Great Wisconsin Birdathon Coordinator - Madison

Title: Great Wisconsin Birdathon Coordinator
Location: Madison, Wisconsin (116 King Street)

Hours: 15 hours per week; Limited Term (December 2 – July 31)

Application Deadline: November 1, 2013
Great Wisconsin Birdathon: This is the second year of a program that raises funds and friends for statewide and local bird conservation initiatives. It is a partnership between the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative, Madison Audubon Society, Wisconsin DNR, and Wisconsin Society for Ornithology. Individuals and conservation organizations are urged to form birding teams, collect pledges online, and conduct a Big Day birdathon any time during the month of May. Proceeds go to the Bird Protection Fund to support statewide initiatives and to participating conservation organizations to support local bird conservation projects.

Position description: The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin seeks to fill a part-time position for December through July to assist with promoting and implementing the 2014 Great Wisconsin Birdathon.  Hours are flexible, but will entail office hours at least three days per week.

Responsibilities and expectations:

Manage the Birdathon website ( and Facebook page; assist with promotional efforts; provide customer assistance to Birdathon teams and donors; produce and distribute templates for correspondence between teams/organizations and their contacts; manage spreadsheets for Birdathon donations and results; help to process donations; collate and distribute Birdathon checklists and results; and assist with follow-up communications. Work closely with a team of representatives from the partner organizations listed above.

Desired qualifications:

Knowledge of birds and birding; excellent written and interpersonal communication skills; proficient with Internet, social media, Word, and Excel; highly organized with great attention to detail; and ability to work well independently and as a member of a team.

Hourly rate: $15 per hour. No benefits.

To apply: submit a resume and cover letter to Barb Barzen at Please include “GWB Assistant” in the subject line. Only online resumes and those who meet the qualifications will be responded to. No phone calls please. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.