The East Foundation team invites you to apply for its Range & Wildlife Biologist position.
The RWB will be responsible for project leadership, support, and management of high-profile, multifaceted projects, including coordination among research and management units, and implementation of rigorous data standards and standard operating procedures. The successful applicant will contribute to the research, education, and outreach mission functions of the Foundation by demonstrating excellence in project management, support, and wildlife research and management. The RWB will work closely with other EF and EFRL personnel to advance the Foundation’s mission, while supporting a cost-effective and sustainable ranching enterprise.
South Texas base with travel throughout South Texas
The mission of the East Foundation (EF) is to “support wildlife conservation and other public benefits of ranching and private land stewardship. Our mission is achieved through research, education, and outreach.”
The Foundation owns more than 218,000 acres of South Texas rangeland. Properties include the historic San Antonio Viejo Ranch near Hebbronville, and 5 additional properties located eastward to the Gulf Coast near Port Mansfield. These lands, which are managed under the East Foundation Ranches LLC (EFRL), have remained rarely hunted and represent a substantial resource or “living laboratory” for research and education. The Foundation is the sole owner of a cattle company with 4,000+ head; and sizeable endowment investments to support the perpetual development of the Foundation’s program.
The Foundation’s Range & Wildlife Biologist (RWB) will play a key role in providing expertise related to wildlife research projects and wildlife management. The RWB will deliver project management support, leadership and excellence, and ensure data quality. This position will be field-oriented, with regular engagement with EF research partners EFRL personnel. The Foundation’s combined financial and land resources create an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to the integration of modern ranch and livestock management with rangeland and wildlife ecology. The EF is building its capacity so to become a world-class research organization in its field. Specifically, this position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for an extremely capable individual to advance the long-term wildlife management and research priorities of the EF.
For additional information on the East Foundation, see: http://www.eastfoundation.net/
The RWB will be under the EF’s Chief Program Officer and Principal Scientist, who establishes priorities and administrative guidelines, and allocates resources for specific duties undertaken by the RWB. This is an exempt position. The RWB will function with some technical latitude in 1) developing approaches such that the objectives of projects are satisfied on time, 2) conducting assignments based on the short- and long-term needs of the EF and EFRL, and 3) managing allocated fiscal and human resources to accomplish objectives. The RWB will be expected to exercise individual initiative and sound judgement in determining courses of action, work priorities, and operational needs. However, regular communication with the supervisor and other EF and EFRL personnel is expected and encouraged.
The RWB will have major involvement with several aspects of a variety of vegetation, wildlife management, and other research projects. Responsibilities will include: collaborating with EF staff, contractors, and partners (including university scientists, governmental organizations, and private landowners), working closely with other personnel (e.g., subordinates, temporaries, and students), and coordinating data acquisition activities of EF and EFRL personnel and contractors on specific projects.
Project Leadership & Support (~50% of time)
Data Management & Support (~25% of time)
Wildlife Management (~25% of time)
Ideal Personal Profile
Please send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org with “RWB” in the subject line:
Contact person: Cindy Pavlicek, HR Manager, 210-455-3640, email@example.com.