Reef Resilience Network Manager Job at TNC
The Nature Conservancy
JOB TITLE: APPLIED SCIENTIST I
JOB FAMILY: Science
JOB NUMBER: 400001
SALARY GRADE: 6
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
START DATE: July 1, 2012
· Graduate degree in marine or social science-related field and 1 year experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Experience collecting, manipulating, analyzing and interpreting scientific data and preparing reports of findings.
· Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite Software and common social media platforms.
· Experience communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in English (and other relevant languages).
· Experience coordinating multiple projects with several variables, setting realistic deadlines and managing timeframes.
As part of the Global Marine Team’s Reef Resilience Project Team, the Reef Resilience Network Manager will provide coordination and communication support to the Global Reef Resilience Project.
The Reef Resilience Network Manager will work with the Reef Resilience Project Manager, Director of Coral Reef Conservation, and the Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) field staff to implement global reef resilience activities and to support elements of the National Partnership between TNC and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP). This Partnership began in October of 2009 and continues until September 2013. A key element of the Reef Resilience Project is a virtual network of coral reef managers and practitioners. The primary focus of this position will be to curate the Reef Resilience Network while providing support to other outreach and educational components of the Project, including the implementation of a webinar series and management of the Reef Resilience online course.
The Network Manager will be involved in a variety of outreach and communication activities for the ReefResilience Network, including facilitating and managing network communications and activities in several formats, such as virtual and in-person events. S/he will play a key role in the development and implementation of Reef Resilience capacity building activities, including new approaches to capacity buildingamong coral reef managers throughout the world, and strengthening and expanding reef and MPA manager peer networks and learning opportunities that support comprehensive reef management. S/he will also help develop and implement new innovative communication and learning tools, track and report on progress in the field, and assist in managing Resilience Project information and materials, including future updates and dissemination of the Reef Resilience Toolkit.
S/he will be supervised by the Reef Resilience Project Manager, who serves as the Project Lead.
· Enhance and facilitate the Resilience Practitioners Network using a variety of innovative communication tools (e.g., webinars, virtual social networking) and learning approaches.
· Support development of curriculum materials and implementation of training programs for coral reef managers and practitioners as well as “train the trainer” programs.
· Manage and facilitate a dynamic webinar series that highlights current events and case studies from the field.
· Manage implementation of a virtual training program (online course) for managers, including annual editorial updates, overseeing enrollment, weekly orientation of mentors, tracking participation and submission of assignments, trouble shooting issues and summarizing the final course evaluation.
· Assists with content and structural updates to the web-based Reef Resilience Toolkit (www.reefresilience.org).
· Produce or assist with writing assignments including periodic donor reports, syntheses of 2-4 scientific papers per month, and electronic newsletter stories synthesizing work from the field.
· Assist with organization and logistical support for international workshops (up to 3 events per year) including making meeting and travel arrangements and producing summary reports for each major event.
· Manages program communications includingquarterly newsletter, weekly news updates for website, social media updates, project email account, etc.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
· Graduate degree in marine or social science-related field and 1-2 years experience, or the equivalent combination.
· Ability to collect,manipulate, analyze, and interpret scientific data and prepare reports of findings.
· Capable of managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results.
· Able to communicate clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
· Ability to synthesize, interpret and communicate scientific information to influence conservation practice.
· A working knowledge of common software applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Web browsers, Access, Sharepoint) and social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google+) with the ability to use provided computer technology to enhance the quality of work.
· Experience engaging with coral reef managers and practitioners
· Experience engaging with large and small NGOs in international settings.
· Knowledge of tropical marine conservation and management.
· Knowledge of current trends and practices in coral reef conservation and climate change at regional andglobal scales.
· Able to complete independent tasks as assigned with minimal supervision
· Ability to coordinate multiple projects with several variables, setting realistic deadlines and managing timeframes.
· Compiles and organizes scientific data with attention to detail.
· Analyzes situations, evaluates alternatives and implements solutions.
· Interprets guidelines, evaluates information and modifies processes to adapt to changing circumstances.
· Work affords opportunity to act independently on assigned tasks.
· Ability to make independent decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.
· Performs tasks with minimal supervision.
RESPONSIBILITY/OVERSIGHT – FINANCIAL AND SUPERVISORY:
· May help develop work plans and project budgets.
· May negotiate and contract with vendors.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to synthesize and convey information in avariety of formats (e.g., grant reports, oral presentations, email correspondence, webinars).
· Ability to work cooperatively with a number of staff and external parties, sometimes under pressure, in order to complete project work and goals in a timely manner.
· Provide a variety of information to staff and others, contributing to conservation projects and assisting workflow throughout the organization.
· Work and communicate effectively with a diverse group of people, including scientists, preserve staff and others, providing and obtaining needed information.
· Ability to write grants and researching proposals.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT:
· Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
· Work typically requires only minor physical exertion and/or physical strain.
· Ability to travel extensively to off-site meetings and internationally for up to 20% of the time. Travel will occasionally occur on weekends.
This is a term-limited position that ends October 30, 2013 unless extended by TNC
Applications will be accepted at www.nature.org/careers until May 18, 2012. All applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to be considered
The NatureConservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.