Blue Thumb Job Board

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MNL (Minnesota Native Landscapes)

Multiple Openings

MNL is a full-service ecological restoration company. We provide decades of experience, knowledge, industry leadership and a variety of services. Our services range from backyard native seeding to large-scale restoration, bioengineering and everything in between.

Position: MNL is seeking qualified candidates at multiple locations in entry level to experienced positions. Join our team, and join our Mission to Heal the Earth.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled.

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Nine Mile Creek Watershed District

Water Resources Project Manager

The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, through the efforts of our staff, board, advisory committees, consulting engineers, and partners, works to protect and preserve the water resources of the Nine Mile Creek Watershed.

Position: The Water Resources Project Manager is responsible for coordinating the development of water and natural resources studies and the development and implementation of watershed projects. This primarily includes implementing projects that address lake and creek health but may also include implementing flood control and natural resource restoration projects. The Water Resources Project Manager is responsible for coordinating watershed management activities with other local units of government, agencies, private and non-profit sectors in the watershed, and the public.

Deadline to apply: October 9, 2023, at 5:00 PM.

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The Xerces Society

Bee Better Certified Program Specialist

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is an international nonprofit organization that protects the natural world through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats. As a science-based organization, we both conduct our own research and rely upon the most up-to-date information to guide our conservation work. Our key program areas are: pollinator conservation, endangered species conservation, and reducing pesticide use and impacts.

Position: Come join a growing team of conservation professionals at the Xerces Society who are dedicated to protecting some of the world’s most important animals. We are seeking a skilled certification professional with strong project management and partner support skills. This position is responsible for supporting Bee Better Certified’s (BBC) core certification operations and other private-sector (supply chain) pollinator conservation initiatives under the direction of the Bee Better Certified program lead.

Deadline to apply: October 3, 2023

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Clean River Partners

Conservation Program Assistant

Clean River Partners (CRP) is an environmental nonprofit based in Northfield, MN. We envision communities that create and protect a watershed with healthy soils; safe drinking water; and clean, fishable, and swimmable rivers, lakes and streams. We partner with people and organizations to value, protect, and improve the Cannon River Watershed’s land and water. Our core values of resilience, equity, and engagement guide all of our work.

Position: This position assists in Clean River Partners’ conservation program in a number of in-field and in-office ways. Primary duties will include planning and conducting outreach that educates landowners about habitat protection and restoration opportunities and planning and supporting educational events for farmers and non-farm landowners to implement conservation practices that are profitable and benefit the water, land, and climate. If you are highly organized, passionate about the environment, and want to support communities that improve our land, water, and climate, this is a great role for you!

Deadline to apply: Review of applicants will begin September 29, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

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Native Resource Preservation

Ecological Technician

From the roots up, we have grown through the mission of keeping our landscape free of unnatural disturbances, and restoring historical resilience to our natural ecosystems. We believe in preserving natural resources for our sake, and that of future generations. This means restoring fragmented habitats, removing harmful disturbances like invasive species from ecosystems, and releasing the soils to power native plants.

Position: NRP has immediate need for multiple Ecological Technicians to assist with ecological restoration and habitat management field work. NRP is an Ecological Restoration and Habitat Management company dedicated to providing excellent habitat restoration services to public lands and private entities. We work with a diverse array of clients and agencies to restore and enhance native habitat throughout Minnesota and the upper Midwest. Individual(s) hired will work alongside a crew conducting prairie and forest restoration tasks such as invasive species removal, prescribed fire, brush and tree removal, stacking and burning brush piles, planting and seeding etc.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled.

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Climate Generation

Senior Communications and Marketing Manager 

Climate Generation ignites and sustains the ability of youth, educators, and communities to act on systems perpetuating the climate crisis. Based in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, Climate Generation strategically engages and empowers youth, educators, decision-makers and the public to foster climate literacy and action with the goal of building a more equitable and resilient future for all.

Position: The Senior Communications and Marketing Manager is a highly collaborative role within Climate Generation and creates consistent brand vision and strategy that converges with our work in climate justice and engages activists, educators and communities widely. The Senior Communications and Marketing Manager develops strategy, assures quality implementation and is the chief spokesperson on behalf of Climate Generation for external audiences. Primarily leading Climate Generation’s communication and marketing functions by working closely with the organizational leadership maintaining deep  collaborative relationships with Education, Youth, Policy and Community Engagement. This position includes overseeing, creating and driving the implementation of  external communications, including written and online communications and marketing strategies such as  annual reports and external media engagement. Plans and selects media, oversees production of marketing communications, including print and digital vehicles, scripts, photo and video projects, and media campaigns. This position oversees the content and design for e-communications, social media, and organization websites, works with and supervises the Communications Coordinator and the Digital Media and Marketing Strategist, independent contractors, vendors and manages the communications and marketing budget. This position also leads internal procedures and systems for PR, marketing efforts and crisis communication.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled.

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Prairie Restorations

Various Positions

For more than 45 years, Prairie Restorations has proudly produced a full range of native seeds, plants, trees, and shrubs for restoration projects ranging from residential properties to large commercial restoration projects in Minnesota and surrounding communities. We are looking for talented team members with a strong commitment to bringing people together with the land in new and innovative ways. Prairie Restorations, Inc. offers unique career opportunities to work outdoors in diverse native landscapes. We believe it is our team that creates our culture of enthusiasm for our mission.

Position: Prairie Restorations is hiring for a variety of positions based in Prairie Creek, Watertown, Duluth, Princeton, and Esko. Positions include Assistant Project Manager, Assistant Site Manager, Field Technician, and more.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled.

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