Cool Part-time Job with MN Audubon

I would apply for this job myself if I weren't already swamped. Mark's a pretty cool guy to work for and if he ever gave you any hassle as a boss you could just contact me for some dirt!

Important Bird Areas Assistant

Part-time/temporary – 20hrs/week July 1 – Dec. 31

The Important Bird Areas Assistant will have responsibility for researching and preparing nominations for Important Bird Areas (IBA) in Minnesota. Preparing nominations will include presenting data in a clear and concise fashion, documenting sources, preparing maps, and communicating with land owners/managers, and natural resource specialists. The Important Bird Areas Assistant will work collaboratively with colleagues in government agencies, academia, and other nongovernmental organizations. This will include but not be limited to; the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, The Minnesota Ornithologist’s Union, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This is not a field research position. Rather, most of the time of the assistant will be spent researching existing data, communicating with colleagues, and writing from an office setting.

The successful applicant will have the ability to organize data, write clearly, and collect information on natural area sites in Minnesota. Excellent organizational skills, capturing information accurately, and attention to detail are required skills. Must be able to effectively operate computers (PC), printers, and related software (including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint); and other standard office equipment. Two years post high school education and some knowledge of Minnesota birds are necessary. The successful candidate will understand and support Audubon's mission and desire to contribute to the effectiveness of its program and staff. S(he) will work with the Director of Bird Conservation to insure the timely completion and documentation Audubon Minnesota’s IBA identification.

Please send cover letter, resume, and references, to Mark Martell preferably via email at, or mail to:

Audubon Minnesota

2367 Ventura Dr. #106

St. Paul, MN 55125