[Coral-List] Reef Check Position Available

robynwoodman at hotmail.com robynwoodman at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 10 08:18:38 EST 2004

Job opening - Assistant Science Coordinator Reef Check, Belize


Executing Agency - Reef Check/Green Reef


Length of Contract - One year (initially, possibility of extension based on performance)


Period of Contract - 1 February 2004 - 31 January 2005


Location of Post - Belize, Ambergris Caye (Located at Green Reef Headquarters)




Reef Check was developed in 1996 as a volunteer, community-based monitoring protocol designed to measure the health of coral reefs on a global scale.  Now approaching its eighth year of operation, Reef Check is active in over 70 countries and territories throughout the tropical world.  During this time, Reef Check has evolved into an international environmental organization with the following goals:


  a.. to educate the public about the coral reef crisis;
  b.. to create a global network of volunteer teams with regularly monitor and report on reef health;
  c.. to scientifically investigate coral reef processes;
  d.. to facilitate collaboration among academia, NGOs, governments and the private sector;
  e.. to stimulate local community action to protect remaining pristine reefs and rehabilitate damaged reefs worldwide using ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions. 

 Scope and Functions:


Under the guidance of the Program Director, the Assistant Science Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination, implementation and further development of Reef Check Belize.  Some of the duties may include:  


  1.. Assist the program coordinator with all aspects of training sessions. 
  2.. Help establish a Reef Check regional training center in Ambergris Caye, Belize.
  3.. Recruit Reef Check volunteers and conduct regular Reef Check Surveys.
  4.. Solicit funding from local businesses.  
  5.. Help local fishermen, community members, the private sector and government agencies to develop appropriate methods to sustainably manage their reefs. 


1.      Degree in biology, ecology or other discipline closely related to the environment is preferred.  

2.      At least an Open Water Diver.

3.      Experience in coral reef monitoring and survey methods a plus.   

4.      Demonstrated capacity to work with minimum supervision. 

5.      Ambitious, well-spoken and sincere desire to work with others to conserve coral reef ecosystems. 

6.      Fluency in English and Spanish (both written and spoken) required. 


Salary scale: Competitive and commensurate with experience.


Interested persons are invited to submit their C.V. and cover letter (electronic and hard copies accepted) by January 25th to:



Green Reef

Attn: Robyn Woodman

100 Coconut Drive

San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye

Belize, Central America

Office: ++501.226.2833  

Home: ++501.226.3174

E-mail: robynwoodman at hotmail.com

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