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POST DATE 9/12/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

DiversityWorking Seattle, WA

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OFFICE LOCATIONSeattle, Washington (WA)WA201WORK WITH USThe Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit to learn more.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.POSITION SUMMARYThe Marine Conservation Coordinator supports the Washington chapter's marine conservation strategies for sustainable fisheries and marine habitat conservation.
* This is a short-term, 6-month position.
* ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThe Marine Conservation Coordinator will provide support to the Washington chapter's marine conservation strategies for sustainable fisheries and marine habitat conservation. She/he will engage with community members, local planners, and state agencies in county shoreline planning processes and the State marine spatial planning process and document the Conservancy's involvement and scientific contributions to these processes. The Marine Conservation Coordinator will provide logistical, scientific and communications support for the Conservancy's collaborative gear testing project.RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
* Engage with stakeholders, local planners, and state agencies to ensure the Pacific and Grays Harbor County Shoreline Master Program (SMP) updates protect shoreline habitat and address climate change impacts, and that Conservancy-developed tools are made available to county planners.
* Conduct review of the ecological analyses and findings in the draft Marine Spatial Plan (MSP) and its supporting documents.
* Lead development of a report that describes lessons learned from marine planning work (MSP and SMP planning).
* Assist our fisheries gear innovation project by helping to organize gear testing, communicate with partners and support development of a strategic plan for advancing a distribution system and market pipelines for sustainably-caught fish.
* Support Washington Coast Restoration Initiative projects and partnership with the Quinault Indian Nation
* Performs tasks with minimal supervision and makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.
* Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
* May require meeting attendance and travel to communities along the Washington coast.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
* Bachelor's degree and 3 years' experience in marine science, resource management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.
* Must have valid driver's license.
* 3-5 years' experience in marine science, resource management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Ability and willingness to apply science to decision-making and guide activities.
* Relationship building skills to work closely a variety of partners, i.e., tribe, government officials, internal scientists.
* Knowledge of marine ecology of the Washington coast, including impacts of climate change, sea level rise and ocean acidification.
* Knowledge of Washington's Coastal Zone Management Program, Shoreline Management Program, and the Marine Spatial Planning process.
* Knowledge of fisheries ecology and the groundfish fishery off the U.S. West Coast.
* Completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
* Excellent communication skills via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.AUTO SAFETY POLICYThis 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 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 APPLYTo apply to position number 44621, 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 16, 2016.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
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* 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 men and women 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.
* Job Title:

* Marine Conservation Coordinator (Short-term)
* Location:

* Washington
* Job ID:

* 44621
* Regular/Temporary:

* Temporary
* Full/Part Time:

* Full-Time .