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Eastern Oregon Field Coordinator


Audubon Society of Portland


Harney County, Oregon


United States

Last Date to Apply:

25 Apr 2018
Open until filled


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Job Summary
Audubon Society of Portland seeks an enthusiastic and qualified candidate to advance our avian conservation
efforts in Southeastern Oregon with a primary focus on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and the Harney
County area. This is a rare opportunity to work to protect birds at one of the most important bird areas in the
United States. In addition to providing critical nesting and migration habitat for a wide range of avian species,
Malheur is also the site of some of the most innovative collaborative conservation efforts in Oregon involving
conservation groups, ranchers, public agencies and the Burns Paiute Tribe.


Portland Audubon has been working to protect birds on and around Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for more
than a century and has based a seasonal staff member at Malheur for many years. This position will take our work in Eastern Oregon to the next level through a year-round presence that advances our conservation
initiatives and builds strong relationships in Southeastern Oregon.


The Eastern Oregon Field Coordinator is a multifaceted position that includes conducting avian surveys on and
around Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, conservation policy, public engagement, project implementation,
and building constructive relationships across the urban-rural divide. The ideal candidate possesses strong
visual and aural avian identification and survey skills, excellent public engagement ability, and a strong affinity
for engaging rural communities with birding and conservation.

Qualified candidates must be willing to find housing and live in Harney County near Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Qualified applicants should be comfortable working in remote field situations under a variety of weather conditions. Applicants must be comfortable navigating off-trail with a map and GPS, be capable of hiking many miles each day and able to work independently as well as with groups.


Qualified applicants are able to juggle tasks with professionalism, flexibility, and a sense of humor. They must
have excellent communication skills as they will be working with volunteers, stakeholders, membership groups, government agencies and the general public in office and field settings