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  1. Hawks Aloft, Inc. a 25 year old conservation organization based in Albuquerque, NM seeks a part-time (roughly 20 hours/week) Raptor Rescue Coordinator to manage our 5-year-old statewide Raptor Rescue Program. We offer a competitive salary for this permanent position. The Raptor Rescue Coordinator will work with the Raptor Rescue Dispatcher who manages the statewide hotline and a team of volunteer rescuers and drivers who assist with transport. Must have excellent social skills and be able to work with a variety of personalities, ranging from many volunteers (drivers, rescuers, those who house birds overnight), rehabilitators, and veterinarians. Experience working with raptors preferred, as some intakes must be triaged and cared for until veterinary visits with occasional after care required. Some on-call work required, mostly dialogue with others via the telephone; however, occasional driving necessary; a vehicle is provided. This position works closely with volunteers and veterinarians to determine the best facility to care for each bird, occasionally for non-raptor species. Other requirements include helping with outreach and social media to promote program, maintaining a database of rehabilitators, and assisting with organizing our biannual statewide conference. Good writing skills a huge plus, as we work to expand the program and secure additional funds. Reports to the Executive Director. Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to gail (at) hawksaloft.org No phone calls or personal visits please.
  2. Hawks Aloft, Inc. (http://hawksaloft.org), a New Mexico non-profit, based in Albuquerque, seeks an educator 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 watersheds, 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 field trips to natural areas such as Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, and the Elena Gallegos Open Space in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Fifth grade students implement a conservation project at the beginning of the school year and maintain throughout the year. All students, teachers, parents, and siblings benefit from a “family night” in the spring near the end where students can share their knowledge of the educational raptors and activities they experienced throughout the year with their families and siblings. 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 30 non-releasable raptors 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 · Detail-oriented · 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, i.e. Facebook, Instagram · Experience with Wordpress (html) website maintenance · Experience with Photoshop, PowerPoint, and Excel · Experience working with low-income schools and students · Experience teaching a broad range of age groups This is a permanent, full-time position with benefits. Start date is as soon as possible. This position requires a minimum of 40 hours per week with some weekends and evenings. Annual salary range is $27 - $30K plus benefits. No phone calls or personal visits, please. To apply, send a cover letter with dates of availability, resume, and at least three references to: gail[at]hawksaloft.org.
  3. May 1 – August 30 (start date flexible). Hawks Aloft, Inc., a New Mexico non-profit organization, seeks an enthusiastic field assistant for a variety of studies: 1) standard songbird surveys in riparian woodland, coniferous forest, and pinyon/juniper woodland in New Mexico; 2) monitoring raptor nesting activity and reproductive success at two different locations in New Mexico, and; 3) identifying raptor and passerine nesting activity to measure the effectiveness of perch deterrents on transmission towers. Position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is found. Surveys will include transect surveys and point counts in the Middle Rio Grande bosque (riparian woodland), Santa Fe National Forest (coniferous forest), as well as raptor nesting activity in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and locations in west and east central New Mexico. We invite enthusiastic applicants with a demonstrated ability to work independently in remote areas with minimal supervision; demonstrated experience identifying western birds by sight and sound; and previous field experience with birds and other wildlife. BS/BA in a biologically related field or work towards a college degree in biological sciences is preferred. Position based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but will require some overnight travel and camping, as well as high elevation surveys in the Jemez Mountains and the Rio Grande Gorge. Early morning work required. A company vehicle might be provided, but must be willing to use your own high-clearance vehicle if necessary (mileage reimbursed). Attention to detail and good time management skills are imperative Generally Monday-Saturday with variable hours. Monthly stipend $2,000/housing NOT provided. Please e-mail a cover letter including dates of availability, resume, and at least three references via email to: gail[at]hawksaloft.org or via mail at: Attn: Gail Garber, Executive Director, Hawks Aloft, Inc., PO Box 10028, Albuquerque, NM 87184. www.hawksaloft.org
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