Audubon Alaska is hiring a Director of Conservation Science. This position combines management, ecology, and GIS skills, in a dynamic and collaborative work environment.
The full job description is below or online here.
The Director of Conservation Science works in close collaboration with the Executive Director and as a member of the Audubon Alaska team to provide leadership on science and conservation issues pertaining to public lands and waters in Alaska. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Conservation Science will play a crucial role in developing priorities, executing strategies, maintaining relationships with diverse partners and funders, contributing to funding proposals and general communications, and ensuring alignment with Audubon’s mission and strategic plan. To be considered for the position, submit a resume and cover letter online through Audubon’s Career Center. The position will remain open until filled.
Qualifications and Experience
• Master’s degree in biology, ecology, natural resources, or closely related field required; Ph.D. (or equivalent experience) strongly preferred.
• 7 - 10 years of experience in natural resources management, biology, or related environmental or conservation work, with at least 5 years of management experience leading professional teams and/or programs.
• Must be well-versed in conservation, biology, and identification of local and regional birds and other wildlife.
• Advanced statistical experience, particularly in spatial analyses.
• Knowledge and appreciation of the people, values, and current conservation and policy issues throughout Alaska. Demonstrated understanding of conservation issues in Alaska a must.Supervision experience, excellent leadership and collaborative ethics, as demonstrated in previous work. Must possess strong interpersonal and social skills, a positive attitude and collaborative team approach.
• Proven fundraising experience to include writing and implementing grant deliverables, cultivating and managing relationships with foundations and other public agencies.
• Must be self-motivated and willing to work in a flexible, non-structured environment.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to synthesize and communicate technical and complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
• Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and ArcGIS, knowledge of R or other statistical technologies ideal.
• Ability and willingness to travel locally and out-of-state and be comfortable with working evenings and weekends as job demands.
• Valid driver's license is necessary.
• Ability to work outdoors, in all weather conditions and on varying terrain, with or without accommodation; must be able to carry field equipment at times, with or without accommodation.