BirdSource Job Vacancy

Peter Rauch anamaria at GRINNELL.BERKELEY.EDU
Tue Oct 21 11:51:56 CDT 1997

>Cornell Lab of Ornithology/National Audubon Society
>The director will oversee the development and daily operation of
>BirdSource, a large, interactive Website operated by the Cornell Lab of
>Ornithology (CLO) and the National Audubon Society (NAS), and involving
>numerous partner organizations such as the Cornell Theory Center, American
>Birding Association, Patuxent Research Lab, and regional bird
>observatories. BirdSource receives, interprets, displays, and archives
>large amounts of ornithological and environmental data collected by a
>diverse pool of public citizens and scientists. Primary duties: (1) To
>direct, manage, and coordinate the BirdSource project staff, daily
>activities, and budget, including setting and maintaining task priorities,
>timelines, and schedules; 2) foster communication among all BirdSource
>partners, including content specialists, data analysts, and educators
>within CLO and NAS, and among the partner organizations; 3) oversee
>recruitment of BirdSource citizen-participants; 4) maintain quality control
>to ensure that BirdSource meets its stated objectives for science,
>conservation, and education; 5) represent and promote BirdSource to the
>outside world, including the general public, scientific communities, and
>potential funders; 6) promote the scientific use of BirdSource data; and 7)
>oversee preparation of grant proposals for continued support of BirdSource.
>Primary office at CLO; salary commensurate with experience; excellent
>benefits. Position requires M.A. or M.S. in biology or a related field
>required; Ph.D. preferred, along with several years experience in a
>combination of research, education, and administation. Must possess
>excellent leadership, team management, and communication skills; must have
>extensive working knowledge of the Internet; must enjoy birding, with
>experience in field research (can be volunteer) preferred; enthusiasm for
>citizen science essential; background in statistics and database management
>highly desirable. To apply, send letter, cv, and references to search
>committee chair Rick Bonney,  Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker
>Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850; reb5 at

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