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 The job postings below are updated regularly, but may be out of date.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

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Development Director – Hill Country Alliance

Dripping Springs, TX
Post Updated: 7/13/2021

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 Hill Country land, water, night skies, and community issues. Led by a highly involved, professionally and geographically diverse board of directors, HCA bridges traditional boundaries (e.g. urban-rural divides) through education and outreach, capacity building, gentle advocacy, and partnership development to ensure a healthy and vibrant Hill Country for future generations.

HCA is in an exciting period of growth. We were founded in 2005 to bring partners together for the long-term protection of the lands, waters, communities and night skies that make the Hill Country such a special place. Since then we have honed our strategic focus, deepened and strengthened our partnerships in the region, and elevated the profile of conservation in Central Texas to a national stage.

We’re looking for someone with initiative, creative energy, a passion for the Hill Country, and the desire to take the important role of development director during a pivotal time of investment for the organization. This position works directly with the executive director and our team of programmatic staff, who are all fundamental to fundraising for the organization. The right candidate will have several years of experience in development work, the desire to be a part of a hard-working and supportive team, and both the vision and implementation skills to help move us to the next level.

Interested applicants are encouraged to send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Rachel Elder, This position will remain posted until it is filled, but applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by July 30.

For more information, read the full job description here.

Climate Science Director – The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

San Marcos, TX
Posted: 5/12/2021

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment is a research institute at Texas State University, located on the headwaters of Spring Lake in San Marcos, Texas. The Meadows Center inspires research, innovation and leadership that ensures clean, abundant water for the environment and all humanity.

Serves as the Director of Climate Science at The Meadows Center. Responsible for directing the Meadows Center’s role as a vital source of scientific information on climate change for the general public and policy-makers. Responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing research opportunities; and, supporting stakeholder and agency engagement and consultation. Responsible for working with faculty and staff at Texas State University-San Marcos, scientists and officials from other universities, foundations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. This position will mainly support grant-funded projects, including climate decision support systems for planners and resource managers.

The position requires either a Ph. D. in climate science or a related field (e.g., atmospheric science/meteorology, physical geography, hydroclimatology, climate/earth systems science, hydrology, civil/environmental engineering, astrophysics, etc.) or a Master’s degree with equivalent experience. Excellent skills in oral, written, and digital communication are also required.

To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

For more information, read the full job posting here.

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a complete application package consisting of a resume, cover letter, letter of recommendation, a list of references, and unofficial transcripts to the Texas State University Job Application Portal.