[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 

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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