Avian Medical Clinic Manager

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Avian Medical Clinic Manager

Under supervision of the Director of Avian Medicine and Director of Operations, facilitate efficient and smooth daily operations of the Medical Clinic.


• Responsible for oversight and supervision of all day-to-day activities within the Avian Medical Clinic including daily care and treatment of injured and resident birds admitted for medical care. Accountable for transitioning birds through critical care, intermediate care, flight training and release in a timely fashion within Center guidelines and USFWS permit regulations.

• Act as an Ambassador for the Center and its mission; ensure compliance of the Center’s Medical Clinic with all local, state and federal policies and regulations.

• Ensure consistency with all established Avian Medical Clinic procedures and protocols.

• Supervise the daily clinic operations, including work distribution to staff and volunteer staff. Provide training, scheduling, and supervision of clinic personnel. Coordinate volunteer staff integration and progression in clinic operations.

• Maintain the Raptor Med medical record database; manage database users, ensure accuracy of clinic data, and generate necessary monthly (internal) and year-end (external) reports.

• Communicate and consult with other agencies/centers as necessary. Ensure timely communication with presenters of injured birds in accordance with Center policies.

• Coordinate specialist and veterinary referrals as required. Assist attending veterinarians in surgical and treatment procedures as necessary.

• Assist the Center Directors in preparing, administering, and monitoring annual budgets for the Center’s medical operations and assist with periodic cost and productivity assessments.

• Manage clinic internships; advertise, interview, and onboard new interns as necessary to ensure adequate intern coverage throughout the year. Continue to develop clinic internship program to enhance intern training, experience, and outcomes.

• Manage, maintain, and ensure proper usage of medical materials, equipment, and facilities, schedule routine equipment and medical facility maintenance.

• Oversee the injured bird dispatch phone line program; coordinate onboarding, provide training, scheduling, and supervision of dispatch personnel. Cover the injured bird line and arrange transport of injured birds as needed.

• Perform humane euthanasia in accordance with all Center, state and federal regulations and protocols.

• Assist with the ongoing preparedness for a contaminant spill event and the treatment and husbandry of impacted birds.

• Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


• Bachelor's degree in biology, wildlife ecology or related field. Significant experience may be considered in place of education.
• 3-5 years of experience in wildlife medicine/rehabilitation, with a preference for raptor and shorebird experience.
• 1-2 years of experience successfully managing volunteers and/or interns.
• Must be able to humanely perform euthanasia on a regular and routine basis as well as personally and professionally handle the emotional aspects of euthanasia.
• Ability to work outside in all seasons/conditions and lift 50lbs.
• Must be legally entitled to work in the United States.

This is a full-time, salaried position. The salary range for this position is $35,000 - $42,000 based on experience. Full-time employees are eligible for health insurance benefits following a 90-day orientation period. Following completion of the 90-day orientation period, regular full-time employees are eligible for six paid holidays and earn accrued paid-time off/vacation.

Please email a cover letter, resume and two professional references to Mandy Feavel, Director of Operations: mandy.feavel@avianconservationcenter.org

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