1. Blue Carbon Manager, Madagascar, Blue Ventures
In order to support the successful development of our blue carbon projects along the west coast of Madagascar we are seeking a scientist/forester experienced in the successful development of forest carbon projects. The job will entail managing the applied research required to develop a VCS REDD+CIW project; as well as presenting the blue carbon science outputs of the project to government and high level national REDD+ forums, and supporting the integration of blue carbon into Madagascar’s national REDD+ activities. Consequently the successful candidate will be experienced in technical carbon project development, but ideally will also have a working knowledge of REDD+ policy and the ability to communicate the project’s outputs to policy makers.
2. Technical Editor, CSA Ocean Sciences
CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) is an established multidisciplinary worldwide leader in marine environmental science consulting, with an emphasis on oil and gas, coastal permitting/monitoring, and habitat restoration. CSA is seeking a full-time, in-house technical editor to be a part of the document production team in the Stuart, Florida office.
The candidate should have a strong science background and strong skills in science reading comprehension and science writing. An environmental science/biology degree is required; a marine biology and ecology background would be considered a major strength. Responsibilities include comprehending and editing (including copy editing) highly technical reports, proposals, correspondence, marketing material, etc. Necessary skills and qualifications include attention to detail, exceptional spelling ability, comprehensive understanding of the rules of grammar, and excellent reading comprehension. The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines and work closely with authors and scientific reviewers as a dependable team player. Computer competence with email, internet, and MS Word is required, and familiarity with web‑based content is a plus. Salary is $40-45,000 and negotiable depending on qualifications. Interviewed candidates will be asked to edit a sample document and provide (hard copy or electronic) examples of editing experience.
Submit résumé via e-mail to email@example.com.
3. Senior Program Officer, GEF Project Agency, WWF
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Senior Program Officer for the GEF Project Agency. Under the supervision of the Manager, Ensures the operations of the GEF (Global Environment Facility) Project Agency system and compliance of projects with GEF and WWF norms, implements the WWF GEF strategy with a focus on internal and network communications and GEF Project Agency systems management. The position also works with a broad team to ensure proper development and implementation of GEF projects by WWF. This work is done under the guidance of WWF’s GEF Coordinator.
4. Program Officer, Fisheries – #14038, World Wildlife Fund
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Program Officer for Fisheries. Under the supervision of a Senior Program Officer, plan, manage, implement, monitor and report on activities related to our fishery rights-based management (RBM) work. The Program Officer will primarily work on projects focused on the Latin American region and periodically engage on projects in other parts of the WWF Network. S/he will respond to requests for oral and written information; work directly with project personnel, grantees, consultants, and others to facilitate coordination, communication, and regular reporting.
5. Budget Officer, Marine Program, Wildlife Conservation Society
The Program Officer, Finance plays a vital role within the six-person team for the Global Marine Program, which both supports and guides the WCS field programs. The primary function of the Program Officer, Finance is to coordinate and oversee the budgetary, financial, and grants management of the program and its component projects, working closely with field staff located around the world. The Program Officer, Finance assists with the development of annual project budgets and the preparation of proposals (budgets), coordinates grant reporting, and helps manage the Program’s annual budget of approximately $10 million.
6. Conservation Science Coordinator, Belize, Wildlife Conservation Society
WCS seeks a Conservation Science Coordinator to lead the scientific and technical aspects of their marine program in Belize. The primary purpose of WCS in Belize is to develop and implement science-based conservation and management programs that will conserve Belize’s marine ecosystems in the long term.
Summary of Position
The Conservation Science Coordinator, who will be based in the WCS office in Belize City, will directly supervise the Technical Coordinator, and other staff as may be assigned, and assist in management of the science and education programs conducted at the Glover’s Reef Marine Research Station. S/he will also provide input on grant proposals and reports. The Conservation Science Coordinator will report to WCS’s Belize Country Program Director.
The Conservation Science Coordinator will be responsible for:
· Strengthen the science component of programs by providing the necessary expertise and oversight to project development, design, and implementation.
· Lead WCS Belize’s environmental and fisheries monitoring programs, data analyses and interpretation of results; disseminate results of research and monitoring through writing of technical reports and peer-reviewed papers, contributing to outreach materials, and attending meetings and workshops.
· Maintain and manage current data sets in the most suitable formats and ensure data quality standards.
· Provide scientific oversight, strategy and direction to the research conducted at the Glover’s Reef Research Station.
