[Coral-List] TNC JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - Reef Resilience Project Manager

Stephanie Wear swear at TNC.ORG
Thu Jul 23 10:40:32 EDT 2009

Hello All!

I am excited to share the job posting for a Reef Resilience Project
Manager working with The Nature Conservancy's Global Marine Team. Please
share this announcement with anyone that might be interested. Please see
the following link for more information:
_CE.GBL  For those interested in applying, you need to register
S_CE.GBL>  and be sure to follow the directions here:
http://www.nature.org/careers/work/art24244.html  In addition, please
send a copy of your resume and cover letter to resilience at tnc.org
PLEASE NOTE: The preferred job location for this position is the
DC/Metro Area.  Florida is listed on the website because that is the
interview location - apologies for any confusion on this. 


The deadline for applications is August 17, 2009.


Thank you,




The Nature Conservancy



Reef Resilience Project Manager



JOB TITLE:                                                   APPLIED

JOB FAMILY:                                               Science

JOB NUMBER:                                             400002

SALARY GRADE:                                         7

FLSA STATUS:                                              Exempt

JOB LOCATION:                                          Arlington, VA -
TNC World Office




*         Graduate degree in marine science-related field and 2 years
related experience or equivalent combination of education and

*         Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including
staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines.

*         Experience synthesizing, interpreting and communicating
scientific information and preparing reports on findings.

*         Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite Software.





As part of the Global Marine Team's Reef Resilience Project Team,
provide technical and managerial support to the NOAA-TNC partnership
whose shared goal is to effectively conserve valuable coral reef
ecosystems in the United States, the Caribbean and Pacific Islands
through conservation science and planning, on-the-ground implementation
activities, monitoring, and measuring success. 


The Reef Resilience Project Manager works with the Reef Resilience
Project Director, Project Coordinator and TNC Field staff to implement
the Program's global reef resilience activities and to manage elements
of the overall National Partnership between The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
and NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP).  This Partnership
will begin in October of 2009 and continue for four years.


S/he will play a key role in implementing Reef Resilience Capacity
Building activities, including the development and implementation of new
approaches to capacity building among coral reef managers throughout the
world, translating new coral reef science and management applications
into easily accessible management guidelines, and strengthening and
expanding reef and MPA manager peer networks and learning opportunities
to support comprehensive reef management.  S/he will help to develop and
implement training of trainers programs, facilitate manager learning
exchanges, develop and implement innovative communication and learning
tools, track and report on progress in the field, and help update the
Reef Resilience Toolkit on an annual basis.  


His/her overall project management responsibilities will include
maintaining strong collaborative relationships with the NOAA CRCP staff,
ensuring reporting requirements for projects are met for the Partnership
overall, and that TNC field project managers are well informed of their
responsibilities and obligations as recipients of funding through the
National Partnership.  S/He will represent the Global Marine Team and
the National Partnership within the Conservancy and at regional/national


S/he is supervised by the GMT MPA Scientist who serves as the Project's



*         Manage the annual work plan, budget, and reporting processes
for the NOAA Partnership and ensure a high quality and timely

*         Maintain effective communication between the Global Marine
Team and TNC field programs, as well as between TNC and the NOAA CRCP.

*         Provide technical guidance to field staff and partners focused
on coral reef conservation.

*         Enhance the Resilience Practitioners Network through a variety
of innovative communication tools (e.g., webinars, virtual social
networking) and learning approaches.

*         Contribute to  development of curriculum and implement
training programs for MPA professionals as well as "train the trainer"

*         Facilitate peer-learning exchanges among coral reef managers
from diverse backgrounds.

*         Contribute to maintenance and implementation of a virtual
training program (online course) for managers

*         Assists with content and structural updates to the web-based
Reef Resilience Toolkit (www.reefresilience.org).




*         Graduate degree in marine science-related field and 2-4 years
related experience with a coral reef conservation focus or equivalent
combination of education and experience.

*         Managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing,
workloads and finances.

*         Knowledge of tropical marine resources and their conservation

*         Knowledge of current trends and practices in coral reef
conservation and climate change at regional and global scales.

*         Ability to collect, manipulate, analyze, and interpret
scientific data and prepare reports of findings.

*         Ability to synthesize, interpret and communicate scientific
information to influence conservation practice.

*        Managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while
delivering quality results.

*         Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word,
Excel, Web browsers, Access, Sharepoint) and ability to use provided
computer technology to enhance the quality of work.

*         Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means
in English. Spanish fluency is desirable. 

*         Peer reviewed publication record.

*         Experience developing and implementing training programs.

*         Experience working with large and small NGOs in international

*         Ability to work within a decentralized team environment. 

*         Able to complete independent tasks as assigned.



*         Cultivates and develops creative ideas to improve conservation

*         Anticipates, analyzes, diagnoses and solves complex ecological

*         Compiles and organizes scientific data with attention to

*         Analyzes situations, evaluates alternatives and implements

*         Interprets guidelines, evaluates information and modifies
processes to adapt to changing circumstances.



*         Makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and

*         Work affords opportunity to act independently on assigned



*         Designs and implements strategic activities relative to
program area.

*         May supervise a small staff of technicians, interns and/or
volunteers on a project basis.

*         May manage a grant or contract.

*         May negotiate and contract with vendors.



*         Excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability
to convey information in easy to understand formats.

*         Ability to work cooperatively with a number of staff and
external parties, sometimes under pressure, in order to complete project
work and goals in a timely manner.

*         Provide a variety of information to staff and others,
contributing to conservation projects and assisting workflow throughout
the organization.

*         Work and communicate effectively with a diverse group of
people, including scientists, field staff and others, providing and
obtaining needed information.

*         Demonstrated experience writing grants. 

*         Ability to simplify and explain complex scientific data to
general audiences.



*         Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines

*         Work typically requires only minor physical exertion and/or
physical strain. 

*         Fieldwork involving snorkeling and SCUBA 

*         Ability to travel extensively to off-site meetings and
internationally for up to 30% of the time.  Travel will occasionally
occur on weekends.


This is a term-limited position that ends September 30, 2012 unless
extended by TNC


Applications will be accepted at www.nature.org/careers   until August
17, 2009.  All applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to be


The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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