[Coral-List] REEF general manager position opening

Lad Akins Lad at REEF.org
Thu Jan 20 13:37:22 EST 2011

Hello All,


Please see the position announcement below .  Feel free to circulate widely.


All the best,




Reef Environmental Education Foundation General Manager Position



The Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF), a non-profit, marine
conservation organization, announces an opening for a General Manager
position to start in early summer 2011.  The position will be based at
REEF's Key Largo, Florida, headquarters with a salary commensurate with
experience and in the range of non-profit pay scales and benefits.
Responsibilities include operational management, fundraising, public
relations, membership development, supervision and partnership building with
the diving community. 



The Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) was founded in 1990 as a
way to educate scuba divers and snorkelers in marine life identification and
make use of their marine life sightings.  REEF has grown into a 40,000 plus
member organization working with the general public in unique partnerships
with public, private, governmental and educational sectors throughout the
western hemisphere.  Primary projects and programs include the volunteer
Fish Survey Project, Grouper Moon spawning aggregation assessments, exotic
species program, artificial reef assessments and numerous education and
outreach programs. REEF maintains strong partnerships with federal, state
and local government agencies as well as other NGO and business entities.  



Duties of the General Manager include management of a variety of activities
necessary to maintain an effective marine conservation organization.  Areas
of responsibility include; assistance with and oversight of fundraising
solicitations and fiscal management, supervising the office manager and
assistant office manager, overseeing maintenance and upkeep of the
headquarters facility, development of field survey trips,  PR relations
including media releases, assistance with outreach and development of REEF
programs for the dive community, assisting the Executive Director,
Scientific Coordinator and Special Projects Coordinator as needed.  



Candidates for this position will most certainly need to have a "passion for
marine conservation" with excellent supervisory/management and communication
skills. Educational background and experience with fundraising, business and
fiscal management will be important considerations. Although scuba diving is
not a part of the job description, knowledge and participation in the sport
is important as REEF's volunteer programs rely heavily on this activity. A
candidate's connections with the dive community and history in non-profit
marine conservation management will be taken into consideration although
neither is a requirement. Candidates should be strongly self-directed and
work well in a team environment. Excellent written and oral communication
skills will rank a candidate highly.  


Application procedures

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume or CV, 2-3 writing
samples and references via e-mail to: jobs at reef.org.  It is anticipated that
a final selection will be made in mid to late March with a starting of June
1, 2011.


REEF is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer




Lad Akins

Director of Special Projects


P O Box 246

Key Largo  FL  33037


(305) 852-0030 work

(305) 942-7333 cell

Lad at REEF.org


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