· Directly supervise the work of the Technical Coordinator and other staff that may be assigned, including serving as the Primary Reviewer on annual performance evaluations, providing professional mentorship and technical guidance, and overseeing the development and execution of the annual work plan.
· Advise the Country Director on the scientific and technical aspects of the WCS Belize Marine Program as part of the ongoing strategic review and adjustment of the program.
· Assist with project reporting, development of project proposals and fund-raising.
· Coordinate training of students in relevant field courses, using the Glovers Reef Research Station as a platform, and assist with the development of field courses.
Required Qualifications and Experience
· Excellent knowledge of the marine environment in Belize, as well as the existing legal and management framework; thorough understanding of marine conservation issues in Belize
· Commitment to marine conservation and the mission of the Wildlife Conservation Society
· Sound knowledge and experience with design of research or surveys, data collection and statistical analysis, including proficiency in the use of statistical software (ideally R and custom packages such as Distance, Mark and Presence), use of GPS and GIS; qualified SCUBA diver
· Excellent communication and organizational skills
· A Ph.D. (preferable) or M.Sc. in marine science and/or natural resources management; a publication record would be an asset
· Several years’ experience in the field of research or management in Belize and, ideally, the wider Caribbean
To apply: cover letters and CVs, along with two letters of reference, should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for receipt of applications is the 11th April, 2014. _______________________________________________
7. Senior Associate, U.S. Oceans, Northeast, Pew Charitable Trusts
The Senior Associate, Policy will conduct technical and policy research and analysis to support the Northeast forage fish conservation work of Pew and help to communicate the results to the general public, fishery stakeholders and policy makers, by drafting testimony, correspondence, policy statements, white papers and reports. In addition, this person will engage with policy makers and other stakeholders, and represent Pew at the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), associated advisory panels and scientific committees, and with Congress and federal and state agencies.
8. Associate, Global Penguin Conservation Campaign, Pew Charitable Trusts
The Trusts is seeking to hire an Associate, Global Penguin Conservation (GPC), to work closely with project staff to support and assist in advocating and implementing strategies to achieve the project’s goals, while supporting the entire spectrum of activity under the project.
9. Director, National Seafood Inspection Lab, NOAA
This position is with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Office of Sustainable Fisheries (OSF), National Seafood Inspection Lab (NSIL), located in Pascagoula, MS. The individual selected for this position will:
Oversee the operation and development of fishery management programs that focus on seafood product quality, safety, and seafood related trade and commerce at NSIL.
10. Assistant Director for Science Application, US Fish & Wildlife Service
The Assistant Director for Science Application serves as the principal science advisor to the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on all fish and wildlife science and research matters. As such, the incumbent is responsible for scientific leadership, program formulation, and technical definition of research needs. The incumbent serves as liaison between the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the FWS Regional Offices and its Regional Directors as well as Regional Scientists to address science program standards, priorities, and funding. He/she represents FWS on DOI and inter-departmental science issues and initiatives. The incumbent develops partnerships, particularly with states, to address science training and the role of science in natural resource management. He/she coordinates issues with the DOI Science Advisor and the U.S. Geological Survey, as well as the science efforts and programs of the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Forest Service, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, universities, and other science organizations. The incumbent develops and provides program direction for the application and adaptation of new concepts and techniques to implement advanced collection, analysis, and evaluation of data on population status and trends and habitat needs of fish, wildlife, and plants. Such activities include national planning, policy guidance development, budget development, legislative and regulatory support. These activities support the conservation and perpetuation of fish, wildlife, and plant resources in North America.
11. Restoration Project Specialist, Save the Bay
The Restoration Project Specialist is responsible for leading Save The Bay’s community-based restoration programs for youth and adult volunteers. Save The Bay’s restoration team works to re-establish crucial transition zone habitat along coastal marshes around the S.F. Bay. The Restoration Project Specialist role is both educator and project implementer in the field. This position works as an outdoor educator to teach students 5th-12th grade the history and ecology of the Bay, as well as cultivate youth stewardship. The Project Specialist also manages large volunteer groups on projects such as invasive species removal, native plant propagation and outplanting, as well as shoreline cleanups. In addition, the Project Specialist assists the restoration team with project planning, scientific monitoring, and additional field and office tasks. This position reports to the Restoration Program Manager.
