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Spatial Anallyst

The Arizona Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is seeking a GIS spatial analyst who has the ability to perform complex analyses, creatively adapt landscape models and scenarios, and effectively communicate results to a wide variety of audiences. The Spatial Analyst works as part of Arizona’s Center for Science and Public Policy providing leadership and technical expertise in spatial analyses and modeling, database development and management, and GIS technology. The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in ecology, geography, GIS information science or related field and 2-4 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. S/he will have experience and working knowledge of current trends in conservation-related spatial analyses and data management, GIS software applications (ArcGIS 10, ArcSDE Server, ArcGIS Online), GIS scripting programs (e.g. python model builder), and web software applications (e.g. HTML, CSS, PHP).

For more information and to apply, please visit, click on “Current Opportunities” and search for job ID# 42434 in the keyword search. Job location is Tucson, Arizona. Deadline to apply is October 14, 2014. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Ecosystem Ecologist

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Ecosystem Ecologist to contribute to research on Dryland Systems, Ecosystem Services from Rangelands, and Climate Change Interactions with Rangelands. We seek an early career scientist who has strong ties to an established Centre of Excellence (university or research institute) in ecosystem ecology, especially rangeland/grassland ecology. ILRI wishes to strengthen our ties to one or more such centres through shared expertise and collaboration. The advertised position would be funded by ILRI, but shared between the centre of excellence and ILRI. ILRI can also offer one month’s salary to a senior staff member at the same centre of excellence, so as to complement the skills of the early career scientist and other ILRI staff, and strengthen the affiliation.

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Senior Director of Projects and Partnerships

WRV seeks a Senior Director of Projects and Partnerships (SDPP) who will work closely with the Executive Director. Primary responsibilities are to oversee development of partnerships, projects and funding for projects across WRV’s entire geographical range, and to supervise employees in our Fort Collins office.
WRV has offices in Boulder and Fort Collins. The SDPP will work in/with both offices, but most likely be based in our Fort Collins office, unless the optimal candidate lives closer to Boulder.
We will consider candidates with qualifications that closely match the following. Strong candidates who lack a specific qualification will also be considered.
• Natural resource background (botany, restoration ecology, or related fields)
• Extensive experience building partnerships; a plus, if you have an established network in Colorado
• Extensive experience grant writing, donor development and non-profits
• Experience planning and leading large scale restoration projects (preferably involving volunteers)
• Experience with volunteer recruitment, management & training
• Excellent leadership and motivational skills; excellent public speaking and writing skills
• Project management skills and experience working professionally with public land managers
• Experience supervising staff
• Minimum of five years of relevant experience and Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in a related discipline
• Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook), databases, and comfortable with technology
• Willingness to work evenings/weekends as needed; Valid driver’s license and auto for transportation
Flexible, self-directed, highly motivated, reliable, energetic, enthusiastic, interpersonal skills, professional, responsible, results and solution oriented, able to meet deadlines, willing to work evenings and weekends as needed, committed to public land stewardship, interest in volunteerism and service, and a good sense of humor.
COMPENSATION: This is full-time position with a competitive benefit package. Annual salary will be
$54,000 to $61,000, commensurate with experience.
Email your Application Form, cover letter, and resume to Applications will be reviewed 
immediately until the position is filled.
Application form at:


Post-doc position- AMUSED project

Research Assistant or Research Associate in Land Surface Modeling and Soil Moisture Scaling
Summary:  A postdoctoral position is available to evaluate the performance of the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES) in reproducing soil moisture dynamics and key land-atmosphere interactions in the UK at hyper-spatial resolution in combination with novel cosmic-ray soil moisture technology and remote sensing products. A PhD in meteorology/hydrology or related disciplines (e.g. environmental science) with an interest in land-atmosphere interactions, numerical modeling, remote sensing, and data assimilation is essential.
This 30-month appointment (with potential extension to 36 months) is part of the NERC-funded project AMUSED (A MUlti-scale Soil moisture-Evapotranspiration Dynamics study) whose ultimate goal is to identify the spatiotemporal scale-dependency of key dominant processes that control changes in soil moisture and land-atmosphere interactions. AMUSED will employ new innovative technology for soil moisture monitoring using cosmic-rays sensors in combination with land surface modeling, satellite remote sensing, and data assimilation methods. Some fieldwork will take place, especially at the initial stages of the project to deploy and install/calibrate cosmic-ray soil moisture sensors. For more information about AMUSED, please visit
Required skills include experience using land surface models (e.g., JULES, CLM, Noah, VIC) to predict soil-vegetation-atmosphere interactions, some programming knowledge (e.g., Fortran or C) and experience with Linux operating system, demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed papers, effective written and oral communication skills, willingness to work in a team, in an academic research environment, and development collaborative links.
Desired skills include knowledge of hydrometeorology, land-atmosphere interactions, data assimilation and/or remote sensing, and some previous experience with fieldwork activities.
For informal inquiries, please contact Dr Rafael Rosolem (
To apply, please visit