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  • ʻAlalā (Hawaiian crow) Research & Recovery Coordinator

    Alala Project
    • Employer: Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
      Location: Maui, Hawaiʻi
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 12/27/2022
      Open Until Filled: No

    Be part of something special! Save a species once on the brink of extinction, develop leadership skills, incorporate traditional ecological knowledge, and work in some of the most remote rainforest in the Hawaiian islands.

    Job Description: Conducts and develops reintroduction planning, post-release monitoring research, small mammal predator control program, and adaptive management needed to recover ʻalalā (Hawaiian crow) in Hawai‘i, with a primary focus on releases in Maui Nui. Supervises staff and volunteers at a remote field site. Coordinates research, quantifies threats, identifies limiting factors, and develops strategies to establish additional populations of ʻalalā. Manages budget and grants. Oversees a community engagement strategy and media relations. Conducts data analysis and drafting of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at meetings. 

    Qualifications: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Biological Science or related field. (Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university and at least two (2) years of independent research/management in conservation of a critically endangered avian species, in addition to the experience requirement may substitute for a Master’s Degree). Three to five (3-5) years of experience conducting research on birds or other wildlife. Experience must also include at least three (3) years of experience on three or more of the following: (1) working with endangered species; (2) working on reintroduction/translocation projects; (3) mist-netting, handling and banding experience; (4) demonstrated grant writing and fundraising experience; (5) experience in public and media relations, community outreach, or partnership projects. Experience must include at least three (3) years of experience overseeing staff.

    Inquiries: Dr. Hanna Mounce 808-573-0280, mounce@mauiforestbirds.org

    Salary: $5058.00/Month

    Apply at: For more information and to apply please go to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings”.

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