[Coral-List] Coral trade position at WWF
hfox at hawaii.edu
Wed Oct 27 23:58:12 EDT 2010
Posting the below on behalf of a colleague at WWF...I think the position closes in one week.
Helen E. Fox, Ph.D.
Senior Marine Scientist | Conservation Science Program | World Wildlife Fund
1250 24th Street NW | Washington, DC 20037 USA | helen.fox at wwfus.org | www.worldwildlife.org/science +1.202.495.4793 (w) | +1.202.640.3070 (bb) | +1.202.293.9211 (fax)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the global conservation organization, seeks a Senior Program Officer (SPO) to conduct appropriate outreach to industry leaders associated with the collection, export, import, wholesale, or retail sale of coral and coral reef wildlife, and products made from coral and coral reef wildlife. This outreach will implement the strategies of a four-organization coalition seeking to ensure the long-term health and resilience of the world’s coral reef ecosystems through reform of U.S. trade policies and practices.
The SPO will report to the WWF-US Director of Business and Industry, and work closely with WWF-US’s Senior Program Officer for Marine and Fisheries Policy. The SPO will coordinate closely with campaign partners (Environmental Defense Fund, Defenders of Wildlife, and Humane Society) to prioritize business targets for outreach, develop appropriate messages, engage targeted businesses, and generate support in the business community for reform.
An advanced degree or equivalent experience in law, policy or business is required. 3-5 years experience engaging businesses in conservation issues and working closely with conservation NGOs is also required. Knowledge of or willingness to learn emerging issues at the interface of conservation, business and social science, especially as they relate to global wildlife trade (e.g., consumer preference, supply/demand relationships, market incentives, and mariculture technology) is necessary. Must have excellent relationship building abilities, a professional style, and the ability to engage senior level leaders and influentials. Must also have strong written and verbal communications skills, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work well with a broad team. Must be a creative thinker and problem-solver, have negotiation and facilitation skills, and be able to travel nationally and internationally.
AA/EOE Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To submit cover letter and resume please visit http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/careers/jobs.html, job # 11065
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