Biological Research Director

Biological Research Director
Full-time permanent position

The Kalamazoo Nature Center is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to inspire people to care for the environment by providing experiences that lead them to understand their connection to the natural world.

Summary of Position

Act as a member of the Conservation Stewardship team, facilitating research and educational programs on and off-site. This may include the following partners: state and local wildlife organizations, corporations, colleges, universities and high schools. Facilitate Citizen Science initiatives with the Conservation Education Assistant.

– Support the VP for Conservation Stewardship in continuing forward
the KNC current and future conservation research strategic initiatives
– Provide Wildlife enhancement and education to local Corporations
– Develop partnerships with high schools, colleges and universities
– Participate with and develop partnerships related to local, state and
national initiatives
– Assist in the hiring, training and supervision of paid and non-paid
– Develop and implement short and long range budget plans
– Assist the team with other projects in the Conservation Stewardship
Department and the KNC mission as needed

Entrance Requirements:
– Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, wildlife management,
or related. Master’s degree preferred
– Minimum 3-5 years experience working on conservation
research projects
– Experience in developing, delivering, and monitoring research
projects to various audiences
– Familiarity with Great Lakes Basin flora and fauna
– Experience in grant writing and partnership development
– Ability to work as part of a team and independently
– Ability to work with a diverse group of people
– Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule
– Computer competency. Working knowledge of Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, GIS Arcview

The Kalamazoo Nature Center is an equal opportunity organization that will not discriminate in its programs or hiring practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, height, weight, sexual orientation or gender identity, marital status, or political affiliation.

Contact Information:

To Apply: send resume, cover letter and 3 references ( with phone number and emails) by email to Sarah Reding, Vice President for Conservation Stewardship, at ( Deadline: January 16, 2013

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Kalamazoo Nature Center
Human Resources