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Marine Biologist, US-Arctic Program - 21053

US Alaska, Anchorage
Anchorage, AK 99501
  • Job Code
    135690496
  • Jobs Rated
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Overview

About Us

Founded in 1961, WWF is a network of non-governmental environment organizations, with 6,500 staff operating in more than 100 countries, some six million members, and 22 million Facebook and 14 million Twitter followers worldwide. WWF's efforts are grounded in its work with local communities, businesses and governments and other actors to conserve and restore nature and secure sustainable development for people in priority places around the world. We also work extensively with major private and public institutions to reduce the impacts of climate change, infrastructure projects, unsustainable food production, and consumption on nature and people. In 2016, WWF launched a new global strategy to help the nations, states, and cities of the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Climate Agreement, and Convention on Biological Diversity. WWF works through strong country programs, linked through global practices, to drive local innovation and large-scale solutions that seek to safeguard nature and nature's contribution to people.

WWF-US, the largest organization within the WWF global network, works with partners across the United States and other countries to advance the WWF mission. WWF-US plays a pivotal role driving conservation and development action in the broader WWF network, collaborating closely with WWF offices around the world. President and CEO Carter Roberts leads the Senior Management Team out of the WWF-US Washington, DC headquarters.

WWF-Alaska Program

WWF-Alaska implements conservation programs in marine and coastal ecosystems in the Bering, Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, while also promoting smart governance at the state, national and international levels to bolster our conservation goals.

WWF has been active in Alaska and the broader Arctic region for more than 30 years. In 1999, WWF-US opened an office in Anchorage. The team has promoted science and stewardship through partnerships with many Alaska Native organizations, tribes, governments (municipal, tribal, state and federal), businesses, scientists, universities and other nonprofits. Together WWF and its partners have accomplished a lot including:

  • Supported and replicated a community-led polar bear patrol program that protects polar bears and residents in coastal villages. Now dozens of such patrols are working across the Russian and Alaskan Arctic.
  • Partnered with a technology company to develop innovative polar bear tagging system

WWF-US Arctic Program

WWF-US Arctic implements conservation programs in marine and coastal ecosystems in the Bering, Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, while also promoting smart governance at the national and international levels to bolster our conservation goals. Now is a great time to join the WWF-US Arctic team. We are growing and developing our next five-year strategy.

WWF has been active in Alaska and the broader Arctic region for more than 30 years. In 1999, WWF-US opened an office in Anchorage. Our team partners closely with indigenous communities, tribal and state governments, businesses, fishermen, scientists, universities and other conservation groups, and non-governmental, non-profit organizations. Together WWF and its partners have accomplished a lot, including:

  • Supported and replicated a community-led polar bear patrol program that protects polar bears and residents in coastal villages. Now dozens of such patrols are working across the Russian and Alaskan Arctic.
  • WWF partnered with Alaskan fishermen and University of Washington to take their innovative approach to reducing by-catch of seabirds and replicated this effort in Russia (reduced seabird bycatch +80%).



Responsibilities

About the Role

Based in Anchorage, Alaska and reporting to the Director of Conservation Programs, the US Arctic Marine Biologist provides leadership, strategic direction, coordination and technical support for the US-Arctic's species work in Alaska. He/she also coordinates with members of the WWF Global Arctic program, other WWF Arctic country offices, and the WWF-US wildlife team.

WWF-US is looking for an experienced conservation strategist with sound technical knowledge and proven experience with species conservation in the Arctic. A primary component of the work includes evaluating the impacts of climate change, shipping, and other emerging threats on marine mammals. The Marine Biologist will collaborate with the science community, resource management agencies, industry and Alaska Native tribes and communities to identify and implement conservation solutions.

Qualifications

About You

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Graduate degree in Marine Biology, Conservation Biology, Zoology, Ecology, or Wildlife Management, and 10 years of experience in field research, monitoring, management or conservation of biodiversity.
  • Knowledge of key issues in Arctic species conservation and marine eco-regions is required.
  • Position requires travel of up to 40%
  • Professional experience in marine biology, ecology, natural resource management and conservation biology
  • Record of professional publications
  • Experience working with Alaska Native communities
  • Ability to think strategically and to incorporate input from a variety of stakeholders, collaborators and fellow staff members
  • Proactive, self-motivated person who works well within a team but demonstrated ability to work autonomously
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Demonstrated success managing external consultants/contractors
  • Excellent communication skills, both one-on-one and in a group setting
  • Experience writing compelling funding proposals and delivering engaging presentations
  • Ability to take initiative and facilitate the work of others
  • Willingness to travel as necessary

To Apply

CEA Recruiting is assisting WWF with this search. To be considered for this position, interested candidates should click the link below to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements through CEA's job portal.

https://job.ceaconsulting.com/jobs/marine-biologist-us-arctic-program-anchorage-ak-106066

Please direct all inquiries to Tamara Evans, Senior Search Lead | tamara@ceaconsulting.com.

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.

CEA Recruiting works with leading environmental nonprofits, foundations, and businesses to recruit top talent and design effective organizational staffing strategies.





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