Autumn Count Coordinator
The application is not open yet!
We will start welcoming applications for coordinators in Februari 2017.
We are seeking four enthusiastic and dedicated raptorwatchers to serve as a Count Coordinator and together be the backbone of the team for the entire autumn season. The team of count coordinators leads the daily operation of the count and guarantees the quality of the monitoring. All costs are covered. If you think you might wish to apply, please read on.
Count Coordinators are integral to the soul of the BRC count. They oversee the daily operation of our stations and help ensure the quality of the data we collect. As a Count Coordinator, you will work in a team together with three other Count Coordinators. Your job will be to ensure not only that BRC monitoring protocols are followed and that all data is recorded correctly in the tablets, but also to manage the volunteers in your charge to ensure consistent and uniform coverage of the station. You must be ready to put in long hours and to lead by example, and ready to pitch a hand to help carry out whatever tasks are required to ensure the count is conducted properly and on time each day. Count Coordinators will give, with help from the board, several presentations to help counters to identify difficult species like harriers or eagles.
You are willing to commit working with BRC for the entire selected period, from 14 August through 20 October 2016. Preferably, you are experienced with the BRC counts, other migration counts and/or with raptor monitoring. You should have conversational command of the English language, social and communicative character, some background with identifying most Western Palearctic raptor species at distance, and the empathy for counters on all levels of identification skills. Basic computer competency with web browsers and MS Excel will be needed.
Selected coordinators will be involved in the selection process of volunteers to create a well balanced counter schedule. This will take place via e-mail communication starting from the 1st of april. If you have not already read the Autumn Count page, please do so before submitting your application.
We encourage all former BRC counters to consider applying as coordinator!
Count Coordinators will be covered for all expenses during their stay, including homestay and local transport expenses during the count period, and will also receive a small stipend towards the cost of their air travel to and from Georgia. The accommodation is basic but comfortable, in a family guesthouse together with the volunteers. The family cooks for us every evening, and both breakfast and lunch packages are included. You will be able to use top-quality Swaroski scopes. During the season, there will be several social events (BBQ, beach-night, occasional restaurant visit) and coordinators have a couple of days off to explore the surroundings or to have some rest.
How To Apply
To apply for this position, please send us your short CV with related experiences and draft a one page cover letter:
- with your name, age, contact information (postal mailing address, email address, and cell number or skype contact)
- describing your interest and personal motivation,
- any background you feel pertinent to this application,
- and what you believe you can offer to the BRC as a Count Coordinator this autumn.
Please email your letter in English to volunteer(at)batumiraptorcount(dot)org under the title "Count Coordinator". We will get in touch with you as soon as possible!
The application will be open until the positions are filled.
Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you!
The BRC Team