Conservation Outreach Biologist

Job Summary: Tracy Aviary’s Conservation Science Program helps conserve birds and their habitats through citizen science. Focusing on key local habitats and pressing regional conservation issues, our goals are to gather novel information about local avian ecology, inform habitat restoration and stewardship, and engage a diverse community in scientific data collection. Tracy Aviary’s Conservation Science Program is seeking a Conservation Outreach Biologist who will help grow and diversify our citizen science program.

Primary Duties:

  • Broaden and diversify the audiences reached through Tracy Aviary’s citizen science and outreach activities
  • Coordinate and/or lead regular birding and field conservation trips and tours that connect people with birds and nature, and educate participants about Tracy Aviary’s conservation work
  • Manage the Project Broadtail citizen science program, which is designed to engage a broad audience and aid in Broad-tailed Hummingbird conservation
  • Conduct outreach and education for the Conservation Science Program: attend tabling events and facilitate workshops, engage in media communications, help design conservation signage at Tracy Aviary, create outreach materials for conservation initiatives, etc.
  • Conduct volunteer recruitment, scheduling, and coordination for citizen science training and surveys
  • Help facilitate an expansion of Tracy Aviary’s research, monitoring, and outreach efforts along the Jordan River and other riparian areas in Salt Lake County
  • Assist with partner coordination, permitting, and scheduling for research and monitoring projects as needed
  • Assist with data entry, management, analysis, reporting, and presentations as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher with a major in conservation science, wildlife biology, ecology, environmental education, or related field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to engage with diverse audiences
  • Ability to identify birds of the region by sight and sound, and experience conducting field research
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, and experience with data entry and analysis
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, including early mornings, evenings, and weekends
  • Strong work ethic and ability to accomplish tasks independently
  • Bilingual, English/Spanish

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in conservation science, wildlife biology, ecology, environmental education, or related field
  • Experience promoting diversity and inclusion in conservation activities
  • Experience implementing citizen science projects
  • Grant-writing experience
  • Background in science communication and outreach

Salary: $37,500-$40,000

Job Status: Salaried, Full Time

Start Date: January or February of 2019

Reporting Relationship: Supervised and managed by the Director of Conservation

Disclaimer: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of an employee assigned to this job.

To apply: Send a cover letter describing relevant experience and skills, a resume, and contact information for three references to Cooper Farr () by December 15, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.