Employment at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies conserves birds and their habitats through science, education and land stewardship. The Bird Conservancy employs people who are passionate and knowledgeable about our mission and vision. Whether a scientist, an administrator or an educator, at the Bird Conservancy, you help connect people, birds and land.

Staff members are based in our offices in Brighton or Fort Collins, Colorado, or western Nebraska, or they work remotely from partners’ offices or seasonal housing throughout the Rocky Mountains, Great Plains and northern Mexico.

The Bird Conservancy offers competitive wages and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off and a retirement plan. Please follow the directions provided in the job announcements below to apply for open positions.

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is an equal opportunity employer.

Current job openings:

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Membership and Development Coordinator
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking a Membership and Development Coordinator who will manage the acquisition and retention of members.  In addition, administrative and special event support falls under the responsibilities of the Coordinator.  This position will be based in either Fort Collins, CO or  Brighton, CO an easy commute from Denver proper.  Click here to download a complete position description.  This position will be open until filled.

Grassland Bird Technicians – Northern Great Plains
Technicians (10) are needed for a demographic study of grassland-nesting songbirds in northeastern Montana and western North Dakota. These are temporary seasonal positions running from early-May through early/mid-August 2017. Field duties include telemetry tracking, nest-searching via rope drag, vegetation sampling, performing point counts, assistance with mist-netting and banding birds as needed, and daily data entry. Click here to download a complete position description.

Avian Field Biologists – Colorado
The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking (8) experienced field biologists to conduct point counts throughout the state of Colorado.  The position will run from approximately May 3rd through mid-July with the possibility for continued employment entering and proofing data. Surveys are located on both public and private lands throughout Colorado and cover a vast range of elevations and habitats. Successful candidates must be able to attend a mandatory 7 day paid training beginning in early May.  Click here to download a complete position description.

Avian Field Biologists – Southern Great Plains
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking (7) experienced field biologists to conduct point counts across the Southern Great Plains, from northern Texas and eastern New Mexico up to the Nebraska panhandle for the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program. These are seasonal positions running from approximately April 18 and continue through late June with the possibility for continued employment entering and proofing data. Successful candidates must be able to attend a week-long, mandatory, paid training. Click here to download a complete position description.

Avian Field Biologists – Northern Great Plains
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking (6) experienced field biologists to conduct point counts throughout Nebraska and the Dakotas. Survey sites include both public and private lands and scenic areas such as Badlands National Park, Black Hills National Forest and the Niobrara National Scenic River.  These are seasonal positions running from approximately May 15 thru mid-July. Successful candidates must be able to attend a week-long, mandatory, paid training beginning on or around May 15. Click here to download a complete position description.

Avian Field Biologists – WY and ID
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking (7) experienced field biologists to conduct point counts throughout the state of Wyoming and in eastern Idaho. Survey sites include both public and private lands within scenic areas such as the Red Desert, Shoshone and Bridger-Teton National Forests, Devil’s Tower National Monument, as well as Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.  These are seasonal positions running from approximately May 15th thru mid-July.  Successful candidates must be able to attend a week-long, mandatory, paid training beginning on or around May 15th. Click here to download a complete position description.

Grassland Bird Project Coordinator
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking a project coordinator for a regional demographic study of grassland songbirds at 2-3 field sites in western North Dakota, northeastern Montana, and southern Alberta, Canada (pending funding).  This project aims to determine basic demographic rates of nesting Baird’s and Grasshopper Sparrows and other grassland songbirds, including nest success and productivity, adult and juvenile within- and across-season survival, and density estimation through point count surveys. This position is based at aforementioned field sites from May–August each season, with the remainder of the year being based in Fort Collins, CO.  Click here to download a complete position description.