Rocky Mountain Amphibian Project Coordinator, Wyoming Natural Diversity Database

Laramie, WY

Job Title: Rocky Mountain Amphibian Project Coordinator

Organization: Wyoming Natural Diversity Database

Type of opportunity: The Wyoming Natural Diversity Database is seeking a coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Amphibian Project (RMAP; www.toadtrackers.org), a collaborative effort to monitor amphibian populations in the National Forests of Wyoming and Colorado. RMAP is a partnership of Federal and State agencies, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and citizen scientists dedicated to collecting data on amphibians in three National Forests: the Medicine Bow and Bridger-Teton in Wyoming, and the Routt in northern Colorado. The project coordinator will work closely with project managers at the UW Biodiversity Institute and Wyoming Game and Fish Department to recruit, train, and supervise volunteers, arrange logistics with project partners, and oversee field data collection and processing for the 2019 survey effort. This is a half-time position, requiring an average of 20 hours/week during early-May through August 2019. Specific duties include responding to emails and calls from volunteers, prepping and distributing survey materials to volunteers, coordinating survey efforts, assisting with training of volunteers, and vetting data submitted by volunteers.

Desired qualifications: Applicants must have the following experience

1) Strong interest in citizen science and/or education

2) Ability to manage logistics for field research or similar projects

3) Confidence and experience necessary to lead presentations and trainings for large groups

4) Knowledge or willingness to learn about the amphibians of Wyoming and their habitats

Strong candidates will also have a background in zoology or science and experience with field research, GPS units, ArcGIS, and Microsoft Access.  A valid US driver’s license is also required.

Salary/pay: $15.00/hour (half-time)

How to apply: To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references as a single document to Ian Abernethy (fisher@uwyo.edu)

Application deadline: April 12, 2019

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