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  • Coastal Waterbird Program Crew Leader

    • Employer: Mass Audubon Coastal Waterbird Program
      Location: Coastal MA- including North Shore, Boston, South Shore, Southeast, Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/20/2024
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Apply via ADP: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=6044bc19-19e6-443a-8a51-62fe8af33798&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=467718&lang=en_US

    Mass Audubon is seeking to fill seasonal Crew Leader positions to train and supervise staff and volunteers in conducting research, monitoring, management, and protection of coastal birds and other natural resources. This is a field-based position with 4-5 field days per week with some office work for reporting and data responsibilities. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/cwp. 

    Application Instructions
    Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references with your ADP application. In addition, please complete a short cover page questionnaire at: https://forms.office.com/r/3kpPpDJyP5. Your application will not be processed without completion and receipt of the items above. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews will begin in January and positions will be filled by March 20, 2024.


    Supervise field crew (field technicians, field assistants and ranger staff) to meet research, wildlife management and education objectives of the Coastal Waterbird Program

    Train and supervise field crew in collection and management of biological data on nesting, foraging and migrating species of coastal waterbirds

    Accomplish the wildlife management, protection, and education objectives of the Coastal Waterbird Program

    Assist with sanctuary-based Coastal Waterbird Program staff throughout the region

    Assist in management of databases including abundance, productivity and behavioral data; create and maintain online maps for nesting and management activities

    Compile data for state plover, tern, and oystercatcher census forms and write summary reports for specific sites on results and management activities

    Interact with beachgoers to provide information regarding regulations and beach ecology: development and delivery of formal and informal coastal waterbird education programs and outreach to beachgoers, community groups, partners, schools, and others may be required depending on location

    At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:

    Must Haves

    Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in wildlife management and/or biology through coursework, previous employment or volunteering

    3-6 months previous supervisory experience; demonstrated ability to set expectations, give feedback, and manage schedules for staff of varying experience levels preferred.

    3-6 months prior experience with piping plover/tern/avian field monitoring, data collection and management or other relevant wildlife/ecology experience required

    Demonstrated experience utilizing judgment in field-based wildlife research and management projects; demonstrated strong attention to detail

    Strong interpersonal skills

    Must be able to work long hours outside in all weather conditions and be able to lift and carry up to 40lbs across varied and sandy terrain

    Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (dependent upon wildlife and weather)

    Must have access to a vehicle for daily driving between sites; 

    Must pass a driver record check

    Nice to Haves

    Small boat-handling experience preferred

    Experience in behavioral data collection, band-reading, wildlife tracking, coastal wildlife management issues, and GIS mapping preferred

    Compensation, Benefits and Perks
    This position’s pay range is $19.20-$20.50/hour; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements. This position is eligible for health insurance benefits.

    Work Schedule
    This position starts on March 26, 2024 and ends on August 23, 2024. Variable hours and schedule due to weather and site-specific requirements. Typically 35 hours per week, including work on weekends and holidays (specifically Memorial Day and Fourth of July), 8:00am-4:00pm.

    Other Requirements
    Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.

    Mass Audubon’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice 
    Mass Audubon embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Mass Audubon’s mission is to “protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife” by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
    Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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