One of the goals of Agroecology + Innovation Matters and the Capacity Building Initiative is to take aim forward. We are developing a workforce trained in agroecology methods, certified in various conservation techniques, and familiar with grant applications. Our Conservation Planners are continually being promoted to positions in other agencies, so we are always on the lookout for people interested in agroecology careers – both with our initiative and affiliated organizations.

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Job hunting around Chicago? Check this resource from Chicago Wilderness Alliance

And, check out these other conservation agriculture job postings.
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All Careers

  • Soil Conservationist

  • Resource Conservationist

    STARK COUNTY SOIL & WATERCONSERVATION DISTRICT7419B State Route 17, Toulon, IL 61483(309)286-2261×3 RESOURCE CONSERVATIONISTThe Stark County Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking a Resource Conservationist.Duties include implementing and managing conservation programs and providing education to promote soil and water conservation practices.Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred (but not required) in agriculture, natural resources, or related field…. Read more about Resource Conservationist

  • Resource Conservationist/Administrative Coordinator

    The Boone County Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking a full-time Resource Conservationist/Administrative Coordinator. This position will work directly with landowners, producers, and locaorganizations to promote and facilitate conservation programs, cost-share, events, and more. This position requires a combination of office and field work. The position is based on a 40-hour work week with… Read more about Resource Conservationist/Administrative Coordinator

  • Surveying Aide

    Surveying Aide St Clair County Soil and Water Conservation District Belleville, Illinois Job Type Full-time Salary Details $18.32 per hour The St Clair County Soil and Water Conservation District is hiring one survey aide. This is a full-time position subject to grant renewal. Survey Aide will be based in the St Clair County SWCD office…. Read more about Surveying Aide

  • Administrative Coordinator

    WILLIAMSON COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR Position available: June 3, 2024 or after Seeking a 40-hour per week employee with minimum starting wage of $18.00 or more/hour (based on experience) plus benefits, with opportunity for pay increases upon meeting training goals and a six-month review. Applicant must have excellent people skills, with… Read more about Administrative Coordinator

  • Calumet Coordinator

    The Wetlands Initiative (TWI) is hiring a new full-time Calumet Coordinator to assist with conducting wetland restoration projects in the Calumet Region. The Calumet Coordinator will be managed by the Calumet Program Manager and will assist and support them in our expanding portfolio of work in the region, supporting both current projects and new ones… Read more about Calumet Coordinator

  • Resource Conservationist

    The Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for a Resource Conservationist. This Position is responsible for implementing and managing programs that promote soil and water conservation in Marion County. Incumbent is responsible for technical and educational assistance to the county. Position requires grant writing, excellent communication and computer skills. Bachelor’s degree… Read more about Resource Conservationist

  • Conservation Planner (Calhoun)

    Job Title: Conservation Planner Job Status: Contractual (Sangamon County Soil and Water Conservation District)Start Date: ASAP Reports to: IDOA Division of Natural Resources Manager/Project Coordinator Salary Range: $40,000 – $44,000 Benefits: Full benefit package available Primary Location: Various statewide locations (see attached map)  Overview of Project: The purpose of this initiative is to allow the… Read more about Conservation Planner (Calhoun)