CURRENT OPENINGS

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Golden-Cheeked Warbler Monitoring Crew Lead (1) Central Texas

Title: Golden-Cheeked Warbler Monitoring Crew Lead (1)

Supervisor:

Location: Central Texas

This position is for the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture through a partnership with the American Bird Conservancy and USFWS.

Location: Central Texas

Duration: February – April (possibility for continued employment for a grassland bird project May-June)

Job Type: Temporary

Application Deadline: Until Filled

Salary: monthly salary $2,500 with housing included

Job Description:
Crew lead (1) needed for GCWA monitoring project as part of a cooperative agreement with USFWS. The project will survey the entire breeding range of the species in central TX (34 counties) at approximately 1,200 point count locations.

Primary job responsibilities:
• Early-morning point counts to survey for GCWA
• Field supervision of 4-5 technicians and survey schedule with support from Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture Staff
• Data entry and proofing.
• Other responsibilities may include (but are not limited to)
• Equipment maintenance
• Managing databases
• Proofing entered data, etc.

Candidates will be expected to work long hours with early starts in relatively difficult field conditions (e.g., high temperature, plenty of sun, rough terrain, lots of hiking). Housing will be provided and may include hotels, bunk houses, and other forms of field housing. As such, candidates should be flexible about housing and sharing rooms with other technicians. A significant amount of travel will be required. Preference will be shown for individuals that are willing to use a personal vehicle for field work on rough roads requiring high ground clearance. Mileage will be reimbursed.
The ideal candidate will be able to transition to crew lead for the grassland bird monitoring project in TX from May – June, depending on quality of performance (partnership with the American Bird Conservancy, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas State University, and other OPJV partners). Point count surveys are conducted along roadside routes within 20 counties. Job responsibilities may be concurrent; therefore, time management skills and ability to supervise quality data collection are imperative. This position is an excellent opportunity to work with multiple partners on GCWA and grassland bird conservation across TX.

Qualifications

• Excellent time management skills
• Ability to oversee field technicians and fieldwork with minimal daily supervision
• Excellent navigational abilities
• Meticulous data collection skills
• The ability to work independently
• Good inter-personal skills
• A valid driver's license.
• Ideal crew leader will have extensive experience conducting avian point counts,
• Experience with leading a field crew (4 technicians),
• Experience with identification of Texas grassland birds, and estimating distances to detected birds.
• Must be 18 years old or older and a US citizen.
• Selected candidate will need to be able to pass a hearing test.
To Apply: Follow the link to apply online at BambooHR: https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=14

Requirements to apply:

ONE DOCUMENT TO INCLUDE:

1) A letter of interest/resume
2) Cover letter
3) The names and contact information for three work references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Golden-Cheeked Warbler Monitoring Technicians (4) Central Texas

Title: Golden-Cheeked Warbler Monitoring Technicians (4)

Supervisor:

Location: Central Texas

Positions are for the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture through a partnership with the American Bird Conservancy and USFWS.

Location: Central Texas

Duration: March – April (possibility for continued employment for a grassland bird project May-June)

Job Type: Temporary
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Salary: monthly salary $1,800-$2,000 depending on experience with housing included
Job Description:
Point count technicians (4) needed for GCWA monitoring project as part of a cooperative agreement with USFWS. The project will survey the entire breeding range of the species in central TX (34 counties) at approximately 1,200 point count locations.

Primary job responsibilities
• Early-morning point counts to survey for GCWA, collecting vegetation data, and data entry
• Other responsibilities may include (but are not limited to)
• Equipment maintenance
• Managing databases
• Proofing entered data, etc.

Candidates will be expected to work long hours with early starts in relatively difficult field conditions (e.g., high temperature, plenty of sun, rough terrain at times, lots of hiking). Housing will be provided and may include hotels, bunk houses, and other forms of field housing. As such, candidates should be flexible about housing and sharing rooms with other technicians. A significant amount of travel will be required. Preference will be shown for individuals that are willing to drive a personal vehicle for field work on rough roads requiring high ground clearance. Mileage will be reimbursed. This position is an excellent opportunity to work with multiple partners on GCWA conservation in TX.

