National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Position Announcements

National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Position Announcements


The National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program is a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, U.S. Department of Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs, the U.S. All Islands Coral Reef Committee and Nova Southeastern University. The program seeks to build the next generation of coral reef conservation leaders and supports two-year positions that strive to address both current capacity gaps, as well as to build longer-term management capacity in the jurisdictions by placing highly qualified individuals whose education and work experience meet each jurisdiction’s specific coral reef management needs.


The partnership is recruiting for seven Coral Reef Management Fellowship positions: U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Florida, Hawaii, Guam, and American Samoa, for two-year positions beginning January 2018.


Each position has its own distinct work plan, responding to specific needs for increased coral reef management capacity in each coral reef jurisdiction and provides training and professional development opportunities. Fellows will work on issues affecting U.S. coral reef ecosystems including climate change, land-based sources of pollution and fishing. They will also work to address local needs such as the development of management plans for marine managed areas, stakeholder and public engagement in management programs, climate change adaptation, and the logistics of monitoring of coral reef ecosystems.


Deadline for application is 17:00 EST, July 11, 2017.


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Qualified candidates meeting stated educational requirements with relevant working experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants need to have completed posted educational requirements by December 2017. Multiple applications will be accepted.


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