12. Marine Area Manager, Lockheed Martin
The Marine Area Manager is responsible for planning, programming, scheduling, and providing equipment and support services safely aboard the USAP research vessels. The Manager is responsible for the technical management of the research vessel subcontracts and operations, and interacts frequently with the National Science Foundation (NSF), other agencies, and research vessel owner management. Also, the Marine Manager administers, in cooperation with Subcontracts, charters for research vessels assuring all requirements are met and adhered to.
13. Director, Research and Monitoring, Rare
Rare inspires change so people and nature thrive. Our culture is results oriented and entrepreneurial, committed to working towards measureable goals and creating results.
It’s never been a better time to join the Rare team. Rare is growing and expanding our impact through a range of exciting programs, including watershed protection, sustainable agriculture, and Fish Forever – our first global initiative working to restore near-shore fisheries in the developing tropics (www.fishforever.org). The Director, Research and Monitoring is a key, cross-cutting position with the opportunity to make a significant contribution to all of our programs.
The Director, Research and Monitoring has the unique opportunity to be at the forefront of Rare’s impact by leading the ongoing development and expansion of a scientifically rigorous monitoring and evaluation program for Rare. Joining a team of global specialists in the fields of training, social marketing, quality assurance and database management, the Director plays a critical role in ensuring Rare designs and executes projects with clear and measurable outcomes in behavior change and threat reduction, as well as resulting biological and social impacts.
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic innovator who will oversee the departmental work of a cross-organizational Science Team and serve as a catalyst within Rare to establish leading practices for measuring programmatic impact. S/he will develop, maintain and improve the organization's monitoring and evaluation functions and outcomes-based evaluation strategy. S/he will serve as the spokesperson for Rare on research and monitoring and as its primary advisor on this topic to senior leadership and the Board.
14. IT Specialist (Internet), NOAA
The incumbent serves as:
· Webmaster and front-end web designer for NOAA.gov and associated web sites.
· Webmaster will work daily with NOAA Communications staff in headquarters and those stationed in the line offices to design and alter elements of the NOAA home page, write, and edit online stories including photos, videos and graphics, and generate social media content.
· Webmaster also implements NOAA's Communications Internet and social media information content standards.
· Receives information from scientific and/or technical professionals, then creates content including multimedia on NOAA"s home page and social media channels.
· Develops online communications strategies for a national audience from concept to final implementation for web sites, blogs and social media outreach programs including the front-end design and content development of web sites.
· Represents NOAA's Office of Communication and External Affairs as the technical expert on the NOAA Web Committee.
15. Mediterranean Campaigner, Oceana
Oceana www.oceana.org campaigns to protect and restore the world’s oceans. Our teams of marine scientists, economists, lawyers and advocates win specific and concrete policy changes to reduce pollution and to prevent the irreversible collapse of fish populations, marine mammals and other sea life.
Oceana, an international conservation organization dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans is seeking a full-time Marine Scientist specialized in fisheries and fisheries policy to work with us in our European Headquarters based in Madrid, Spain.
The successful candidate will have expertise in Mediterranean fisheries sustainability and experience in fisheries policy. Proficiency in Italian and English is essential. Good communication skills are necessary as well, including writing, public speaking and interpersonal skills.
The successful candidate will be reporting to the European fisheries manager and the European research Director and will:
- Work in cooperation with the fisheries team to ensure coherence of Oceana’s vision across the different regions
- Design and develop policy strategies aimed to successfully achieve Oceana’s goals for sustainable fishing in the Mediterranean Sea
- Represent the organization in relevant scientific and governmental institutions and act as media spokesperson when required
- Write reports and policy briefings
16. Various International Opportunities, Rare
Indonesia, Philippines, Brazil
Rare has a number of Director and Manager positions open in their field offices.
17. Marine Community Support Officer, Scotland, Fauna & Flora International
The purpose of this role is to work with specific coastal communities in Scotland to assist them to meet their own aspirations with regard to management of local inshore marine resources. The individual will work directly with (and in cases be seconded to) the communities concerned, but will be employed by FFI and will also be offered support and advice from a wider advisory panel with knowledge of marine protection processes in Scotland. This position will be based in Scotland, preferably home-based, dependent on location, but with opportunities to work from office space either in Edinburgh or with partner organisations, when necessary.
18. Scottish Conservation Officer, Whale and Dolphin Center
WDC is looking for a passionate Conservation Officer to promote active volunteer participation in science by undertaking management of the shore-based cetacean watching volunteer programme, Shorewatch.
