Glovers Reef Lab Director

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Fri Jan 24 08:53:11 EST 2003


Station Manager, Contract Position
Glovers Reef Marine Research Station, Belize (

The Wildlife Conservation Society seeks a Station Manager for its marine
research station at Glovers Reef Atoll, Belize, Central America.  WCS and
the Government of Belize established the Glovers Reef Marine Research
Station in the early 1990s with the mission of promoting the long-term
conservation and management of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef through in-situ
research, cooperative management, training and education.  The station is
situated on Middle Cay on the southeastern edge of the Glovers Reef atoll in
the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Research is conducted at the station by
visiting scientists throughout the year in disciplines as varied as marine
biology, marine ecology, social science, anthropology, botany, and
ornithology.  The Station Manager is responsible for all day-to-day
operations of the Glovers Reef Marine Research Station. This includes
oversight of the research program (with input from other WCS staff),
management of the station staff, hosting and scheduling researchers,
maintaining station equipment, and maintaining excellent communication with
the Marine Program Coordinator in Belize City, the central office of WCS,
fellow residents of Glovers Reef atoll, and representatives of the
Government of Belize and other organizations. The Station Manager reports to
the Marine Program Coordinator in Belize. S/he consults regularly with the
Director of WCS¹ Marine Conservation Programs headquarters in New York and
works closely with WCS¹ Regional Coordinator for Mesoamerica and the
Caribbean, located in Gainesville, Florida.

As part of running a research station on a relatively remote island, it is
essential that the Station Manager have a good working knowledge of boat
operation, electrical systems, gas systems, motors, general mechanics,
marine weather, first aid, and safety. A background in marine science,
natural resource conservation and management, or natural sciences is
strongly preferred. Ideally, a candidate will have knowledge of coral reef
ecology and tropical marine fisheries science and an interest in marine or
environmental education. Excellent communication skills and the ability to
work with diverse groups of people in challenging situations required.  As
the Station¹s personnel manager, the Station Manager must be comfortable
supervising a small staff living in close quarters on a remote island. The
Manager should be comfortable communicating verbally and in writing via
phone, fax, and email with WCS staff in Belize City, New York and
Gainesville, Florida. Commitment to marine conservation required.

The position is open to expatriates and Belizeans. Send resume and salary
requirements via email to: rcerroni at with subject heading: Station
Manager. Your resume must be written in English (in Word format) and be
attached to your email.

Deadline: April 1, 2003

Tim McClanahan, PhD
The Wildlife Conservation Society

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