Qualifications
• Excellent navigational abilities,
• Meticulous data collection skills
• Ability to work independently and as a team
• Good inter-personal skills
• A valid driver's license.
• Ideal technicians will have extensive experience conducting avian point counts
• Experience with leading a field crew
• Experience with identification of Texas grassland birds, and estimating distances to detected birds.
• Must be 18 years old or older and a US citizen.
• Selected candidate will need to be able to pass a hearing test.

To Apply: Follow the link to apply online at BambooHR:
https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=15

Requirements to apply:

ONE DOCUMENT TO INCLUDE:

1) A letter of interest/resume
2) Cover letter
3) The names and contact information for three work references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Brush Mgmt/Young Forest Contractor MN: Thief River Falls DNR Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 at 4:00pm

Title: Brush Mgmt/Young Forest Contractor

Supervisor:

Location: MN: Thief River Falls DNR

Project Type: Minnesota Public Lands Early Successional Habitat Management

Bids are being considered by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) for the mechanical treatment of up to 60 acres of 1-5” diameter brush in designated stands in project areas on public land with project oversite assistance provided by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) Thief River Falls Area Wildlife Office. Sites are located on Sections 2 & 35 T155N R36W (see project maps below).

Contracted labor is targeted for completion in the winter of 2017-18 and may be completed only under or frozen ground conditions.

Desired Stand Conditions:
Targeted post-treatment habitat conditions include the thinning of the dense shrub understory. 1-5” diameter brush species will be cut and larger individuals of any tree species retained as leave trees for GWWA song perches. Project sites will retain all trees > 5” diameter distributed as individual spaced overstory trees (12–15/acre) or in groups resulting in legacy patches totaling approximately 30-40% cover. Where possible, sapling tree species 1-5” will also be retained as residual cover as directed and internal aspen islands will also be retained when present. Larger project areas (>10 acres) with minimal mature tree component may retain > 0.5 acre legacy patches or well distributed shrub clumps to maintain 30-40% cover and maintain proximity to edge habitat throughout the project site. In the absence of canopy trees of any age that can be retained for residual structure, clumps and patches of mature brush species may instead be retained such that post treatment stand conditions retain approximately 12-15 shrub clumps per acre as residual structure.

Total acreage of targeted treatments: 60 acres Total contract acres: up to 65 acres

If you would like a bid packet sent to you that includes more detail pertaining to project location, description, and associated project maps please contact ABC Public Lands Coordinator Peter Dieser.

Phone: (952) 567-1967
Email: pdieser@abcbirds.org

Bids must be delivered by mail to:

Attn: Peter Dieser
Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge:
35704 County Hwy 26
Rochert, MN 56578

Sealed bids will be received until: Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 at 4:00pm

Brush Mgmt/Young Forest Contractor MN: Itasca County/Grand Rapids DNR Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 at 4:00pm

Title: Brush Mgmt/Young Forest Contractor

Supervisor:

Location: MN: Itasca County/Grand Rapids DNR

Project Type: Minnesota Public Lands Early Successional Habitat Management

Bids are being considered by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) for the mechanical treatment of up to 135 acres of 1-5” diameter brush in designated stands on project areas located on public lands managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) and Itasca County located north of Grand Rapids on Section 36 T148N R25W, Section 22 T57N R27W, and Sections 14, 25, & 35 T59N R24W (see project maps below). The MN DNR Grand Rapids Area Wildlife Office and Itasca County will assist with management and implementation for this project.

Contracted labor is targeted for completion in the winter of 2017-18 and may be completed only under or frozen ground conditions.

Desired Stand Conditions:
Targeted post-treatment habitat conditions include the thinning of the dense shrub understory. 1-5” diameter brush species will be cut and larger individuals of any tree species retained as leave trees for GWWA song perches. Project sites will retain all trees > 5” diameter distributed as individual spaced overstory trees (12–15/acre) or in groups resulting in legacy patches totaling approximately 30-40% cover. Where possible, sapling tree species 1-5” will also be retained as residual cover as directed and internal aspen islands will also be retained when present. Larger project areas (>10 acres) with minimal mature tree component may retain > 0.5 acre legacy patches or well distributed shrub clumps to maintain 30-40% cover and maintain proximity to edge habitat throughout the project site. In the absence of canopy trees of any age that can be retained for residual structure, clumps and patches of mature brush species may instead be retained such that post treatment stand conditions retain approximately 12-15 shrub clumps per acre as residual structure.

