Working at Snohomish Conservation District

Working or serving for a Conservation District is a great experience! We get to work with motivated landowners, dedicated professionals, well-respected leaders in conservation, and with students just starting their careers.

The District offers a supportive and vibrant work environment with opportunities to grow in your career and state benefits for permanent positions. We hope you will consider joining our team!


Position Openings

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Position Opening: Executive Director

Position Summary 

The Executive Director provides the leadership and vision to implement the mission and values of the District as defined by the Board of Supervisors and coordinates all aspects of the District’s work. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, which incorporate a collaborative style, are essential towards advocating and promoting sustainable conservation interests. A keen awareness of organizational, community and political dynamics will also be necessary in this role. Equally important will be a sensitivity and empathy to all stakeholders, both large and small, who have a vested interest in the goals of the District. Solid administration and management skills are necessary to ensure smooth operational continuity within this small, committed organization. A high level of integrity, honesty, and professionalism are critical core values required in this role. 

 The ideal candidate will have strong working knowledge of conservation districts, conservation practices and regional environmental issues, preferable within the Puget Sound area. A strong understanding of budgets, finance, grants procurement and program administration, and experience in sustaining and engaging regional partners are absolute requirements. A proven track record of successfully working with a board of directors and other elected and/or appointed officials, in addition to cultivating a team of professionals to excel in program delivery is required. The Executive Director will have a record of previous results that demonstrates an understanding of the importance of adhering to the mission of the District while leading the Snohomish Conservation District into the future. 

Applications will be open until position is filled. However, priority will be given to those received prior to July 12, 2019. Applications will be evaluated immediately and applicants will be ranked and initial interviews will be scheduled prior to July 31, 2019. 

Projected Start Date: October 1, 2019 or sooner 

Contact Information/Send information to: Holly Lund ( or 425-377-7030) 

Position Opening: Environmental Educator (WSC AmeriCorps)

Position Summary

Snohomish Conservation District is looking for an enthusiastic and dependable educator to present in-classroom environmental lessons and outdoor field trips for grades 3-12.

The educator will teach multiple environmental education lessons per day in schools throughout Snohomish County and Camano Island. The educator will also engage youth and families through interactive/educational booths at community fairs, school STEM and parent nights, youth environmental service learning (serving with youth and families to plant trees and native plants at local restoration sites), teacher workshops, and green schoolyard support.

How to Apply: Visit the MyAmeriCorps website for full position description and to apply on-line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; however priority deadline for the first round of applicants is Monday, July 8th, 2019 at 5pm.

Questions? Contact Lily Cason

This position is contingent on funding through the Washington Service Corps Program.

Position Opening: Content and Media Specialist

Position Summary

Snohomish Conservation District (SCD) announces a position opening for a Content & Media Specialist in their Lake Stevens, WA office. The Content & Media Specialist supports a creative and fast-paced communications team that serves the District’s conservation programs for both rural and urban audiences.  This integral position will serve as the voice of the District through its online media, educational resources, event promotions, and relationships with the press. Ideal candidates will be strong writers and editors, with the ability to work in tandem with the Design and Media Coordinator on layout and design.  The Content & Media Specialist will understand social marketing techniques, and be able to work internally and externally to expand the District’s reach within the diverse communities of Snohomish County and Camano Island. 

To apply for this position:

Applicants must provide a cover letter, resume, one sample each of writing and design, and contact information for three professional references. Applications must be received at the Snohomish Conservation District office on or before 5:00 pm, Aug. 1, 2019. Email is the preferred method of applying.

Please submit the packet to:

Snohomish Conservation District - 528 91st Ave. NE, Ste. A - Lake Stevens, WA 98258 - Attention: Kate Riley - / 425-377-7004

Position Opening: Accounting/Administrative Assistantt

Position Summary: The Snohomish Conservation District has an opening for an Accounting/Administrative Assistant. The Accounting/Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Business Operations Director and will provide assistance to ensure the administrative and financial functions of the Conservation District are operating smoothly. This will require assisting the Business Operations Director and Finance Coordinator with financial tasks to support purchasing, grant billing, and contracting. In addition, the Assistant will also provide administrative support to the Executive Director, Business Operations Director, and others on the management team as needed with a variety of tasks related to implementing our natural resource programs. This will include being the “face” of the Conservation District to landowners and partners at our office, as well as providing internal support to staff. This is an exciting opportunity for someone that is a self-starter with accounting, organizational, administrative, and public engagement skills to contribute toward the natural resource goals of the Snohomish Conservation District.

Applications will be open until position is filled. However, priority will be given to those received prior to August 6, 2019. Applications will be evaluated immediately, and applicants will be ranked and initial interviews will be scheduled prior to August 28, 2019.

Projected Start Date: September 23, 2019

Contact Information: Holly Lund ( or 425-377-7030)