Aug 31, 2019
The Nature Conservancy OFFICE LOCATION Maitland, Florida, USA. Flexible within Florida. FL201 A LITTLE ABOUT US Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter. The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond . YOUR POSITION WITH TNC The Fisheries Project Manager leads and participates in matrixed teams within and across chapter departments and Conservancy fisheries-related programs to develop, manage, and advance Florida's sustainable fisheries projects, plans and methods, and help establish the Conservancy as a conservation partner in sustainable fisheries. The Fisheries Project Manager develops collaborative partnerships with a diversity of stakeholders including the recreational and commercial fishing community, public agencies, private organizations, and academic institutions to identify and implement innovative solutions to advance sustainable fisheries. The Fisheries Project Manager makes available the best science-based management frameworks, information, and collaborative tools to resource managers and fishing communities to promote co-responsibility in fisheries management. Location is flexible within Florida . ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Fisheries Project Manager supports the Marine Program in the Strategy Department of the Florida Chapter, reporting to the Florida Marine Program Manager. The Fisheries Project Manager's initial primary focus will be to advance the chapter's work on sustainable snapper-grouper fisheries and, as needed, support the chapter's oyster fisheries work. The Fisheries Project Manager works with the chapter's Science & Planning and Stewardship & Field Initiatives Departments and colleagues in the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and North America to collaborate with fisheries stakeholders. The Fisheries Project Manager serves as a principal contact to fishers and fishing organizations, fisheries agencies, management councils and commissions, conservation organizations, scientists, and foundations to strengthen existing relationships and build new cooperative and productive partnerships with diverse internal and external stakeholders to accomplish program goals. The Fisheries Project Manager develops key partnerships to identify and resolve technical issues, widely communicate solutions and best practices, develop innovative conservation methods, analyses, tools, and frameworks to address fisheries management needs. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE Works with teams to develop and implement conservation projects and strategies for select Florida state and federal fisheries, integrating the chapter's fisheries work with the Conservancy's whole systems, division, and North America sustainable fisheries priorities. Develops and implements fisheries work and/or other relevant strategies and goals. Engages fishers and communities on local fisheries conservation efforts. Gains cooperation from outside parties to accomplish program goals. Helps establish the Conservancy as a trusted conservation partner within the area of marine fisheries. Contributes effectively within a team-based environment to make decisions and solve problems, based on analysis, experience and context. Efficiently and effectively leads cross-functional multidisciplinary team(s) and contributes to teams led by others. Assists in developing and implementing communication strategies to widely communicate solutions and best practices. Assists in developing innovative science-based methods, analyses, tools and frameworks to address fishery conservation and management challenges, contributing strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field. Establishes and maintains optimal performance standards within budget, including working within/managing a budget to complete projects, overseeing agreements/contracts and innovative solutions with vendors, assisting with budget development, and assisting with public and private fundraising. Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements. Frequent travel domestically, evening and weekend hours may be required. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS BA/BS degree and 5 years' experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines. Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance. Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies Experience negotiating. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Demonstrated experience influencing, developing, and implementing marine fisheries conservation policy and plans. Demonstrated familiarity with Florida fisheries issues, stakeholders, governance and policies Knowledge of the theory and practice of ecosystem-based fisheries management. Ability to explain conservation practices to technical and non-technical audiences. Self-motivated professional who establishes clear directions and objectives. Demonstrated experience in grant writing. Demonstrated experience in fundraising. Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience is appreciated. AUTO SAFETY POLICY This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers . Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record. HOW TO APPLY To apply to position number 47984, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 27, 2019. Click "submit" to apply for the position or "save for later" to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact email@example.com . The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law. The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.
Professional Diversity Network Maitland, FL, USA Full-Time