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New Haven Bird Atlas Coordinator

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Connecticut - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 30/04/2011
Company Name Audubon
Contact Name Human Resources
Website Further Details / Applications
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Founded in 1905, The National Audubon Society “Audubon” is a national nonprofit conservation organization with 400,000 members and close to 500 local chapters throughout the Americas. Our mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. Focusing on birds as an indicator of overall environmental quality, Audubon employs a range of integrated strategies to engage people in conservation through its national network of community-based nature centers, chapters, Important Bird Areas, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy activities. What has traditionally set Audubon apart from other conservation organizations is its focus on people’s actions as the solution to the environmental challenges we face today. Audubon believes that individuals can make a difference in protecting our environment and develops programs that strive to inspire and empower individuals to help reach its ambitious goals. Audubon continues to reach and engage new audiences through a variety of strategies. Audubon’s headquarters are in New York, supporting more than 700 staff in over 80 locations, nationwide. It has a national budget of $81 million.

Recruit, train and organize volunteers for breeding bird atlas and inventory of key sites for birds in other seasons in the Greater New Haven area, select inventory plots and transects and conduct point and transect counts as appropriate for focal areas, obtain and organize historical bird data for study area, organize new and historical data for analysis by IBA Coordinator.

May assist in development of summary Important Bird Area Conservation Plans or other outreach and volunteer coordination activities for IBAs within study area, conduct shorebird surveys or other activities related to inventory, monitoring, outreach or conservation planning at target areas, Audubon At Home habitat assessments and Urban Oasis surveys within the greater New Haven area.

Work with Audubon staff in Connecticut, and the science division, and members of Audubon chapters. Strong interrelationships with other Audubon programs and administrative staff.

Extensive contact with stakeholder groups, Audubon Chapters, conservation organizations, and volunteers. Some contact with private landowners, CT State agencies, federal agencies (e.g., U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service), community leaders, donors, and media.

Proficient in the identification of Connecticut’s birds by sight and sound, experience organizing and recruiting volunteers.

Standard office equipment (i.e., phone, fax, copier, MS Windows operating system computer, etc.). Familiarity if not expertise with Microsoft Software products, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Access. Familiarity with statistics is desired.

Must be able to conduct field surveys outdoors in difficult conditions including steep terrain. Valid CT Drivers license required.

Please send resumes to pcomins@audubon.org.

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