Jump to content
Ornithology Exchange
  • Creamer's Field Migration Station Project Director

    Alaska Songbird Institute
    • Employer: Alaska Songbird Institute
      Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 01/17/2020
      Open Until Filled: No

    SCOPE OF WORK: This new, multi-faceted position serves as the project coordinator, lead bander, and daily field operations manager for the Creamer’s Field Migration Station, ASI’s long-term bird banding station in Fairbanks, Alaska. In 2021, CFMS will begin a three-year capacity building and strategic planning effort. This position will play a lead role in developing a strategic vision and future direction for research and education at CFMS. The ideal candidate will bring a solid foundation in research, education, and management, along with the passion and drive to envision and develop creative future directions for this long-term avian conservation project. ASI’s projects utilize a community-based model, integrating volunteers, students, and teachers, and our projects are accessible to the general public. Our work is guided by community advisory committees with diverse voices committed to our shared vision and values. A sincere interest in the incredible conservation opportunities and the challenges of this type of integrated research and education model, as well as with a collaborative approach to leadership and management, is essential.

    STATUS, SALARY, & BENEFITS: Year-round, full-time (avg 35 hours/week); $20/hour; Generous paid leave policy. We are willing to negotiate remote work arrangement for the first 1-2 months of start date due to challenges associated with COVID-19.


    • Master’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, or related field. Equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.

    • Excellent bird-identification skills and high competency at mist netting, aging, sexing, and banding passerines and near passerines (experience with boreal species is a plus!). North American Banding Council certification preferred.

    • Minimum of two years of project management and supervision of field crews.

    HOW TO APPLY: Please submit the following: cover letter, résumé, and three professional references with complete contact information. Please use your cover letter to address the knowledge, skills, and attributes that would make you a great fit for our organization and this new position. Application materials should be sent as one document in pdf format to director@aksongbird.org with a subject line: CFMS_Director_Last name_First name. Applications will be considered as they are received. We will accept applications until midnight (Alaska Standard Time) on Friday, January 15, 2021, but may fill the position sooner, and so recommend applying promptly.

    Download the full job announcement.

    ASI CFMS director.pdf

    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.

    Join the conversation

    You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
    Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Help

    You can edit or delete jobs that were posted under your account.

    You are not currently signed in. Sign In to edit or delete any of your job posts.

    If you posted a job as a guest (you were not signed in), then staff will be happy to move the job post to your account or make any changes on your behalf.

    If you need help with anything, post in the Jobs Board Support forum for fastest service or Contact Us.

    You must be signed in to view the Jobs Board Support forum. Sign In.

  • Create New...