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Connectivity Conservation Analyst

Website largelandscapes Center for Large Landscape Conservation

Conserving Life on Earth by Reconnecting Our Natural World

Position Type: Temporary, Full-time exempt

Location: Remote; must be legally authorized to work in the United States

Compensation: $58,000-$68,000 annually, depending on experience

Benefits: 100% employer-paid medical, dental & vision insurance, paid time off, and flexible scheduling

Reports to: Senior Conservation Scientist

Position Level: Specialist I

Application Deadline: May 7, 2024

Preferred Start Date: May 28, 2024

Position Term: Approximately one year; exact dates to be determined

About the Center for Large Landscape Conservation (CLLC / the Center)

The Center for Large Landscape Conservation is a nonprofit organization based in Bozeman, Montana. We bring science, policy, and proven solutions directly to communities working to protect and restore the health and climate integrity of the planet through large-scale conservation measures. The Center is a leader in the fast-growing global movement to reverse landscape fragmentation, restore nature’s resilience to climate change, and support community-led action.

The Center offers a supportive, flexible, and dynamic work environment. We place a high degree of emphasis on hiring staff who bring diverse skills, backgrounds, and life experience, consistent enthusiasm and energy, and a collaborative mindset to the Center. We work to actively cultivate an inclusive workplace and people of color, LGBTQ+ persons, and people from other historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Science Program Overview

The Center’s Science Program is designed to be responsive to voiced information needs from partners while also proactively identifying and innovatively bridging key gaps between conservation science and practice, ensuring that the best available science reaches and informs decisions and actions in support of long-term persistence for species and processes in the face of landscape change.

Position Overview

This position’s primary focus is a connectivity project in the Southern Kenya – Northern Tanzania (SOKNOT) landscape. Working with project partners, the successful applicant will develop a Transboundary Corridor and Connectivity Atlas based on the habitat and movement needs of a suite of focal species (functional connectivity) and establish baseline measures of structural and functional connectivity metrics of the key corridor and dispersal areas in the landscape.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Collect and organize existing spatial data.
  • Analyze movement and presence data from focal wildlife species.
  • Develop resistance to movement layers using R and/or ArcGIS.
  • Conduct least-cost-corridor and OmniScape connectivity modeling.
  • Create a functional connectivity network map.
  • Calculate a set of connectivity metrics.
  • Communicate with project partners throughout the project duration.
  • Write project reports.
  • Support the Science Program as a dependable, collaborative team member, and undertake additional tasks for the organization as requested.

Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with statistical methods, including path, step, and/or resource selection models.
  • Proficiency in modeling connectivity (least-cost paths, OmniScape, etc.).
  • Familiarity with wildlife movement data.
  • Proficiency in spatial analysis using R and ArcGIS.
  • Demonstrated team communication and coordination skills.
  • Ability to work independently with big data sets and sophisticated data manipulation and analysis.
  • Well-organized, motivated, and detail-oriented.
  • Skill in writing clear, accurate, and concise reports.
  • Demonstrated personal initiative, adaptability, and creativity in problem-solving.
  • Familiarity with or experience working in east Africa.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Ability to occasionally adjust a US-based work schedule to overlap with east Africa or other time zones.
  • Ability to work effectively and respectfully across cultures.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

How to Apply

Please click the “Apply for this Job” button above. You will be asked to include:

  • A brief cover letter explaining how your goals, skills and background fit the responsibilities of this role.
  • A resume.
  • Contact information for three professional references.

The Center for Large Landscape Conservation is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

To apply for this job please visit largelandscapes.org.

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