Executive Director



Haines, AK
United States

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Are you a dynamic, experienced leader with experience in supervision, non-profit budgeting/finances and the care and handling of raptors?  Come work with us at the American Bald Eagle Foundation! 

Due to the retirement of our long-term Director, the ABEF is seeking our next Executive Director.  We are in a period of transition and growth, including exciting new partnerships.  Our Director maintains a current and active strategic plan, leads the American Bald Eagle Foundation toward its education and conservation mission, oversees the fiscal management, program, site, facility and staff goals and manages a facility with a large influx of tourists during the summer months.  If this sounds as interesting and exciting as we think it is, you should apply to come work with us!

Here's what we’re looking for:

  • Seven years of successful advancement as a professional in raptor care and handling
  • Five years of successful administrative/supervisory experience as a director or administrator of a similar organization
  • Established experience in federal and state permitting and eagle/raptor handling and care.
  • Demonstrated fiscal management skills, including budgeting and working with outside financial advisors
  • Success in fundraising, public relations, community involvement and staff development
  • Ability to implement a vision based on the mission and strategic plan
  • Ability to prioritize and work within a fast-changing environment
  • Excellent English-language written and oral communication skills
  • A good and reliable sense of humor
  • A degree from an accredited institution in Wildlife, Zoology, Biology, Wildlife Management, Animal Science or a related field is preferred.

Salary range is competitive based on experience. Potential for housing and health insurance compensation.

Go  to www.baldeagle.org/about/employment for full job description


About us:The American Bald Eagle Foundation (ABEF) is located in beautiful Haines, Alaska in the northern panhandle - just south of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve and across the peninsula from Glacier Bay. The Preserve was established to protect and perpetuate the Chilkat Valley’s large concentration of bald eagles and their critical habitat. In addition to a sizeable year-round population, many more eagles congregate here in the fall to feed on spawning chum salmon. 

The natural history museum opened its doors in 1994 and is home to over 200 specimens. A raptor center was added in 2010 and houses ten avian ambassadors.  Our staff are dedicated, motivated and ready to shine!

The ABEF also owns a substantial parcel of farmland in Haines, with mews for winter quarters for our raptors. We plan to plant an experimental orchard and form partnerships with local entities to best use this resource.


How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to: 

Chair Search CommitteeABEF, PO Box 862, Haines, AK 99827 or

email your application/questions to: miramoki@icloud.com