Thursday
Mar122015

The Wildlife Society 2016 Meeting Logo Contest Deadline Extended

Wildlifer-artists take note! The NC Chapter of The Wildlife Society is looking for logo submissions for the 2016 Meeting in Raleigh, NC. The deadline has been extended to March 30 if you are interested. Full details available here.

Wednesday
Mar112015

Opportunity: Temporary Bander/Educators and Technicians

The Neighborhood Nestwatch project is looking to hire 2-3 positions to help administer their program in Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA. The citizen science project aims to collect data on productivity and survivorship of common backyard species. The positions will visit participant's houses, collect vegetation data, perform or assist with a banding session, survey for active nests, and educate homeowners as to their responsibilities to participate in the study. You can read more about the project at the link above.

If you find you are interested, contact Bob Reitsma at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. They are looking for at least one expereienced bander (DC), and possibly two technicians (one each in DC & Altanta).

Tuesday
Mar032015

Call for 2015 NCPIF Meeting Ideas - Late Summer/Early Fall

The 2015 NC Partners in Flight Meeting is a chance for bird researchers, educators, and enthusiasts to present and discuss conservation efforts occurring in the state.

While normally scheduled in the early spring, this years' meeting will be in late summer/early fall. There are lots of updates to hear about over the past year, and I'm looking forward to getting everyone together again!

The location, exact timing, and presenters are yet to be determined, so if you would like to participate in organizing this years' meeting or have any suggestions, please contact me.

 

Thursday
Feb192015

Opportunity: AFWA Bird Conservation Coordinator

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is looking for a new Bird Conservation Coordinator based in Washington, DC. For more details, see this job description and their announcement below.

Position Title: Bird Conservation Coordinator/North American Bird Conservation Initiative Coordinator for the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA)

Duties and Responsibilities: The coordinator’s responsibilities include coordination of the US NABCI committee and implementation of its priorities including advancement of and support for Bird Habitat Joint Ventures, development and promotion of the State of the Birds report, advancement of effective and efficient bird monitoring, support of efforts to increase bird conservation through management on private lands and support of policies that facilitate and improve the conservation of birds and their habitats. The position also staffs AFWA’s Bird Conservation Committee and supports its working groups which include the Partners in Flight/shorebird/waterbird working group, resident game bird working group, waterfowl working group and migratory shore and upland game bird working group. The position also coordinates work on other state fish and wildlife agency bird conservation priorities including revision and implementation of State Wildlife Action Plans and Flyway Nongame Technical Sections. Through these activities, the coordinator will provide leadership on national bird conservation issues in partnership with state fish and wildlife agencies, federal agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Monday
Jan262015

Opportunity:NC Birding Trail/NC Partners in Flight Technician

Description

We will employ an assistant to the Bird Conservation Biologist (BCB). The successful applicant will help administer the North Carolina Birding Trail (NCBT), North Carolina Partners in Flight (NCPIF), citizen science initiatives, and participate in bird surveys.

We are looking for an individual passionate about contributing to the difficult and complex world of wildlife conservation. While there will be some field work, the majority of this position will be responsible for assisting the BCB in engaging the public or managing, compiling, and analyzing biological data. This position will provide the opportunity to build relationships with conservationists across the spectrum - from the general public, to researchers, to environmental educators.

Rather than a traditional field technician position working on a single field project, this position will assist with elements of multiple projects.

The main duties of the BCB Assistant will be:

  • Develop posts for social media and the newsletter for NCBT and NCPIF (Twitter, Facebook, Mailchimp/blog)
    • Prior experience preferred - creativity a must!
  • Assist with the Birder-Friendly Business Survey analysis
  • Attend/Represent the NCBT at events
  • Scheduling and setting up annual NCPIF meeting
  • Assist with Riparian Breeding Bird Surveys
  • Assist with Bachman's Sparrow Surveys (if needed)
  • Rusty Blackbird Surveys (recruiting participants AND surveying)
  • Nightjar Surveys (recruiting participants AND running routes)

The skills, experience and enthusiasm of the successful applicant will determine the breadth and depth of any additional projects to work on. These may include:

  • Assist in data analysis and write-up of survey data
  • Initiate other activities in the NCBT Strategic Plan
  • Assist in development of NCBT educational resources
  • Visit NCBT sites across the state
  • Literature review for other projects
  • Participation in the Audubon Bird-Friendly Community Program

The technician will secure his/her own housing in the Raleigh, NC area. Work will take primarily in the Piedmont, but overnight travel to various field locations will be required and free group housing will be provided at field locations. Work weeks average 40 hours but longer work weeks may be required. A vehicle and other necessary equipment will be provided.

NC Birding Trail

The NCBT's mission is to champion conservation of bird habitat by promoting sustainable bird watching activities, economic opportunities, and education. Much of this work is carried out through publicizing the NCBT and raising awareness of the importance of habitat conservation and its connection to local economies.

NC Partners in Flight

NCPIF strives to promote cooperation, collaboration, and coordination among conservation interests in North Carolina, regionally, and internationally.

Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in Wildlife biology or related field is required, Master's degree preferred. The successful applicant must have good working knowledge of the principles of wildlife conservation.

Skills & Experience

  • Required
    • Excellent communication skills (oral and writing)
    • Comfortable writing/manipulating HTML5/CSS and working with online content management systems (e.g., Squarespace)
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, some Access preferred)
    • Good organizational skills, personal motivation, and a love of wildlife work are essential!
  • Preferred
    • Experience performing statistical analyses (using R, SPSS, or the like)
    • Experience managing and manipulating data (e.g., retrieving data from online sources, formatting for data analyses)
    • Familiarity with Moodle or Mediasite
    • Familiarity with Online Survey Software (e.g., Survey Monkey)
    • Ability to identify southeastern birds by sight and sound
    • Experience communicating/engaging the public in conservation issues
    • Proficiency with ArcMap 10.x
  • Beneficial
    • Canoeing skills - Class II and below

Location

Raleigh, NC

Salary

$517.20/week - $12.93/hr

Start Date

3/9/15

End Date

3/8/2016

Application Deadline

2/6/2015

Applications

Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:

Scott Anderson

scott.anderson@ncwildlife.org

1722 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1722

Email applications are preferred. If submitting electronically, please include all materials in a single file with the applicant's name in the filename. Email or call 919.707.0139 with any questions.