Delaware Bay Program Coordinator

Would you like contribute your social marketing and coalition building skills to help recover imperiled shorebirds? Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences has an immediate opening for a talented Delaware Bay Program Coordinator. For more information, please visit our website at www.manomet.org.

Position Summary

The Delaware Bay Program Coordinator is responsible for implementing our Celebrate Delaware Bay campaign and its collaborative strategies for conservation of shorebird species and their habitats in Delaware Bay. The Coordinator will build support for this conservation through collaborations with all sectors, including with those involved with site-management, research, and monitoring, and especially public outreach and education via social marketing.

About Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences

For more than 40 years, Manomet scientists have worked with a wide range of partners to conserve species, solve complex natural resource challenges and build a more sustainable world. Manomet has learned that lasting solutions are created when science unites diverse perspectives and values. This is the way to solve big problems for the long term. We know this approach works because we've been doing it for more than four decades. Manomet has about 40 scientists and support staff working from the north slope of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina. Manomet offers an entrepreneurial atmosphere of dedicated professionals who support each other in a common vision of creating a more sustainable world. The headquarters are located on a bluff overlooking beautiful Cape Cod Bay, about 45 miles south of Boston. Manomet also has offices in Maine, Vermont, and Chile.

Manomet's programs pursue four goals:

- To prepare America for climate change.

- To connect people to the natural world.

- To restore and conserve shorebird populations in the Western Hemisphere.

- To build an economy based on sustainability.

The Delaware Bay Program Coordinator reports to the Director of the Shorebird Recovery Project. Travel within the Delaware Bay region is required as an integral part of the job. Exact location of the position within the Delaware Bay region is flexible.

Essential Functions

To achieve these objectives, the coordinator will work in close and frequent collaboration with local, national and international NGOs, decision-makers, scientists and the donor community, be they individuals, corporations or foundations.

With core conservation partners and relevant agencies, the coordinator will:

1. Develop an understanding of the numerous stakeholder constituencies, their values and their interests.

2. Continue and expand the Delaware Bay Conservation Leaders program.

3. Strengthen programs to rescue stranded horseshoe crabs.

4. Launch the N.J. Association of Delaware Bayshore Communities.

5. Continue and expand the Delaware Bay Conservation Connection (social media communication network).

6. Create an agreement and workplan for cooperation among Bayshore nature centers to serve as information loci about horseshoe crabs and shorebirds.

7. Continue and expand the network of partners and agencies working toward a healthy Delaware Bay to include "non-traditional" partners such as sportsmen's associations, farming and agricultural interests, small and local businesses, and faith-based groups.

8. Coordinate the interests and visions of these many partners around positive common-ground messages so that the network can speak with one voice, in the coordination and implementation of the campaign brand and message.

Qualifications

1. Demonstrated ability in:

- Building and maintaining consensus among coalitions of disparate participants.

- Social marketing and on-line community management.

- Working autonomously as a highly motivated self-starter.

- Conservation and management of natural resources.

2. Bachelor's degree and three years' related experience required. Bachelor's or higher degree in communication, biology, natural resource management, sociology or other relevant field and five or more years of relevant experience preferred.

3. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

4. Other desirable qualifications include:

- Fluency in Spanish.

- Experience in the field of good governance.

- Positive relationships with key stakeholders and actors in Delaware Bay.

- An understanding of the natural history of shorebirds or another taxonomic group of birds.

TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter as attachments to jobs@manomet.org. Please reference the job title in the subject line. The position is available immediately and applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Closes 5/31/13.

Delaware Bay, Delaware
2013-05-31
Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
Human Resources



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