About the Organization:
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (BCR) is a 501-c(3) non-profit headquartered at the Environmental Learning Center at Barr Lake State Park with a satellite office in Fort Collins and fieldwork outposts in the Great Plains Region. BCR conserves birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of Science, Education and Stewardship. Our work radiates from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond.
To continue the energy and momentum from the Central Grassland Roadmap Initiative (CGRI) and to help ensure healthy grasslands for the future, we are hiring a Central Grassland Roadmap Director. This unique position will be supervised by the Executive Director of Bird Conservancy of the Rockies with consult from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. There will be working group leaders that the CGRI Director liaise with to help represent and lift this multi-national initiative. There will also be an advisory team with representation from planning team members, across the different sectors and countries, who will assist with strategic oversight for the initiative and position.
We are seeking an inspiring leader that will motivate people, including policy makers, to engage and to contribute to the CGRI. Qualified candidates will be an excellent communicator with a strong track record of collaborative conservation. Strong candidates will embrace complexity while having a high tolerance for ambiguity. They must enjoy working with people, different cultures and communities, be flexible, collaborative, a convener and make connections across disciplines. They will have several years of experience working with diverse partners and communities in the grasslands including Indigenous, private landowners, policy makers, state, and federal partners. Applicants will be expected to have strong working knowledge of grassland systems and be committed to serve as an expert leader and advocate for grassland conservation. Candidates with strong coordination, communication and cross cultural experience and a passion for grasslands are encouraged to apply.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Knowledge, Skills and Experience required (unless otherwise noted):
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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Equal Opportunity Employer: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is a bias- conscious employer. We ask that you please avoid the use of photos when submitting a resume and/or application for employment. You will receive an email acknowledgement when you have successfully applied. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Post-offer background check required.
Studies have shown that underrepresented groups, including women and people of color, are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job from diverse backgrounds and with attention to lived experience. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies will consider an equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender identity or gender expression, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of Bird Conservancy's policy, "sexual orientation" means a person's actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. Please call (303) 659-4348 for assistance.
To learn more about the Central Grassland Roadmap Initiative visit: www.grasslandsroadmap.org
Please submit your cover letter, resume and contacts for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Grassland Roadmap Director" in the subject line. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Preference will be given to those applications submitted before October 31, 2023.
$80,000 to $100,000 annually based on experience
Hybrid (Colorado, USA but negotiable, open to fully remote)