Rio Grande Phenology Trail Educator/Biologist

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, May 29, 2017, 9:00pm


Albuquerque, NM
United States

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Job Description:

Job duties will include:

  • Supporting the RGP Trail’s Local Phenology Leaders (LPLs) by organizing regular check-in meetings (quarterly), relaying feedback to staff at the USA National Phenology Network, and providing resources and trainings for the LPLs as needed (with support from the USA-NPN)
  • Organizing trainings for new volunteers and calibration trainings (to ensure consistent data collection between sites) for experienced volunteers
  • Working with local schools in the BEMP network to involve them in phenology monitoring at various Trail locations and BEMP sites and to support general BEMP and field science work as assigned
  • Involving students at BEMP sites and visitors to Valle de Oro NWR (and other interested Trail locations) in making observations via paper datasheets/smartphones
  • Organizing social events,seminars, and other activities to retain program volunteers
  • Maintaining social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) as a means to strengthen connectivity within the community of Trail members.
  • Promote awareness of USA-NPN’s Nature’s Notebook program by attending related events for Valle de Oro and BEMP as a representative of all 3 programs.
  • Writing a newsletter to share results, resources, and stories from the Trail
  • Creating data summaries, visualizations, and stories to share with Trail volunteers and the public
  • Expand the Trail by reaching out to other potential partners and supporting new Trail partners
  • Complete both quarterly and annual written reports and plans for the future for ensuring the sustainability of the position

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with experience in field biology, environmental education, or related work
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in program coordination and volunteer management
  • Experience in an environmental education role
  • Desire to work with volunteers, students, and the public
  • Ability to work from two locations– Bosque School (where the BEMP offices are) and Valle De Oro National Wildlife Refuge
  • Familiarity with social media outlets

Highly Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong connection with Hispanic and/or Native American (particularly Pueblo) communities
  • Spanish Speaker

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with data summary and analysis and report writing
  • Demonstrated experience teaching, curriculum and lesson development, and creation of training modules
  • Demonstrated experience creating data visualizations appropriate for the public
  • Previous experience working on citizen science projects or initiatives


How to Apply:

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Preferred deadline forsubmission of applications is 29 May 2017.Position is open until filled.

The position is an employee of the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP) within Bosque School. It is a full time position. Salary: $35,400+ benefits. Health and other benefits are providedas per Bosque School’spolicies. All Bosque School contracts are year to year. All BEMP contracts contingent upon continued funding.