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Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is the largest private (non-profit) owner of land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife at 30 sanctuaries in which we own or manage in partnership, covering a total of more than 6.5 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, the Top End and Lake Eyre. With a focus on practical land management, informed by world-class science, AWC is implementing a dynamic new model for conservation.
AWC’s mission- to deliver effective conservation for all native animal species and their habitats- is achieved by:
In NSW, AWC has been contracted by the NSW Government to reintroduce up to 10 species of threatened mammals into two NSW protected areas – Mallee Cliffs National Park in the south-west NSW, and part of the Pilliga forest in north-central NSW. AWC is also responsible for delivering conservation management and an associated science program in the balance of the project sites. Also in NSW, AWC has been contracted by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust to implement a science program (including reintroductions) to North Head, Sydney.
Reporting to AWC’s Chief Science Officer, the Regional Ecologist NSW will lead our team of ecologists responsible for implementing AWC’s science program at the Pilliga, Mallee Cliffs and North Head project sites. A PhD in ecology or similar is essential, as is extensive previous experience in conservation management, applied conservation research, reintroductions and/ or ecological monitoring. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated ability to manage ecological projects and to lead a team of ecologists. The position requires excellent leadership, communication and organizational skills, and a depth of knowledge of conservation management in the Australian context. This position will ideally be based in regional NSW, at Narrabri or Buronga.
High level responsibilities of the position are as follows:
The position requires a high level of expertise in managing a conservation science program, excellent people management, project management and communication skills. As a senior manager within AWC, you must be motivated to work in the private nature conservation sector and willing to help develop and promote AWC’s conservation model.
This is a rare opportunity to join Australia’s largest non-government conservation organisation at a senior manager level, and help shape the future of private sector conservation in Australia.
This is a permanent full-time role based in Regional NSW (Narrabri or Buronga, or otherwise as agreed by the CSO).
Dr John Kanowski, AWC Chief Science Officer John.Kanowski@australianwildlife.org
Your application must include CV and covering letter, briefly addressing the critical competencies listed in the detailed job description on our website or attached.
To learn more about AWC’s sanctuaries, please visit our website www.australianwildlife.org/sanctuaries.