Blue Thumb Job Board

Job seekers, please follow any links below to find more information about job opportunities. Opportunities highlighted in light gray indicate a listing from a Blue Thumb partner, sponsor, or funder.

Blue Thumb Partners and others are encouraged to share open positions with us. Please email your job listing information to megan@metroblooms.org.

 


Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Minnesota GreenCorps Member

Minnesota GreenCorps members serve full-time at environmental nonprofits, government agencies, tribal nations, public schools, and educational institutions from mid-September through mid-August each year. Members build organizational and community capacity and build climate resiliency by supporting environmental projects aligned with one of four topic areas: community readiness and outreach, energy conservation and green transportation, stormwater and forestry, or waste reduction and recycling. Positions available statewide.

Deadline to apply: The application deadline has been extended to June 27, 2024.

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Metro Blooms

Sustainable Landcare Training Manager

Metro Blooms is a nonprofit that partners with communities to create resilient landscapes and foster clean watersheds, embracing the values of equity and inclusion to solve environmental challenges. We believe collaboration with community is the way to restore our relationship with the earth and we strive to center relationships in all that we do. Most of our work happens in the Twin Cities metro, and through our Blue Thumb education programming we partner with organizations and residents across Minnesota to create healthier outdoor spaces for people, water, and pollinators.

Position: This position is responsible for the overall management of our Sustainable Landcare Training program. The training is focused on the installation, long-term care, and inspection of rain gardens and other green infrastructure, providing employment pathways and meeting the demand for a growing green workforce. The training audience is primarily young adults (17–25-year-olds) who are impacted by environmental injustice and who experience high barriers to green jobs. While this position is not responsible for delivering training content, which is typically delivered by experts in the field, this person is responsible for facilitating trainings, including leading some discussions and supporting participants. We strongly recommend experience working with both youth and young adults, and having knowledge of environmental justice and stewardship.

Deadline to apply: Summer 2024. The position will remain open until we have a diverse and qualified pool of applicants.

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Metropolitan Council

Environmental Scientist (Lakes and Toxicology Scientist)

 We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services. More information about us on our website.

Position: The Environmental Scientist (Lakes & Toxicology Scientist) will conduct monitoring of Metropolitan Area lakes, wastewater treatment plant discharges via effluent toxicity test sampling, and groundwater monitoring to ensure permit compliance and sustainable operations. This work is critical in supporting our work to identify regional water quality problems; improve and protect Metro Area water resources; and measure progress in achieving Council water sustainability goals.

Deadline to apply: June 24, 2024

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Rice Creek Watershed District

Technical Field Assistant

The Rice Creek Watershed District (RCWD) is a proactive and forward-thinking organization dedicated to the management and conservation of the Rice Creek Watershed in Minnesota. RCWD covers approximately 186 square miles of urban and rural lands in Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties. The area includes 28 towns, cities, and townships.

Position: The Rice Creek Watershed District (RCWD) is excited to announce an opening for a Technical Field Assistant. This position will provide technical field and administrative assistance to District staff in the management of the District’s Public Drainage System, Facilities, Project Implementation, and general District objectives.

Deadline to apply: Position open until filled.

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Great River Greening

Ecologist

Great River Greening (GRG) is Minnesota’s leading environmental restoration nonprofit with a mission to inspire, engage, and lead local communities in conserving and caring for the land and water that enrich our lives. Our services extend throughout Minnesota in partnership with local communities, governmental agencies, conservation and agricultural organizations, individuals, and businesses. We offer flexibility, a friendly work culture, supportive Board of Directors, hybrid work options, and opportunities to grow.

Position: The Ecologist joins a diverse team of conservation staff, each of whom executes and manages individual projects as well as collaborates on larger projects and events. Guided by our mission, projects may include natural area restoration, management plants, native plantings, working lands, pollinator monitoring, survey analysis, climate adaptation, and carbon storage/sequestration.

Deadline to apply: Rolling application and position is open until filled.

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Great River Greening

Community Forestry & Stewardship Coordinator

Great River Greening (GRG) is Minnesota’s leading environmental restoration nonprofit with a mission to inspire, engage, and lead local communities in conserving and caring for the land and water that enrich our lives. Our services extend throughout Minnesota in partnership with local communities, governmental agencies, conservation and agricultural organizations, individuals, and businesses. We offer flexibility, a friendly work culture, supportive Board of Directors, hybrid work options, and opportunities to grow.

Position: The Community Forestry & Stewardship Coordinator will play a key role in implementing the Cooling Minnesota Cities program. This position will build partnerships with community groups, implement free tree giveaways, work with schools and students around tree canopy education and plantings, and build educational components for this program. This position will entail a mix of field and office work. This role will report to the Environmental Stewardship Director, while also working closely with our CMC Program Manager and Forester. A portion of the role will be in supporting Great River Greening’s overall volunteer and educational events program.

Deadline to apply: Rolling application and position is open until filled.

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Climate Generation

Fund Development 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 builds capacity for 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 Fund Development Manager provides strategic and tactical resource development and revenue building efforts from institutional and individual donors. This position provides leadership for prospecting research, writing, submitting and reporting on funding requests to institutional donors(foundations, government, corporate and civic organizations), and partners with the Executive Director on individual donor efforts.

Deadline to apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a candidate is hired.

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Climate Generation

Administrative Coordinator

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 builds capacity for 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 Administrative Coordinator will coordinate administrative activities and operations that support the Climate Generation team, including database management, coordination of office processes, and maintaining accounts with vendors. This is a primarily in-office position located in Minneapolis, MN, with some opportunities for hybrid work.

Deadline to apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a candidate is hired.

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Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Seasonal Jobs (Various)

Established in 1883, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) oversees a renowned urban park system spanning 6,809 acres of parkland and water. Featured among its 180 park properties are 55 miles of parkways, 102 miles of Grand Rounds biking and walking paths, 22 lakes, 12 formal gardens, 7 golf courses and 49 recreation centers. The MPRB is proud to provide services, programs and activities that meet the park and recreation needs of diverse communities and ensure race equity, gender inclusion and universal access. Altogether, MPRB properties receive about 26 million visitors annually, and employs approximately 617 full-time and 1,400 part-time and seasonal employees.

Position: The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is hiring for a variety of seasonal positions. For a complete list, see the link below.

Deadline to apply: Various.

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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 Scandia, Randolph, Watertown, Princeton, and Esko. Positions include Assistant Project Manager, Seasonal Retail Associate, Field Technician, and more.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled.

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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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