FL Keys Conservation Position Announcement

Deborah Danaher DDanaher at DCCMC.ORG
Wed Apr 28 07:54:48 EDT 1999


The Center for Marine Conservation (CMC), a non profit marine conservation
organization, announces the availability of a position for a Project
Manager in our Key West, Florida office.  CMC, established in 1972, is
committed to protecting ocean environments and conserving the global
abundance and diversity of marine life.  Through science-based advocacy,
research and public education, CMC promotes informed citizen participation
to reverse the degradation of our oceans.  CMC, headquartered in
Washington, DC has regional offices in Virginia Beach, Virginia, St.
Petersburg, Florida, and San Francisco, California.

Plans, executes and manages projects and the Florida Keys Field Office to
achieve CMC's ecosystem protection policies, primarily for the Florida
Keys and adjacent tropical and subtropical Western Atlantic, with an
emphasis on advocacy and community support.

Responsible for all aspects of Florida Keys Field Office including
community, public, media, and government relations. Manages specific
Ecosystem Protection projects and activities including those focused on
resource protection within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
(FKNMS), especially those related to marine zoning and water quality
protection.  Oversees project development, planning and implementation;
and carries budgetary, fundraising, and supervisory responsibilities, as
appropriate.  Identifies, acquires and enhances professional knowledge of,
and documents current and emerging ecosystem protection issues and trends
affecting the Florida Keys and related marine ecosystems.  Provides
leadership on these issues by developing, implementing, and managing new
ecosystem protection projects to address them.

Oversees, researches, formulates, and advocates science-based ecosystem
protection policies to federal and state regulators, legislators, media, and
public, on issues including marine reserves, sanctuaries, zoning, and water
quality (especially nutrient and sewage pollution). Establishes and
maintains cooperative working relationships with colleagues in government
agencies (especially NOAA and the FLDEP), conservation groups and other
non-governmental organizations, scientific and academic communities, and
business and other community leaders.

Represents CMC on local advisory boards, councils, committees, and
commissions.  Leads, organizes, manages, and participates in coalitions to
implement CMC's ecosystem protection programs.  Furthers CMC's ecosystem
protection goals by developing and presenting, in consultation with the
Ecosystem Director, relevant CMC positions through research, writing,
commenting, testifying and lobbying.  Develops and produces position
papers, other publications and reports, and educational and advocacy
materials, in cooperation with Headquarters staff.

Develops and implements legislative goals and strategies to advance
ecosystem protection, especially at the state level, in consultation with
the Ecosystem Director.  Plans and executes lobbying efforts to achieve
these goals via identified strategies.  Represents CMC by presenting and
explaining CMC positions on ecosystem protection to executive and
legislative branch officials and staff, the media and public.  Provides
regional perspective and support for national ecosystem protection

Works with the Ecosystem Director and the Development Department, to
conceptualize, draft, and present proposals for support of CMC's ecosystem
protection activities to potential funders.  In consultation with the
Department of Communications and the Director of Constituency Development,
informs members, activists, the media, and the public via press releases,
news conferences, articles, workshops, brochures, action alerts, and
interviews.  Develops ideas and cultivates opportunities for Citizen
Outreach and Monitoring Program activities to further ecosystem protection

Minimum of a graduate degree in marine, environmental, or political
science and five years in conservation advocacy; or a college degree in
closely related field and ten years relevant professional experience.
Proven record of achievement and demonstrated competence.  Familiarity
with ecosystem protection policies; marine sanctuary and reserves, zoning,
protected areas, and water quality protection.  Detailed knowledge of and
experience with Florida Keys environment and issues, and related local,
state, and national level politics, policies, processes, and players
highly desirable.  Strong communications and organizational skills;
demonstrated ability to run campaigns, mobilize citizens and volunteers;
and Monroe Co. residency or willingness to relocate essential.


Project Manager, Florida Keys POSITION
1725 DESALES ST.  NW #600
WASHINGTON, D. C.  20036


Deborah Danaher
Center for Marine Conservation
1725 DeSales Street, NW  #600
Washington, DC 20037
202-429-5609 ext. 258
202-872-0619 fax
ddanaher at dccmc.org

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