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Subject: Job posting: Marine Conservation Biology Institute
From: Sara Maxwell <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 12 Apr 2005 11:25:24 -0700

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POSITION: Program Assistant (Full-time, permanent) with Marine Conservation Biology Institute


START DATE: May/June, 2005 


LOCATION: MCBI Headquarters in Redmond, Washington or Program Office in Glen Ellen, California.

MCBI is seeking a self-starting, independent, energetic and enthusiastic individual to join our team of dedicated marine conservationists. 


RESPONSIBILITIES: The Program Assistant will work under the supervision of MCBI's Chief Scientist, assisting MCBI staff members with current marine conservation initiatives (e.g., fishing impacts, seamounts, deep-sea corals, ecosystem-based management and zoning). Duties include conducting library and internet research, synthesizing information, maintaining records and relevant information, fact checking and writing scientific papers and reports. Additional tasks include routine office tasks and assistance with fundraising and administration. 


QUALIFICATIONS: This position is an entry-level job for those interested in pursuing a career in ocean conservation. The successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of current issues in marine conservation in both the US and internationally. The job requires at least a college degree and excellent organizational and communications (written and verbal) abilities; experience meeting deadlines; a self-starting personality and ability to work independently are important as well as interest in working as part of a team; attention to detail and advanced computer skills are essential, including word processing, using the Internet, database management, and experience with Microsoft Office applications. Experience with presentation and graphics applications, including web applications, skills with Geographic Information Systems, and/or copy-editing skills are a plus. A good sense of humor, interest in the ocean and conservation issues and belief in the mission of MCBI is essential. Interested parties may wish to visit our Web site, <> , for further information.


COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with experience. MCBI offers generous benefits including health, dental and vision coverage for employees, 15 days paid vacation annually and a 403(b) retirement matching plan. 


CLOSING DATE: April 29, 2005


TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter, résumé, 2 references and two-page writing sample to Fan Tsao ([log in to unmask]). Please specify preferred starting date and office location preference. 


MCBI is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to advancing the science of marine conservation biology, and bringing that science to bear on critical policy and resource management issues relating to the protection of the oceans, marine habitats and species. MCBI provides a rewarding work experience in an informal, smoke-free home office environment. We especially encourage candidates from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. MCBI is an equal opportunity employer. 

Sara Maxwell
Conservation Scientist
Marine Conservation Biology Institute
15805 NE 47th Court
Redmond WA 98052 USA
425.883.3017 (fax) <>    


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