[Coral-List] Job Opportunity with The Ocean Conservancy in the USVI -Details
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THE OCEAN CONSERVANCY
Advocates for Wild, Healthy Oceans
The Nations largest non-profit marine conservation organization, The Ocean Conservancy is committed to protecting ocean environments and conserving the global abundance and diversity of marine life through science-based advocacy, research and public education. We have the following opportunity available in St. Croix, USVI
VIRGIN ISLANDS PROGRAM COORDINATOR
The Virgin Islands Program Coordinator, will serve as the marine resource management specialist on St. Croix, providing park managers with continuous monitoring information on the status of fisheries resources, helping to ensure effective management of the EEMP through data analysis, synthesis, and dissemination.
Bachelors degree in Marine Science (Masters Degree preferred)
Strong analytical and written and verbal communications skills,
Strong computing skills
Experience with analyses of large, incomplete, or fragmentary datasets
Working knowledge of Caribbean marine life
Familiarity with routine field protocols for ecological assessments
Ability to operate a small boat
Experience with GIS
Database management desirable.
Work with TOC identified agencies within the US Virgin Islands to ensure coordinated and cost-efficient efforts in monitoring, assessment and management planning and Inter-agency exchange of technical information for the East End Marine Park and other marine conservation related programs within the USVI. Examine collect and analyze databases, and coordinate with the Communications Department to produce a variety of publications including fact sheets, white papers, papers for scientific journals, testimonies, brochures, reports, news articles etc. based on the analyzed data. Work in close collaboration with The Ocean Conservancys Communications Department and the Coastal Zone Managements (CZM) public awareness and education officer, to provide simplified information pieces on the East End Marine Park, and assist with the development of unique and effective ways to communicate new information to user groups and decision makers. Review data sets and preliminary findings with TOCs
in-house Conservation Policy staff and assist TOCs Caribbean Ecosystems Program Manager and the Division of Coastal Zone Management with developing appropriate coral reef conservation strategies for the East End Marine Park by developing science-based management recommendations that will strengthen the existing management plan, and ultimately contribute to a more effective implementation phase of the EEMP. Represent TOC as an advocate, to decision makers and stakeholders, on best management practices for coral reef-related issues in the EEMP and the Virgin Islands. Advocacy will include developing and giving public testimonies, media interviews and announcements, as well as attending local and national conferences, meetings and special events. Work with TOCs Caribbean Ecosystems Manager, and TOCs Development and Membership department to write funding proposals to build territorial capacity for the management of marine resources, and assist with the successful execution of TOC
projects and grant obligations.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a resume, letter of interest and salary expectations to:
Via mail: Via fax: Via e-mail:
The Ocean Conservancy The Ocean Conservancy jobs at oceanconservancy.org
Attn: Human Resources-VIPC Attn: Human Resources Subject: VIPC
1725 DeSales St. NW Suite 600 RE: VIPC
Washington, DC 20036 (202) 872-0619
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