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Staff and Contract Positions

NYC Bird Alliance's staff is a diverse team of professionals with expertise in the fields of conservation science, advocacy, education, nonprofit management, communications, and development. 
NYC Bird Alliance is seeking a Public Programs Manager
NYC Bird Alliance is seeking a Public Programs Manager
Public Programs Manager
NYC Bird Alliance seeks a Public Programs Manager to coordinate and oversee educational and outreach events that engage New Yorkers with birding and conservation.
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Birding Guides and Educators

NYC Bird Alliance engages experienced birders and naturalists for hundreds of public education programs annually, including bird outings, classes, and workshop. Guides and educators are contracted and paid per event or event series; frequency of events varies throughout the year. As part of our ongoing commitment to better reflect the diverse face of our city and continue to expand accessible and inclusive birding, we particularly invite applications from candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color, and who speak languages in addition to English.

NOTE: We are currently not accepting new applications for bird guides and educators. Please check back on this page in the future for any updates. 

Organizational Leadership

NYC Bird Alliance's leadership is made up of diverse and dynamic individuals who volunteer their time, offering guidance and expertise in a wide range of issues that steer the organization's work.

Board of Directors

NYC Bird Alliance welcomes suggestions for new members of our board of directors. Directors are elected in June by the organization's membership for three-year terms. See our Leadership page for a list of current board members and information on how to submit suggestions for candidates.

Advisory Council

NYC Bird Alliance's advisory council provides valuable insight, expertise, and counsel to the work of the organization. See our Leadership page for a list of current advisory council members and information on how to get involved. 

Commitment to EDIA

NYC Bird Alliance’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility (EDIA), an integral part of our mission, guides our recruitment of staff, board and advisory council members, volunteers, and educators. Read more here about how we center EDIA in our conservation, engagement, and advocacy work, and in our internal operations. 

Statement on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

NYC Bird Alliance believes all people have the right to a close connection to the natural world and the right to a healthy environment. Preserving our environment is only possible if we all feel that connection. We recognize that inequities in our society are widespread and hinder access to nature. Only by embracing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility as values and striving for them in practice will we begin to foster a love of nature in all people and inspire them to be active stewards of the environment. We further believe that to thrive as an organization and effectively advance our mission and vision, the diversity of New York City’s people must be represented in, and welcomed into, our leadership, staff, and membership. The expertise, values, and perspectives of a diverse and inclusive organization are fundamental to expanding the reach and impact of our conservation, advocacy, and educational efforts. We commit to building an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible NYC Bird Alliance, dedicated to protecting nature for all of New York City’s people and its wild birds.