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Executive Director
Institute for Applied Ecology
We are looking for a proven leader who will help us maintain and enhance our strong suite of programs and services, maintain and build on our network of funding agencies, governments, partner organizations, and businesses developed over more than twenty years, and guide us to our next stage of development. The ideal candidate for the Executive Director position would combine leadership abilities and strategic thinking with a thoughtful, effective approach to day to-day operations management, strategic planning, and organizational guidance. Strong communication skills, and capacity to be an effective spokesperson for IAE are critical as well as an ability to cultivate partnerships and networks and a passion for the mission and programs of IAE supported by a robust knowledge and experience working with native species, habitat restoration, conservation, and research. We expect that the Executive Director will work closely with our Board to continually evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the organization
and develop a clear path into the future.
Director, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development
Missouri Botanical Garden
This position reports to the Senior Vice President Science and Conservation and is responsible for leading the definition, development, and implementation of the Garden’s scientific and conservation strategy among the applicable programs within the Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, and developing business plans in support thereof. Ensures that initiatives function proactively to support and achieve departmental and division related objectives in support of the Garden’s mission. Leads, develops and motivates an effective team. Helps to promote the Garden’s role in science and conservation to internal and external audiences, and is instrumental in securing ongoing funding.

The Director should be an established scientist in the fields of conservation biology, biodiversity science or restoration ecology as well as a demonstrated leader and manager with excellent administrative credentials.
Coordinator, Native Plant Initiative
Shaw Nature Reserve
Provides guidance and expertise to promote appreciation of native plants and their use in residential and commercial horticultural landscapes. Engages with diverse partners to plan and implement outreach activities including lectures, workshops, written content, and professional consultations to provide native plant horticulture expertise in the regional community. Fosters relationships that support and grow the SNR Native Plant Horticulture Program. Contributes to the planning and execution of horticultural events and programs including SNR Wildflower Markets, Native Plant School, and other public outreach and community engagement activities. Serves as an actively-contributing senior staff member of the SNR horticulture program, honing and applying fine horticulture skills in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden and other horticultural areas of the Nature Reserve, which serve as demonstrations areas for visitors and participants in classes and workshops.
The right candidate will have a strong desire to continue developing their knowledge of native plant horticulture, sharing knowledge, expertise, and passion with landscape professionals and the public.
Temporary Research Specialist
Missouri Botanical Garden
Full-time temporary May-Oct, 2023.
The Seasonal Research Specialist (CCSD) will work as part of a team on a research project that involves both fieldwork and lab work to help collect data on plant/pollinator interactions, the goal of which is to develop strategies to help manage and conserve threatened plant species. Field work will require extensive travel to prairies in eastern Kansas and western Missouri to film and survey pollinators, survey plant communities, collect samples, and monitor natural populations of an endangered plant species. Lab work will consist mainly of sample processing, video analysis, data entry, and seed germination experiments. This position is based in the CCSD (Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development), a department within MBG’s Science and Conservation Division, whose aim is to explore and implement innovative, science-based approaches to the conservation and sustainable use of plant diversity based on a sound, scientific understanding of the biology, occurrence and distribution of plants.
Ecological Education Coordinator, full time
Institute for Applied Ecology
Join our EcoEd team. We work on conservation projects in 11 prisons in 5 states, providing education for crew members who grow plants in support of endangered species and habitats.
Research Scientist, Conservation Seed Bank
Atlanta Botanical Garden
The Atlanta Botanical Garden invites applications for the position of Research Scientist, Conservation Seed Bank. They will work under the direction of the Vice President of Conservation & Research to integrate innovative protocols into the Garden’s seed bank programs to support rare species’ survival in the wild. The primary duties of this position will be to:
Oversee Conservation Seed Bank staff and actions to ensure excellence and leadership by the Garden in its work with rare and imperiled species.
Ensure the Coordinated flow of samples (i.e., seeds, spores, pollen) to and from the lab to satisfy grant deliverables, working closely with external partners, the Garden’s Conservation & Research and Living Collections staff.
Collaborate with internal and external colleagues to identify, prioritize, and develop new project funding opportunities, as well as ensure current project deliverables are met.
Write grant proposals and manage grant-supported deliverables and budgets as part of a multi-investigator team.
Disseminate project results through reports, professional meetings, peer-reviewed publications, social media, and other venues.
Interpret and apply literature pertaining to seed storage behavior and viability tests.
Design laboratory experiments and then analyze and report their results.

