Hello Conservation Partners,

American Bird Conservancy and the Forest Stewards Guild are pleased to announce two position openings (please see below). To avoid confusion, we are sharing these positions together. Though they have some similarities and are complementary, the job duties for each are quite different. Please feel free to share these announcements with your partner networks or any natural resource professional that might be interested. Thank you all in advance for your help!

Please reach out to Mike or Peter with any questions.


Northern Forests Conservation Delivery Network Coordinator

Application Deadline: March 10th, 2023
Location: Remote, but must live in MN, WI, or MI
For more information and how to apply: https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/careers/171

American Bird Conservancy is looking for a motivated, detail-oriented individual with forestry and wildlife habitat program and project management experience. The Conservation Delivery Network Coordinator will be employed by ABC and will function as an integral member of the Upper Mississippi / Great Lakes Joint Venture (UMGL JV) team, with both ABC and JV staff providing supervisory guidance.

The Coordinator will work across Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, primarily in Bird Conservation Region (BCR) 12 (Boreal/Hardwood Transition), to support the Joint Venture’s Northern Forests Conservation Delivery Network (JV CDN) partnership to advance landscape-scale forest bird habitat conservation consistent with the JV Landbird Habitat Conservation Strategy. The JV CDN partnership consists of public agencies, conservation NGOs, universities, commercial forest owners, and others to protect, restore, enhance, and manage forests sustainably to ensure healthy habitats for populations of forest-dependent bird species while embracing the many uses and benefits of forest lands.

Peter Dieser
Great Lakes Public Lands Director
American Birds Conservatory
Phone: 952-567-1967
Email: pdieser@abcbirds.org


Lake States Region Coordinator

Application deadline: March 5th, 2023
Location: Preference for Duluth, MN but other locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin will be considered.
For more information and how to apply: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/ForestStewardsGuild/743999882987074-lake-states-region-coordinator

The Forest Stewards Guild Lake States Region Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the Forestry for Minnesota Birds initiative and other Guild projects across the Great Lakes region and beyond. Candidates should be deeply rooted in northern forests, have education and experience in ecology, forestry, and conservation, and bring strong organizational and communication skills. The Lake States Region Coordinator will work with subject matter experts to write a series of informational guides for landowners and forest managers which encourage forest stewardship practices that enhance habitat for Minnesota’s forest birds.

This position will also support membership activities, as well as emerging areas in forest stewardship. The coordinator will work closely with our Minnesota-based Lake States Director and collaborate with Guild staff across the country. This person will partner with a wide range of organizations and agencies throughout the region, including a close connection with the Avian Ecology Lab at the University of Minnesota Duluth Natural Resources Research Institute and the American Bird Conservancy.

Michael Lynch
Lake States Region Director
Phone: 608-449-0647
Email: mike@forestguild.org