The Manager of the Conard Environmental Research Area serves two programs. The Manager assists the Biology Department by planning and overseeing land management and ecological restoration, and by assisting life science education and research at CERA, in consultation with the CERA faculty Director and advisory committee. Education- and research-related activities include preparing for class use at the Environmental Education Center and Graham Laboratory, maintaining long-term experiments and data records, researching and purchasing equipment and supplies, hiring and supervising student employees, and organizing work days for volunteers. Restoration activities include prescribed burning, tree thinning, and invasive species control. The Manager also assists the Center for Prairie Studies by coordinating outreach activities, facilitating class use at CERA by diverse disciplines and by planning and implementing campus and community outreach programs, events, and special projects, primarily but not exclusively at CERA. CPS activities are carried out in consultation with the CPS faculty Director and advisory committee.
Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field and three years of experience is required. MS preferred. Proficiency in plant identification is a key element of this job. Familiarity with GIS is highly desirable.
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