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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 The job postings below are updated regularly, but may be out of date.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: 2/02/2021

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. 

In 2021 HCA will be embarking on a lifelong journey to better represent and serve the diversity of the Hill Country and Texas in our organization and through our programming. We recognize that communities of color are disproportionately impacted by Texas’ water challenges and that their leadership and partnership is invaluable in meeting those challenges. 

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
This position reports to the Executive Director and Program Director of HCA and works in close coordination with the entire staff. Primary areas of emphasis include:

  • Strategic project development and management (45%)
  • Community engagement and coalition building (45%)
  • Operations and administration (10%)

For more information, read the full job description here.

Candidates should send their cover letter, resume and three references to hcajobs@watersavvysolutions.com. Please add the subject title “Water Manager” in the email.

Night Skies Program Coordinator – Hill Country Alliance

Dripping Springs, TX
Posted: 2/02/2021

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. 

In 2021 HCA will be embarking on a lifelong journey to better represent and serve the diversity of the Hill Country and Texas in our organization and through our programming. We recognize that communities of color are disproportionately impacted by Texas’ water challenges and that their leadership and partnership is invaluable in meeting those challenges. 

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY 
This position reports to the Executive Director and Program Director of HCA and works in close coordination with the entire staff. Primary areas of emphasis include:

  • Community engagement and coalition building (50%)
  • Strategic project development and management (40%)
  • Operations and administration (10%)

For more information, read the full job description here.

Candidates should send their cover letter, resume and three references to hcajobs@watersavvysolutions.com. Please add the subject title “Night Skies Program Coordinator” in the email. 

Numerous Positions – El Ranchito 

Dripping Springs, TX
Posted: February 2021

El Ranchito aims to connect children with the natural world by providing an extraordinarily fun and inspiring nature-immersion camping experience. Connecting children with the natural world can forge a bond that lasts a lifetime, contributing to healthy living, spiritual renewal, and a heightened commitment to the stewardship of our natural resources. We serve children and youth from urban Austin, offering Nature Discovery Camp for 4th – 9th graders, and Conservation Corps for 10th -12th graders. Our traveling camp, the Texas River Expedition, is a service learning journey for 18-22 year-olds.

Join our team of passionate and qualified outdoor leaders!

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE:

Registration Staff: Family Liaison

Conservation Corps Staff: Crew Leader | Crew Leader (Literacy First) | Project Coordinator | Program Assistant

Nature Discovery Camp Staff: Nature Discovery Camp (NDC) Director | NDC Assistant Director | Camp Counselor | Camp Counselor (Literacy First) | Program Assistant | Junior Counselor | Counselor in Training

For more information, check out the El Ranchito website here

APPLICATION PROCESS: 
Read the job descriptions listed and use the link below to apply online. Each applicant must also submit a resume and photo by email to: employment@elranchito.org. All applicants will need a background check, interview and three professional references. All applications must be submitted by March 15, 2021.

For New Applicants, use the New Staff Application. Please be prepared with contact information for three references before you begin – there’s no “save and return” option. Please email your resume and recent photo to: employment@elranchito.org

For applicants who have worked at El Ranchito within the past three years, you can use the Returning Staff Application. Please be prepared with contact information for one reference before you begin – there’s no “save and return” option. Please email your resume and recent photo to: employment@elranchito.org

For more information, contact El Ranchito Director Justine Salsbury at 512-593-2614 or justine@elranchito.org 

Operations Manager – Save Barton Creek Association

Dripping Springs, TX
Posted: 12/31/2020

Save Barton Creek Association, one of the oldest and most prestigious Austin environmental organizations, is seeking an experienced Operations Manager. The role offers a flexible, collaborative, and positive work environment for a great cause! We are looking for a candidate with an interest in being with SBCA for the long-term, potentially growing into an Executive Director role. The ideal candidate will have strong fundraising and operations experience and an understanding of local ecology and environmental policy issues.    

WORK HOURS & BENEFITS:
Full time, independent contractor (healthcare/benefits not included); $50,000 to $70,000 annually commensurate upon experience; work hours and location flexible outside scheduled meetings and events; candidate must be in Austin Texas

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • With Executive Director, manage staff, consultants, interns, and volunteers to ensure appropriate support and organization delivers on outcomes
  • Manage organizations operations, communications and accounts such as website, e-newsletter, social media.
  • Update fundraising plan and execute organization fundraising strategy
  • Grant writing and reporting
  • Management of fundraising campaigns, donor database, and member/donor relations
  • Report on the organization’s activities and results to Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Oversee SBCA outreach programs including monthly happy hours, Creek Crew Young Professionals Group, and conservation work
  • Manage distribution and improvements to the “Explorer’s Guide to the Hill Country Oasis” field guide
  • With Executive Director, undertake environmental advocacy efforts
  • Assist with organizational planning and budgeting
  • Other tasks as needed

For more information, read the full job description here.

Send cover letter and resume to Angela Richter, Executive Director at angela@savebartoncreek.org. Applications will begin to be reviewed on January 18th and position will remain open until the right candidate is found.