[Coral-List] CORAL Job Announcement: Program Director
sflumerfelt at coral.org
Tue Nov 30 12:07:00 EST 2004
CORAL REEF ALLIANCE
Position: Program Director
Contact: jobs at coral.org
The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) seeks an experienced manager to lead our
efforts in coral reef protected area management; building sustainable
recreation; developing international partnerships; and creating new
services. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in coral reef
ecosystems; experience in, or understanding of, marine recreation (such
diving and snorkeling); and a proven track record in directing and
coordinating multiple international projects. Priority will be given to
those applicants who are familiar with private and government grant
application and reporting processes.
The Program Director manages and oversees CORAL’s coral reef
and education programs. As a member of CORAL’s senior staff, the
Director will help plan, develop and operate effective, sustainable
to conserve coral reefs around the world. The Program Director will
directly to the Executive Director.
With headquarters in San Francisco, the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL)
coral reef conservation around the world by working with the dive
governments, local communities and other organizations to protect and
coral reefs, establish marine parks, fund conservation efforts, and
public awareness with the mission to keep coral reefs alive for future
generations. To achieve its mission, the organization:
· works with communities to identify and solve conservation challenges
· changes attitudes and behavior through education and training
· provides resources to strengthen conservation efforts
· creates incentives for sustainable tourism
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Program Director is responsible for the planning, management, and
administration of CORAL’s programs, including staff supervision,
identification and application for restricted funds, partnership
and maintenance, and coordination between organizational functions.
1. Provide leadership, coordination, strategic planning to the Program,
including supervision and support of program staff and contractors.
2. Ensure the effective implementation of CORAL’s conservation and
programs and report regularly on accomplishments and obstacles in
objectives, according to agreed standards and within approved budgets.
3. Ensure effective communication and collaboration with governments,
international agencies, the marine recreation sector, and
4. Work with partners, coral reef protected areas, and the tourism
ensure programs are meeting objectives.
1. Identify regional, site-specific threats and cross-cutting issues
to coral reef conservation and design/develop regional and site-based
strategies to prevent or abate those threats.
2. Maintain and develop partnerships with relevant local, regional and
international agencies, organizations, institutions and NGOs on coral
issues, with a goal of advancing coral reef protected areas management
capacity to protect coral reefs biodiversity.
3. Represent coral conservation priorities and strategies to CORAL’s
leadership and outside audiences.
1. Ensure effective implementation of fundraising strategies with CORAL
partners, government agencies, foundations, corporate and private
2. Prepare grant proposals and budgets necessary to support CORAL’s
conservation and education programs.
3. Manage grants and contracts, including the preparation of required
· The ability and desire to be a leader in coral reef conservation.
· Bachelor’s degree in related field; graduate experience preferred.
· At least three years of marine conservation program management
including supervision of staff.
· At least two years of field experience with coral reef conservation
· Familiarity with current coral reef funding and partnerships
· The ability to think creatively in developing programs to address
to coral reefs.
· The ability to work well with others in a fast-paced office
· A proven commitment to marine conservation.
· Experience in the Western Pacific and Caribbean is desirable.
· Experience working with divers and the dive-tourism industry is also a
· Fundraising, media and public outreach experience highly desired.
· Willingness and ability to travel internationally (4-6 weeks per
Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: jobs at coral.org
Please do not call.
CORAL is also hiring for two coordinator positions. For more
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