[Coral-List] Job Posting // Operations Director, Waitt Institute

Stephanie Roach sroach at waittinstitute.org
Tue Jan 27 17:46:15 EST 2015

Position: Operations Director

Organization: Waitt Institute www.waittinstitute.org

Location: Washington, DC; or New York City

Hours: Approximately 40 hours per week, flexible hours

Duration: Minimum of 2-year commitment expected

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Operations Director will focus on management of operations, budgets, and
contracts, and will report to Waitt Institute (WI) Executive Director (ED).
WI has a small core team, so we are seeking someone who will take an
expansive view of this role, contributing broadly to our mission of
“empowering communities to restore their ocean.” Position could be
part-time for a more experienced candidate; partial telecommuting is


   - Overall budget and expense management, in coordination with Senior
   Accountant and ED
   - Site-specific budget and expense management for all Blue Halo
   Initiative sites
   - Contract management for 6+ contractors
   - Reporting (internal, external – publication and dissemination)
   - Continually seek opportunities for cost efficiencies
   - Identify and vet fundraising opportunities
   - Manage WI and site toolkits: centralization, documentation, and
   - Track progress at sites, per program metrics and indicators
   - Cross-site information sharing and learning
   - Manage institutional paperwork (permitting, licensing, legal,
   compliance, tax reporting, etc.)
   - Manage office space operations
   - Inventory control and maintenance of WI assets
   - Order and ship swag for distribution at sites
   - Maintain database of site and global contacts
   - Manage creation and dissemination of Board meeting materials
   - General project research, planning, and coordination, and other duties
   as assigned

*Desired qualifications:*

   - Strong commitment to science-based, community-driven, sustainable
   ocean management
   - Expertise with effective and efficient operation of organizations
   - Expertise with budget management
   - Academic degree(s) in relevant field
   - Background in marine policy, science, and economics
   - Ability to manage time efficiently and keep track of and prioritize
   amongst many tasks
   - Ability to complete tasks rapidly with an appropriate level of detail
   - Stellar writing, editing, and general communications skills
   - Independent and internally-motivated, and flexible in response to
   changing assignments
   - Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite
   - Communications/PR and event planning experience
   - Website management (via Wordpress) and graphic design (via Adobe
   Illustrator, InDesign)
   - General tech/IT know-how and fix-it skills
   - SCUBA certification and scientific diving experiences
   - Resourcefulness (i.e., MacGyverness)

Job description PDF here: http://waittinstitute.org/jobs/

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Waitt Institute Program
Manager, Stephanie Roach, sroach at waittinstitute.org, by 28 February 2015.

The Waitt Institute endeavors to ensure ecologically, economically, and
culturally sustainable use of ocean resources. The Institute partners with
governments committed to developing and implementing comprehensive,
science-based, community-driven solutions for sustainable ocean management.
Our goal is to benefit coastal communities while restoring fish populations
and habitats. Our approach is to engage stakeholders, provide the tools
needed to design locally appropriate policies, facilitate the policymaking
process, and build capacity for effective implementation and long-term

See more on the Waitt Institute website: www.waittinstitute.org

*Stephanie Roach*
Program Manager
Waitt Institute <http://bit.ly/WaittInst> | Blue Halo Initiative
@sfroach <https://twitter.com/sfroach> | 202.609.8919

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