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.



Raptor Rescue Coordinator

Hawks Aloft, Inc. a 25 year old conservation organization based in Albuquerque, NM seeks a part-time (roughly 20 hours/week) Raptor Rescue Coordinator to manage our 5-year-old statewide Raptor Rescue Program.  We offer a competitive salary for this permanent position.  The Raptor Rescue Coordinator will work with the Raptor Rescue Dispatcher who manages the statewide hotline and a team of volunteer rescuers and drivers who assist with transport.

Must have excellent social skills and be able to work with a variety of personalities, ranging from many volunteers (drivers, rescuers, those who house birds overnight), rehabilitators, and veterinarians.   Experience working with raptors preferred, as some intakes must be triaged and cared for until veterinary visits with occasional after care required.  Some on-call work required, mostly dialogue with others via the telephone; however, occasional driving necessary;  a vehicle is provided.   This position works closely with volunteers and veterinarians to determine the best facility to care for each bird, occasionally for non-raptor species.  Other requirements include helping with outreach and social media to promote program, maintaining a database of rehabilitators, and assisting with organizing our biannual statewide conference.  Good writing skills a huge plus, as we work to expand the program and secure additional funds.  Reports to the Executive Director.  Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to gail (at) hawksaloft.org

No phone calls/visits please


We offer a very limited number of internships.  These are intended to benefit both Hawks Aloft and the intern.   Internships will introduce the accepted individual to all aspects of Hawks Aloft, from avian biology and field studies, to our itinerant education and outreach programs.   Other duties will be assigned that will include assistance with data entry, office work, publications, cage cleaning, and other things that come up.  Internships should be considered equal to all entry level paid positions and must include a minimum of 20 hours per week for a duration of at least one month with duties assigned by Hawks Aloft staff biologists, the office manager and the education coordinator.  Field internships are generally only offered in the months of May – August.  Educational internships are only offered September – May. We do not offer any paid internships, but do reimburse mileage for required travel.

If you would like to apply for an internship with Hawks Aloft, please send a cover letter that details your experience to date and your preferred area of study as well as how Hawks Aloft will benefit for your participation in our organization.  Please also send a resume and two references to officemanager AT Hawksaloft.org

We do have several available volunteer positions.

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 Katrina 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.