The Ecology Program Manager for the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (WYNDD; University of Wyoming) provides scientific and administrative leadership to the WYNDD Ecology Program, and is responsible for producing, maintaining, and improving ecological information products served by the WYNDD central information system. The thematic focus of the position is on Wyoming ecological communities – e.g., landcover types, ecological systems, “habitats” – with an emphasis on plant composition as affected by soils, hydrology, climate, and disturbance. The Ecology Program Manager works as a member of a cohesive WYNDD team and contributes to the success of the full unit.
- Master’s Degree in ecology or a related field.
- 3 years of demonstrated experience and success conducting ecological research.
- Familiarity and experience with statistical methods for quantitative analysis.
- Experience using GIS to plan and conduct ecological research, and to analyze and present data.
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
- Practical experience with common computer hardware (e.g., desktop/ laptop, tablet, GPS) and software (e.g., MS Office suite; Zoom and other remote conferencing systems).
- Strong knowledge of and experience with Rocky Mountain ecosystems, landscapes, and vegetation.
- Proven ability to recognize Rocky Mountain plants in the field, and key them to species.
- Experience measuring, describing, and summarizing the vegetation of landcover types, communities, habitats, and similar units.
- Demonstrated success acquiring funding for, managing, and completing ecological research projects, including hiring, training, and supervising technicians, and planning field travel and housing.
- Experience designing and using data collection templates and using databases
- Familiarity with remote sensing and its applications.
- Experience with the mission and functioning of State Natural Heritage Programs.
Interested parties are invited to respond to the position announcement in the University of Wyoming recruiting system: