Jobs - Manomet

Manomet is a nonprofit that believes people can live and work in ways today that will enable our world to thrive and prosper tomorrow.

Our scientists and staff work from Alaska to Argentina. Our headquarters are located on a 40-acre waterfront campus in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod Bay, 45 miles south of Boston. We have a satellite office in Brunswick, Maine. With an annual budget of approximately $5M and more than 30 scientists and staff, Manomet offers an entrepreneurial atmosphere of dedicated professionals who support each other toward a common vision of creating a more sustainable world.

Current open positions

President

Manomet, a $5.35 million nonprofit organization headquartered in Plymouth, Massachusetts, with programs reaching from Maine to the Arctic to South America, seeks a president. Over the course of its 50-year history, Manomet has evolved from an internationally respected bird observatory and research station to a multi-faceted organization working on conservation and sustainability across a number of platforms. Grounded in high-quality science, Manomet works across sectors to address environmental challenges. Its signature work with bird research and conservation continues to expand its scope and impact while the organization also engages with for-profit partners in fisheries, forestry, agriculture, and other industries to mitigate the effects of climate change and pursue sustainable economies.

The president reports to a 20-member Board of Trustees and oversees a dispersed staff of 34. Manomet’s $23.5 million endowment provides the flexibility and incentive for the organization to take its impactful programs to scale as it addresses critical and highly complex environmental and societal challenges. As only the fourth leader in Manomet’s five decades, and the first from outside the organization, the new president will have the opportunity to lead strategic planning, assess programs and organizational structure, and set the course for Manomet’s next era of influence, impact, and growth. The president will be an important spokesperson and fundraiser for Manomet, helping to raise its visibility and expand its philanthropic and earned revenues.
The position calls for a strategic, entrepreneurial leader with proven skills in organizational leadership and decisive staff management. Experience in and enthusiasm for fundraising are essential, as are skills in communication and public representation. Knowledge of and commitment to sustainability and conservation science is important, although the president is not required to be a scientist or programmatic expert. A track record of building effective cross-sector partnerships is essential.

A board committee, comprising six trustees, assisted by the national executive search firm of Isaacson, Miller, is leading the search for Manomet’s next president.

For more information and to read the position profile: https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/S7-169.

Director of Foundation + Corporate Partnerships

Would you like to contribute your development skills to create a more sustainable world? Manomet has an immediate opening for a talented and driven Director of Foundation + Corporate Partnerships.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Foundation + Corporate Partnerships advances all foundation and corporate giving throughout the organization for unrestricted and restricted support. This position develops strategies for both foundations and corporations that align with Manomet’s unique approach to problem-solving. An important aspect of this position is to identify new sources of funding, cultivate new and steward existing relationships with foundation staff and trustees and corporate leaders. This position is full time and reports to the Vice President of Mission Advancement.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Foundation and Corporate Relations

Initiate new and maintain existing relationships with foundations. Collaborate with Manomet Senior Program Leaders to be aware of current ideas and funding needs and creatively develop strategies and partnerships that benefit specific projects and the organization. Build a network of key relationships and attend networking events sponsored by organizations such as Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Philanthropy MA, Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN), Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP), the Maine Philanthropy Center, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and others.

Corporate Giving

Grow our Corporate Giving Program for unrestricted and/or program support, including for Manomet’s signature fundraising event and other events as needed. Identify, new corporate prospects and cultivate and steward existing partners. Ensure all benefits are fulfilled such as recognition at events, on the website, and in the Annual Report.

Research

Research grant-making organizations to understand current and changing foundation interests. Identify new funding sources linking funder interests to Manomet programs and projects. Develop a foundation and corporate funding strategy that capitalizes on Manomet’s unique approach of engaging people with diverse perspectives who are in a position to put science to use. Develop personal connections with funders and set up meetings between funders and relevant Manomet staff. Work with the Manomet board and staff to build and maintain a network of key foundation and corporate funder relationships.

