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Human Dimensions Specialist/Researcher III
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Come work with me and the Policy and Planning team at Colorado Parks and Wildlife! We're hiring an HDS III (see link below for full job post).
Term Social Scientist with USFWS International Affairs Program
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service International Affairs Program (FWS-IA) is seeking an expert social scientist specializing in mitigating abuses of power and human rights violations risks related to conservation projects. The incumbent will be responsible for producing recommendations, standard operating procedures, auditing mechanisms, and other processes to support FWS-IA and partner organizations in adhering to social safeguard best practices when developing, implementing, and evaluating conservation projects. Additionally, the incumbent will apply their social science expertise to complex natural resource management issues in focus countries.
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Regional R3 Coordinator
The primary role of this position is to coordinate regional- level R3 efforts through increased collaboration between applicable agencies and partners across the region’s 15 states and two territories. The ultimate objective of the position is measurably increasing participation in hunting, recreational shooting, fishing, and boating in the region.
Ducks Unlimited Inc. Social Scientist – Great Plains Region
Ducks Unlimited Inc.
Ducks Unlimited, Inc is seeking an experienced Social Scientist to join our highly motivated Great Plains Region (GPR) Conservation Planning team. The Social Scientist will collaborate closely with other team research scientists and conservation program biologists to identify and address uncertainties surrounding the intersection of social and biological processes in the 7-state GPR.

Duties for this position will focus on but not be limited to:
*Coordinating and conducting social science research through quantitative and qualitative methods and communicating results to decision-makers.
*Assessing needs in collaboration with the conservation planning team and other appropriate groups for social science research.
*Publishing and presenting research results in diverse forums including peer-reviewed journals, professional conferences, and company meetings.
*Developing grant proposals to fund research efforts.
*Other duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications
*PhD in Conservation Social Science, Conservation Psychology, or related field.
*At least 2 years professional experience in human dimensions research or an occupational field related to the work in this position.
*Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
*Excellent writing and communication skills.
*Ability to problem solve independently.
*Ability to collaborate through a variety of mediums (e.g. email, internet, in-person).
*Agreeable to occasional flexible daytime hours and occasional day/overnight and weekend travel.
*A background check and an alcohol/drug screen are required. Must have clean driving record, drug test, and a valid driver’s license.
**Please note that this position will not be posted until July 1, 2023. This is a notice of intent and we are seeking to garner interest in the position through this announcement. For more information, please contact (Kaylan Kemink, Director of Conservation Planning).
Paid Internship- Prairie Dog Conflict Resolution
Humane Society of the United States
$17.50 per hour, working 16-20 hours a week
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), is seeking a Prairie Dog Conflict Resolution Intern for its Wildlife Protection department. As an intern you will learn hands-on techniques and skills needed to successfully run and maintain an active and collaborative prairie dog translocation. Additionally, this internship includes assistance with outreach, development and implementation of Coexistence Clinics: Strategies to Reduce Conflict with the Prairie Dog Ecosystem and the examination and application of 1-2 social factors interfering with non-lethal prairie dog management. This internship is a critical component of the Prairie Dog Conflict Resolution Team’s work sharing and protecting the prairie ecosystem within our community.

The internship will start on approx 7/15/2023 and end 5/31/2024
You will be responsible for:
Participating in a wild to wild BTPD Translocation with agency and NGO partners in SD and supporting associated outreach efforts (20%)

Assist in implementation of non-lethal model sites in Colorado and beyond. (30%) Duties and responsibilities include:
Participate in site analysis, evaluation and implementation of non-lethal and coexistence strategies including;
Habitat management
Vegetation strategies and;
Barriers and buffer zones or other related activities

Assisting in the outreach or implementation of Homes on the Range project (and Coexistence Clinics as needed). (30%) Duties and responsibilities include:
Assisting in the production of Coexistence Clinics when/if planned

Participating in the organization, development and implementation of grant-writing, curriculum or strategic analysis of Homes on the Range report implementation on the ground and in the office (10%)

Assisting in on-going administration related to the program;
Participating in professional development related to the internship as opportunities allow (10%)
Wilder Institute Calgary Zoo
Take the next step in your career by joining the team at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo and grow your experience in Conservation Research at a globally recognized conservation organization! The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is seeking a full-time Conservation Field Technician to join our team.

The Field Technician supports the Senior Manager Conservation Operations in a variety of projects and programs within the conservation research department, including both field-based and office-based tasks. The Field Technician works with internal zoo teams as well as external partners to advance conservation science and actions on the ground for species at risk. You will provide technical expertise to conservation field crews, coordinate conservation program logistics and safety needs, build positive internal and external relations, and contribute to communications activities.
Rockies and Plains Program Director
Defenders of Wildlife
The Director of the Rockies and Plains Program is responsible for overseeing Defenders of Wildlife’s presence in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas. The Director is responsible for ensuring effective on the ground implementation of imperiled wildlife and habitat conservation programs as described in Defenders’ strategic plan. These programs involve a wide range of scientific, policy, legal, and advocacy strategies to conserve wildlife and habitat throughout the Rockies and Plains region.

The Director is responsible for supervising and providing strategic direction to Rocky Mountains and Great Plains Field Conservation staff members and coordinating / collaborating with other program staff co-located in the region, ensuring the effective implementation of Defenders’ conservation programs and efficiently and effectively managing the program staff. Areas of focus include conserving and enhancing priority imperiled wildlife, including wolves, grizzly bears, bison, black footed ferrets, freshwater fish, and amphibians; addressing the biggest threats to imperiled species (unsustainable forestry practices, agricultural practices, mining, and climate change); maintaining and enhancing the ecological integrity of priority wildlife habitat; implementing human-wildlife coexistence programs and projects; ; and, maintaining and enhancing the conservation of biodiversity in general. The Director works closely with the Vice President for Field Conservation Programs, other senior managers, field staff, and interdisciplinary teams on developing and coordinating strategies, campaigns, workplans, programs, projects, publications, coalitions, communications, organizational growth, educational materials, reports, and budgets.
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