Manomet is a nonprofit committed to science-based decisions for humans and nature.

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.

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Shorebird Biologist

Department: Resilient Habitats

Reports To: Conservation Biologist

FLSA Classification: FT/Non-Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY

Manomet is seeking a full-time Shorebird Biologist within our Resilient Habitats Department. Working closely with Manomet’s Coalitions for Shorebird Conservation team, this position will be the regional liaison with partner agencies and organizations on Cape Cod. The work is framed in the context of international flyway conservation strategies, including Atlantic, Midcontinent, and Pacific shorebird plans. This position will support and help expand ongoing projects in Massachusetts to study migratory shorebird ecology, alleviate local threats to Arctic and Boreal-nesting shorebirds, and work with partners to protect the birds’ habitat and food resource needs. For this position, these efforts will include project support of targeted research and monitoring activities on Cape Cod, extensive site-time associated with these activities, and leading partner engagement efforts in developing a cohesive Cape Cod Shorebird Alliance. The primary focus of the Shorebird Biologist will be to support Manomet’s goals of shorebird population recovery.

This is a full time (40 hours per week) hybrid/remote site work position. An idea candidate will be willing and able to regularly travel to several locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod. There is an expectation for this position to work regularly from Manomet’s Plymouth HQ office. Hybrid work schedule is available.

ABOUT MANOMET:

Manomet is a 501(c)(3) organization that empowers stakeholders through science and works with partners to make a world where ecosystems and human communities thrive. Since Manomet’s beginnings as a bird banding operation in 1969, its science and research have expanded to focus on ecosystem management and resilience, shorebird conservation, and educating tomorrow’s leaders about the importance of the natural world. Workplace diversity, science, and climate change are the fundamental principles driving Manomet’s work today.

Manomet has several mechanisms for bringing conservation to the ground where shorebirds need it most. These approaches include our Coalitions for Shorebird Conservation, International Shorebird Survey, and Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN).

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

The position will provide support to ongoing and emerging programmatic objectives, as well as work with other staff to creatively address evolving conservation needs.  The work includes tracking deadlines and deliverables, leading and contributing to research efforts, and coordinating with a wide diversity of local and regional partners to achieve measurable success toward habitat and species recovery objectives.

Responsibilities within this role will focus predominately on the following tasks:

  • Assist with species-specific research, targeting Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Initiative, Road to Recovery, and Pacific Shorebirds Conservation Initiative priorities such as Red Knot, Whimbrel, Ruddy Turnstone, and Short-billed Dowitcher
  • Conduct site work, report writing, and data management. The site work portion of these efforts may include observational surveys, collection of site samples, and assisting in capture, banding, and deployment of tracking devices.
  • Expand coverage of the International Shorebird Survey (ISS) to priority migration sites, conduct regular surveys, and recruit other participants
  • Build a network of partners to develop and help coordinate a Cape Cod Shorebird Alliance
  • Become Manomet’s Cape Cod liaison with the public, representing the organization and its mission at all times

PREPARATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s degree, with additional graduate experience a plus. Equivalent work experience will also be considered
  • Broad knowledge of ecosystem and species level ecology
  • In-depth understanding of shorebirds and threats to their vital habitats and populations
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently toward accomplishing goals
  • At least 2 years of experience working in remote settings on research and/or biological monitoring projects
  • Demonstrated expertise in shorebird identification and flock estimation
  • Experience in handling and banding birds
  • Boating skills including trailering, docking, and loading boats
  • Strong database management and quantitative skills
  • Demonstrated experience in technical writing
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Proven ability to engage, teach, and motivate people
  • Experience working with local coastal communities, including engaging with a wide diversity of individuals, state agencies, municipal leaders, land managers, tourists, and community members
  • Above almost all other qualifications, an ideal candidate will have a self-motivated passion for this type of work and a humble enthusiasm for developing new skills
  • Reliable method of transportation. Frequent travel within Massachusetts, primarily Cape Cod, will be required. Travel costs will be reimbursable
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Must successfully pass a background check

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to work in adverse outdoor conditions, including but not limited to exposure to ticks, poison ivy, and extremes in weather, like hot sun, cold temperatures, rain, snow, and high winds
  • Willingness to travel for work and work irregular and long hours, as needed
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs. or move up to 100 lbs. and assist other to do the same.
  • Frequent walking, standing, and bending
  • Close work (paperwork, visual examination)
SALARY RANGE: $50,000-65,000

Compensation commensurate with experience. Manomet offers excellent benefits including health insurance, dental, 403b match, life insurance and several other benefits.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@manomet.org by February 10th, 2023.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.  

