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 job 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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Banding Trainee Position (Brighton, CO)
We are seeking a banding trainee for a fall migration banding station. The station is located at Barr Lake State Park in Brighton, CO. This position is intended to provide bird banding training to those with some or no prior experience. The trainee will learn how to safely capture and band birds, including safe handling techniques, species identification in hand, aging and sexing birds using reliable indicators, and daily operation and maintenance of a banding station. Download a complete position description.

IMBCR Avian Field Technicians (Northern Great Plains)
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking experienced field technicians to conduct point counts throughout the Northern Great Plains. The position will run from approximately May 17th and continue through mid-July. Surveys are located on both public and private lands throughout the Northern Great Plains and represent an excellent opportunity to explore the Great Plains and Black Hills while advancing avian conservation at regional scales. Surveys are located throughout Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota and cover a vast range of elevations and habitats. The ability to identify all avian species within designated geographic areas—by sight and sound—is necessary. Download a complete position description.

IMBCR Avian Field Technicians (Wyoming-Idaho)
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking experienced field technicians to conduct point counts throughout the state of Wyoming and in eastern Idaho for the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program. The position will run from approximately May 17th and continue through mid-July. Surveys are located on both public and private lands throughout Wyoming and eastern Idaho and represent an excellent opportunity to explore some scenic areas such as the Red Desert, Shoshone and Bridger-Teton National Forests, as well as Grand Teton and Yellowstone National while advancing avian conservation at regional scales. Technicians will monitor birds in a large variety of elevations and habitats including desert scrub, riparian, sagebrush, pinyon-juniper, tundra, and montane forest. The ability to identify all avian species within designated geographic areas—by sight and sound—is necessary. Download a complete position description.

Private Lands Wildlife Biologist (Fort Morgan, CO)
We are hiring an enthusiastic biologist to deliver wildlife habitat conservation projects on private lands in northeastern Colorado. This position is a partnership between the US Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. The biologist will help agricultural and cattle producers improve wildlife habitat and achieve their management objectives by developing comprehensive conservation plans, including resource assessments, habitat treatments, developing seed mix recommendations, and coordinate implementation (e.g. infrastructure for water and fence improvements, reducing invasive grass species and prescribed grazing plans, etc.). The biologists will work with federal, state, and local natural resource professionals, and will use voluntary, incentive-based funding opportunities (e.g. Farm Bill and the Conservation Reserve Program) to implement conservation.  The biologist will be jointly supervised by Bird Conservancy and NRCS, and will travel throughout the region using a provided vehicle. Download a complete position description.


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.