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  • Road to Recovery (Bring Back 3 Billion Birds) Graduate Fellowship


    Anna Lello-Smith
    • Employer: Georgetown University
      Location: Remote
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/28/2021
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Position Description: Assist with various aspects of the Road to Recovery effort to Bring Back 3 Billion Birds. Following the publication of the Rosenberg et al. (2019) paper on the Decline of the North American Avifauna, the authors and collaborators have been working to mobilize efforts across multiple areas (from targeting new science to understand causes of decline, to changing policy, communicating with the public, and leverage large-scale funding) in order to recover bird populations. The R2R committee seeks a current graduate student to work part-time to support and contribute to these efforts.

    Primary responsibilities

    • Attend, note-take for, and contribute to weekly or biweekly meetings with Road to Recovery committee
    • Maintain and develop Progress Toward Species Recovery database - through literature searches and outreach to species experts, contribute information on R2R priority species to determine where they fall along with the recovery pyramid; identify remaining knowledge gaps for priority species
    • Organize and facilitate Road to Recovery workshop series
      • Create and distribute promotional materials (invitations, agendas)
      • Coordinate speakers and pre-speaker meetings
      • Manage workshop registration (e.g., send info and reminders to registrants, keep up with email requests and questions from registrants and attendees)
      • Post-workshop: compile chat and Q&A, write and distribute workshop reports
    • Create and give presentations at Partners In Flight working group and other meetings to update affiliated groups on R2R goals and progress

    Expected time commitment: 20 hrs/week

    Duration of position:  6 months OR 1 year

    Compensation: $15,000 per semester or $30,000/yr

    Skills and Qualifications: Must be a current graduate student (preferably Ph.D)

    To apply, please send a CV and cover letter (including information on your research interests and career aspirations) to Dr. Peter Marra (Peter.Marra@georgetown.edu)



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