[Coral-List] Position Posting - Station Manager, Belize

Newman, Barbara bnewman at wcs.org
Mon Aug 8 13:26:38 EDT 2005

To Whom It May Concern:

Please post this job announcement on the coral list-serve.  Thank you.


Barbara Newman

Program Manager
International Marine Program
Wildlife Conservation Society 


Wildlife Conservation Society

Station Manager, Contract Position
Glovers Reef Marine Research Station, Belize (http://wcsgloversreef.org/gloversreef)

The Wildlife Conservation Society seeks a Station Manager for its marine research station at Glovers Reef Atoll, Belize, Central America.  WCS and the Government of Belize established the Glovers Reef Marine Research Station in the early 1990s, and in 1993 Glover's Reef Atoll was declared a marine reserve. The mission of the research station is to promote the long-term conservation and management of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef through in-situ research, cooperative management, training and education. The station is situated on Middle Cay on the southeastern edge of the Glovers Reef atoll in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Research is conducted at the station by visiting scientists throughout the year in disciplines as varied as marine biology, marine ecology, social science, anthropology, botany, and ornithology.  The Station Manager is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the Glovers Reef Marine Research Station. This includes oversight of the research program (with input from other WCS staff), management of the station staff, hosting and scheduling researchers, maintaining station equipment, and maintaining excellent communication with the Marine Program Coordinator in Belize City, the central office of WCS, fellow residents of Glovers Reef atoll, and representatives of the Government of Belize and other organizations. The Station Manager reports to the Marine Program Coordinator in Belize. S/he consults regularly with the Director of WCS' Marine Conservation Programs headquarters in New York and works closely with WCS' Regional Coordinator for Mesoamerica and the Caribbean, located in Gainesville, Florida.  

As part of running a research station on a relatively remote island, it is essential that the Station Manager have a good working knowledge of boat operation, electrical systems, gas systems, motors, general mechanics, marine weather, first aid, and safety. A background in marine science, natural resource conservation and management, or natural sciences is strongly preferred. Ideally, a candidate will have knowledge of coral reef ecology and tropical marine fisheries science and an interest in marine or environmental education. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with diverse groups of people in challenging situations required.  As the Station's personnel manager, the Station Manager must be comfortable supervising a small staff living in close quarters on a remote island. The Manager should be comfortable communicating verbally and in writing via phone, fax, and email with WCS staff in Belize City, New York and Gainesville, Florida. Commitment to marine conservation required.

The position is open to expatriates and Belizeans. Send resume and salary requirements via email to: marineprogram at wcs.org with subject heading: Station Manager. Your resume must be written in English (in Word format) and be attached to your email. 

Deadline: September 16, 2005

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