Funder Management

Serve as moves manager for foundations, corporate, and government grant opportunities throughout the organization for unrestricted and restricted support, manage the proposal submission process for all grants submitted throughout the organization. In addition, responsible for coordinating proposal budget development with Finance staff. Other administrative responsibilities include:

  • Maintain, manage, and implement proposal calendar
  • Assure the accuracy and integrity of the foundation, corporate, and government funder information maintained and tracked in Raisers Edge
  • Work closely with Finance and Program staff to prepare and track grant awards
  • Generate reports on the status of proposals, awards and financial goals for Board, Development Committee and other requests as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and at least 10 years of related fundraising experience.
  • Experience in environmental, conservation or sustainability fields preferred. Experience with foundations, corporate, and government
  • An ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Clear, demonstrated capacity for managing high profile relationships.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in the suite of Microsoft Office products and preferred experience with Raisers Edge software.
  • An energetic self-starter able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to thrive in a challenging, fast-paced environment. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Proven reliability in meeting deadlines. Attentive and responsive. Ability to multitask and work with multiple staff.
  • Commitment to and passion for Manomet’s mission to apply science and engage people to sustain our world.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter as attachments to jobs@manomet.org. Please reference the job title in the subject line. The position is available immediately and applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible.

Manomet offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive package of benefits. Manomet is an equal opportunity employer.

Conservation Biologist

Would you like to contribute your training and expertise in conservation biology to help alleviate threats to shorebirds and the habitats upon which they depend? Manomet has an immediate opening for a talented Conservation Biologist.

ABOUT MANOMET

At Manomet we believe people can live and work today in ways that will enable our world to thrive and prosper. As scientists we understand we must take action to sustain our world. Manomet is a leader in the path to sustainability—and we’re working with people in four critical systems to effect real change.

We focus our work on the parts of the system where we can have measurable impact and opportunity for scale:

  • Natural System—Recovering shorebird populations and wetlands and connecting people to nature.
  • Forest System—Preparing managed forests and coastal watersheds for climate change
  • Food System—Creating a more efficient food system.
  • Economic System—Enhancing economic viability and reducing environmental footprints.

By applying science and engaging people, Manomet provides practical ways to act—where people live and work. As Manomet celebrates its 50th anniversary, we have achieved a great deal; yet there is still much work ahead. We are forging a pathway for our generation and those to come.

With an annual budget of approximately $5 million, Manomet has about 30 scientists and support staff working from the north slope of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina. Manomet offers an entrepreneurial atmosphere of dedicated professionals who support each other in a common vision of creating a more sustainable world. Our headquarters are located in Plymouth, MA and we also have offices in Maine, Vermont, Delaware, Chile, and Paraguay.

You can change the world. Come join us!

POSITION SUMMARY

Manomet is seeking a conservation biologist to help ensure habitat availability for shorebirds as part of a collective effort to stem the decline of many shorebird populations. As the Conservation Biologist working at Manomet, the selected candidate will operate in a collaborative capacity with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service state and field offices in Louisiana (NRCS), Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Ducks Unlimited, and other partners to promote, accelerate enrollment, coordinate,  help implement, and monitor the resource value of voluntary conservation provisions available through the Federal Farm Bill. This position serves as the independent specialist and key regional shorebird program representative of Manomet.

The three key areas for this position include:

  1. Accelerate enrollment in the Shorebirds in Louisiana Wetlands program.
  2. Maintain and manage ongoing communication with partners and Manomet team to deliver conservation activities and results.
  3. Collaborate with local partners to monitor and assess shorebird response to management activities.

Specific activities will include Shorebirds in Louisiana Wetlands program promotion and outreach, technical assistance, site assessment, and reporting. The Conservation Biologist will provide technical assistance for wildlife habitat enhancement techniques that benefit migratory shorebirds and other waterbirds to private landowners and public organizations. This will include conducting field visits, sometimes alone, to discuss program options and deliver habitat management expertise at remote field sites and farms.

The Conservation Biologist will meet with local partners to coordinate and influence habitat management efforts. This position will contribute as needed to other projects of Manomet’s Shorebird Recovery Program.

The position location is flexible within the Shorebirds in Louisiana Wetlands program delivery area; proximity to Lafayette would be ideal. While you will be an employee of Manomet, you will work remotely for the organization from a home office and work day to day with local partners in Louisiana. This position requires the ability to work independently in both office and field settings. Navigating and traveling to and from field sites multiple hours from the home office will be required.

