The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.
North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.
Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon brings new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
Reporting to the Director of Spatial Conservation Planning, the Spatial Ecologist will be responsible for supporting Audubon’s science team with regional, national, and hemispheric bird conservation initiatives.
The Spatial Ecologist will conduct scientific analyses and apply knowledge and skills in data management, geoprocessing and spatial analysis, landscape ecology, climate science, ornithology, conservation biology, environmental and/or climate justice, and cartography to develop products such as reports or scientific publications. This role will assemble and prepare relevant datasets for analysis and generate spatial and quantitative data products. The Spatial Ecologist will also contribute to and/or lead the process of publishing Audubon science products including, but not limited to, datasets, peer-reviewed articles, and reports. This position participates in cross-functional teams, particularly with the conservation planning, climate, and quantitative science teams and across the broader Conservation Division within which science is located.
$60,000 - $70,000 / year
This position is represented by the Communication Workers of America (CWA).
The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.
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