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Pacyna, Sarah spacyna at wcs.org
Wed Jun 20 12:04:09 EDT 2007

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The Wildlife Conservation Society's Global Marine Program has two
available positions:


Position:                Assistant Country Program Director


Program:              South Pacific Country Program


Location:               Suva, Fiji


Experience and Skills:

The Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo seeks an experienced
Assistant Country Program Director for the Marine Program in Fiji to
assist the South Pacific Country Program Director on the establishment
of program priorities, strategy, and approaches for marine conservation
initiatives in Fiji and across the South Pacific region.  Help initiate
and guide the development and implementation of projects that build on
existing work to further develop WCS' conservation program in the South
Pacific, and in particular, the design, implementation, and evaluation
of marine reserve networks as part of the Fiji Seascapes Project.
Represent WCS and promote conservation in the South Pacific among
various governmental and international agencies , NGO's, universities
and training institutes, and the citizens of the countries of the South
Pacific; direct national and international attention to the South
Pacific region for conservation and influence policies that promote
their long-term persistence.  Assist with fundraising; provide financial
and administrative support for the program; and facilitate communication
and coordination among projects and between WCS projects and other
institution. The ideal candidate should have experience managing
conservation programs, including field projects, report writing, project
budgets, and staff.  Experience with marine protected area science and
policy, including design principles for MPA networks and evaluations of
MPA effectiveness, strongly preferred.  Fundraising experience



PhD or equivalent preferred and solid record in tropical field biology,
research, and conservation with a background in marine biology or
ecology strongly preferred. 


Please send resume w/cover letter to: hr at wcs.org.  Please type PWACDP in
the subject line. Applications for this position will be received until
the position is filled.


WCS is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


Position:                                                Assistant
Director, Global Marine Program 

Division:                                                Global
Conservation Program

Reports to:                                            Director, Marine

Location:                                               New York City,
New York


The Wildlife Conservation Society seeks a bright, committed, diligent,
and promising conservationist to help plan, manage and administer a
large and complex global marine conservation program.   



The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has been dedicated to conserving
the earth's biodiversity since its establishment in 1898 as the New York
Zoological Society (NYZS).  Our efforts are concentrated in many of the
world's developing countries, where biological diversity is greatest and
pressure on nature is most intense. The WCS Global Marine Program
focuses on conserving outstanding seascapes - large marine and coastal
areas of outstanding significance and conservation potential,
principally in coral reef ecosystems - and wildlife species iconic of
wildness in the seas and essential for healthy, resilient ocean
ecosystems.  Headquartered in the Bronx Zoo, the Program employs
approximately 100 people and has an annual operating budget of about
$5.5M. Current major projects include seascape conservation in Papua New
Guinea, Indonesia, Fiji, Belize, Kenya, and Madagascar, and species
conservation focused on sea turtles (Nicaragua, Panama, western Africa),
marine mammals (Africa and Southeast Asia), and sharks (Belize,


Position Objectives

The Assistant Director supports the strategic development and oversees
effective operation of the Global Marine Program and its innovative,
science-based conservation projects, currently focused in thirteen
countries around the world.  Specifically, the Assistant Director:

*         oversees annual planning and day-to-day Program operation,
including field support and administration; 

*         leads development of funding proposals and supports and
supervises reports to funders and partners;

*         provides guidance for field project development and

*         facilitates communication and coordination among projects,
with other elements of WCS, and between WCS and other institutions; and,

*         supports the strategic development of the Global Marine
Program, including developing and evaluating priorities for growth and
opportunities to increase Program impact and effectiveness.




*         Ph.D. in field biology, conservation, or a relevant social
science, or Masters Degree together with extensive relevant experience; 

*         Thorough understanding of marine conservation issues and
relevant science and a commitment to the mission of WCS and the goals of
the Global Marine Program;

*         At least three years program management experience, including
budget development and oversight, work plan development, staff
evaluations, and demonstrated grant-writing and financial management

*         Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including
writing, editing, and the ability to work sensitively and productively
with a diverse global team;

*         Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to
prioritize tasks and work on multiple projects simultaneously;

*         Ability to take direction and to work both independently and
as a member of a team;

*         Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment,
adjusting to changing program priorities and responding to
opportunities; and,

*         Ability to travel internationally.



*         Experience managing a field-based, marine conservation
project, ideally in a developing country;

*         GIS skills; and

*         Fluency in French or Spanish.


To apply, please email a letter with the subject line "Marine AD"
describing your interest in the position, fit with the position
qualifications, availability, and salary expectations, and a current
curriculum vitae to:

hr at wcs.org & marineprogram at wcs.org


Applications for this position will be received until the position is


WCS is an Equal Opportunities Employer.





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