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 firstname.lastname@example.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.