Conservationist - Highstead Foundation

The Conservationist will bring exciting new capacity to our conservation science and finance programs. The Conservationist will work with the Senior Conservationist, other Highstead staff, Conservation Finance Network members, Wildlands and Woodlands Initiative partners, and other key stakeholders to help advance new approaches to funding and financing forest, farm, and water conservation in New England. 

Responsibilities and Scope 
The Conservationist will bring strong project management experience and a collaborative spirit to support Highstead staff and numerous non-governmental and public agency partners on initiatives that seek to advance the pace and practice of land conservation in the region. The Conservationist reports to and works closely with the Senior Conservationist, and will have responsibilities in the following areas: 

Information Exchange 

  • Establish regular dialog with conservation stakeholders to understand local, regional, and national funding needs, trends, and opportunities. 
  • And more!


  • Assist in identifying and developing new pilot conservation finance projects through partners. 
  • And more!


  • Collaborate with Wildlands and Woodlands champions to translate regional science, finance, and policy into local contexts. 
  • And more!  

Full job description and application instructions
Application deadline: October 31, 2018.

Employer: Highstead Foundation
Location: Redding, CT