Urban Ecologist -  Mass Audubon

Opportunity Type: Job

Mass Audubon is seeking an Urban Ecologist to lead our urban ecology, restoration, and community science programs and to support Mass Audubon’s engagement goals in cities statewide.

Mass Audubon’s recently released five-year Action Agenda calls for increasing access to nature for urban residents—particularly those in low-income communities and communities of color—and for the creation of 20 new urban greenspaces, of which at least three will be new Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries. The Urban Ecologist will lead Mass Audubon’s efforts to restore and manage these new urban greenspaces and wildlife sanctuaries in addition to leading ongoing management of existing urban wildlife sanctuaries. Much of this work will require close collaboration with community partners to determine how greenspaces can best serve community needs.

Position Overview

The primary focus of this position will be on ecological planning and restoration of greenspaces in urban areas for the benefit of people and wildlife. This work will occur both on existing or new Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries and on land not owned by Mass Audubon. In either case, projects will rely on close collaboration with a diverse array of community partners. The Urban Ecologist will also partner with Mass Audubon educators and community partners to engage urban communities in community science and other experiences to support engagement with and appreciation of nature and wildlife.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major or significant coursework in ecology, conservation science, or a related field with at least three years of experience related to restoration and management of urban greenspaces.
  • Broad knowledge of the natural history and ecological processes of the Northeast with direct experience in the unique ecology of urban areas.
  • Experience in community engagement, coalition building, and culturally competent, inclusive decision-making processes.
  • Experience developing and managing community science projects.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and work independently.
  • Strong organizational, time management, oral and written communication skills.
  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and successfully complete a CORI and SORI background check.

Compensation & Benefits

This is a full-time, 40 hours/week position with a base annual salary range of $63,000 - $73,000. Actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements,  includes full benefits package.

How to Apply

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