Bird Conservancy of the Rockies manages one of the largest coordinated bird monitoring efforts in the nation, the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program (http://www.birdconservancy.org/what-we-do/science/monitoring/imbcr-program/). The Conservation Delivery Biologist will work with partners, biometricians, and web development professionals to develop conservation delivery tools using IMBCR and other data.
About the Organization:
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (BCR) is a non-profit that is headquartered at the Environmental Learning Center at Barr Lake State Park with satellite offices in Fort Collins and Nebraska. Bird Conservancy conserves birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of Science, Education and Stewardship. Our work radiates from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond. We are innovative leaders in bird monitoring, research and stewardship. We support a dedicated team of scientists, educators and biologists. We have an annual budget of nearly $5 million, which is primarily from federal/state grants and agreements. The organization will be celebrating 30 years of conservation,education and stewardship efforts in 2018.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Collaborate and consult with internal and external colleagues and partners to develop and train partners in the use of conservation support tools and other applications that stakeholders can apply to on-the-ground conservation.
• Interpret IMBCR and other project results to inform stakeholders on how Bird Conservancy data have and can be used for conservation (e.g. webinars, in-person trainings, manuals).
• Participate in all aspects of the IMBCR program, including conducting point counts, proofing the data collected and writing reports.
• Travel periodically throughout the year to meet with stakeholders and conduct IMBCR field work.
• Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience required (unless otherwise noted):
• Experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to coordinate effective planning that translates to on-the-ground delivery.
• Ability to discuss the social-ecological factors involved with conservation efforts and problem solve the challenges that arise with on-the-ground efforts.
• Knowledgeable of current approaches to assessing ecosystem health including ecological integrity, resilience and resistance.
• Knowledge of various field methods to monitor bird populations.
• Familiarity with commonly used computer systems such as Microsoft Office and Adobe.
• Experience with science-based communications (preferred).
• Combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master of Science in ecology, wildlife biology, zoology, or related field.
• Experience conducting field work and ability to identify western birds by sight and sound (preferred)
Please email a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three references IN ONE DOCUMENT named “LastName.FirstName_Biologist_2017” (with Subject line same as document name) to Jenny Berven at firstname.lastname@example.org. Microsoft Word or PDF files only.
Application deadline: 31 July 2017.
No relocation funds available.
The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is an equal opportunity employer.