Celebrating our 30th anniversary as a champion and guardian of the Sonoran Desert, we are seeking dynamic, outgoing and passionate outdoor advocates to join our team and help promote the mission of the Conservancy.

Please see the positions below for more information and instructions on how to apply.

Current Opportunities


Education Coordinator

Coordinate and support Education Programs at the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy to advance our mission and engage the community in our work. The focus for this role will primarily be K-12 education but they will also support all aspects of education encompassing youth, stewards (volunteers), adult and multi-generational. LEARN MORE

Education Manager

Develop, implement and promote Education across the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, including an overarching strategy for educational programs for youth, adults, and stewards that serves target audiences in a mission-driven approach. LEARN MORE

Program Manager

Provide support for our volunteer steward programs to ensure effective operations, a positive steward experience and ensure we jointly deliver on the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy’s mission. Create a new volunteer program to provide opportunities for periodic volunteering. LEARN MORE


Parsons Field Institute Coordinator

Coordinate and support research projects as part of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Parsons Field Institute. Projects will include long-term monitoring, experimental research, training and engaging citizen scientists, and community engagement. LEARN MORE



Chief Development Officer

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) role has been created as a result of the Conservancy’s considerable philanthropic support and growth of the past 2 years. This CDO is the lead for securing private support, with proven ability to anticipate challenges and create innovative solutions to ensure current fundraising targets and future growth are achieved. LEARN MORE

Senior Development Manager-Annual Programs

The Senior Development Manager-Annual Programs (SDMA) is the Conservancy’s lead for securing annual operational support through annual giving programs, including annual fund and special gifts of $1,000-$10,000. The SDMA is also be responsible for cultivational and fundraising events. LEARN MORE

Development Specialist

The Development Specialist provides proactive analytical and administrative support for all aspects of the Development program to help meet the fundraising goals of the Conservancy. This role focuses significantly on highly accurate database management, report generation, and data analysis to help drive a range of development functions, including annual fund outreach, major donor and prospect tracking, the timing of high-touch donor stewardship, grant reporting, and prospect research. LEARN MORE

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