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Director of Research Posted Jan 30
Tin Mountain Conservation Center , Albany, NH (White Mountain Region)
The Director of Research at Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a newly created position. For 10 years Tin Mountain has conducted Avian and Native Trout research in an effort to monitor breeding and residential bird populations in Northeast and enhance brook trout habitat in local streams. These activities have been supported by both private and public funding. Since its inception Tin Mountain’s research has employed over 50 college interns, many of whom have advanced their education and careers within environmental research and education. Our aim is to provide continuing foundational career opportunities to college students and graduates while simultaneously providing relevant research concerning the environment and naturally occurring ecosystems of the Northeast.

We are seeking to employ a biologist who will elevate and formalize our research initiatives. This will be accomplished by the Director of Research who will be responsible for the intern program, define relevant research projects, publish results / informational papers, and work with the Executive Director to raise funds to support ongoing research efforts.

Specific Duties

-Lead all science research efforts at Tin Mountain
-Sustain and improve ongoing avian, native brook trout, and forestry research.
-Develop new research projects.
-Seek funding and write grants for research within private and public sectors.
-Oversight and management for all research projects, budgets, and objectives
-Lead, guide, and direct volunteers associated with research.
-Supervise support staff.
-Oversee Citizen Science projects.
-Develop criteria for data acquisition and analysis.
-Write reports for Tin Mountain publications and website.
-Publish results in scientific reviews and other publications.
-Identify potential donors who are aligned with research projects.
-Submit quarterly updates to Executive Director and present to Board of Directors.

Qualifications/Skills Required
-Research experience in natural settings having taken a project from inception to completion.
-Proven track record of obtaining grants
-Project development including description, purposes, goals and desired outcomes.
-Management of projects, budgets and timelines.
-Training with applicable computer applications
-GIS skills
-Database maintenance and manipulation,
-Report writing supported by statistical analysis.
-Prior experience with oversight and management of supporting staff/collaborators.
-Clear evidence of leadership and team building,
-Strong written/oral communication skills

MS in conservation biology, forest ecology, or wildlife biology or related fields, PhD preferred.

Interested applications should submit a CV and cover letter to Executive Director Lori Kinsey ( by February 25th. Preference given to applicants that can start May 1st.