Total acreage of targeted treatments: 130 acres Total contract acres: up to 135 acres

If you would like a bid packet sent to you that includes more detail pertaining to project location, description, and associated project maps please contact ABC Public Lands Coordinator Peter Dieser.

Phone: (952) 567-1967
Email: pdieser@abcbirds.org

Bids must be delivered by mail to:

Attn: Peter Dieser
Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge:
35704 County Hwy 26
Rochert, MN 56578

Sealed bids will be received until: Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 at 4:00pm

Brush Mgmt/Young Forest Contractor MN: Carlton County/Cloquet DNR, MN Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 at 4:00pm

Title: Brush Mgmt/Young Forest Contractor

Supervisor:

Location: MN: Carlton County/Cloquet DNR, MN

Project Type: Minnesota Public Lands Early Successional Habitat Management

Bids are being considered by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) for the mechanical treatment of up to 215 acres of 1-5” diameter brush in designated stands on project areas located on public lands managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) and Carlton County located on Sections 14, 15, & 26 T46N R16W, Sections 13, 16, & 33 T47N R16W (see project maps below). The MN DNR Cloquet Area Wildlife Office and Carlton County will assist with management and implementation for this project.

Contracted labor is targeted for completion in the winter of 2017-18 and may be completed only under or frozen ground conditions.

Desired Stand Conditions:
Targeted post-treatment habitat conditions include the thinning of the dense shrub understory. 1-5” diameter brush species will be cut and larger individuals of any tree species retained as leave trees for GWWA song perches. Project sites will retain all trees > 5” diameter distributed as individual spaced overstory trees (12–15/acre) or in groups resulting in legacy patches totaling approximately 30-40% cover. Where possible, sapling tree species 1-5” will also be retained as residual cover as directed and internal aspen islands will also be retained when present. Larger project areas (>10 acres) with minimal mature tree component may retain > 0.5 acre legacy patches or well distributed shrub clumps to maintain 30-40% cover and maintain proximity to edge habitat throughout the project site. In the absence of canopy trees of any age that can be retained for residual structure, clumps and patches of mature brush species may instead be retained such that post treatment stand conditions retain approximately 12-15 shrub clumps per acre as residual structure.

DNR forest wildlife openings < 5 acres in size will be cut to remove all woody regeneration. Wildlife openings > 5 acres will retain residual vegetation as described above. Note: a small number of forest openings are located on upland sites and may be completed in dry season conditions if not completed in the winter.

Total acreage of targeted treatments: 207 acres Total contract acres: up to 215 acres

If you would like a bid packet sent to you that includes more detail pertaining to project location, description, and associated project maps please contact ABC Public Lands Coordinator Peter Dieser.

Phone: (952) 567-1967
Email: pdieser@abcbirds.org

Bids must be delivered by mail to:

Attn: Peter Dieser
Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge:
35704 County Hwy 26
Rochert, MN 56578

Vice President for Development The Plains, Virginia, or Washington, DC TBD

Title: Vice President for Development

Supervisor: ABC President

Location: The Plains, Virginia, or Washington, DC

ABOUT AMERICAN BIRD CONSERVANCY
American Bird Conservancy is the Western Hemisphere's bird conservation specialist – the only organization
with a single and steadfast commitment to achieving conservation results for birds and their habitats
throughout the Americas. With an emphasis on achieving results and working in partnership, we take on the
greatest problems facing birds today, innovating and building on rapid advancements in science to halt
extinctions, protect habitats, eliminate threats, and build capacity for bird conservation.
With offices in The Plains, Virginia (headquarters), and Washington D.C., American Bird Conservancy is a $13
million organization with over 70 staff members. To learn more, visit www.abcbirds.org.