MSc or PhD level degree in ecology, botany, biology, conservation, or related science.
Minimum of 4 years of hands-on experience in seed banking
Highly organized and adaptable with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with high attention to detail in documenting experiments and laboratory research.
Director of Operations and Programs
Society for Conservation Biology North America
SCBNA is hiring a Director of Operations & Programs (DOP)! This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to have an impact in strengthening the community of conservation scientists and practitioners in North America.

The DOP will work with the SCBNA board and volunteers to further our mission to advance the scientific study and conservation of biological diversity and to strengthen the community of conservation scientists and practitioners in North America. Essential functions and responsibilities include administrative, finance, conference and other programs management, governance, and outreach duties.
Native Seed Farm Manager
Walker Basin Conservancy
The Farm Manager operates the Conservancy's native seed farm and demonstration projects in Smith Valley, NV. The Manager is supported by the Field Operations Director, Conservancy Leadership Team and consultants to identify crop production schedules and leads implementation. The manager oversees one full-time position, seasonal labor, and volunteers.

The Walker Basin Conservancy leads one of the most ambitious environmental restoration projects in North America - restoring Walker Lake. To date, the Conservancy has protected more than 26,000 acre-feet of water rights, opened more than 29 miles of the Walker River to public access, and improved habitat on more than 5,000 acres of former agricultural monoculture. We offer competitive compensation, work-life balance, and a generous benefit package.

See a full job description at or talk to Peter Stanton at this weeks' conference!
Conservation Technician 2
Institute for Applied Ecology
The Institute for Applied Ecology’s Southwest Office is hiring a full time Conservation Technician to perform plant materials work in support of the Southwest Seed Partnership and a monarch butterfly habitat restoration project. For more information see
Seeds of Success - Lead Botanists and Field Technicians
Chicago Botanic Garden / Bureau of Land Management
CBG is looking to fill several 5-6 month long Lead Botanist and Field Technician positions on Seeds of Success crews, scouting and making collections of native seed, in several BLM field offices, based in the following locations. Teams work four 10-hour days, hoping to have folks start work in late April!
- Burns Field Office: likely based in Boise area
- Tonopah Field Office: likely based in Bishop, CA
- Bristlecone, Wells, Tuscarora Field Offices: likely based in Elko, NV
- Arizona Strip District Office: likely based in St. George, UT
- Bakersfield Field Office
- El Centro Field Office
- Redding Field Office
- Ukiah Field Office
- Bishop Field Office
Plant Materials Program Volunteer Coordinator
Irvine Ranch Conservancy
Depending on the season and the needs of the program, the Program Coordinator will lead teams of trained and experienced volunteers at IRC’s native seed farm and nurseries, plan and coordinate the work of volunteers working independently, and conduct regular training for volunteers new to the program. The Program Coordinator will also lead regular public workdays, where they will use interpretation to help volunteers and the public understand ecological concepts related to conservation, ecological restoration, and plant science. When not working with volunteers or the public, the Program Coordinator will work independently or will coordinate work crews. Weekend work and occasional evening work will be required for this position.
Plant Conservation Manager
Catalina Island Conservancy
The Plant Conservation Manager (PCM) plans, prioritizes, and implements management activities to protect and restore plant communities on Catalina Island.
Various: Seed Coordinator, Project Manager, Specialist, and Technician Positions
Ecostudies Institute
We are currently hiring several positions as part of a shared resource restoration crew, and we will shortly put out a position for a regional native seed coordinator.
Senior Ecologist/Project Manager
AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Senior Ecologist/Project Manager for immediate employment with the Natural Resources Group of our San Diego office. This position would focus on wildfire ecology and manage and support various natural resource projects in the southern California region.

The primary role of the Senior Ecologist/Project Manager will be managing and supporting projects of various sizes, working directly with clients and diverse project teams, assisting clients to achieve successful project results and regulatory approval. Responsibilities will include setting timelines and expectations for project teams, maintaining quality of project deliverables, maintaining positive client relationships, developing project-specific safety programs, assisting with business development, and preparing scope/cost proposals for new projects. For some projects, this role will require direct oversight of field operations, scheduling field teams, implementing a robust field safety program, and collaborating with a large and diverse field team.

Additional duties may include contributing to various plans and reports, assisting with restoration/mitigation projects, supporting botanical and wildlife species surveys, expanding the use of UAS and satellite imagery into landscape ecology applications, managing personnel, and/or assisting with various natural resources related projects and tasks.
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