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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT - BEAR SAFETY EDUCATION COORDINATOR
Wildlife Management Institute

Bear Safety Education Coordinator Position Description

Position Title: Southwest Montana Bear Safety Education Coordinator

Reports to: Wildlife Management Institute

Dates of Employment:  Employment will be from the date of hire through May 31, 2018 with the possibility of up to 4 months furlough, December through March, in both years.

Start Date: Immediately

To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to colleen@igbconline.org. Deadline May 23, 2016

Salary/Benefits: $20.79 per hour, and will be expected to work an average of 74 hours per pay period (i.e. $1,528.46 each 2 weeks). In addition, the incumbent will be enrolled in WMI’s 401(k) program, with an annual contribution of 3-8% of incumbent’s annual salary. WMI does not provide health insurance or any other benefits for limited-term-employees.

The Southwest Montana Bear Safety Education Program is a two-year pilot program, April 2016 through May 2018, which will improve program delivery and efficiency by employing a human-bear coexistence outreach trainer and coordinator. The Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) is currently recruiting for a limited term employee to serve as the Bear Safety Education Coordinator. Employment will be from the date of hire through May 31, 2018 with the possibility of up to 4 months furlough, December through March, in both years.

The coordinator will be employed by WMI and collaborate with the locally-based Southwest Montana Bear Education Working Group (SMBEWG).  Working Group members include the U.S. Forest Service; Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks; the Wildlife Conservation Society; the Wildlife Management Institute; and People and Carnivores. The Coordinator will support and synchronize consistent bear education messaging, support seasonal bear education technicians, organize bear-related public outreach for  member agencies of the SMBEWG, and increase public contact through year-round outreach. In addition, the Coordinator will work with WMI to create an ongoing and summary evaluation plan that will assess the effectiveness of this approach.

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