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.

Click here for information about internship opportunities.

Click here for Environmental Education Corps (eeCorps) opportunities offered in partnership with AmeriCorps Colorado / Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is an equal opportunity employer.


Current job openings:

Click links provided for full description and application details.

Communications Director (Fort Collins, CO)
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking a dynamic and effective communicator to oversee our organizational communications strategy. The Communication Director will build and maintaining a professional, diverse, and effective array of communications tools that align with and serve Bird Conservancy’s mission. The director’s primary responsibility will be to oversee and lead all organizational communications and outreach materials. The director will supervise the Digital Engagement Manager responsible for online content (website, blog and social media). Finally, the communication director will work collaboratively with the Grassland Roadmap Director to support communication and outreach for the Grassland Roadmap. Applicants must have a strong track record communications and digital engagement with knowledge of communication media tactics and strategy. The incumbent will have strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills and experience with design, layout and color principles. Interest in birds and or natural resource conservation will be considered a plus. Click here to download a complete position description and application instructions.

Private Lands Wildlife Biologist (Sturgis, SD)
Bird Conservancy is hiring a Private Lands Wildlife Biologist (biologist) to deliver habitat conservation projects on private lands in the grasslands of western South Dakota. This position is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (SDGFP) 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, including resource assessments, habitat treatments, and coordinate implementation (e.g. infrastructure for water and fence improvements, reducing invasive grass species and prescribed grazing plans, etc.). Click here to download a complete position description and application instructions.

Seasonal Crew Leader Non-breeding Grassland Bird Surveys (Las Cruces, NM)
The crew leader will manage 2-3 seasonal technicians, communicate with private landowners, coordinate field logistics, and participate in research activities to determine basic population estimates of grassland-nesting songbirds on their wintering grounds. This position is located in and around Las Cruces, NM. Click here to download a complete position description and application instructions.

Seasonal Technician Non-breeding Grassland Bird Surveys
The seasonal technician will participate in research activities to determine basic population estimates of grassland-nesting songbirds on their wintering grounds. This position is located in and around Alpine and El Paso, TX or in and around Las Cruces, NM. 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.