Community Science Manager; Tucson, AZ

Tucson Audubon Society
Tucson and Southeast Arizona
Job Category
Full time Positions
42,000-50,000 DOE/Q
Last Date to Apply
Summary Tucson Audubon works throughout the southern Arizona to protect birds and wildlife and their habitats so that people may enjoy them long into the future. We accomplish this through conservation research and community science; implementing habitat protection, restoration, and stewardship actions; and inspiring people to appreciate our amazing wildlife and to get involved in their protection. We seek a motivated individual with a program-builder mentality who will continue to build and expand the conservation outcomes and sustainable funding of our well-established and thriving Community Science-based programs, as well as who will develop numerous new aspects of community-based conservation and research. The Community Science Manager will provide a lead role in Tucson Audubon’s efforts to facilitate and integrate with conservation-oriented research on priority bird species, habitats, and regional ecosystems. A primary function will be to expand and formalize collaborations and data acquisition efforts with our network of current and retired academics and researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, youth, organizational members, and the populace at large. This will include formalizing and building our internship program. Tucson Audubon has numerous staff, currently about 20, working on-assignment with partner agencies including the National Park Service and US Fish and Wildlife Service. This person will be the liaison for all agency-assigned staff and responsible for ensuring that these collaborative efforts are reflected in Tucson Audubon’s communications, project planning, and conservation efforts. Status | Full-time / Exempt Reports to | Director of Conservation and Research Salary Range | $42,000-50,000 / Year; Depending on Experience and Qualifications Benefits | Begins at 153 hrs of annual PTO; Health insurance; 10 annual holidays. Geographic Location| Based in Tucson, AZ with occasional fieldwork throughout the Desert Southwest To see the full job description + apply: For additional questions, please contact Jonathan Horst: Open until filled. Application review begins 2021.July.19
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, COMPETENCIES REQUIREMENTS Required ● Bachelor’s degree in related field required, or equivalent experience ● Experience and effective understanding of research protocols and data management ● Experience supervising personnel both in-house and remotely ● Understanding of basic principles related to the fields of ornithology, ecology, and conservation biology ● Excellent written and verbal communication skills ● Experience with computer software including Office and G-suite ● Must be well organized, disciplined, and able to multi-task ● Strong social skills and a track record of working positively with people at all levels ● Understanding of and commitment to the organization’s mission, goals, and values ● An interest in birds, natural history, and wildlife conservation ● Flexible approach to work and work schedule ● Valid Driver’s License Preferred ● Experience conducting avian point counts and vegetation surveys of multiple types; ● Experience leading crowd-sourced data collection efforts ● Experience operating vehicles towing a trailer, tractors, skid-loaders, and other heavy equipment; ● Proficiency with GIS (specifically ArcGIS though other platforms relevant); ● Working knowledge of federal and local environmental laws such as, NEPA, the Endangered Species Act, permitting processes and other federal and state environmental policies and regulations; ● Experience with plant propagation, seed collection, and planting; ● Training/permit-holding/or experience with T&E species surveys; ● Experience with and knowledge of the Sonoran Desert, Sky Islands, and other southeastern Arizona habitats; Tucson Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our programs and employment are open to all. We value diversity and do not permit any discrimination against applicants, employees, or volunteers on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law or statute in any of our policies or programs. At Tucson Audubon, our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) goes beyond being in full compliance with employment law; Tucson Audubon actively cultivates a culture that embraces differences, with the commitment that everyone is a valued member of our team and is treated with respect and dignity. We intentionally work to foster a culture of inclusion with openness, honesty, visibility, creativity, and trust as core values. To see the full job description + apply: For additional questions, please contact Jonathan Horst: Open until filled. Application review begins 2021.July.19
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