Job Opportunity - Endangered Species Conservation Biologists- Western Monarchs (Xerces Society)

Reporting to the Xerces Society’s Endangered Species Program Western Monarch Lead (Portland, OR office) and working in collaboration with others on the Xerces Society’s Endangered Species team and the Pollinator Program’s California staff members, the Endangered Species Conservation Biologist will focus on managing and growing our two western monarch community science projects: the Western Monarch Thanksgiving and New Year’s Counts ( and Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper (

The Endangered Species Conservation Biologist will use emerging science (from the community science projects, literature, experts and beyond) to develop effective land management strategies for monarchs in their overwintering and early season breeding habitats in western California. This work will include conducting habitat assessments of monarch overwintering sites and working collaboratively with land managers to guide the protection, monitoring and management of these tree groves. The person in this position will also provide guidance to land managers and the public for maintaining and restoring monarch breeding habitat throughout their range in the West.

The Endangered Species Conservation Biologist will collaboratively focus on coordinating and communicating with partners and community scientists, conducting field-based overwintering habitat and monarch count surveys, and organizing and delivering training events.

The successful applicant will also conduct outreach to California’s diverse communities to encourage participation in western monarch community science projects and other conservation initiatives that support the mission of the Xerces Society. The ideal candidate will have excellent outreach and presentation skills, as well as experience managing community science programs, developing and conducting field-based research projects, writing management guidance, and contributing to evidence-based conservation plans. This position will be based in a home office.

Please see attached job description for more information.

Event Dates

Starts: June 11, 2021 0:00am

Ends: July 06, 2021 0:00am