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Schultz Research Group Conservation Biology

Upcoming Opportunities


Social Media and Public Outreach Coordinator

Coastal California, November 2019 – March 2020

Western monarch butterflies spend the winter in coastal California then
migrate inland to breed in late winter/early spring. However, the routes
from the wintering sites to the breeding grounds are unknown. We are looking for a talented
individual who can help us build knowledge of monarch butterflies during early spring
migration by raising awareness through social media, public outreach, and other creative
approaches. Our goal is to collect sightings from as large an audience as possible between
coastal overwintering groves and the east side of the Coast Range.

Position will support research as part of National Science Foundation grant to understand
wintering biology of western monarch. The grant funds a collaborative team including Tufts
University, Washington State University, UC Santa Cruz and Xerces Society for Invertebrate
Collaboration. Exact position location to be determined in consultation with the successful
candidate, but must be based within 5-20 miles of the monarch overwintering groves. We
expect the position will be part-time in November 2019 – January 2020 and full-time in
February – March 2020.

Job requirements include
  1. Strong social media presence and experience with social media
  2. Experience organizing community-based activities and/or networking to communicate
    ideas to a broad audience
  3. Knowledge of ecology (minimum BA or BS degree with major or minor in ecology,
    environmental studies, or related field)
  4. Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  5. Excellent communication skills

To apply, please send cover letter, CV and names/contact information for two references to
Cheryl Schultz, schultzc@wsu.edu by November 10, 2019. Position is open until filled. Contact
Cheryl Schultz for more information, 360-546-9525 or schultzc@wsu.edu

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