[MARMAM] Job Announcement

Nicole Mihnovets anmihnov at gw.dec.state.ny.us
Mon Jun 15 10:35:21 PDT 2009

Position:  Assistant Director, Global Marine Program

Division:   Global Conservation Program

Reports to:   Director, Marine Program 

Location:  New York City, New York

The Wildlife Conservation Society seeks a bright, committed, diligent,
and promising conservationist to help plan, manage and administer a
large and complex global marine conservation program.   


The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has been dedicated to conserving
the earth's biodiversity since its establishment in 1898 as the New York
Zoological Society (NYZS).  Our efforts are concentrated in many of the
world's developing countries, where biological diversity is greatest and
pressure on nature is most intense. The WCS Global Marine Program
focuses on conserving outstanding seascapes - large marine and coastal
areas of outstanding significance and conservation potential,
principally in coral reef ecosystems - and wildlife species iconic of
wildness in the seas and essential for healthy, resilient ocean
ecosystems.  Headquartered in the Bronx Zoo, the Program employs
approximately 100 people and has an annual operating budget of about
$5.5M. Current major projects include seascape conservation in Papua New
Guinea, Indonesia, Fiji, Belize, Kenya, and Madagascar, and species
conservation focused on sea turtles (Nicaragua, Panama, western Africa),
marine mammals (Africa and Southeast Asia), and sharks (Belize,

Position Objectives

The Assistant Director supports the strategic development and oversees
effective operation of the Global Marine Program and its innovative,
science-based conservation projects, currently focused in thirteen
countries around the world.  Specifically, the Assistant Director:

*         oversees annual planning and day-to-day Program operation,
including field support and administration; 

*         leads development of funding proposals and supports and
supervises reports to funders and partners;

*         provides guidance for field project development and

*         facilitates communication and coordination among projects,
with other elements of WCS, and between WCS and other institutions; and,

*         supports the strategic development of the Global Marine
Program, including developing and evaluating priorities for growth and
opportunities to increase Program impact and effectiveness.



*         Ph.D. in field biology, conservation, or a relevant social
science, or Masters Degree together with extensive relevant experience; 

*         Thorough understanding of marine conservation issues and
relevant science and a commitment to the mission of WCS and the goals of
the Global Marine Program;

*         At least three years program management experience, including
budget development and oversight, work plan development, staff
evaluations, and demonstrated grant-writing and financial management

*         Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including
writing, editing, and the ability to work sensitively and productively
with a diverse global team;

*         Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to
prioritize tasks and work on multiple projects simultaneously;

*         Ability to take direction and to work both independently and
as a member of a team;

*         Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment,
adjusting to changing program priorities and responding to
opportunities; and,

*         Ability to travel internationally.



*         Experience managing a field-based, marine conservation
project, ideally in a developing country;

*         GIS skills; and

*         Fluency in French or Spanish.


To apply, please email a letter with the subject line "Marine AD"
describing your interest in the position, fit with the position
qualifications, availability, and salary expectations, and a current
curriculum vitae to:

hr "at" wcs.org & marineprogram "at" wcs.org

Applications for this position will be received until the position is

WCS is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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