The ideal candidate will have the technical and personal skills to work with and coordinate the efforts of conservation professionals, private landowners and agricultural producers, the public, businesses, and other partners to achieve a variety of conservation activities focused on shorebirds.

Desired Attributes

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with landowners and partner agencies.
  • Ability to work independently, remotely, with little supervision and with diverse clientele to achieve program goals.
  • Ability to identify and estimate numbers of North American shorebirds and waterbirds in all plumages.
  • In-depth knowledge of shorebird ecology, habitat needs, and wetland and grassland management in natural and working landscapes.
  • Experience with waterbird monitoring.
  • Knowledge of conservation and wildlife programs provided by federal (i.e. Farm Bill) entities. In addition, knowledge of how these programs are implemented is desired.
  • Experience working on wildlife conservation in an agricultural setting.
  • Proven ability to engage, teach, and motivate the public and landowners to participate in conservation.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication, including report writing and presentation delivery.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize tasks, organize and lead meetings.
  • Polite and thoughtful communicator with an ability to remain amicable in a variety of situations.
  • Should possess the highest level of discretion, honesty, and professionalism.
  • Resourceful problem-solver with good judgment and strong decision-making abilities.
  • Ability to provide intuitive and proactive contributions for successful conservation outcomes.
  • An energetic, hard-working, enthusiastic self-starter able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficient in the suite of Microsoft Office products. Experience with relational databases a plus.
  • Ability to work in challenging environments of heat, high humidity, and inclement weather.
  • Valid driver’s license required. Use of personal vehicle required (mileage reimbursement outside of normal commute provided).
  • Able to obtain USDA Federal Security Clearance.
  • Experience with marketing and social media a plus
  • Commitment to and passion for maintaining, recovering, protecting, and celebrating the biodiversity of the United States.
  • Commitment to Manomet’s mission to apply science and engage people to sustain our world.
  • Motivated and rewarded by helping the organization, its mission, and its partners.

Position Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Biology, Environmental Studies, or equivalent plus two years’ experience coordinating natural resource management projects. A Master’s degree in an applicable science along with experience is advantageous.

Fundraising & Development Internship

Are you interested in conservation and sustainability? Would you like to learn more about nonprofit fundraising and development and help create a more sustainable world? Manomet has an immediate opening for a Fundraising & Development Intern. For more information, please visit our website at www.manomet.org.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Fundraising & Development Intern will work as a member of the Development department, which is responsible for all fundraising for Manomet. You will learn the ins and outs of nonprofit fundraising in areas such as individual giving; grant writing and foundation relations; donor cultivation and stewardship; and development marketing. You’ll also have the opportunity to build your own skillset as you work closely with our Development team.

The time frame for this internship is early June through mid-August, with flexible start and end dates. The successful candidate should be able to commit at least 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

This is an unpaid, volunteer internship, however, housing is available on-site at our Headquarters overlooking beautiful Cape Cod Bay.

ABOUT MANOMET

Manomet is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds science-based, cooperative solutions to environmental problems. We believe people can live and work today in ways that will enable our world to thrive and prosper, and as scientists, we understand society must take action to sustain our world. Manomet is a leader in the path to sustainability and we work with people in four critical systems to effect meaningful, measurable change:

  1. Natural—Recovering shorebird populations and connecting people to nature;
  2. Forest—Preparing managed forests and coastal watersheds for climate change;
  3. Food—Creating a more sustainable and efficient food system;
  4. Economic—Enhancing economic viability and reducing environmental footprints.

As Manomet approaches its 50th Anniversary on August 4, 2019, we have achieved a great deal; yet there is still much work ahead. We are forging a pathway for our generation, and those that follow, to create a measurably more sustainable world. 

