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Outreach Biologist

, ited Statesited States
Full-time

The Outreach Biologist will communicate about the Migratory Bird Initiative on behalf of Audubon, working with data and knowledge holders to build relationships and acquire migratory bird datasets. S/he will:

  • Act as a liaison on behalf of Audubon in the area of migratory bird science.
  • Discover and acquire tracking and occurrence datasets for North American migratory birds throughout the Western Hemisphere.
  • Collaborate with data providers to link to and spotlight their research.
  • Work with species experts to review products from their data or for their study species.
Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Working as a team with other staff to prioritize data needs and approaches.
  • Identifying tracking and occurrence datasets through online research and interviewing knowledge-holders.
  • Contacting a large and diverse set of international migratory bird scientists and institutions to build relationships to access data.
  • Collaborate with data-holders to secure access to spatial data for inclusion in Audubon’s migratory bird data platform and atlas.
  • Manage data-sharing agreements.
  • Acquire and deliver spatial datasets to the atlas team.
  • Gather other types of avian information to include in Audubon digital products.
  • Write summaries, species accounts, reports, and other communication pieces for outreach around the topic of migratory birds.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor's degree or higher plus 1-3 years of experience in biology, ecology, geography, spatial ecology or environment/conservation-related field.
Skills/Experience: 
  • GIS skills sufficient for navigating online databases, accessing and querying spatial databases, and conversing about spatial products with data holders and the migratory bird team.
  • Demonstrated ability handling large datasets, metadata, and support documentation.
  • Understanding of animal capture and marking (e.g., banding), tracking technology, and/or passive monitoring (e.g., acoustics, radar ecology).
  • Must be able to speak coherently on bird populations and conservation.  
  • Interest in outreach.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and in a group.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Spanish language proficiency preferred.  Ability to converse in Portuguese / French, a plus.

Preferred:

  • Experience banding, tagging, tracking and/or passively monitoring migratory birds,
  • Expertise in ornithology, especially birds of North America,
  • Interest in migratory bird conservation.

Organization Info

National Audubon Society

Overview
Headquarters: 
New York, NY, United States
Annual Budget : 
$100-500M
Founded: 
1972
About Us
Areas of Focus: 
Mission: 

Audubon saves birds and their habitats throughout the America using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation.

Audubon operates an extensive network of National conservation programs, 23 state and regional offices, 41 centers, 23 sanctuaries and 463 independent chapters. Our work is a powerful combination of science, on the ground conservation, policy and engagement expertise that strives to protect and restore habitat, and to build the durable public will to implement policies that safeguard birds, other wildlife and the resources that sustain us all-in the U.S. and across the Americas.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Mar 13 2019
Active Until: 
Apr 13 2019
Hiring Organization: 
National Audubon Society
industry: 
Nonprofit