There are hundreds of preservation and conservation jobs on Idealist at any given time, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding one that captures your interest. As a small sample of what’s available on the site, take a look at a few of these positions that are currently open!
If you have a specific interest in bird conservation, this Program Officer position with the American Bird Conservancy may be for you. Just make sure you have some management experience before you apply.
For job seekers who want variety, the Nature Conservancy has several dozen jobs active on the site right now. They range in location from Boulder, CO to Wilmington, DE, and require a wide range of qualifications and experience. You can see them all here.
The Wildlife Habitat Council in Silver Spring, Maryland is hiring for three different positions right now, all of which require different skill levels and have different responsibilities. Take a look here!
Idealists with a J.D. may be interested in this job with the Connecticut Fund for the Environment in New Haven.
Looking to move to the California coast or already there? The Surfrider Foundation has several jobs posted on Idealist at the moment, and they all have to do with protecting the world’s oceans and beaches.
Teachers searching for a change in routine should look at this Teacher/Naturalist job in Pennsylvania. You’ll have to use your classroom skills but will also need to know about conservation and the environment.
In the United States, the National Park system is essential to conservation efforts. To be a part of that effort, check out these jobs posted by the National Parks Conservation Association.
Finally, another large organization with several jobs available across the country is the Trust for Public Land. You can find their jobs here.
There’s no shortage of great conservation and preservations jobs on Idealist! Get out there and start searching! Good luck and happy hunting!