Manomet provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Vice President of External Relations

Department: External Relations

Reports To: President

FLSA Classification: FT/Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY

Are you interested in leading an amazing Development and Communications team for a top-notch science-based organization with global reach, with a HQ in SE Massachusetts? Are you passionate about science and sharing impactful conservation work broadly? Are you creative and willing to test new ways of communicating? Are you committed to broadening the diversity of people who have access to science, nature, and the outdoors?

If so, we are looking for a Vice President of External Relations to build on Manomet’s 50+ years of banding birds, shorebird conservation, research, and education, and grow our influence nationally and across the Western Hemisphere.

The Vice President of External Relations is a key member of our leadership team and will play a significant role in our organizational strategy. The ideal candidate will have experience in marketing/communications and/or development. This person will have the ability to represent Manomet with external stakeholders including the media, donors, foundations and potentially the broader public.

ABOUT MANOMET:

Manomet is a 501(c)(3) organization that empowers stakeholders through science and works with partners to make a world where ecosystems and human communities thrive. Since Manomet’s beginnings as a bird banding operation in 1969, its science and research have expanded to focus on ecosystem management and resilience, shorebird conservation, and educating tomorrow’s leaders about the importance of the natural world. Workplace diversity, science, and climate change are the fundamental principles driving Manomet’s work today.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Work in close collaboration with the President, Development and Communications teams to enhance goals and objectives for the organization and implement public-facing communications and development materials.
  • Drive external communication cadence to ensure stakeholders maintain a clear understanding of company priorities and progress, and to ensure all written content for Manomet including social media, newsletters, magazine and press releases are aligned with our goals.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Development and Communications teams to ensure all external communications align with the overall strategic priorities of the organization including a diverse, interconnected, and inclusive community.
  • Identify opportunities for Manomet to participate in strategic events locally and nationally to promote our work.
  • Work with Program and DEI leads to identify opportunities to broaden our reach across more diverse audiences.

PREPARATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • 10+ years of experience with communications, marketing and/or development leadership experience
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in marketing, development and/or communications at a nonprofit organization strongly desired.
  • Demonstrated experience in external relationship development and management
  • Demonstrated success in handling major priorities in a fast-paced environment, ability to handle ambiguity and nuances; well organized with strong follow-up and follow through; and ability to leverage limited resources with a roll-up-your-sleeves/can-do attitude
  • Ability to think strategically, anticipate future trends, opportunities and consequences and incorporate them into planning
  • Demonstrated leadership and management style that is characterized by personal integrity, collaboration, influence, open and transparent communication, achievement, and accountability
  • High level of business acumen
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Strong problem solving and project management skills
  • Ability to effectively build organizational staff capacity; exceptional capacity for managing and leading people compassionately.
  • Identify and serve as lead point of contact on current and potential strategic partnerships
  • Represent Manomet, as appropriate, with external stakeholders, including meetings, conferences and convenings, speaking engagements, and other opportunities
  • Identify new funding opportunities and donor prospects, developing a pipeline of potential funders and ensuring continued systematic cultivation and stewardship
  • Reliable method of transportation; Must have valid driver’s license
  • Must successfully pass a background check

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability and willingness to travel to various locations in the US as necessary to complete job duties. Travel may also be international. Travel is reimbursed.
  • Normal office business environment.
  • Close work (paperwork, visual examination).
  • Occasional walking up and down stairs, standing, and bending.
  • Ability to sit at a computer for long periods of time.
  • Hybrid work possible; preferred 2 days a week in Plymouth office.
SALARY RANGE: $105,000-140,000

Compensation commensurate with experience. Manomet offers excellent benefits including health insurance, dental, 403b match, life insurance and several other benefits.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email a resume and cover letter, jobs@manomet.org by Feb 15, 2023. Please reference job title in subject line.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.  

Manomet provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

 

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