Ecology Research Director - Conservation Research Center
The Conservation Research Center of Teton Science Schools seeks a full-time (12 month) ecology research program director to coordinate all aspects of Teton Science Schools’ applied wildlife research program. Ph.D. in wildlife biology, ecology or related field required. Successful applicant must be eligible for adjunct status with the University of Wyoming.
Salary and Compensation:
$55,000-$65,000 (commensurate with experience), including competitive benefits package
Aug 31, 2012 or until filled (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)
Preferred Start Date:
Oct 1, 2012
Conservation Research Center Job Duties:
The Research Director will be responsible for management and direction of the Conservation Research Center’s (CRC) ecology research program. The position will focus specifically on questions related to the effects of land management on wildlife populations. Duties will include study design, data analysis, publication, program funding, partnership development and occasional field data collection. The successful applicant will lead existing CRC research projects, while also developing original research that is coordinated with other Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem partners and research affiliates (including the University of Wyoming). New projects will be consistent with the CRC research program strategic plan. The position requires close collaboration with project partners such as government agencies, academia, non-profits, community members and private donors to ensure that research goals are achieved. Additional position duties include project administration, employee supervision, budget management and strategic planning. Limited teaching may be required.
Applicants must have experience in wildlife research. Preferred candidates will have experience in ungulate research, transportation ecology, GPS-collar data analyses, non-profit organizations and an interest in wildlife disease.
- Research project planning, organization, management and logistics
- Study design, data management and analyses
- Research program funding through competitive grants and private donations
- Partnership development and stewardship
- Strategic planning
- Project initiation
- Research project permitting
- Program administration, including employee supervision, budget management
- Educational outreach – in cooperation with TSS Research & Stewardship Coordinator
Conservation Research Center Background:
Teton Science Schools’ Conservation Research Center was formed in response to the growing need in Jackson Hole and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for responsible conservation and land stewardship. We seek a reasonable balance between wildlife and people to develop resource management strategies and models that other western communities and managers can follow.
The CRC research program examines and monitors ecosystem responses to change. Our research provides insight into the complex ways that animals, plant communities and landscapes are affected by human uses in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We focus our research on two areas – the effects of climate change and the effects of land use on wildlife. Our research initiatives include strong education and outreach components designed to engage students, end-users and the general public in our work.
Teton Science Schools were founded in 1967. Since that time the schools have been educating, training and inspiring students of all ages, achieving the mission of connecting people, nature, place and education. The schools enjoy a reputation as an innovative environmental education center, and the programs serve as models worldwide. Teton Science Schools’ Kelly Campus in Grand Teton National Park serves as home for the Graduate Student Program and a selection of residential education programs for youth, while the new nearly 900-acre Jackson Campus is home to the Pre-K through 12th grade Journeys School, the Teacher Learning Center, the Conservation Research Center and an array of residential education programs for school groups, families and elders. Teton Science Schools’ Wildlife Expeditions offers responsible year-round wildlife observation and natural history explorations throughout Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. http://www.tetonscience.org
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