A passionate community caring for the future

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 The job postings below are updated regularly, but may be out of date.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.


Water Program Manager – Hill Country Alliance

Dripping Springs, TX
Posted: 3/3/2020

 

Important Notice:

Hiring for the HCA Water Program Manager position is temporarily on hold – please check back in the future.

Founded in 2005, the Hill Country Alliance (HCA) brings together an ever-expanding alliance of groups throughout a 17-county region of Central Texas with the long-term objective of preserving open spaces, water supply, water quality and the unique character of the Texas Hill Country. A regional non-profit organization, HCA focuses on community engagement around protection of Hill Country land, water, and night skies. Led by a highly involved, professionally and geographically diverse board, HCA 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.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

This position reports to the Executive Director of HCA and works in close coordination with other programmatic and development staff. Primary areas of emphasis include: 

STRATEGIC PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT 

  • Identify, plan, and execute collaborative projects designed to improve the long-term resilience of Hill Country water resources. 
  • Partner with regional water leaders including utility managers, elected officials, city and county staff, groundwater districts, nonprofits, universities, and other relevant agencies. 
  • Identify local, state, federal funding programs for water-related conservation, green infrastructure, and One Water projects. 
  • Coordinate and implement timely responses to emergent issues as well as long-term strategies with a diverse spectrum of partners. 
  • Craft focused policy strategies that advance water-related goals at the local, regional, and state level. 

For more information, read the full job description here.

All candidates are asked to send their cover letter, resume and references to info@hillcountryalliance.org.


 

Executive Director – Selah Bamberger Ranch Preserve

Blanco, TX
Posted: 3/16/2020

Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve is a 5,500-acre ranch in Blanco County, Texas, that has been restored to its original habitat. Our mission is to teach ethical land stewardship — by example and outreach. We offer seminars for landowners and serve as a research lab for botanists, zoologists, and other scientists. We provide hands-on science classes and nature camps for school children. Our public tours and workshops attract birdwatchers, photographers, and animal and plant enthusiasts. After leaving the Ranch, many visitors are inspired to change consumption habits and better conserve natural resources. They leave with a vision of harmony with the land. They realize that the Ranch tells a story of hope: Given the chance, Nature can heal itself. Nature can heal us. Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve is governed by a highly committed Board of Directors. The Executive Director will report to the Board. 

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY 

 Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve is searching for an outstanding individual with strong leadership, management, and fundraising skills to become its next Executive Director. We invite applications and nominations for candidates with the skills, characteristics, and experience described below. 

The Executive Director of Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve will work with the Board, staff, administration, and partners to advance the organization’s mission, set priorities for achieving optimal impact, and position the organization to thrive. He or she will provide strong leadership for the organization, including management of staff, the operating budget, development and implementation of the strategic plan, donor and community relations, marketing, and development. 

For more information, read the full job description here.

Candidates should provide a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, a resume, and the names and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. No telephone calls, please.  Nominations, applications, and questions should be emailed to Barbara Bushong at Sterling: bbushong@sterlingnonprofits.com. References will not be contacted until candidates have been interviewed. 


Office Manager – Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District

Dripping Springs, TX
Posted: 3/09/2020

The mission of the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD) is to conserve, preserve, recharge and prevent waste of groundwater within western Hays County. Given the critical importance of water to life and of that part of the water cycle called groundwater to local families, agriculture, commerce, stream flows and wildlife habitat, the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District works to conserve, preserve, recharge and prevent waste of groundwater within western Hays County. To help accomplish these goals, the District is charged to gather information needed for sound decisions, to provide that information to citizens and local agencies, and to ensure that groundwater is used efficiently and at sustainable rates.

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY 

Responsible for maintaining continuity of services within the office, as well as several duties, including but not limited to bookkeeping, records management, social media management, and assisting with information technology and human resources. The Office Manager will serve as a liaison between the public, other agencies, and the District. The position requires a great deal of multi-tasking, and an ability to prioritize time demands. The Office Administrator will need to accomplish tasks necessary to keep the office in regulatory compliance. The Office Administrator will work under the supervision, training, and guidance from the Assistant General Manager concerning daily tasks and report directly to the General Manager. There will be occasional local travel for meetings, conferences, training, etc.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 

  • Assist with processing mail, paying bills, running reports, and updating entries into QuickBooks.
  • Maintaining and organizing District records, and assisting with records management policy compliance.
  • Receiving and processing registration application fees and water connection fees.
  • Assisting in the administration of Employee Health Information and benefits.
  • Receiving and completing public information requests.
  • Responding to public inquiries in the form of phone calls, emails, or walk-ins.
  • Assist with updates to the HTGCD website and social media accounts.
  • Assist in maintaining the District calendar of events.
  • User account setup and maintenance: Windows, website, email, server, and social media.
  • Assist in the management of software licenses and accounts.
  • Performing other clerical, administrative, and bookkeeping tasks as assigned.Assist with HTGCD financial records, annual audits, and bookkeeping.
  • Assist with data and materials required for monthly Board Meetings, including generating financial reports, assembling Board packets, and keeping meeting minutes.

For more information, read the full job description here.

Email resume and cover letter to Charlie Flatten, HTGCD General Manager, gm@haysgroundwater.com. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.


Communications Manager – Texas Living Waters Project

Austin, TX
Posted: 2/13/2020

Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has grown into America’s largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 51 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world, and the Federation is committed to inspiring all people around our shared love of nature and wildlife by creating a welcoming and inclusive community representative of all Americans. By respecting and valuing the diversity of connections to the natural world and wildlife, we work toward convening a powerful movement. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field;
  • 4 years of experience in a Communications or related position, with demonstrated skill in both print and visual communications, social media management, generation of earned media, and website content creation;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities;
  • Strong organizational and project-management skills;
  • Skilled copy editor with a strong eye for detail;
  • Proficiency with PC-based software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign;
  • Creativity, flexibility, and ability to handle multiple tasks at once and meet deadlines;
  • Self-starter, independent thinker, creative problem solver, and team player.

For more information, read the full job description here. To apply, click here.