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Overview: The Atlantic Salmon Federation’s (ASF) Wild Salmon Watersheds (WSW) program is creating a network of watersheds throughout eastern North America to safeguard and bolster wild Atlantic Salmon populations using an integrated management approach. ASF will help local partners execute long-term conservation plans by providing guidance and access to advanced scientific tools including ecological forecasting that can predict how a watershed will be affected by climate change and future land uses. This will help our partners select the most effective projects and identify the most important areas for conservation work.
This approach will require developing and applying new and modified modelling, forecasting, and planning tools to wild Atlantic salmon conservation activities. The successful candidate will coordinate research efforts through the establishment of projects with external research organizations, recognized experts, and universities including graduate students. To be most effective, the candidate requires strong project identification, conception, development, coordination, and delivery skills.
Responsibilities and Duties: Reporting to the ASF Regional Director of Wild Salmon Watersheds, you will work closely with other ASF staff and partners to further develop, refine, and deliver the WSW program. Your focus will be establishing and coordinating the science and research efforts. You will also work closely with the WSW program participants helping them identify and address priority knowledge gaps in their watersheds, aiding in the completion of this work while also helping to develop the participants’ capacities, knowledge base, and skillsets.
Specifically, your role will include, but is not limited to:
Education and Experience: The ideal candidate will have at minimum a Masters degree (PhD preferred) in ecological modelling, Atlantic salmon ecology and management, or a closely related field, coupled with strong conceptual thinking and research design skills. The candidate will have demonstrated abilities to establish successful research partnerships across the conservation organization spectrum. A combination of education and experience may be considered.
Work Location, Time, and Travel Requirements: This can be a remote work arrangement and, if so, you will be responsible for ensuring that you are able to work effectively and efficiently during the normal ASF working hours from your choice of location. Overnight travel will be required to each of the watersheds within the WSW network to participate in the planning and implementation of projects.
You will also be expected to work from our headquarters office located in Chamcook, NB, a few days each month on a schedule that will be worked out with your supervisor.
Benefits of Working at ASF: ASF offers a competitive salary and benefits package including RRSP, vacation, sick leave, and health/dental coverage. The salary range for the position is $58,900 – 79,700, with new employees typically beginning at the lower end of the range, depending on education and experience.
To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Kris Hunter, ASF Regional Director of Wild Salmon Watersheds, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “ASF Science Coordinator” by November 17, 2023.
ASF thanks all applicants for their interest. Receipt of application will be acknowledged; however, please note that only those selected for interviews will be contacted following the application period.