Analysis Coordinator (Research Coordinator)

Flagstaff, Arizona
Commensurate with experience
May 24, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Special Information   

  • Position is subject to funding.
  • Incumbent is not eligible for layoff or recall status.
  • Must have or be able to obtain AZ driver's license.
  • Travel required, up to 6 days/ month.
  • Position reports to Director of Science Delivery, but works across the Ecological Restoration Institute’s programs.

Job Description

  • Best Available Science Information: Manage efforts to identify, define, conduct and disseminate the best available science, technology and tools for land managers on fire-adapted forest restoration, including assessing questions across the biophysical, social, economic or policy literature to meet land management best available science information (BASI) needs
    • Evaluate and disseminate landscape assessment and modeling techniques for potential applications for land managers.
    • Identify current and emerging land management questions that can be informed by secondary research.
      • Initiate and/or attend meetings or take part in conference calls with land managers, scientists or other writers.
    • Apply evidence-based conservation protocols to define questions appropriately for systematic reviews.
      • Network with land managers, scientists, and academics to better understand management questions, knowledge gaps and assess the literature potential for secondary research of the existing body of science.
    • Coordinate with land managers and stakeholders and scientists to co-produce science summaries.
    • Conduct systematic review or literature review.
      • Produce articles for publication in print and online according to agreed style and keeping to strict deadlines.
      • Manage other experts on contract to meet systematic review deadlines.
  • Lead and/or support landscape ecology and landscape modeling analyses questions for land managers and the ERI. Develop and refine management questions including but not limited to:
    • Climate change vulnerability via type change or uncharacteristic disturbance.
    • Landscape metrics of sustainability, resiliency and restoration
    • Landscape connectivity for wildlife
  • Disseminate best available science summaries to key audiences using a variety of methods.
  • Work with ERI Directors to apply for grant funding.

Minimum Qualifications   

  • Master's degree in forest ecology, ecology, or forestry; OR
  • 4-6 years project management experience; OR
  • An equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in forest ecology, ecology or forestry, or natural resource management; AND
  • Experience in ecological restoration research principles.
  • Landscape modeling experience, including use of remote sensing to quantify vegetation characteristics; experience with LiDAR; experience with federal forest and fire datasets and models.
  • Work experience and knowledge of land management processes associated with federal land management agencies (USFS, BLM, BIA), including but not limited to; implementation of management plans, project planning (NEPA) process, Tribal relationships and agency policy.
  • Wildlife ecology and habitat modeling experience.
  • Interpretation of climate change impacts experience.
  • Science dissemination and delivery experience, including multiple methods of dissemination (workshops, working papers, fact sheets).

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • A strong interest in science, with specific writing or work experience and knowledge of forest ecology, fire ecology, and forest management;
  • Project management experience;
  • Excellent and proven communication skills;
  • Excellent GIS skills;
  • Experience in or proven ability to learn landscape modeling tools, including fire models, RMRS LTD model, and interpretation of remote sensing imagery.
  • Ability to think logically and understand complex ideas and data;
  • Good organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure to deadline;
  • Ability to work with and communicate with a variety of audiences, including scientists, resource professionals, community leaders and politicians.
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse and interdisciplenary research environment

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following:  a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment.  You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report.  The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.  The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing. 

The report may be viewed at or by visiting the NAUPD website at:  A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.


Commensurate with experience.

**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Service Professional (SPF) position.  NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents.  More information on benefits at NAU is available at

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each 6 months according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service, which may be found at:

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan).  New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date.  Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment.  Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of employment.  More information is available at:

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development.  New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days ( If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.  In addition to the development classes offered in-person, every NAU employee receives a free subscription to From this site you can access more than 1,400 training videos on a broad range of subjects, including business skills, photography, music and video, home computing, and web design and development.  

Application Deadline

June 21, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline.  If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. 

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ  86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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