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Careers at the Sonoran Institute

Do you have passion for the environment and like to work with people? Are you looking to make a positive and lasting contribution to the world we live in? Are you interested in working in an energetic, creative and entrepreneurial nonprofit organization that is fast-emerging as one of the leading voices on conservation and smart growth issues in western North America? If so, the Sonoran Institute may be the right place for you.

As the Institute continues to expand across the West, from Mexico to Montana, we pride ourselves on attracting and retaining some of the best professionals in the field today. Click here to learn more about our approach, our mission and our vision for the West.

Open Positions:
The Sonoran Institute is accepting applications for the positions listed below. Click the position to view the job description. If we have no open positions, please check back with us again soon.

Project Manager, Sun Corridor Program - Based in Phoenix or Tucson, Arizona
(Posted 11.10.2014)

This person is responsible for completing an ongoing project focused on developing the relationship between Arizona’s military installation and state/federally owned land. This position will evaluate and lead problem resolution of encroachment concerns in military installations via understanding the military footprint and bring clarity to what areas should remain compatible to their mission and identify and create tools that will enhance protecting Arizona’s military operations and installations viability.
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Project Manager, Western Lands & Communities Program. Phoenix, Arizona
(Posted 11.10.2014)
The Project Manager is responsible for administering the wide variety of research, tool development, and outreach activities for the Western Lands and Communities Program, including those under the annual contract agreement with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. The Project Manager will specifically oversee a research and policy analysis agenda on a variety of projects related to land use and natural resources in the West, as well as demonstration projects located in Arizona and other key Western states designed to highlight innovative approaches to land use planning, land and water conservation, and sustainable development.
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Application Process:
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Ryan VanDero
Human Resource Generalist
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44 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 350
Tucson. Arizona 85701
Tel: 520.290.0828, ext. 1128
Fax: 520.917.5004

Benefits Package:
The Institute offers employees an excellent and comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance options, flexible spending accounts, paid time off and retirement savings, among others. See the Sonoran Institute Benefits Summary for more information.


The Sonoran Institute is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.