Come to beautiful Costa Rica and work with us in our sea turtle nesting conservation program! Join our team of talented, passionate, and dedicated researchers. Available seasonal job openings for Project Coordinators at our four project sites in Southern Nicoya Peninsula.
The Project Coordinator supervises Local Monitors, International Research Assistants/Interns, and short-term Volunteers. Coordinators will also oversee night patrols and morning censuses, data entry, hatchery supervision, and management, and organizing/planning environmental and English classes (the latter only if/when possible) with the community, among other duties.
There are five main activities in the nesting areas:
a) Beach monitoring,
b) Nest management,
c) Maintenance and day-to-day duties,
d) Lead Volunteers and Visitors
e) Public awareness.
During a typical workweek, you will be expected to work 6 days a week. Working hours are usually during the night-time, and the remaining time is spent maintaining equipment and processing data. You will be expected to work on weekends and holidays, but you will be given time off during the week as compensation. There are also opportunities to help with other projects, research initiatives, and local outreach both during and outside of work hours.
Coordinators are expected to stay at the project site for the entire period for which they are selected. Preference will be given to potential applicants that meet the following requirements:
-BS or Masters in biological sciences or related fields.
-Conversational and written Spanish and English (Obligatory for all the projects).
-Previous experience working with sea turtles or conducting field research.
-Previous experience working in environmental education.
-Independent, reliable, and responsible.
-Ability to accept and give feedback.
-Motivated and positive.
-Able to adapt to unexpected situations and unfamiliar cultures.
-Able to undertake physical labor activities during night and day in extreme weather conditions while maintaining energy and stamina.
-Previous experience working in a team as a leader.
-Strong interpersonal, communication, decision-making, logistical and organizational skills.
-Comfortable working in the outdoors or in isolated settings.