American Bird Conservancy
Assistant Director, Migratory Birds and Habitats
Title: Assistant Director, Migratory Birds and Habitats
Supervisor: Migratory Birds and Habitats Vice President
Location: The Plains, VA
Application Deadline: April 1, 2017
American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is looking for a highly motivated individual who is able to work effectively to assist with the development and management of migratory bird conservation projects and initiatives in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean.
The Assistant Director, Migratory Birds and Habitats (MBH) is responsible for ensuring effective development, implementation, and management of conservation projects with ABC project partners. This position will work closely with the MBH Vice President to expand existing migratory bird conservation projects and develop new strategies and projects for migratory birds in order to reverse declines for populations of priority migratory birds. This work will include, but is not limited to: developing and managing project agreements with partners, developing conservation strategies and projects for high priority BirdScapes (large landscapes designated as a priority for conservation), assisting with conservation project and work plan design, communicating and working closely with partners, participating in Migratory Bird Joint Venture partnerships, reviewing and writing reports, assisting with fundraising initiatives, and managing information in ABC databases.
The Assistant Director reports to the MBH Vice President. The Assistant Director will interact and coordinate work regularly with ABC’s staff in Migratory Bird and International Programs, Joint Ventures, the Chief Conservation Officer, and other ABC staff members. The position will facilitate real world conservation management experience by advancing on-the-ground conservation work for migratory birds throughout the Western Hemisphere with an emphasis on protecting habitat and reducing threats on breeding and wintering grounds and important migration stopover sites.
The position requires the applicant to be well organized and a fast learner that can manage multiple tasks efficiently. Applicant should have a deep understanding and appreciation of ABC’s mission, objectives, and programs and be dedicated to conservation with relevant experience and knowledge in wildlife management, ornithology, conservation biology, land management planning, or related fields. The ideal candidate would have a combination of conservation and business management skills. Applicant should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, networking skills, and have budget management experience. English and Spanish language skills are required.
The position will be based in The Plains, Virginia; approximately 30 miles west of Washington D.C.
Application Instructions: Please send a cover letter and resume as ONE document to:
Vice President of Operations
P.O. Box 249
The Plains, VA 20198 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2017
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