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Accounting Manager 

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc. is looking for an Accounting Manager to maintain all areas of accounting and finance within the organization, including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and reconciliation.

Primary responsibilities include maintaining financial records in accordance with IRS regulations and Tri-State policies; preparing accurate monthly financial statements for the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Department managers; reconciling statements from all bank and financial institution accounts; tracking restricted grants and designated funds; assisting the Executive Director with preparing the annual budget; and supporting the contracted accounting firm with annual audit and end-of-year financial statements.

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Requirements include a minimum of 3 years of full-charge bookkeeping experience, preferably with a non-profit. Excellent computer skills are required, including Word, Excel, and QuickBooks.

This is a full-time position with health benefits and paid vacation.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Lisa Smith at Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, 170 Possum Hollow Rd., Newark, DE 19711, fax to (302) 737-9562, or email


Oil Programs Manager 

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc., is seeking a manager for our Oil Programs department to oversee and coordinate the projects and resources of the department in conjunction with the mission of the organization. Primary responsibilities include managing Oil Programs activities, such as preparing and delivering wildlife response plans, exercises, and workshops; ensuring the readiness of Tri-State’s oiled wildlife response, including personnel, training, facilities, and equipment; ensuring Tri-State representation is appropriate and allowed by budget at Regional Response Team (RRT) meetings and Area Committee Meetings (ACM), exercises, trade shows, and conferences; and preparing and monitoring the departmental budget.

These activities often require frequent travel, and spill responses can involve extended stays “on-scene” as part of the response team. Applicants must have the ability to mobilize rapidly and remain on scene for extended periods of time (minimum of two weeks during a spill response).

Qualifications desired include a 4-year degree in emergency management, wildlife management, biology, or related environmental field; writing and computer (MS Office) skills; and the ability to work under pressure during oil spills. Prior training or experience with oiled wildlife or the Incident Command System (ICS), supervisory and teaching skills, or advanced computer skills (e.g., GIS) would be beneficial and should be mentioned when applying. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and compassion for animals are essential.

This is a full-time, exempt position with health benefits and paid vacation that is based in Newark, Delaware. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A director-level position may be considered for a candidate with appropriate team management, project management, and spill response experience.

Tri-State is a federally licensed, 501(c)3 not-for-profit avian rehabilitation clinic located in Newark, Delaware, that provides professional care for a caseload of 2,800 native wild birds annually and is internationally recognized for providing oiled wildlife training and response to colleagues and industry partners for all wildlife species.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Lisa Smith, Executive Director, Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, 170 Possum Hollow Rd., Newark, DE 19711; fax to (302) 737-9562; or email

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Veterinary Student Externship:

Tristate Bird Rescue (TSBR) is accepting applications from 4th year veterinary students attending veterinary school in the United States for a 3-6 week externship.  TSBR has two main programs: 1.  a wild avian rehabilitation clinic that admits approximately 3,000 cases per year as well as 2. an oiled wildlife response team. TSBR employs 1 full time veterinarian.  Externs will work closely with the veterinarian to perform the care, treatments, procedures, and husbandry of approximately 5 assigned cases.  In addition, the extern will be involved in admission of new patients; diagnostics such as radiography, fecal examination and basic bloodwork; surgeries; recheck examinations; avian ophthalmology; and medical record keeping. Applicants must be in their 4th year of veterinary school (or the equivalent) in the United States. Applicants must have completed at least 1 clinical rotation within their school’s hospital prior to the TSBR externship. Interested applicants should email Dr. Cristin Kelley at


Tri-State is a federally licensed, nonprofit organization with over 30 years of experience in oil spill response and wild bird rehabilitation.  The Wild Bird Clinic is open 365 days a year and treats 3,000 native injured and orphaned wild birds annually. Tri-State’s Oil Spill Response Team conducts oil spill response training workshops, develops wildlife contingency plans, and is on call 24 hours a day to provide care for contaminated wildlife.

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