Job Posting

Aaron Tinker aaron at
Thu Feb 4 16:50:46 EST 1999

Exciting job opportunity – please distribute (sorry for cross-postings)

Position:	Program and Legislative Associate, Washington DC

Description:  Marine Conservation Biology Institute (MCBI), a non-profit
conservation organization based in Redmond, WA seeks an enthusiastic,
energetic, and experienced staff person to lobby Congress and federal
agencies on key issues and assist in other program activities in its
Washington DC office.  The Associate would work closely with the Program
Director to  identify issues of concern, strategize with others in the
conservation community, and carry out successful campaigns.  MCBI is
dedicated to advancing the science of marine conservation biology by
holding multidisciplinary scientific workshops on emerging issues and
disseminating the results to policymakers and the public.  Advocacy efforts
in Washington DC focus largely on policies affecting marine protected
areas/marine sanctuaries and improving funding for marine conservation
biology research.  Other program activities could include organizing and/or
facilitating scientific workshops and assisting with workshop publications.

Qualifications:  Successful candidates will have a graduate degree in
marine biology, ecology, oceanography, marine affairs, natural resource
management, environmental science, or related field, and at least 2 years
experience advocating environmental policies, preferably at the federal
level.  Excellent oral and written communications skills a must.
Candidates must be comfortable dealing with scientists and communicating
scientific concepts to policymakers and the public, and must be
self-starters capable of working independently.  Experience working with
the media and generating media coverage a plus.

Starting salary: $35,000 - $40,000 depending on experience, plus excellent

To apply: Send resume, brief writing sample, and full contact information
for 3 references by mail to Program Director, Marine Conservation Biology
Institute, 205 N. Edgewood St., Arlington VA 22201.  No phone calls, faxes,
or emails please.  

Deadline:  March 9.


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