YOU’LL GAIN EXPERIENCE IN…

  • Identifying and researching prospective donors, evaluating their giving capacity, and writing briefing documents prior to donor contact.
  • Special event planning, preparation, and execution, including marketing, program development, and registration management.
  • Planning and coordinating direct mail fundraising, including concept development, layout and design, and list management and segmentation.
  • Developing a cultivation and stewardship plan for mid-level and major donors.
  • The gift processing and donor acknowledgment process.
  • Databases and technologies used by a high-performing fundraising team, including Raiser’s Edge, Wealth Engine, and Foundation Directory Online.
  • Preparing materials for foundation funders, including grant proposals and reports, and researching government grant opportunities using grants.gov.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated interest in nonprofit fundraising and development.
  • Commitment to conservation, sustainability, and Manomet’s mission.
  • Extremely organized and detailed oriented.
  • Effective communicator, both written and oral.
  • Enjoy working and interacting with people.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Current undergraduate or graduate student, or recent graduate.
  • Ability to file and to lift and move items up to 30 lbs.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter as attachments to jobs@manomet.org with “Development Intern” in the subject line. Manomet is an equal opportunity employer.

Communications, Marketing, and Social Media Internship

Would you like to contribute your marketing and communication skills to create a more sustainable world? Manomet has an immediate opening for a talented and driven Communications, Marketing, and Social Media Intern. For more information, please visit our website at www.manomet.org.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Communications, Marketing, and Social Media Intern will work with the Director of Marketing Communications and the Communications Coordinator to learn how to build content for our website and social media accounts while developing skills to assist in implementing the organization’s marketing strategy. This position will also assist with Manomet’s public relations effort and creating content for all of Manomet’s communications vehicles.

The time frame for this internship is June 3 – August 15, with flexible start and end dates. The successful candidate will be available at least 25-30 hours per week.

This is an unpaid, volunteer internship, however, housing is available on-site at our Headquarters overlooking beautiful Cape Cod Bay (125 Manomet Point Rd. Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360).

ABOUT MANOMET

Manomet’s mission is applying science and engaging people to sustain our world. At Manomet, we believe people can live and work today in ways that will enable our world to thrive and prosper. As scientists, we understand society must take action to sustain our world. Manomet is a leader in the path to sustainability and we work with people in four critical systems to effect meaningful, measurable change.

  1. Natural System—Recovering shorebird populations and wetlands and connecting people to nature.
  2. Forest System—Preparing managed forests and coastal watersheds for climate change.
  3. Food System—Creating a more efficient food system.
  4. Economic System—Enhancing economic viability and reducing environmental footprints.

As Manomet approaches its sixth decade, we have achieved a great deal; yet there is still much work ahead. We are forging a pathway for our generation, and those that follow, to create a measurably more sustainable world.

With an annual budget of $5 million, Manomet has about 40 scientists and support staff working from the north slope of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina. Manomet offers an entrepreneurial atmosphere of dedicated professionals who support each other in a common vision of creating a more sustainable world. Our headquarters are located in Plymouth, MA on a bluff overlooking Cape Cod Bay, about 45 miles south of Boston. Manomet also has offices in Maine, Vermont, Chile, and Paraguay.

You can change the world. Join us!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Research and write articles for the monthly newsletter, quarterly magazine and other marketing materials
  • Update and maintain content on Manomet’s website (WordPress) and social media platforms
  • Photograph Manomet events and programs
  • Manage and update Manomet’s photography database
  • Research possible reporters/writers for outreach
  • Monitor and track news coverage for items related to Manomet
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated interest in communications, social media, writing and photography
  • Demonstrated interest in conservation, business sustainability, and science education
  • Enjoy working and interacting with people
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Attention to detail, organizational skills, resourcefulness, and self-motivation are required. This position requires the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign) and basic photo manipulation
  • Experience shooting video with digital SLR cameras

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter as attachments, explaining why Manomet would be a good fit for you to jobs@manomet.org. Please reference the job title in the subject line.

Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) Delaware Bay Social Research Assistant

Position Summary

Each WHSRN Delaware Bay Social Research Assistant will work with the WHSRN Community Engagement Coordinator to support the Celebrate Delaware Bay initiative in the evaluation of different techniques to educate and engage beach visitors. The mission of Celebrate Delaware Bay is to build an inclusive community – that will protect Delaware Bay, its natural resources, and the essential habitat it provides for shorebirds and horseshoe crabs through education and direct action. Working with a network of organizations, communities, and individuals throughout the Delaware Bay region, Celebrate Delaware Bay is collaborating with partners on the implementation of conservation action projects that will have a measurable impact on shorebirds and horseshoe crabs.

