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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Full-time Positions:

Education Manager – (Fort Collins, CO)
We are seeking a highly motivated Education Manager to join our Education Team. This position will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of high quality, experiential education programs to new audiences in northern Colorado. In addition to environmental education duties, this position will also be responsible for serving as the primary bird bander at a local mist netting station. Click here to download the complete position description and instructions on how to apply.

Stewardship Director – (Fort Collins, CO)
Bird Conservancy is seeking a dynamic and visionary leader to oversee the management, implementation, and strategic growth of our Stewardship program. The Stewardship Director collaboratively works with state agencies, joint ventures, foundations, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to strategically guide and inform “on the ground” conservation across the Great Plains and Intermountain West. Specifically, the program aims to create a community of practice that simultaneously improves human well-being and wildlife habitat across the landscape through an inclusive, collaborative, and voluntary approach. Landscapes include working lands, public lands, and Indigenous Nations. The Stewardship team consists of 4 Program Managers and 15 Wildlife Habitat Biologists housed in Natural Resource Conservation Service offices in Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, and New Mexico. The director will also work closely with other Bird Conservancy program directors and the Chief Conservation Scientist in supporting the Applied Conservation Scientist. Click here to download the complete position description and instructions on how to apply.

Wildlife Habitat Biologist (Terry or Jordan, MT)
We are hiring a Wildlife Habitat Biologist (biologist) to deliver habitat conservation projects on private lands in the grasslands of east-central Montana. This position is a partnership between the US Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Montana, Fish Wildlife and Parks (MTFWP) 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 and working with landowners on prescribed grazing plans, etc.). Click here to download a complete position description and instructions on how to apply.

Seasonal Positions:

Seasonal Bird Bander (Fort Collins, CO)
We are seeking an experienced bird bander for a spring migration banding station in Fort Collins, Colorado. Position is approximately 5 weeks of banding; dates are Apr 25th – May 30th. Primary duties are bird capture and banding, but also include: set-up and dismantling of banding station, including clearing net lanes, erecting and maintaining nets, and proper storage of nets at the end of the banding season. CLICK HERE to download a complete position description and instructions on how to apply.

Avian Field Technician (Colorado)
Experience a season of adventure counting birds every morning in Colorado with the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program! You’ll travel across the state from low elevation pinyon-juniper, sagebrush and grasslands, to mid-elevation conifer and aspen forests to high-elevation alpine tundra. Surveys occur on private and public property, including U.S. National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service lands. You will get to observe an impressive variety of species and explore scenic areas such as Summit County, the San Juan Mountains, Rocky Mountain National Park, and the Comanche National Grassland. You’ll come away with a deep and intimate appreciation for all Colorado has to offer. This position will have you birding every morning with the possibility of observing well over 100 bird species as well as many other species of Colorado wildlife. CLICK HERE to download a complete position description and instructions on how to apply.

Avian Field Technician (Utah)
Experience a season of adventure counting birds every morning in Utah with the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program! You’ll experience a variety of habitats: from deserts and canyonlands, to sagebrush, conifer forests, and high mountains. Surveys occur on private and public property, including U.S. National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service lands. From the deserts and red rock canyons, to the forests and alpine environments of the Wasatch and Uinta ranges, you’ll experience all the amazing landscapes Utah has to offer. This position will have you birding every morning with the possibility of observing well over 100 bird species as well as many other species of Utah wildlife. CLICK HERE to download a complete position description and instructions on how to apply.

Avian Field Technician (Wyoming)
Experience a season of adventure counting birds every morning in Wyoming with the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program! You’ll travel across the state from low elevation sagebrush and grasslands, to mid-elevation conifer forests to high-elevation alpine tundra. Surveys occur on private and public property, including U.S. National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service lands. From the Eastern Plains to the Wasatch Range, the Bighorn Mountains to the Wind River Range, the Tetons to Yellowstone, and all the sagebrush sea in between, you’ll come away with a deep and intimate appreciation for all Wyoming has to offer. This position will have you birding every morning with the possibility of observing well over 100 bird species as well as many other species of Wyoming wildlife. CLICK HERE to download a complete position description and instructions on how to apply.

Avian Field Technician (Northern Great Plains)
Experience a season of adventure counting birds every morning with the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program! You will work in Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota on both public and private lands and will move North and up in elevation through the field season. You will work in a vast range of elevation and habitats and have an excellent opportunity to explore the Great Plains and Black Hills. This position will have you birding every morning with the opportunity to see Great Plains as well as western montane birds. CLICK HERE to download a complete position description and instructions on how to apply.

Avian Field Technician (Southern Great Plains)
Experience a season of adventure counting birds every morning with the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program! You’ll travel north with the spring through the western portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska. Surveys occur mostly on private land in a variety of habitats including mesquite bosques, prairies, and riparian systems. You’ll get to observe an impressive variety of species as you move across the study area, including Painted Bunting, Cactus Wren, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Burrowing Owl, Mississippi Kite, Scaled Quail, and Lesser Prairie-Chicken. This position will have you birding every day during the height of spring migration in the fantastic Great Plains flyway! CLICK HERE to download a complete position description and instructions on how to apply.

Avian Field Technician (Southwest)
Experience a season of adventure counting birds every morning with the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program! You will work throughout Arizona and western New Mexico on public and private lands moving from lower elevation to higher elevation throughout the season. This position will have you birding every morning with the possibility of observing Southwestern rarities such as Elegant trogon, Rivoli’s hummingbird, California condor, Gila woodpecker, Yellow-eyed Junco, Painted redstart and many more. CLICK HERE to download a complete position description and instructions on how to apply.

Seasonal Crew Leader – Mexican Spotted Owl Monitoring (Colorado)
Spend 2.5 months coordinating a monitoring project on the Arapahoe-Roosevelt National Forest in Colorado. All field work will be conducted with appropriate federal permits. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking one crew leader that will each steer a small team of three technicians to conduct Spotted Owl surveys. This position will build leadership, management and mentorship skills while working on a charismatic federally-threatened species on the edge of its range in Colorado. CLICK HERE to download the complete position description and instructions on how to apply.


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.