Hawks Aloft Inc.
PO Box 10028
Albuquerque, NM 87184
Phone: 505 828-9455
Fax: 505 828-9769
E-Mail: gail@hawksaloft.org

Logo: Hawks Aloft Inc.


Education and Outreach Coordinator

Hawks Aloft, Inc. (http://hawksaloft.org), a New Mexico non-profit, based in Albuquerque, seeks a unique individual 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 fields trips to natural areas such as Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, and the Elena Gallegos area in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Fifth grade students implement a conservation project at the beginning of the school year and maintain it throughout the school year. All students, teachers, parents, and siblings benefit from a ‘family night’ near the end of the school year where students can share their knowledge of the educational raptors and activities they experienced throughout the year with their families, benefiting the local community. 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 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.

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 with low-income schools/students
  • Experience teaching a broad range of age groups

This is a permanent, full-time position with benefits. Start date is mid-July – early August. This is a full-time, permanent position that requires a minimum of 40 hours per week with some weekends and evenings. Annual salary range is $27 – $30K plus benefits.


To apply, send a cover letter with dates of availability, resume, and at least three references to:



Hawks Aloft, Inc.

Attn: Gail Garber, Executive Director

PO Box 10028

Albuquerque, NM 87184



We have several available volunteer positions at this time.

Holding the Wrapped EAgleSeeking Raptor Rescue Volunteers.  Do you have a soft spot in your heart for these magnificent birds of prey?  Have you wondered how they are found and how they get to qualified rehabilitation centers?  One of the most satisfying feelings is knowing that you helped to save a bird that otherwise would have perished.  We can use you!  Help with hands-on raptor rescues and also dispatcher for rescue calls.  Our hotline is staffed 7 days per week.   In addition to dispatch, we seek volunteers to rescue injured, ill, and orphaned raptors, corvids and roadrunners throughout the state, provide transport to wildlife rehabilitators and veterinarians.   We also occasionally run transport birds between locations within the state to ensure the best possible care.  Training is provided.  Contact Lisa for more information.

Become a Volunteer!

Chuck Brandt at Armendaris Bat Caves – photo by Gail Garber

Hawks Aloft is always looking for people willing to join our dedicated team of volunteers. You can help us in a variety of ways, including:

  • raptor rescues in New Mexico
  • assisting with educational programs
  • helping us care for our live, non-releasable raptors
  • helping at outreach booths
  • donating special skills, such as photography or computer expertise
  • distributing newsletters
  • conducting avian field work throughout New Mexico

Contact us to find out more.