Delaware Bay Social Research Assistants will have the opportunity to improve their social research skills related to natural resource management as they assist with an evaluation of engagement interventions that are be conducted in New Jersey on Delaware Bay. The goal of the interventions is to educate and empower beach visitors to reduce disturbance of migrating shorebirds and to take action to support shorebirds and horseshoe crab conservation. The evaluation will be conducted on the impact of one intervention, youth signs, on beach visitors, and how these signs change each visitor’s knowledge, opinions, and behavior. The Social Research Assistants will conduct observational surveys of the interaction between beach visitors and the signs. Social Research Assistants will also conduct interviews of beach visitors after they have interacted with the signs.

As time allows, the Social Research Assistants will also be responsible for conducting various outreach activities on behalf of Celebrate Delaware Bay, including tabling events, flyer distribution, and community letter distribution.

Social Research Assistants will report to the Community Engagement Coordinator. The positions are temporary, hourly ($14/hour, not benefits-eligible), part-time from April 25, 2018 through June 15, 2018. Weekend work will be required, but work schedule is negotiable. Depending on schedules, 3-4 Social Research Assistants will be hired.

Launched in 1985, WHSRN works to conserve shorebirds and their habitats through a network of key sites across the Americas. The WHSRN Executive Office implements program strategies and supports site partners under the direction of the WHSRN Hemispheric Council. The Network aligns with the simple strategy that key habitats throughout the Americas must be protected in order to sustain healthy populations of shorebirds. Delaware Bay was the first site to join the Network in 1986. To date, WHSRN site partners are conserving more than 36.9 million acres (nearly 14.9 million hectares) of shorebird habitat at 101 sites in 15 countries.

About Manomet

At Manomet we believe people can live and work today in ways that will enable our world to thrive and prosper. As scientists we understand we must take action to sustain our world. Manomet is a leader in the path to sustainability—and we’re working with people in four critical systems to effect real change.

We focus our work on the parts of the system where we can have measurable impact and opportunity for scale:

  1. Natural System—Recovering shorebird populations and wetlands and connecting people to nature.
  2. Forest System—Preparing managed forests and coastal watersheds for climate change.
  3. Food System—Creating a more efficient food system.
Economic System—Enhancing economic viability and reducing environmental footprints.

By applying science and engaging people, Manomet provides practical ways to act—where people live and work. As Manomet approaches its sixth decade, we have achieved a great deal; yet there is still much work ahead. We are forging a pathway for our generation and those to come.

Manomet has about 40 scientists and support staff working from the north slope of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina. Manomet offers an entrepreneurial atmosphere of dedicated professionals who support each other in a common vision of creating a more sustainable world. Our headquarters are located in Plymouth, MA and we also have offices in Maine, Vermont, Delaware, Chile, and Paraguay.

You can change the world. Come join us!

Responsibilities

The Social Research Assistants will:

  1. Conduct observational surveys of the interaction between beach visitors and the youth signs.
  2. Conduct interviews of beach visitors after they have interacted with the youth signs.
  3. Compile data from observational surveys and interviews.
  4. Conduct outreach activities if time allows. Activities may include tabling events, flyer distribution, and community letter distribution.
Requirements
  1. Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  2. Bachelor’s degree or working towards a Bachelor’s degree in communication, biology, natural resource management, sociology or other relevant field.
  3. Excellent communication skills including written, verbal, and public speaking.
  4. Access to regular use of a personal vehicle, computer, and mobile phone. Travel within New Jersey’s Delaware Bayshore is required. Mileage reimbursement will be available at the federal rate.
  5. Availability on weekends.
  6. Ability to work outside in variable weather conditions.
Other desirable qualifications
  • Experience with social research related to natural resource management.
  • An understanding of the natural history of shorebirds, horseshoe crabs, and/or the Delaware Bay.
How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter as attachments to jobs@manomet.org. Please reference the ‘Social Research Assistant’ in the subject line. Job announcement open until filled.

