The Timber Project Manager, supervised by the Program Director, will manage this partnership with WRI, New Mexico State University, DNA4Technologies, and the US Forest Service. For this project, Adventure Scientists volunteers will collect samples that will result in a genetic reference library of commercially viable tree species from around the world. With the application of new technologies these reference libraries will enable on-the-spot identification of illegally harvested timber. Beginning with a pilot phase focused on Big-Leaf Maple (Acer macrophyllym) along the western states, the Timber Project Manager will be responsible for recruiting, training and managing volunteers to identify tree species, collect samples (cores, leaves, seeds, etc.) and metadata from each sampling event.
Adventure Scientists is looking for a self-motivated, passionate, creative and adaptable individual with strong interpersonal skills. This position will involve some travel and applicants should possess the outdoor skills to thrive in mountainous, remote terrain. Strong written and verbal communication skills and both people and project management experiences are critical. A scientific background including field, conservation and citizen science is greatly preferred.
The successful Project Manager will:
• Recruit and screen volunteers from the outdoor community
• Communicate frequently with volunteers to ensure that fully trained and stoked for data collection
• Design and implement trainings (online and/or field) for project volunteers
• Work with partners to refine and review project protocols
• Serve as the main POC with all project stakeholders
• Work closely with other team members to ensure that Adventure Scientists’ services are at or above the high standards we set for ourselves
• Celebrate volunteers through appreciation events and outreach
• Work with Adventure Scientists’ communications team to write, curate and manage project related media including reports, blogs, photos, films, press releases, etc.
• Manage the incoming data stream and if applicable, make it available for others to benefit from
• Travel to meet with partners including donors, project partners and volunteers
• Communicate with donors about the project and create materials for the development team highlighting the project
• Serve as an ambassador for Adventure Scientists by presenting at conferences, participating in events, and promoting the organization
• Assist with Adventure Scientists’ organizational needs as required
Work Schedule & Compensation:
This is a full-time position based at Adventure Scientists’ headquarters in Bozeman, Montana with extended travel to various field and collaborator locations. Occasional work on weekends or at night should also be expected. Compensation will include benefits including PTO, healthcare, IRA (after one year), powder days, flexible schedule, dog friendly office and more. Salary is negotiable DOE.
• Multiple project and volunteer management experiences preferably in citizen science
• Experience in field research that includes creating, leading, and assisting in research projects, ideally in forestry related subjects
• Outdoor skills/experience in backpacking, mountaineering and travel in remote environments • Strong written, photography and verbal communication skills
• Ability to communicate complicated science in a compelling way to a wide variety of audiences
• Strong creative problem-solving ability demonstrated in the field, office, and life
• Desire and ability to travel
• Strong technology proficiency (MS Office, Salesforce, Google Suite, basic webpage creation/editing)
• Wilderness First Responder or EMT is a plus but not required
• Experience working with environmental non-profits, NGOs and/or related government agencies in the US and abroad
• Desire to join and assist in the growth of a fast-paced and dynamic nonprofit organization
Email a PDF resume and a brief letter of interest including desired salary and contact information for three references to Merrill Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1st, 2017. Please use “Timber Project Manager” as the subject line of the email.