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  • Education and Outreach Coordinator

    Gail Garber
    • Employer: Hawks Aloft, Inc.
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 07/30/2022
      Open Until Filled: No

    Hawks Aloft, Inc. (http://hawksaloft.org), a New Mexico non-profit, based in Albuquerque, seeks a unique individual to join our conservation education team.  We seek an individual that is multi-faceted and interested in participating in all aspects of Hawks Aloft. This is a full-time permanent position that includes benefits and a competitive salary depending on experience.

    The centerpiece of our education program is “Living with the Landscape”, a comprehensive school-year-long program that serves every student and teacher in participating low-income schools in the Albuquerque metropolitan area and surrounding communities. The program includes multiple classroom presentations with age appropriate curriculum that focuses on conservation issues, such as watershed management, habitat fragmentation, fire ecology, and more. Each classroom presentation features two non-releasable raptors to illustrate the concepts of that class. The program reaches its apex in the fourth and fifth grades when students participate in fields trips to natural areas such as Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, and the Elena Gallegos area in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Fifth grade students implement a conservation project at the beginning of the school year and maintain it throughout the school year. All students, teachers, parents, and siblings benefit from a ‘family night’ near the end of the school year where students can share their knowledge of the educational raptors and activities they experienced throughout the year with their families, benefitting the local community. This program is entirely grant funded and free to participating schools. 

    We also offer a wide variety of age-appropriate single visit programs that are conservation and science-based with an emphasis on raptor biology. We also conduct corporate and adult education programs and public outreach booths. Hawks Aloft is active in the conservation community in New Mexico and has a solid history of working in collaborative endeavors, including coordinating regional science conferences. For more information, visit our website: www.hawksaloft.org.

    Education & Outreach Coordinator Position Summary:

    Primary Duties:

    Conduct conservation education programs at K-12 schools across New Mexico (mostly in the Albuquerque metro area)

    Ongoing development of new curriculum with a focus on live birds of prey and relevant ecological concepts

    Manage and staff public outreach booths as needed, usually about twice monthly

    Recruit, coordinate, and maintain positive relationships with volunteers

    Assist in the care of our 25 non-releasable raptors

    Assist with raptor rescue and rehabilitation as needed


    Required Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s in education, biology, or related field

    Demonstrated classroom teaching experience with experiential learning

    Raptor handling experience a plus

    Availability to work non-traditional hours (evenings and weekends)

    Valid driver’s license and insured vehicle

    Strong time management & organization skills


    Ability to work well in a small, team-oriented organization

    Proven experience managing and coordinating volunteers


    Preferred Qualifications: 

    Master’s in education, biology, or related field experience

    Excellent writing abilities

    Experience with social media websites, i.e. Facebook, Instagram

    Experience with Wordpress (html) website maintenance

    Experience with Photoshop, PowerPoint, and Excel

    Experience with low-income schools/students

    Experience teaching a broad range of age groups 


    This is a permanent, full-time position with benefits. Start date is mid-July – early August. This is a full-time, permanent position that requires a minimum of 40 hours per week with some weekends and evenings. Annual salary range is $30 - $35K plus benefits.  

    To apply, send a cover letter with dates of availability, resume, and at least three references to: gail@hawksaloft.org


    Hawks Aloft, Inc.

    Attn: Gail Garber, Executive Director 

    PO Box 10028

    Albuquerque, NM  87184


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