The Mexican Spotted Owl (MSO) Coordinator is responsible for successful execution and strategic oversight of the
MSO occupancy monitoring project. The MSO Coordinator collaborates with other members of the Bird Conservancy’s Science Team in field season planning, logistics and report writing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the implementation and budgetary oversight of the MSO occupancy monitoring project
  • Analyze MSO occupancy data and develop data products for partners to inform conservation delivery
  • Coordinate with internal and external partners to disseminate program results from the MSO project
  • Lead interim and annual reporting as outlined in partner agreements
  • Develop and grow collaborative research partnerships for balancing MSO conservation with natural
    resource use.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience required:

  • Master’s degree in the Natural Sciences (or equivalent experience).
  • Two years of project management. The MSO Coordinator should be skilled in personnel supervision and
    be willing to work as a team member for a growing non-profit organization.
  • Experience with avian research design, implementation, analysis, and report writing.
  • Knowledge of current statistical approaches in natural resource management and sampling design;
    knowledge of avian natural history and ecology.
  • Firm knowledge and understanding of applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Ability to effectively supervise seasonal field personnel.
  • Proficiency in use of computer software including Excel, Access, Word, ArcGIS, PowerPoint and the ability
    to quickly learn new software.
  • Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be self-motivated, work both independently and as part of a team, with ability to multi-task.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to represent Bird Conservancy to funders, grantors, and the public.
  • Dedication to the Mission, Values and Goals of Bird Conservancy.
  • Willingness to perform administrative work in a controlled environment/office setting.
  • Ability to successfully work with a diverse workforce.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:

  • Requires working odd hours in remote, rugged terrain. Duties sometimes require working in inclement
    weather conditions and carrying up to thirty (30) pounds of project gear over large distances. Proper lifting
    techniques required.
  • Requires working independently in remote locations, sometimes for extended periods, where bears, bison,
    mountain lions, rattlesnakes and other hazardous wildlife and conditions may be present.
  • Requires extended periods of travel during the field season (early April through mid-July).
  • Ability to work in standard office setting, with considerable sitting, standing and viewing of computer.
  • Mid-level stress.
  • Requires reaching continually throughout the workday (mouse, keyboard, telephone).
  • Requires walking on a variety of terrain.