Job Opportunities

In addition to the posting(s) below, visit these job boards periodically:

Ornithological Societies of North America Job Board

Ornithology Exchange Jobs

Texas A & M Wildlife Job Board

The Wildlife Society Career Center

Griffin Groups Job Board

1) Avian Ecologist, Missouri Department of Conservation - closes November 30, 2016

Missouri Dept of Conservation is currently advertising a Wildlife Ecologist (Avian Ecologist) position. This position will provide leadership and coordination for a statewide, comprehensive bird recovery, management and monitoring program. Duties will include supporting implementation of the Comprehensive Conservation Strategy (CCS) and State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) by working with Conservation Opportunity Area teams to identify target bird species, management needs, and design of monitoring efforts, including how bird monitoring data may be used to monitor effectiveness of the CCS / SWAP in an adaptive management framework. This position will serve as a primary source of technical expertise on birds, their habitat needs, and regional and international nongame partnerships by maintaining a rich network of professionals at regional and national levels. The position will represent the Department on regional and national committees including Partners in Flight and Southern Wings, will facilitate the implementation of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative and other national and regional bird plans, and coordinate with staff serving on Joint Ventures and bird conservation initiatives and with the Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative and birding organizations. This is an excellent leadership opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with a vision for building and growing a strategic statewide bird program in coordination with partners at the local, regional, national and international level. Thanks for conveying this opportunity to those who may be interested.

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2) Conservation Science Manager, Audubon Great Lakes, Chicago IL

The Conservation Science Manager will support the development and implementation of conservation, research, and monitoring strategies for Audubon Great Lakes (AGL). The Conservation Science Manager will work in close collaboration with the Director of Conservation and Audubon’s National Science Team to identify conservation and science priorities and policies for the region. Under the direction of the Director of Conservation, s/he will manage AGL’s regional conservation and science priorities aligned with National Audubon’s strategic initiatives, such as water, bird-friendly communities, and working lands. S/he will support Audubon’s citizen science projects across the region.   

The Conservation Science Manager will coordinate Audubon Great Lakes’ on-the-ground restoration projects as well as management of collaborative science initiatives, working with external partners across the states managed by Audubon Great Lakes (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin), including non-governmental organizations, research and educational institutions, and local, state, and federal agencies. The Conservation Science Manager will play a significant role in coordinating and communicating AGL’s work with 50+ Audubon chapters.


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