[Coral-List] Job announcement: WWF marine conservation specialist
Helen E. Fox
hfox at hawaii.edu
Mon May 10 06:11:36 EDT 2004
(apologies for cross-postings)
Job Announcement for Position # 24072:
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), leading international efforts to conserve life
on earth, seeks a highly motivated Marine Conservation Specialist to
support efforts to blend rigorous marine science with practical
applications in our conservation programs worldwide. Responsibilities of
this position include:
· Supporting marine programs by providing analyses of biodiversity
patterns and conservation issues for priority marine ecoregions. Working
with ecoregion teams and Conservation Science Program (CSP) staff and using
GIS and additional resources (local knowledge, literature, predictive
models) to analyze and design conservation land/seascapes within priority
· Assembling and maintaining databases on patterns of marine
biodiversity and threats. In coordination with Conservation and Regional
Scientists, responsible for data relevant to specific conservation projects
obtained from conservation peers, governmental agencies, universities.
Establishing and maintaining relationships with external users to exchange
information and share databases.
· Participating in presentations of projects to WWF staff, visitors,
and at technical meetings; working with program staff in drafting project
proposals and writing articles for publication.
· Overseeing interns, research assistants, consultants, and external
partners when necessary.
The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in a related field
(Conservation Biology, Geography, Marine Ecology, etc.); at least 2 years
of conservation experience; expertise with GIS, relational databases, and
remote sensing-associated tools; strong analytical capabilities; and
knowledge of global patterns of biodiversity and conservation
issues. Excellent writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills are
preferred. The ability to work independently is critical. Willingness and
ability to travel frequently, often to remote locations, is
required. Knowledge of Spanish or other languages useful. This position
is based in our Washington, DC office.
AA/EOE Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please send cover
letter and resume by email to hr at wwfus.org, by fax to (202) 293-9211, or by
mail to World Wildlife Fund, Human Resources Dept. #24072, 1250 24th
Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037.
For more info: <http://www.worldwildlife.org/>www.worldwildlife.org. NO
TELEPHONE INQUIRIES PLEASE.
Reviews of applications will begin June 1, 2004
Helen E. Fox, Ph.D. (to be joining World Wildlife Fund as Senior Marine
Conservation Biologist June 2004)
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
P.O. Box 1346
Kaneohe, HI 96744-1346
tel: (808) 236-7477
fax: (808) 236-7443
email: hfox at hawaii.edu
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