Title: Education Manager
FLSA Status: Full Time Employee / Exempt / Salaried
Reports to: Education Director
Direct Reports: Seasonals, Interns, Volunteers
Location: Fort Collins, CO with some travel within Northern CO
Salary: $55,000-$65,000 annually, commensurate with experience
Benefits: Eligible – paid time off, 403b w/match, medical, dental & vision insurance

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.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
-Coordinate and facilitate interactive and inquiry based environmental education programs to learners of all ages and backgrounds in multiple settings including but not limited to schools, community engagements and
special events
– Organize and operate a local bird banding station that runs for five-weeks in the spring and five weeks in the
fall, including collecting relevant bird banding data and submitting the compiled data in a timely manner
– Responsible for creation and management of yearly program area budget
– Strategically identify and build authentic partnerships with diverse and underrepresented communities that
are reflective of the populations in which we work
– Other duties as assigned

Tagged as: Conservation, Full Time, Research/Science and Technical, Teaching/Education


-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, with two years of working experience in a related field
-Experience developing, marketing, administering, leading, and evaluating environmental education/interpretation programs in formal and non-formal outdoor classroom settings
-Experience and confidence delivering scientific messages to diverse audiences
-Experience coordinating and supervising a diverse educator pool
-Two seasons of passerine mist netting preferred (or 500+ birds banded)

Required Skills:

Solid understanding of environmental education standards and philosophy
Able to identify, age and sex a variety of Colorado species and be familiar with use of the Pyle Guide
Strong communication, leadership, facilitation and teambuilding skills
Excellent organizational, logistical and time-management skills
General knowledge of biology and ecology, specific to ecosystems found in Colorado
Specific knowledge regarding bird identification, ornithology, and the natural history of birds
Bilingual preferred

About Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Our mission at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is the conservation of birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of science, education and land stewardship. We envision a future where birds are forever abundant, contributing to healthy landscapes and inspiring human curiosity and love of nature. Our work radiates from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond. Our efforts are advanced by sound science, achieved through empowering people, realized through stewardship and sustained through partnerships. Together, we are improving native bird populations, the land and the lives of people.

Application Instructions

Please send cover letter and resume with three professional references in one document to [email protected] with the subject line Education Manager. Applications will be accepted until March 4, 2024. We will review applications on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.