Work with Us! The ABA Announces Positions for Events, Young Birder Programs

July 27, 2021

Fundraising Events & Travel Coordinator 

The American Birding Association (ABA, aba.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, seeks a Coordinator to oversee and expand its Fundraising Events & Travel Program. This program will offer ABA members a variety of fun, exciting, and educational birding experiences in support of the association’s mission to inspire all people to enjoy and protect wild birds.

The principal goals of our Fundraising Events and Travel program are:

  1. Generate revenue to help support the ABA’s many free and low-cost programs and content streams.
  2. Provide members, partners, and supporters with high-quality, fun, and educational birding, ecotourism, and related experiences.
  3. Showcase the ABA community and its values by interacting in a positive, supportive way with the places and communities we visit.

We are looking for a personable, experienced, and service-oriented professional in event planning, fundraising, and travel. Knowledge of ecotourism is especially helpful. It is not necessary that the applicant be a birder, although that is a plus. Most important are: an understanding of the unique requirements of successful nature-travel events; the ability to stay organized and handle changing logistics calmly and efficiently; and a sincere desire and commitment to provide our members and partners an outstanding experience.

Responsibilities include designing, budgeting, scheduling, booking, promotion, registration, and general coordination of events, financial reporting, and other administrative duties as assigned.

The successful applicant will report to and work closely with the ABA President. The position will also involve maintaining excellent working relationships with other staff, especially with regard to event publicity, registration, and finances.

This will be a 16-20/hr per week contract position to start. The coordinator may work in our Delaware City, Delaware, office or remotely. Travel to events will be a regular feature of this position.

Minimum qualifications are at least three years’ experience in travel, event planning, ecotourism, fundraising, and/or a closely related field. Knowledge of languages other than English, especially Spanish, is a plus.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter which directly address their qualifications for this position. Please send materials to [email protected]. Interviews will commence March 25, 2021; preferred start date for the successful candidate is on or before May 1.

Fundraising Events & Travel Coordinator 

The American Birding Association (ABA, aba.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, seeks a Coordinator to oversee and expand its Fundraising Events & Travel Program. This program will offer ABA members a variety of fun, exciting, and educational birding experiences in support of the association’s mission to inspire all people to enjoy and protect wild birds.

The principal goals of our Fundraising Events and Travel program are:

  1. Generate revenue to help support the ABA’s many free and low-cost programs and content streams.
  2. Provide members, partners, and supporters with high-quality, fun, and educational birding, ecotourism, and related experiences.
  3. Showcase the ABA community and its values by interacting in a positive, supportive way with the places and communities we visit.

We are looking for a personable, experienced, and service-oriented professional in event planning, fundraising, and travel. Knowledge of ecotourism is especially helpful. It is not necessary that the applicant be a birder, although that is a plus. Most important are: an understanding of the unique requirements of successful nature-travel events; the ability to stay organized and handle changing logistics calmly and efficiently; and a sincere desire and commitment to provide our members and partners an outstanding experience.

Responsibilities include designing, budgeting, scheduling, booking, promotion, registration, and general coordination of events, financial reporting, and other administrative duties as assigned.

The successful applicant will report to and work closely with the ABA President. The position will also involve maintaining excellent working relationships with other staff, especially with regard to event publicity, registration, and finances.

This will be a 16-20/hr per week contract position to start. The coordinator may work in our Delaware City, Delaware, office or remotely. Travel to events will be a regular feature of this position.

Minimum qualifications are at least three years’ experience in travel, event planning, ecotourism, fundraising, and/or a closely related field. Knowledge of languages other than English, especially Spanish, is a plus.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter which directly address their qualifications for this position. Please send materials to [email protected]. Interviews will commence March 25, 2021; preferred start date for the successful candidate is on or before May 1.

Young Birder Programs Coordinator 

The American Birding Association (ABA, aba.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, seeks a Coordinator to oversee and expand its celebrated suite of Young Birder programs, an integral part of the association’s mission to inspire all people to enjoy and protect wild birds.

