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Science Director

Klamath Bird Observatory
Ashland, Oregon
$72,000-$74,000 plus a 15% cash benefit (in lieu of health/retirement benefits)
Closing date
Feb 7, 2023

The Klamath Bird Observatory (KBO) Science Director will work with our Executive Director and Director of Conservation to lead our conservation science programs and develop an exciting and actionable research agenda for the future. This will include program development and design, implementing new and existing programs, and delivering relevant conservation results from KBO’s research and monitoring programs. In general, KBO’s science programs involve long-term monitoring, applied ecology studies, species-specific full annual cycle research, and informatics and data science. Job duties include supervising Science Team staff, overseeing fieldwork (including mist-netting and banding, target-netting and tagging, point counts, single-species monitoring protocols, spot-mapping, nest searching, and associated vegetation surveys), data management, analysis, writing technical reports and peer-reviewed publication, and science delivery. The Science Director will collaborate with a diverse suite of domestic and international partners to inform resource management strategies and conservation actions that improve outcomes for birds and ecosystems. It is the responsibility of the Director to raise funds for the Science Team, develop annual budgets, participate in organizational operations, and contribute to strategic planning.

Job Title: Science Director (Full Time)
Salary: $72,000-$74,000 plus a 15% cash benefit (in lieu of health/retirement benefits)
Location: Ashland, Oregon; regular travel required
Application: Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample (report or manuscript), and three professional references to Jacob McNab (
Application Deadline Extended: Review of applications will begin December 5th and will continue until the position is filled.

The entire job description and requirements can be found here.

It is Klamath Bird Observatory policy to provide a work environment free from unlawful discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, expunged juvenile record, performance of duty in a uniformed service, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

Effective June 21, 2021, and until further notice, KBO will require that all Employees and Student Interns be fully vaccinated for COVID‐19, and be able to provide proof of vaccination status.

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