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Seafood Watch Fisheries Program Manager at Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Type: Full Time
Location: Monterey, California





Job Description:

The Seafood Watch program resides within the division of Conservation and Science at Monterey Bay Aquarium. The position of Seafood Watch Fisheries Program Manager is responsible for informing the Aquarium's institutional definition and Guiding Principles for environmentally sustainable fisheries. The position must maintain scientifically robust criteria and a repeatable, consistent methodology used to assess worldwide fisheries operations resulting in public facing seafood purchasing recommendations. The Fisheries Program Manager is required to articulate and promote the Aquarium's vision and strategy in support of sustainable fisheries. He/she is also responsible for providing expert advice to the Aquarium and external stakeholders including the seafood industry, environmental standard-holders and non-governmental organizations. In doing so, the Fisheries Program Manager must stay informed as to the latest science, opinions and advancements with respect to fisheries and related sustainability issues. The Fisheries Program Manager supervises a team of fisheries scientists. He/she may be required to manage and/or contribute to special projects related to fisheries policy and science as they arise. The Fisheries Program Manager acts as the Aquarium's spokesperson for fisheries issues with the media and at special events.
Core Responsibilities
Develop, maintain and promote the Aquarium's vision and strategy in support of sustainable fisheries
Manage a team of fisheries scientists who conduct assessments, review fisheries reports written by outside contractors and lead special projects exploring emerging issues in seafood sustainability
Work to evaluate, collaborate with, and strengthen fisheries certification schemes
Develop and maintain the Seafood Watch Guiding Principles and criteria for sustainable fisheries that can be applied to assess a diversity of operations worldwide
Manage a technical board that provides input into the fisheries criteria and program development
Maintain a repeatable assessment scoring methodology to generate public facing Seafood Watch recommendations for consumers and businesses
Provide leadership and expert advice on the topic of sustainable fisheries to the Aquarium and external stakeholders in the forms of verbal or written comments and detailed analyses
Manage the review process of all fisheries assessments to ensure consistent interpretation of the Seafood Watch criteria and application of the scoring methodology
With the Science Manager and Fisheries Scientists, supervise a team of analysts responsible for conducting fisheries assessments in adherence to Seafood Watch research protocols and in keeping with the annual work plan
Review fisheries assessments as needed
Oversee stakeholder communications, external collaborations and other work related to key wild seafood species, such as tuna
Engage in personal communications with academia, fisheries experts, environmental standard holders, members of industry and non-governmental organizations to further our understanding of, and/or promote our definition of sustainable fisheries, including
Travel to meetings, sometime outside of the United States, in order to engage with experts and/or conduct public presentations
Participation in expert working groups and technical advisory committees
Convening important meetings on the science of sustainability or fisheries operations and developing ways to improve fisheries operations worldwide
Promote information-sharing with non-governmental organizations and partner institutions engaged in sustainable seafood work including coordination of annual work plans and collaboration on special projects
Support the Seafood Watch program's work with major seafood buyers and consumers to deliver timely information and ensure accurate representation of the program's seafood recommendations
Act as a spokesperson for Seafood Watch and the Aquarium on fisheries sustainability by giving presentations, and participating in relevant workshops and other outreach and special events
Participate in special projects/events related to fisheries sustainability as needed
Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education
Master's Degree in marine ecology, fisheries or fisheries, or equivalent degree
At least five years' work experience in the field of in marine ecology, fisheries or fisheries research/science
Proven leadership of staff and projects
At least three years' experience managing staff -- strong management skill set
Effective decision making skills
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
Ability to craft compelling position statements
Ability to effectively communicate with fisheries and fisheries experts
Solid understanding of existing and emerging issues in fisheries and marine conservation
Strong time management skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
Solid understanding of the history, current dynamics, and contacts with key stakeholders of the sustainable seafood community and fisheries industry
Proven excellence in research using primary literature, databases, and the Internet is necessary
Knowledge, comfort, and proficiency in working with Microsoft Word, Excel, Endnote, and other software are expectedReference #
21050Posted on
02 Jan 2018Location(s)
Monterey BayExpertise
Seafood WatchWork type(s)
Regular, Full TimeJob level(s)
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