SJMA Job Opportunities

San Juan Mountains Association is a rewarding place to work filled with people who care deeply about the lands that surround us. Our SJMA team works together with our dedicated volunteers and community to turn our collective passion for Southwest Colorado’s public lands into actions that help protect these beautiful, wild places. Join us!

Full-Time Job Openings

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

San Juan Mountains Association (SJMA) has long thrived because of our volunteers, and we are proud to be an organization known for its exemplary volunteer program. The Volunteer Coordinator, under the immediate supervision of the Executive Director, is responsible for managing all tasks related to volunteers, including recruiting, training, scheduling, retaining and honoring volunteers. Since all SJMA divisions (Education, Stewardship, Visitor Information, and Special Events) have volunteer opportunities, the Volunteer Coordinator will work closely with the departmental directors to recruit, train, and mobilize volunteers for an array of diverse projects.

Location: SJMA is housed in the San Juan National Forest Headquarters (15 Burnett Ct) in Durango, Colorado, but this position will be a combination of remote, on-site, and field.

Hours: This is a full-time, permanent position. While the typical work week is Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00pm, this position often requires evening and weekend work.

To ApplySubmit a cover letter, resume and writing sample in one PDF document. The cover letter should succinctly describe the applicant’s goals, suitability for the position, and other pertinent facts that may not appear in the resume. Applications received by June 1st will be given priority.

Please send resume and  cover letter to jobs@sjma.org with the heading Volunteer Coordinator

Part-Time Job Openings

There is currently no part time jobs available.

Seasonal Job Openings

NORWOOD VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES (VIS) SPECIALIST

The Norwood Visitor Information Services (VIS) Specialist, based in the Uncompahgre National Forest, Norwood Ranger District Office, will provide top-notch visitor information services, sell forest products, promote SJMA merchandise sales and memberships, and manage outlet inventory and cash handling. 

Location: Norwood Ranger District office, 1150 Forest Street in Norwood, CO

Season: The season is expected to last from May 13th to Oct 4th.

Hours: This is a seasonal, part-time job for 24 hours/week; Wednesday – Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm. 

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter demonstrating their qualifications and interest in the position. The cover letter should succinctly describe the applicant’s goals, suitability for the position, and other pertinent facts that may not appear in the resume. Candidates are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Please send resume and  cover letter to jobs@sjma.org with the heading SJMA VIS Norwood Ranger District. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory completion of a background check.

Internships

EDUCATION INTERN

Join SJMA’s Education team to design and deliver high quality, standards based outdoor environmental education to Southwest Colorado. We work closely with our interns to create an experience which aligns with their post-internship goals, be that curriculum design, in the field teaching, program management, etc. This is a unique opportunity for applicants to help educate and inspire the next generation. The intern will conduct a variety of projects under the supervision of the Education Director and Curriculum Coordinator. To learn more about the education programs visit, sjma.org/learn.

This is a life-changing opportunity for the right applicant who will make an immediate impact on the youth in our community and build lifelong memories in some of Colorado’s most spectacular landscapes. 

To apply please send a resume and letter of interest to astimax@sjma.org. Internships occur in fall, spring, and summer semesters. Applications are due November 1st for spring internships and March 1st for summer and fall internships.