The principal goals of our Young Birder programs are:

  1. Offer young birders safe, fun, and educational experiences that encourage and develop their appreciation and understanding of the positive values and virtues of birding as recreation, as a potential career, and as a way of building a better world.
  2. Encourage positive interaction between the existing ABA community and its upcoming generations of leaders, emphasizing mentoring, skill building, communication, and sharing of perspectives.
  3. Develop and strengthen the ABA’s Young Birder programs in ways that the larger ABA community value, take pride in, and financially support.

We are looking for a personable, experienced, and detail- and service-oriented professional to coordinate these programs. It is not necessary that the candidate be a highly skilled birder, but an understanding of the birding community and culture and a strong belief in its potential to change lives for the better is fundamental.

Initial priorities include continuing our long-running Young Birder of the Year mentoring program, overseeing our Young Birder Camps, and helping facilitate other developing young birder initiatives.

The ABA is committed to making all our programs, first and foremost our Young Birder Programs, more equitable, diverse, and inclusive. Experience, skills, and knowledge that would help in those efforts are especially valuable.

Responsibilities will include designing, budgeting, scheduling, promotion, registration, and general coordination of Young Birder programs, financial reporting, and other administrative duties as assigned.

The Young Birder Programs Coordinator will report to and work closely with the ABA President. The position will also involve maintaining excellent working relationships with other staff, especially with regard to program publicity, fundraising, registration, and finances.

This will be a 16-20/hr per week, contract position to start. The coordinator may work in our Delaware City, Delaware, office or remotely. Travel to events will be required 2-3 times per year.

Minimum qualifications: at least 2 years’ experience working with teens and adults in education and/or a closely related field, especially in environmental/outdoor education and/or with applicability to birding. Knowledge of languages other than English, especially Spanish, is a plus. All staff and contractors who work with minors must pass applicable background checks.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter which directly addresses their qualifications for this position. Please send materials to [email protected]. Interviews will commence March 25, 2021; preferred start date for the successful candidate is on or before May 1.

Young Birder Programs Coordinator 

The American Birding Association (ABA, aba.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, seeks a Coordinator to oversee and expand its celebrated suite of Young Birder programs, an integral part of the association’s mission to inspire all people to enjoy and protect wild birds.

The principal goals of our Young Birder programs are:

  1. Offer young birders safe, fun, and educational experiences that encourage and develop their appreciation and understanding of the positive values and virtues of birding as recreation, as a potential career, and as a way of building a better world.
  2. Encourage positive interaction between the existing ABA community and its upcoming generations of leaders, emphasizing mentoring, skill building, communication, and sharing of perspectives.
  3. Develop and strengthen the ABA’s Young Birder programs in ways that the larger ABA community value, take pride in, and financially support.

We are looking for a personable, experienced, and detail- and service-oriented professional to coordinate these programs. It is not necessary that the candidate be a highly skilled birder, but an understanding of the birding community and culture and a strong belief in its potential to change lives for the better is fundamental.

Initial priorities include continuing our long-running Young Birder of the Year mentoring program, overseeing our Young Birder Camps, and helping facilitate other developing young birder initiatives.

The ABA is committed to making all our programs, first and foremost our Young Birder Programs, more equitable, diverse, and inclusive. Experience, skills, and knowledge that would help in those efforts are especially valuable.

Responsibilities will include designing, budgeting, scheduling, promotion, registration, and general coordination of Young Birder programs, financial reporting, and other administrative duties as assigned.

The Young Birder Programs Coordinator will report to and work closely with the ABA President. The position will also involve maintaining excellent working relationships with other staff, especially with regard to program publicity, fundraising, registration, and finances.

This will be a 16-20/hr per week, contract position to start. The coordinator may work in our Delaware City, Delaware, office or remotely. Travel to events will be required 2-3 times per year.

Minimum qualifications: at least 2 years’ experience working with teens and adults in education and/or a closely related field, especially in environmental/outdoor education and/or with applicability to birding. Knowledge of languages other than English, especially Spanish, is a plus. All staff and contractors who work with minors must pass applicable background checks.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter which directly addresses their qualifications for this position. Please send materials to [email protected]. Interviews will commence March 25, 2021; preferred start date for the successful candidate is on or before May 1.

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The American Birding Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Candidates are considered without regards to race, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.