI’s forest operations and biomass utilization programs in accordance with the ERI and NAU strategic plans and annual work plans set out by the organization. As a member of the senior management team, the DFO participates in strategic planning and budgeting initiatives; works collaboratively to develop outreach strategies to meet goals; supports on-going ERI research and outreach on federal, state, tribal, and private lands; and will assist in the development of forest operations and wood utilization innovation strategies. Collaboration and program leadership with all federal and state land management agencies, industry partners, the public, and other affected organizations is paramount in accomplishing implementation of the forest operations and biomass utilization campus at NAU. He/she works within the guidelines, policies and mission of the ERI and Northern Arizona University and will be accountable and responsible for specific projects as assigned.


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Job Title: Director of Forest Restoration Operations and Biomass Utilization/ Job ID: 603274

Posted 5/16/2017

Seasonal AmeriCorps trails position in North Carolina!

AmeriCorps Position Title: AmeriCorps Trails Associate

Host Site: Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy

Service Term: September 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018

Supervisor Name: Peter Barr Supervisor

Title: Trails Coordinator

Supervisor E-mail: Address: 847 Case St. Hendersonville, NC 28792 Phone: (828) 6975777 Fax: (828) 6975777 Website:

Posted 4/21/2017: 

Friends of the Verde River Greenway is looking for a seasonal Botany Field Crew Leader (Native Seed Collection) Start/End Date: May 1-August 31 Salary: $15/hour plus mileage and per diem reimbursement Reports to: Kate Watters Location or Site: Cottonwood, Arizona. Please visit for more information. To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and two references to Kate Watters: Position open until filled.

Posted 3/28/2017: 

Full-time permanent AmeriCorps Project Director position working with NAU and based out of Flagstaff, AZ.

Posted 3/07/2017: 

Stewards is currently seeking applicants for very unusual 11 week “Rigorous Interns” with the National Park Service.

They are looking for diverse candidates.  They have funds for travel/conferences/housing, and a good chance to get a position with the National Park service if selected.

Candidates have to been a recent graduate (bachelor/Masters) no earlier than May 2016.

Apply at: under Environmental Stewards Openings: New leaders in Conservation Community Assistance.

Corps Jobs:

Did you love your AZCC term but want to see what conservation corps work is like in a different part of the country?

Conservation Legacy: AZCC is not the only Conservation Legacy corps! Conservation Legacy has programs and internships in Colorado, Arizona, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Conservation Corps Jobs: Is a great place to see Conservation Corps Jobs across the country!

The Corps Jobs Exchange: connects youth corps members with career-oriented opportunities where they can build on their corps experience. Be sure to check out Recent Posts by Others to see additional opportunities from our partners and sponsors!

The Corps Network: Want to work for a Corps? There are always new openings at Corps across the country. Check to see if a Corps near you is hiring!

Other Conservation Jobs:

Conservation Job Board: Find jobs in conservation, natural resources, ecology, wildlife, forestry, botany, marine biology, fisheries, and environmental education. 

Texas A&M: A great place to find biology and conservation related jobs.

National Wildlife Federation: You can search for jobs, internships, fellowships, and volunteer opportunities. Internship opportunities are nationwide and in the areas of conservation, education, fundraising, communications, legal work, and publications.

Grand Canyon Trust Youth Job Board: Listing of open conservation positions from Grand Canyon Trust and associated partners across the Colorado Plateau.

Government Jobs:

Want to work for the National Park Service, the Forest Service or the BLM? The place to look for all of those jobs, and more, is!

Applying for jobs on can be a little tricky. It is highly recommended that you read up on some tips before creating a profile:

The USA Jobs help center has some helpful tips.

There are also plenty of great tutorials on YouTube.

State Jobs: Also consider looking into state jobs! Most states have a website where state jobs, including jobs in state parks, are listed. 

Here is the Arizona State Jobs website.

Other Outdoor Jobs:

Love working outdoors but tired of swinging a pick all day? There are tons of opportunities that will get you outside! Consider working with a guiding program, working at a resort, working as an environmental educator, or working at a summer camp.

Backdoor Jobs: has listings for short-term adventure jobs and international opportunities.

Coolworks: Jobs in great places! Features short-term jobs, summer jobs, and non-government jobs within many national parks.

Outdoor Industry Jobs: Includes winter sports, bike industry, and flyfishing jobs, as well as many others!

Outdoor Ed: A list of current outdoor education jobs.

Resort Jobs: Features worldwide resort jobs with ski and snowboard resorts, camps, national parks, cruise ships, restaurants and hotels

NOLS Alumni E-mail List: specifically for alumni of a NOLS course or a Wilderness Medicine Institute course, but a great resource for outdoor jobs.

Non Profit Jobs: A job search engine for non profit jobs across the country. Listings of current non profit openings. A more general job search engine, but a great way to search for jobs by region or interest, and can be filtered to show non profit openings.

Career Resources: 

Need help creating a resume, working on a cover letter, or other application tips?

Guide - Nonprofit and Education Outdoor Career Opportunities: Introduction and guide to pursuing a career in outdoor nonprofit or outdoor education. Courtesy of TYO:Transforming Youth Outdoors in Partnership with US Fish & Wildlife Service.

Guide - For Profit Sector Outdoor Career OpportunitiesIntroduction and guide to pursuing a career in the for-profit sector in outdoor recreation or natural resources. Courtesy of TYO:Transforming Youth Outdoors in Partnership with US Fish & Wildlife Service. Has plenty of sample resumes to look at, as well as helpful tips.

Georgetown University: Has a simple guide for writing a cover letter.

Also, if you are a current or former college student don't be afraid to reach out to your college's career center! Most colleges and universities have folks on staff who can sit down with you and help you build or edit your resume.

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