Blue-spotted Salamander Surveys, 2020

DESCRIPTION

The Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (NHESP) of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife seeks to fund survey efforts targeting the state-listed Blue-spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale) as part of an ongoing study of regional population distributions. Experienced field biologists are needed to lead surveys in southeastern Massachusetts (Bristol, Norfolk, and Plymouth counties). Work will occur during the salamander breeding-migration season, implementing trapping surveys primarily and nocturnal visual surveys and/or cover-object surveys secondarily. Minimum duties will consist of sampling adult Blue-spotted Salamanders via funnel-trapping and taking standard measurements and photos of captured individuals. Sites to be surveyed will be prioritized and assigned by the NHESP.
Work will occur between late February and late April, depending on regional climate and local breeding phenology of Blue-spotted Salamanders. The successful applicant(s) will work in close consultation with the NHESP to plan and implement surveys to achieve preferred survey effort at each site over a desired sampling period. The successful applicant(s) will be expected to have reliable transportation, pay close attention to detail, have the ability to work independently in adverse weather conditions, and meet the physical demands of rigorous fieldwork (see last bullet in Preferred Qualifications).
If feasible, the successful applicant(s) may be asked to assist with an intensive trapping and DNA sampling effort in southern Middlesex County during the same general period. Frequency and duration of assistance with that work would be negotiable, depending on need, travel, and logistical considerations identified at the time. Assistance could vary from a single day to 3 weeks.

LOCATIONS
  • Primary: various sites in Plymouth, northern Bristol, and southern Norfolk counties
  • Secondary (possible): a site in southern Middlesex County
Positions Available

Up to 3

Funding Available

Up to $4,000 per contract, based on an hourly rate of $25.00/hr. and a 160-hr. maximum

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience conducting aquatic funnel-trapping surveys for Blue-spotted Salamander and other pool-breeding amphibians.
  • Demonstrated experience capturing and handling Blue-spotted Salamanders.
  • Thorough understanding of Blue-spotted Salamander movement behavior as it relates to timing and duration of breeding migrations, and to weather conditions.
  • Experience conducting nocturnal visual surveys for Blue-spotted Salamander.
  • Experience conducting cover-object surveys for Blue-spotted Salamander and other salamander species.
  • Experience conducting biological field work under adverse weather conditions (cold, wind, rain).
  • Flexible schedule, as it relates to accommodating the timing, duration, and frequency of survey work necessitated by local weather conditions and related salamander activity; generally available to work between late February and late April, and available to work intensively during a 3-week period once salamander migrations commence.
  • Able to provide own camera, GPS unit, field notebook, weatherproof footwear/apparel (e.g., waders), and transportation.
    Comfortable working alone in the woods.
  • Physically capable of carrying a 20- to 40-lb. pack of equipment (e.g., stack of funnel traps) while traversing through the woods on foot, hiking up to half a mile through dense underbrush, and wading through mucky and/or densely vegetated wetlands with submerged (and often hidden) woody debris.
Special Conditions & Other Information
  • Services of the successful applicant(s) will be retained through the NHESP’s contractual relationship with the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.
  • Prior to commencement of work, the successful applicant(s) will be named on a Letter Permit from the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife authorizing the capture and handling of Blue-spotted Salamanders.
  • The NHESP will provide traps, data forms, and equipment for measuring salamanders (scale, calipers).
  • Following completion of field work, the successful applicant(s) would be expected to submit several project deliverables: (1) completed survey data forms, (2) a Microsoft Excel workbook with survey and salamander data, and (3) photos of all Blue-spotted Salamanders observed, following a standard file-naming scheme.
How to Apply

Please submit an application consisting of (1) a cover letter that directly addresses the preferred qualifications listed above, (2) a resume/CV, and (3) contact information for 3 references. [Note: references are not required if the applicant has worked on the NHESP Blue-spotted Salamander project within the past 5 years.]  Applications should be sent in either hard-copy or electronic format to: Karen Dolan, Finance & Projects Administrator, Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581 or karen.dolan@mass.govPreference will be given to applications received prior to January 14, 2020; final application deadline is January 31, 2020.

For questions regarding application submission, please contact Karen at (508) 389-6349 or karen.dolan@mass.gov.

For information about specific aspects of the project, please contact Jacob E. Kubel, Conservation Scientist, at (508) 389-6373 or jacob.kubel@mass.gov.

 

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