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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Wildlife Education Assistant 

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is looking for a motivated, dynamic education assistant who will effectively bring wildlife conservation topics to a variety of audiences. In partnership with Nebraska Game & Parks Commission (NGPC), we have outlined conservation and educational activities that will inform and educate students, teachers, landowners, and resource
professionals about the shortgrass prairie and ponderosa pine ecosystems of western Nebraska. This position is based in Scottsbluff, NE and runs from October 2020- June 2021. Click here to download a complete job description with application instructions.

Research Scientist
Bird Conservancy is hiring a dynamic Research Scientist with a background in quantitative population ecology. The scientist will be expected to develop a cutting-edge independent research program that leverages our diverse long-term data sets (monitoring and movement) to inform conservation. Applicants are expected to have a strong background and analytical skillset using both Bayesian approaches. Experience with integrated population modeling, data integration, N-mixture models, multi-species occupancy, and animal movement models are highly desired qualifications. The Research Scientist will be part of our integrative science program (14 scientists and ecologists) directly supervised by our lead Biometrician and under the oversight of the Research Director and Chief Conservation Scientist. This position is currently funded for one year with extensions available based on performance and available funding. The scientist will be based in Bird Conservancy’s Fort Collins office; however, we will accommodate flex scheduling and telework with supervisor approval.
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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.