The Hawai‘i Endangered Bird Conservation Program is seeking a qualified and motivated Research Coordinator to supervise the team and operations necessary for the reintroduction of the critically endangered ‘Alalā, or Hawaiian Crow. The reintroduction commenced in late 2016 and approximately 15 birds will be released annually into restored habitat near Volcano on Hawai‘i Island.
Responsibilities of this position include supervising the team’s daily activities and associated resources, including scheduling, hiring, training, and supervising staff, interns, and volunteers. Activities conducted by the team include pre-release husbandry and veterinary care, post-release tracking and survival checks, and post-release observations of social and foraging behaviors.
Representative qualifications include a Bachelor's degree (Master’s degree is preferred) in an animal-related field (e.g. Biology), professional experience leading a conservation project, including supervising a team; professional experience conducting or assisting with conservation efforts in Hawaii; professional experience monitoring birds in the wild by conducting behavioral observations, conducting surveys, and/or banding birds.
Salary is commensurate with experience, and the position comes with an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, prescription drugs, vision, life insurance, annual leave, sick leave, retirement, as well as other optional insurance.
To apply, go to the following website and click on "RESEARCH COORDINATOR - SAN DIEGO ZOO INSTITUTE FOR CONSERVATION RESEARCH". This online application will close on Sunday, February 19, 2017.