Employment at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

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

Staff 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. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies offers competitive wages and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off and a retirement plan.  Follow the directions provided in the announcements below to apply for open positions.

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Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is an equal opportunity employer.

Current job openings:

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Private Lands Wildlife Biologist (Chadron, NE)
We are hiring a Private Lands Wildlife Biologist (biologist) to deliver habitat conservation projects on private lands in the grasslands and forests of northwestern Nebraska. This position is a partnership between the US Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) and Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. The biologist will help agricultural producers improve wildlife habitat and achieve their management objectives by developing comprehensive conservation plans, coordinate implementation (e.g. infrastructure for water and fence improvements, pine thinning and other forest improvement projects) and working with landowners on prescribed grazing plans, etc. Click here to download a complete position description and application instructions.

Grasslands Roadmap Director (Fort Collins, CO)
To continue the energy and momentum from the Central Grassland Roadmap Initiative (CGRI) and to help ensure healthy grasslands for the future, we are hiring a Central Grassland Roadmap Director. As the lead partner of CGRI, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking a dynamic applicant to serve as the Grassland Roadmap Director. This unique position will be supervised by the Executive Director of Bird Conservancy of the Rockies with consult from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. There will also be an advisory team with representation from planning team members, across the different sectors and countries, who will assist with strategic oversight for the initiative and position. Click here to download a complete position description and application instructions

Seasonal Avian Field Technicians – IMBCR (various locations)
Bird Conservancy is seeking up to 34 experienced avian point count technicians to join the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program in spring/summer 2023. Techs will work within the geography of their crew (listed below) and will travel extensively throughout the season. Work will involve hiking off-trail before dawn, navigating rugged terrain, and primitive camping. Techs will have the opportunity to observe an impressive variety of bird species across many habitats, while experiencing spectacular scenery on public and private land. Click on the links below for the full position description for each crew.

Seasonal Avian Crew Leader – IMBCR (Northern Great Plains)
Bird Conservancy is seeking an avian biologist to serve as Crew Leader for the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program in the Northern Great Plains (Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota). The Crew Leader will assist with preparation for the field season, help with planning and organization, help coordinate and lead training, conduct point counts, and serve as the primary manager for a field crew of four technicians. The Crew Leader should have excellent bird identification skills, prior field experience conducting point counts, and be a flexible, positive, and communicative leader. Click here for the full position description.

Seasonal Camp Instructor (Brighton, CO)
We are hiring for a male Seasonal Camp Instructor to join us in facilitating our Bird Camps Programs for 2023. This position focuses on the day to day implementation of our Day and Overnight camps for ages 4-17 with a focus on delivering quality camp programs and supporting the well-being of campers. Click here to download a complete position description and application instructions.

Board of Directors
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is looking for talented, energetic candidates to join its Board of Directors. Volunteers should have a commitment to and interest in conservation. Though headquartered in Brighton, Colorado, our reach includes the western United States and Mexico, so candidates within and outside the Front Range of Colorado are eligible. The Board meets quarterly, typically in the Denver-metro area. Remote participation is possible, although some personal attendance during the year is necessary for engagement and immersion in the mission.  Click here to download a complete Board of Directors role description.