[Coral-List] Job Announcement ---- Coral Reef Monitoring Coordinator at The Oc ean Conservancy
ssheavly at oceanconservancyva.org
Thu Nov 6 08:25:25 EST 2003
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 our Virginia Beach, Virginia office.
RECON Program Coordinator-Virginia Beach, VA
The Reef Condition (RECON) Monitoring Program Coordinator is responsible for
the planning, logistics and reporting of the RECON program including the
identification, training and management of the RECON instructors and divers;
increasing and maintaining monitoring efforts; developing materials and
securing supplies for the RECON program; and managing the data collection
and reporting of RECON data and survey information.
* Minimum of an undergraduate degree in marine or
environmental science or policy, or related specialization.
* Two to three years of experience in program management, and
* Ability to engage volunteers, divers, dive shop operators,
resource managers and scientists.
* Knowledge of and familiarity with conservation issues
specifically issues concerning coral reef systems.
* Proficiency in math and statistical design.
* Strong scientific, communications and organizational skills.
* Knowledge and experience with electronic communications,
Microsoft Office, Database management, GIS applications, and Internet.
* Certified diver status required.
* Communication skills in Spanish preferred.
Expand and maintain the volunteer network of RECON instructors and divers in
the U.S. and Caribbean region. Organizes and conducts workshops for training
RECON instructors and divers, including planning and scheduling the
logistics, travel and dive arrangements. Collaborates with the director and
a contracted coral biologist in managing the RECON program and in conducting
field collections using the RECON protocol. Maintains diver and survey site
information as part of the RECON database. Maintains the RECON database in
collaboration with the database coordinator; including data entry and
processing. Oversees RECON monitoring data collection, processing,
presentation and archiving of results for use by resource managers and the
public. Assists the director in preparations of required program reports and
various program presentations. Organizes and manages the accounting,
ordering and distribution of RECON materials and supplies. Develops
educational and program support materials for RECON in cooperation with
Communications. Assists director in developing and implementing plans that
will mobilize a grassroots effort to address coral reefs and other marine
conservation issues. Assists director in preparing and developing work
plans, budgets, and reports for the RECON program. Represents TOC and the
Office of Pollution Prevention & Monitoring at various public and
educational events. Prepares and conducts presentations and seminars at
conferences promoting RECON and TOC's mission and goals. Works with the
Communications & Marketing Department to prepare and distribute promotional
materials for RECON. Other duties as directed.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a resume, letter
of interest and salary expectations to:
Via mail: Via fax:
The Ocean Conservancy The Ocean Conservancy
jobs at oceanconservancy.org
Attn: Human Resources-RECON PC Attn: Human Resources Subject:
1725 DeSales St. NW, Suite 600 R: RECON PC
Washington, DC 20036 (202) 872-0619
Seba B. Sheavly
Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Monitoring
The Ocean Conservancy
1432 N. Great Neck Road, Suite 103
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
ssheavly at oceanconservancyva.org
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