WDC Shorewatch is a network of trained volunteers monitoring the presence and absence of whales and dolphins at selected sites around the Scottish coastline, in order to raise awareness and capture vital data crucial to the long term future of these amazing creatures.
You will regularly visit Shorewatch sites around the Scottish coastline to support volunteers, deliver trainings and run events, aiming to meet data collection targets. You will be an excellent communicator, be able to work independently and have experience of volunteer management.
19. Sightings and Strandings Officer, Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust
Isle of Mull, Scotland
The Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust wishes to appoint a Sightings and Strandings Officer based in Tobermory, Isle of Mull. Working as a member of the Trust’s small, dynamic research team, the Sightings Officer is primarily responsible for building and maintaining HWDT’s Community Sightings Programme – the reporting network for local marine users to register their sightings of cetaceans on the west coast of Scotland (including strandings and photographs).
Overall purpose of the job:
The main responsibilities of the Sightings and Strandings Officer are to liaise with the local communities within Argyll and Bute, Western Isles, Highlands and Islands, Skye and Lochaber to facilitate the reporting of animal sighting and stranding records. He/she will be responsible for organizing the collected sightings and strandings data and producing regular reports.
20. Postdoctoral Associate, State University of New York - Environmental Science and Forestry
The Research Foundation for State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) is seeking outstanding applicants for the position of postdoctoral researcher to work on the human dimensions of coastal management, and with specific focus on post-Sandy evacuation issues. The position is funded by a grant (Sea Grant); the person hired will work closely with principal investigator Dr. Sharon Moran (SUNY ESF) and coordinate with other research team members.
21. Postdoctoral Fellow – Assessment of Climate Change Adaptation Options, University of Waterloo
We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with experience in climate change adaptation research in a developing country context. The candidate will conduct research related to climate change adaptation options that have been developed and implemented in over 100 cases funded by the International Development Research Centre. In partnership with ICLEI Canada (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives), this project will:
1. Develop a set of criteria by which to judge a successful adaptation option;
2. Draw together and categorize adaptation options designed and implemented under the auspices of the IDRC’s Climate Change and Water (CCW) program;
3. Make these cases widely available through a flexible, web‐based interface;
4. Convene a wider conversation with scholarly and practitioner communities about strategies for assessing and accelerating adaptation.
22. Postdoc: Evolutionary Biology/Genomics, Florida International University
The Bracken-Grissom Lab at Florida International University in the Department of Biology and Marine Sciences Program is looking for a 1-year postdoctoral fellow with an interest in evolutionary biology and genomics.
The Bracken-Grissom Lab is fundamentally interested in the evolution of marine invertebrates with an emphasis on decapod crustaceans. Present research combines molecular, morphological, and fossil evidence to gain insights into evolutionary relationships (phylogeny), biogeography, biodiversity, ecology, origins, and diversification of crabs, lobsters and shrimp.
The successful applicant will be involved in multiple projects that include: 1) large scale phylogenetic/phylogenomic/population genetic studies of decapod crustaceans and 2) the evolution of bioluminescence using RNAseq data. Mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students will be needed as part of these projects. Experience with wet-lab molecular techniques, large data matrices, phylogenetics/population genetic software, next generation sequencing methods (ex. phylogenomics, transcriptomics, RADseq), and bioinformatics is required. Additional experience with decapod crustaceans is a plus. The successful candidate must have completed her/his doctoral degree before taking up the position. Our work requires good organizational and computational skills and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. Occasional physically demanding fieldwork may also be required to support research.
As a single PDF, applications must include a 1) cover letter briefly outlining the candidate's fit to the position 2) CV 3) research statement, and 4) contact information for three references, preferably including doctoral advisor and/or postdoctoral advisor (if relevant). All information may be sent directly to Dr. Heather Bracken-Grissom at
23. Fall 2014 Law Clerk, Oceana
Application Deadline: April 1, 2014
Oceana's Legal Department seeks current law students who have an interest in ocean conservation or environmental law to serve as law clerks or externs. The legal team brings strategic federal litigation to advance marine conservation goals (mainly under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Marine Mammal Protection Act) and supports Oceana’s policy and legislative initiatives. Oceana’s current campaigns focus on encouraging responsible fisheries, including conservation of sharks and sea turtles; combating seafood fraud; and advocating clean offshore energy while fighting the expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling.
