[MARMAM] Volunteer Opportunity: IUCN Global Marine Program Assistant--Volunteer

jennifer palmer jenpalmer at hotmail.com
Wed May 21 13:46:02 PDT 2008





IUCN Global Marine Program
Assistant--Volunteer 

IUCN
(International Union for Conservation of Nature)



IUCN’s
Global Marine Program (GMP) is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic assistant
for the summer of 2008. The assistant will help with general
administrative tasks, database management, research and marine meeting
attendance. Although this is an unpaid post, we feel this is a unique opportunity
to build valuable networks and gain experience in international marine
conservation. 



LOCATION: IUCN-USA
Multilateral Office, Washington, DC 



DURATION: May 2008-September
2008 (possibility of extension), 20-40 hrs/wk



QUALIFICATIONS:




Positive
attitude  and overall team player
Organizational, interpersonal and
     problem solving skillsGood
computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Strong communications and writing
     skills with attention to detail
Candidates
must have a professional demeanor, be highly proficient in English
US
nationality not required 


TASKS:

Provide general administrative
     assistance and support to IUCN’s Global Marine ProgramMaintain the DC Marine Community
     (DCMC) databaseDistribute marine communications
     materialsManage contact/membership lists
     for WCPA-Marine, GMP and IUCN-US Prepare GMP for Capitol Hill
     Ocean Week and IUCN’s World Conservation Congress.Create website/communications
     material for DC Marine Community and GMP IUCN-USOrganize the logistical and other
     practical aspects of workshops and meetingsAttend marine conservation
     meetings and assist with contact follow up

 

PREFERRED SKILLS:

Interest in environmental and
     ocean issues preferable but not requiredLanguage skills in Spanish and
     French a plus

 

*Note: ENTRY LEVEL, UNPAID position--best
suited for young professional or student. Ideal for undergraduate interested in
gaining experience with an international conservation organization with a focus
on global ocean issues. Although most tasks are supportive in nature, assistant
will be able to attend a wide variety of marine conservation meetings in DC
area and will often be introduced to ocean conservation leaders and the DC marine
community at large.

 

REPORTS TO: IUCN Global Marine
Program Staff



Jennifer
Palmer

Global
Marine Program Officer

jpalmer at iucnus.org

 

Elizabeth
De Santo, Ph.D

MPAs Coordination
Officer

edesanto at iucnus.org

 

 

APPLICANTS
SHOULD EMAIL:
Cover letter, resume, & contact info for two references to Jennifer Palmer:
jpalmer at iucnus.org

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