Staff Scientist, Endangered Species Program

  • Center for Biodiversity
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • Jul 16, 2017
Full time Advocacy Biology/Ecology Natural Resources Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature - to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.

The Center is currently looking for a full-time Staff Scientist for the Endangered Species ProgramThis position is located in Portland, Oregon.

General position overview:

The Center for Biological Diversity, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of imperiled plants, animals and wild places, seeks a staff scientist to advocate for the conservation of endangered species across the United States. The position will involve working with a team of attorneys, communications specialists and advocates to protect endangered species across the country. This will require a dynamic, dedicated individual with a strong background in conservation biology and advocacy.   

Primary duties:

  • Expand the Center's work to protect endangered species.
  • Work to protect additional species under the Endangered Species Act.
  • Identify and carry out opportunities to protect endangered species from the threats they face.      
  • Build relationships with key scientists.
  • Utilize media campaigns to highlight threats to imperiled wildlife.


Essential qualities, qualifications and skills:

  • Experience working for a conservation organization.
  • Advanced degree in conservation biology or a related field.
  • A solid understanding of the Endangered Species Act and endangered species conservation.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • A dynamic and assertive personality.

Benefits Package

  • Paid generous medical, dental and vision plan.
  • Paid STD and LTD.
  • 403(b) plan with opportunity for match.
  • Generous time off policies.
  • Relaxed work atmosphere and dress code.

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