Applicants should possess excellent research and writing skills, a solid academic record, the maturity to support a team effort, strong work ethic, sense of initiative and good judgment. Law clerks may be asked to perform legal and factual research, review and analyze administrative records, draft research memoranda and legal documents, analyze legislation and help implement lobbying strategies, attend court and/or Congressional hearings, and participate in staff meetings. We currently have several clerkship positions open for Fall 2014. Clerks must work for a minimum of 10 weeks; school schedules will be accommodated. Clerks will not be compensated, but Oceana encourages applications from students in work-study programs or externship programs that provide credit, as well as students who receive funding from their law school or other sources.
Applications should be sent to the email address listed below. Please include a cover letter, resume, law school and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial and official), a writing sample (legal memo or brief preferred), and three references.
Washington, DC 20036
Application Deadline: 04/01/2014
24. Interpretation Intern, CA State Parks
(Non-paid internship, volunteer, eligible for school credit) (Seasonal)
We are seeking a mature, self-motivated, charismatic interpreter to assist with campfire programs at the outdoor campfire center and Junior Ranger programs in a coastal beach environment. The position is classified as a seasonal position and will be assigned to San Elijo State Beach and South Carlsbad State Beach campgrounds. Programs will be conducted on weekends and holidays and some evening shifts are required. The anticipated start date is mid-May.
Primary responsibilities include assisting with creating, preparing and conducting high quality educational programs for all ages, including campfire programs, tide pool walks, nature walks, junior ranger programs, school programs, and community presentations and talks. Duties will also include: assisting other presenters in program presentation, organizing and scheduling interpretive programs with the park rangers, perform routine administrative duties, and inventory, maintain, repair, replace, and order interpretive equipment and supplies, and assist in campground entrance station operations as needed.
Desirable traits/experience includes: ability to read, write, and speak English at a level to effectively communicate thematic programs, proficiency with audio visual equipment, computers, and cameras in program preparation and presentation, knowledge of State Park operations, ability to inform and educate the public of laws, regulations, and procedures, ability to work outside and stand for long periods of time, and wear a prescribed uniform.
ü Equivalency to (2) full years of high school completion with special interest in natural sciences or human history, or (2) with major work in education.
ü Paid or non-paid work performing duties similar to those of a park interpretive specialist may be substituted for a maximum of two years of required education.
Send completed resume and a https://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf
Attn: Cory Hawkins
North Sector Office
2680 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
25. Marine Mammal Photo ID Internship, Aquarium of the Pacific
Long Beach, CA
This intern will be responsible for assisting the Boats Coordinator on photo IDing blue whales, fin whales, and humpback whales during our daily whale watching cruises, as well as interpreting data to guests at the Aquarium.
26. Intern, Mississippi River Restoration Science, Environmental Defense Fund
The intern will have the opportunity to learn about the complexities of restoring the Gulf Coast region by working as part of the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Coalition. The coalition works with prominent state and national environmental organizations, which will provide opportunities for the intern to connect across multiple organizations and platforms. This position is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience and insight in nonprofit, campaign-driven science-based advocacy work. You will work side-by-side with top members of EDF's Mississippi River Delta Restoration team in a fast-paced work environment that requires quick learning and accountability for results. By the completion of the internship, you will have gained an understanding of coastal restoration issues, nonprofit communication systems and strategies, and the mechanics of writing and advocacy to diverse audiences.
27. Intern, Mississippi River Legal/Policy, Environmental Defense Fund
The intern will have the opportunity to learn about the complexities of restoring the Gulf Coast region through the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign (MRD). The Campaign works with prominent state and national environmental organizations, which will provide opportunities for the intern to connect across multiple organizations and platforms. This position is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience and insight in nonprofit, campaign-driven public relations work. You will work side-by-side with top members of EDF's Mississippi River Delta Restoration team in a fast-paced work environment that requires quick learning and accountability for results. By the completion of the internship, you will have gained an understanding of coastal restoration issues, nonprofit communication systems and strategies, and the mechanics of writing and advocacy to diverse audiences.
28. 2014 Cornell Iscol Internship, Research and Development, Oceans, Environmental Defense Fund
San Francisco, CA
The intern would be responsible for a primary project, as well as for working on short-turnaround group projects as part of the Research and Development Team. The primary project will be developed by the intern in collaboration with the Director of Research and Development based on a match between the intern’s skills, interests, and goals with EDF research priorities.