Bat Conservation International (BCI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of bats and their habitats around the world to ensure a healthy planet. BCI partners with the North American Bat Monitoring (NABat) Program to improve the state of conservation science for bats.
The Pacific West NABat Hub Coordinator is responsible for development and coordination of a regional collaborative effort to implement NABat across California and Nevada. The PacWest NABat Hub coordinator will coordinate all survey and program activities to determine distributions and population trends of bats using the NABat protocols and ensure data are appropriately supplied to the NABat Program in a timely manner. The PacWest NABat Coordinator will work closely with BCI and USGS’s NABat Coordinating Office to assess the status and trends of bats in the California and Nevada region and contribute to the continental-scale NABat monitoring effort.
They will be responsible for program management, including supervising field work, building and fostering effective collaborations to execute work, writing proposals and grants, managing program budgets, tracking deliverables to achieve outcomes, and disseminating information and communicating results to the PacWest Hub partners. The Hub Coordinator will work as part of the science team at BCI and interact with a diverse network of partners working on bat conservation in the region.
A key component of this position will require collaboration and communication to develop and maintain a multi-partner community of practice, which includes facilitating collaboration on acoustic monitoring efforts, data collection, project management, and reporting. This will include, but is not limited to, monthly conference calls, coordinating an annual meeting, and providing frequent training webinars as needed. In this first year, while developing the Hub, this will also include establishing protocols, creating outreach material to increase awareness of NABat to regional stakeholders, and establishing new partnerships.
The PacWest Hub Coordinator will work closely with BCI’s Chief Scientist and report directly to BCI’s Conservation Research Program Manager. The salary for this position ranges $45,000 to $50,000 depending on location and experience.
Knowledge & Skills:
Ph.D. or equivalent experience in relevant field such as biology, ecology, natural resources, or related field
Proficiency in experimental design, data collection, and data management
Ability to manage projects, including management and coordination of staff and external partners
Ability and interest to develop and write funding proposals
Ability to administer projects, including budget development, financial management, and reporting
Ability and interest in communicating results from data collection efforts to Hub partners
Ability to lead training on NABat protocols, acoustic monitoring techniques, and bat biology
Excellent organizational and time management skills and ability to produce quality work on deadline
Ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of staff, government agencies, industry, landowners, and other partners
Strong interpersonal skills, approachability, and creative problem-solving
Detail-oriented, self-motivated, and self-starter
Interest in working in a dynamic ‘virtual’ team environment (team members based remotely)
Working Conditions & Physical Effort:
Interviews will begin in December with an anticipated January 2021 start date