New! Sustainable Job Listings

by Emma Honcharski


May 13, 2024

Find jobs in conservation, natural resources, ecology, wildlife, forestry, botany, marine biology, fisheries, and environmental education in our new section of the Green Voice — Green Voice Careers.


(multiple open positions)

Director of Wood Reuse
This newly created role offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build an urban woody biomass campus in conjunction with our workforce development program. Because of our dual people and planet mission, the person in this position will have the unique opportunity to use their wood reuse skills and knowledge both for environmental benefit and to support people using this training opportunity to create a better future for themselves and their families. Ideal candidates will be deeply familiar with the safe operations of lumber production, curious about how to successfully recreate production systems within an urban environment, and have a deep sensitivity to the structural inequalities and traumatic experiences that have often impacted our crew members’ lives. More info here

Work Readiness Manager
Landforce is seeking an energetic, collaborative, people-person that brings deep knowledge of community resources and counseling/casework practices with high-risk populations, including mental health treatment and the impact of trauma. We encourage people with a demonstrated passion for justice and equity to apply, and are interested in learning about your experience using asset-based communication and a focus on turning trauma-informed-care into healing-centered engagement. We look forward to welcoming a new member of our team who is eager to share their skills, who cares deeply about our dual mission, and has a passion for being in nature. More info here

Administrative Coordinator 
Landforce is currently hiring a part-time administrator (20 hours/week) who is detail-oriented, organized, and able to help others meet deadlines in a timely manner to support our Director of Operations with regular administrative and office-related tasks. You should be comfortable with technology in general (email, Google Drive, word processing, etc), but we are happy to teach you the specific tools you will be using from within your position. It is crucial that you bring a patient approach, and that you have experience working with the diverse group of people who come through our doors.  More info here.

Site Supervisors
Landforce is seeking empathetic leaders who are energetic, engaging, and knowledgeable in the best practices environmental stewardship. The person in this position must be able to not only model professional-level skills, but also be able to form a trusted supervisory relationship with our crew members who come from a broad diversity of experiences. Experience working with people who have been impacted by systemic racism and other forms of injustice is crucial to this position. We would anticipate that Site Supervisors bring a range of the following technical skills:  Green Infrastructure, Tree Planting and Tree Care, Trail Building and Maintenance, Invasive Plant Management, Arboriculture, Horticulture, Basic Carpentry, and Sustainable Landscaping. We encourage people with a demonstrated passion for justice and equity to apply, and welcome those who are passionate about providing equitable green space development and maintenance opportunities to underserved communities and residents across Allegheny County.  More info here.


evolve environment :: architecture 

Landscape Architects and Building Performance (multiple positions)

evolveEA is seeking a Senior Landscape Architect to join their multidisciplinary Design and Planning Studio to spearhead landscape design and planning projects, and to manage cross-functional teams on architecture, urban design, and community planning projects. Landscape design projects range in scale from small and medium size an include public, nonprofit, and private clients. Planning projects include trail system and park system master planning, and open space or ecological evaluation in service to campus or comprehensive planning. This position will make major contributions to the firm’s commitment to shopping inspiring places that are socially equitable, resilient and environmentally sustainable. More info here. 


South Hills Day Camp 

Nature Specialist

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh’s South Hills Day camp is hiring for summer 2024. General responsibilities are to teach and coordinate camp’s nature program, ability for campers/staff to make connections between self, community, earth, and spirit with a socially and environmentally conscious program. Desired qualifications are an interest or experience in instructing planting, nature education activities or activities including biology, botany or related areas, and ability to set up demonstration area and program, and to teach skills to staff and campers ages 5-14. More info here. 


Larson Design Group

Environmental Specialist 

The Environmental Specialist will interact with clients, vendors, and staff to ensure project goals are met. This position also works as a member of a team to help identify and solve complex environmental and agricultural issues.This environmental specialist position can have an emphasis or expertise on any of the following disciplines: watershed management, wetland delineations and mitigation, NEPA permitting, agricultural planning and design, stream restoration, abandoned mine drainage or stormwater management.

Subjects may also include watershed studies and planning, community outreach, and grant writing and administration. More info here. 


University of Pittsburgh

Assistant Director of Communications, Sustainability

The University of Pittsburgh is looking for an individual to lead Sustainability’s communications teams to achieve objectives, while ensuring content, timeline, and quality control strategically align across work units; Develop marketing strategies to increase awareness and engagement, overseeing effectiveness; Research and analyzes trends, making recommendations and implementing improvements; Develop and approve core messaging and content for various channels and mediums, utilizing integrated approaches; Prepare rapid responses; Create and write content and graphics, including messaging, social media content, and print collateral; Collaborate with leadership to develop strategic communications and marketing plans. More info here.


Chatham University

Admission Recruiter - Sustainability & Environment

The Admissions Recruiter - Falk School of Sustainability & Environment is a professional, energetic, and highly service-oriented professional who is responsible for growing enrollment for competitive undergraduate and graduate programs offered by Chatham University. This position manages all recruitment activities for assigned degree programs encompassing yearly planning, working with prospective students, collaborating with faculty, building relationships with high school and college faculty, as well as potential employer and partner institutions. More info here. 


National Aviary

Events Coordinator

The event coordinator will have the opportunity to work on events ranging from weddings and showers, to bar and bat mitzvah celebrations, and corporate occasions. You’ll be a part of a dedicated team that provides our guests with a stress-free event. As an Event Coordinator, you will bring the guest’s vision to life while supporting the National Aviary’s work to save birds and protect their habitats. More info here.


Emma Honcharski s a regular contributor to The Green Voice