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 The job postings below are updated regularly, but may be out of date.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 – REPOSTED: 7/20/2020

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.


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: 


  • 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.

Texas State Director – The Nature Conservancy

Austin, TX
Posted: 5/18/2020

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable.  One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.


The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is seeking a strong, innovative Texas State Director as we execute on our ambitious conservation goals. A trusted name in conservation within the state and beyond, The Nature Conservancy in Texas has worked since 1964 to protect the state’s cherished landscapes and develop sound science to support ecology, economy, public health and equity. With a strong and talented staff of 69, a diverse Board of Trustees comprised of 31 members from all over the state, 16 remote offices and a resilient, robust program in place, this role offers a unique opportunity to design and implement a strategic approach to Texas’ conservation priorities—and to help shape a resilient, equitable future for the Lone Star State.

As a leader in the Texas conservation movement, the State Director plays a primary role in working with partner organizations, government agencies, elected officials and other key decision-makers to build alliances and shared agendas that advance science driven conservation outcomes in Texas and around the world.

For more information, read the full job description here.


The application deadline is June 14, 2020 prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Internal applicants: Please apply to Job #48695 in PeopleSoft Self Service.  Cover letter is required. External applicants: Please apply to Job #48695 at www.nature.org/careers, or apply directly HERE and submit (required) cover letter and resume separately using the upload buttons.

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Director of Development – Texas Water Foundation

Austin, TX
Posted: 5/28/2020

Texas Water Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established for the purpose of generating a heightened public awareness among Texans regarding the vital role water plays in our daily lives. Under the leadership of a distinguished Board of Directors, Texas Water Foundation recently adopted a new strategic plan with the objective of leading Texas into a sustainable water future. Texas Water Foundation will continue to play a vital role in the water dialogue in Texas, while building new programs in water leadership, policy and education.


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development is responsible for the management and execution of TWF’s financial development strategy and fundraising efforts. Working with the Executive Director, Operations Manager, and Board of Directors, the Director of Development is a vital component to TWF’s growth and success. The Director of Development is responsible for leading and implementing the TWF fundraising model with the goal of creating a culture of philanthropy with individual giving, major gifts, grants, corporate contributions, and the annual fund.

Responsibilities include meeting or exceeding annual philanthropic fundraising goals, managing the TWF annual fund, implementing special events, representing the organization to donors, producing fundraising and marketing materials, and maintaining donor records. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, an entrepreneurial thinker, and will establish and strengthen long-term partnerships with current and prospective funders.

For more information, read the full job description here.


Interested applicants are asked to submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to info@texaswater.org. This position is being reposted and we encourage all applicants to apply or reapply. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please do not contact Texas Water Foundation offices or staff directly.

Executive Director – Texas Conservation Association

Centrally located – preferably Dallas or Austin, TX
Posted: 4/26/2020

Texas Conservation Alliance (TCA), a non-profit conservation organization with a 50-year history of successful grassroots advocacy campaigns, seeks an Executive Director. The position requires extensive knowledge of Texas conservation issues, in particular protecting water resources and wildlife habitats such as rivers, forests, and prairies. Preferred candidate will show success in fundraising, public relations, conservation advocacy, organizational management/budgeting, and building coalitions with a broad range of interests.


PROGRAMS: Represent TCA’s agenda to public and private sectors, individuals and colleagues via direct communications, public appearances, media outreach, and forging alliances.  Create informational materials, hold events, and recruit coalition participants.

Achieve program goals thru active non-partisan participation in legislation (local, state and federal), public forums, education, media outreach, and alliances with interested groups.

BOARD RELATIONS: Foster current relations with historic donors and develop new donors by approaching individuals, foundations, and corporations via direct communications, written proposals or grant applications.

MEMBER AND PARTNER RELATIONS: Foster and expand relationships with TCA members and partners, including National Wildlife Federation, TCA’s member organizations, and other colleague groups.  Expand TCA’s membership base.

For more information, read the full job description here.

Please apply by May 6 by sending an email cover letter with attached resume to:  TCAapply@gmail.com SUBJECT:  Executive Director

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.


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.


  • 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.