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.

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies 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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Bird Banders (Seasonal)
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking experienced seasonal bird banders for fall migration banding stations in Nebraska and Colorado. Applicants must have prior experience and proficiency in mist-netting, safe extraction and proper handling, and efficient banding and processing of birds. NABC certification preferred, but not required. Duration and timing of each position vary by location. Click the links below for additional details and information about how to apply.

Seasonal Bird Bander (Chico Basin Ranch, CO)
Seasonal Bird Bander (Ridgway State Park & Grand Junction, CO)
Seasonal Bird Bander (Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, NE)
Seasonal Bird Bander (Chadron State Park, NE)

Private Lands Wildlife Biologist (South-central Colorado)
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is hiring a Private Lands Wildlife Biologist to be based in the San Luis Valley of Colorado (Alamosa, CO preferred). This position is offered in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) program. The role focuses on delivering wildlife conservation programs on private lands, including agricultural lands, grassland, and wetland/riparian communities. This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package. Click here to download a complete job description.

Private Lands Wildlife Biologist (SE Colorado)
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is hiring a Private Lands Wildlife Biologist to be based in Southeastern Colorado (Rocky Ford or Lamar). This position is offered in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and focuses on delivering wildlife conservation programs on private lands, with emphasis on grassland communities and providing technical assistance to agricultural producers that complements agricultural production and protects, enhances and restores grassland bird habitat. This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package. Click here to download a complete job description.

Private Lands Wildlife Biologist (NW Colorado)
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is hiring a Private Lands Wildlife Biologist to be based in northwestern Colorado (Steamboat Springs). This position is offered in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW). This role focuses on delivering wildlife conservation programs on private lands in northwestern Colorado and providing technical assistance that complements landowner objectives and enhances and restores bird and other wildlife habitat in grassland, sagebrush, forests and wetland/riparian communities. This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package. Click here to download a complete job description.

Wildlife Education Assistant (Nebraska)
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is hiring a Wildlife Education Assistant to be based in Scottsbluff, NE. This position is offered in partnership with Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and assists in the delivery of educational programs including classroom presentations for all ages, field trips, outreach events, after school programs, citizen science events, and partner events. This is a full time, seasonal (temporary/non-exempt) position with shared housing provided.  Click here to download a complete job 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.