Sea Turtle Program Coordinator-North Carolina

Bald Head Island Conservancy
Bald Head Island, NC
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$1,800 - $2,200 (based on experience)
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
POSITION DETAILS: • Term of this position is April – October (with possible extension) • Full-time, non-exempt temporary position • STPC required to live in on-campus BHIC dormitory – wifi, cable, weekly ferry tickets, and parking at mainland ferry terminal provided ($560 monthly value) • Position will require odd hours, including nights, weekends, holidays, and workweeks > 40 hrs • SPTC will be responsible for wildlife emergency hotline in coordination with Conservation team • Pay Range: $1,800 - $2,200 (based on experience) POSITION DESCRIPTION The Bald Head Island Conservancy (BHI Conservancy) is an environmental non-profit organization whose mission is to foster community-based conservation, preservation, and education. The BHI Conservancy is located on Bald Head Island in southeastern NC, and is known for its full saturation tagging Sea Turtle Protection Program. Bald Head Island sees an average of 95 sea turtle nests every summer. The Sea Turtle Program Coordinator (STPC) will responsible for executing an effective Sea Turtle Protection Program, including maintaining equipment, training volunteer nest monitors, and directly supervising 6 undergraduate and/or recent graduate interns. The STPC will live in the BHIC dormitory and will be supervised by the Director of Conservation. The position is time-limited from April 2018 through October 2018 with the possibility of an extension. DUTIES: • Conduct morning beach patrols to look for sea turtle activity (Early May - intern arrival, intern departure – October) • Supervise day to day operations of night patrols, sea turtle strandings, nest excavations, equipment maintenance (e.g. UTV) and public presentations • Ensure quality data collection on false crawl, nesting and hatching events and provide annual reports to NC Wildlife Resources Commission • Partner with Volunteer Nest Monitor Coordinator to facilitate training for citizen scientist nest monitors • Manage the Sea Turtle Adopt-a-Program – assign nests/turtles to adoptees and communicate adoptive, birth, and excavation information • Lead variety of educational programs (, conservation monitoring projects ( and represent Conservancy in public relations TO APPLY: Please send a one PDF document containing: cover letter, resume and 3 references
REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: • Bachelors’ degree from an accredited college or university in biology, zoology, marine science, or a related field • MINIMUM of one year experience in sea turtle work DESIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: • Experience managing groups • Patrols to identify sea turtle tracks and nests • PIT and flipper tagging sea turtles • Locating sea turtle nest egg chambers by digging for eggs • Monitoring sea turtle nests throughout incubation • Assisting in sea turtle hatching events • Assisting with nest excavations to determine success of nests • Marking sea turtle nests and taking GPS information • Driving and maintaining Utility Terrain Vehicles • Public speaking, education, or outreach • Current First Aid/CPR certification (or ability to obtain before start) • Valid driver’s license
Contact Person
Brooke Milligan, Director of Conservation
Contact Phone
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