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Salary– $65,000

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide coordinating capacity to support for collaboration and communication between the WSC Science Advisory Board, Science Director, and Board of Directors.
  • Work with the Science Director and Program Directors to prioritize and deliver the most appropriate science and technical assistance to projects or initiatives as needed.
  • Work with WSC’s Science Director and Communications Program to contribute to peer-reviewed research and to develop science communications that educate and motivate target audiences on key salmon conservation issues.
  • Cultivate collaborative relationships with agency, academic, NGO and private-sector peers to provide guidance and access to the best available science.
  • Work with WSC Scientists and the Development Program to help secure funding for priority science initiatives.

Position Requirements

  • Experience and interest in project management and coordination
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of Pacific salmon life histories and watersheds.
  • Active participation in and familiarity with applied salmon conservation science.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; effective diplomatic and friendly communication style, and ability to translate complex science and conservation issues into clear and understandable language to diverse audiences.
  • Passion and commitment to the conservation of wild salmon and their ecosystems.
  • This is a full-time exempt position. Work will involve occasional evening or weekend hours.
  • The position involves regional and international travel.
  • Ability to participate in field work including hiking in diverse terrain in and around flowing water.
  • Ability to attend meetings and workshops outside of regular work hours as requested.

MSc in fisheries, freshwater ecology, geomorphology, watershed science, or related field, or a bachelors and 3-years of work experience.

Salary range starts at $65,000 but will be determined commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package designed to help our employees stay healthy and plan for their financial future is included. Elements include a premium-free healthcare plan, disability insurance, high-matching 401k plan, FSA, flexible work schedule and very generous PTO accrual.