Restoration Ecology Associate

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The Columbus Zoological Park Association
Claysville, Ohio, US
Jun 26, 2021
Aug 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
This position provides management support for implementation of Restoration Ecology program activities such as: establishment and management of native plant restoration projects, wildlife monitoring and research, development of educational programs and materials, interaction with visitors concerning project goals, assistance with resources development and coordination of volunteers, interns and seasonal staff activities.

  • Assist the Director of Wildlife Ecology with planning, management and implementation of land stewardship/habitat enhancement.
  • Work with other program areas to coordinate and conduct plant and wildlife monitoring and applied field research.
  • Implement research through plot establishment, preparation, maintenance and monitoring.
  • Support partnerships with academic institutions by coordinating and assisting with ecological research projects.
  • Organize and assist with managing volunteer, intern and seasonal staff trainings and activities.
  • Compile, evaluate and interpret data, acquire background research, prepare draft documents for publications and presentations.
  • Plan and conduct programmatic events, tours and workshops in order to present interpretive information on research to the public.
  • Participate in grant writing, reporting and accounting for project funding.
  • Assist in managing budget reports and spending activities for the program.
  • Organize and provide support for multiple priorities simultaneously and follow through on project deadlines in a timely fashion.
  • Constantly strives to further the mission of the organization and avidly supports the Wilds, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Zoombezi Bay, Safari and Golf Club.
  • Implements sustainable practices in daily tasks whenever possible.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelors degree (Master's degree preferred) in Ecology, Biology, Botany, Natural Resources Management, Wildlife Management or related field required.
  • 2 years' experience in Ecology, Biology, Botany, Natural Resources Management, Wildlife Management, Habitat Management, Land Stewardship, or related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of Ohio natural history and experience with field research methods, species identification and monitoring.
  • Desire to work outside at any time of year.
  • Good organizational and computer skills (Windows, Word, Excel, etc).
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques for data manipulation, experience with preforming statistics with R preferred.
  • Experience with scientific field research.
  • Independent decision making/problem solving ability within parameters of job duties/responsibilities.
  • 1-3 years of Leadership experience preferred.
  • Willing to learn and teach others new skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays required.
  • Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing required, scientific publication experience preferred.
  • Ability to plan and organize work in an efficient and cost-effective manner and without direct supervision required.
  • Ability to provide excellent guest service by positively interacting with guests and upholding the Make it G.R.E.A.T. standards required.

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