POSITION SUMMARY
Leading American Bird Conservancy's Development and Membership programs, the Vice President for
Development is a critical member of ABC's senior leadership team. The Vice President for Development is
responsible for the planning, oversight and implementation of a comprehensive development program that
secures financial resources from individuals, foundations, corporations, government and online sources to
support ABC's unrestricted budget needs and programmatic goals across the Americas. The VP will have a
great deal of contact, in person, and by telephone and correspondence, with ABC's Board of Directors, staff,
members, and potential and existing donors. The VP for Development will manage a portfolio of donors and
prospects and effectively support ABC's President and senior leadership in cultivating, soliciting and
stewarding donors. S/he will work across all fundraising platforms, including digital and social media.
Reporting to the President, the VP for Development will represent the Development division in board, division
head, and organizational planning meetings, oversee a team of eight development and membership
professionals, and will have knowledge of all ABC programs and structures.

OPPORTUNITY
American Bird Conservancy is at a pivotal point in our 23 year history. Leading a high functioning team,
collaborating with a committed leadership team and board of directors and partnering with a supportive
donor base, the dynamic and self-starting Vice President for Development has the potential to continue the
amazing growth of an organization with a focused mission and a passion for bird and bird habitat
conservation. The VP for Development will have a seat at the table and the compelling opportunity to greatly
impact ABC's capacity to take on the greatest problems facing birds today, to halt extinctions, protect habitats,
eliminate threats, and build capacity for bird conservation.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work with the President to identify, cultivate, and solicit gifts from major six and seven figure donors.
• Provide vision, leadership, and oversight to ABC's Development division to ensure the goals of the division
are met or exceeded, and Development capacity is matched to ABC's organizational and conservation
financial needs at all times.
• Ensure that the Development division meets or exceeds its Gold Standards, particularly for overall integrity
and transparency of operation, donor tracking, updates, reports, and donor satisfaction.
• Develop and implement annual and long-range development plans and budgets in coordination with the
President; lead and coordinate staff and board efforts to ensure that annual and long-term operating and
program budgets are met or exceeded.
• Identify, cultivate, and bring in potential and existing major donor fundraising prospects; manage a
portfolio of donors and prospects and support President's fundraising activities.
• Write, but especially edit, high-quality proposals and budgets and mentor staff to do the same.
• Lead in developing new fundraising streams such as online campaigns.
• In collaboration with the Membership team, help expand ABC's general membership program and the
revenue generated.
• Implement and expand ABC's Planned Giving program.
• Provide development training and support to ABC partners as needed.
• Participate in developing ABC program, project, and institutional development as requested by the
President.
• Work with the Communication team to ensure consistent, effective messaging and products that reflect
and enhance the ABC brand.
• Potentially develop network of volunteer fundraisers for ABC in centers of wealth.

DESIRED BACKGROUND AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree and at least seven years' of work experience in
development, with progressively greater responsibilities, or another appropriate combination of education
and experience. S/he will have a minimum of three to five years of management experience, and a track
record of success in supervising, mentoring and empowering the work of others in a high performing
institution or organization. S/he will have a track record of successfully soliciting major gifts from individuals
and foundations.

Other essential qualifications and attributes include:
• Initiative, ability to multi-task, work in a team, supervise and motivate staff, and attention to detail.
• Demonstrated track record of success in identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gifts, as well as an
ability to raise funds across multiple revenue streams and an ability to implement online fundraising
efforts.
• Demonstrated ability to strategically plan annual and long-term programmatic goals.
• Ability to work independently, efficiently, accurately, and keep deadlines.
• Ability to double check and ensure the correctness of budgets.
• Exceptional communication skills, in person and in writing.
• Experience working in conservation is preferred; bird conservation experience a plus.
• Passion and excitement for the work and mission of American Bird Conservancy.
• Willingness to travel.
• The ability to speak and read Spanish and Portuguese would be helpful.

COMPENSATION
Compensation for the Vice President for Development includes a competitive base salary commensurate with
experience and an excellent package of employee benefits.

TO APPLY
American Bird Conservancy has retained the services of ThinkingAhead Executive Search. Please submit your
resume, and expression of interest to Chris Spagnola, Recruiter at cspagnola@thinkingahead.com and
Jonathan McIntosh, Recruiter at jmcintosh@thinkingahead.com.

American Bird Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.