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Outreach Consultant, Seabird Protection Network

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Greater Farallones Association | San Francisco, CA
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Greater Farallones Association


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Published 18 days ago

Start Date

June 24, 2019

Application Deadline

June 12, 2019


Seabird Protection Network, a program of Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, works to reduce human disturbance to seabirds. The outreach consultant will build partnerships with Bay Area boaters and fishermen.

Position Description

The Outreach Consultant's chief responsibility will be to conduct boater outreach within the greater Bay Area. A major part of this will include fieldwork necessary to expand the California Fishing Line Recycling Program. The consultant will partner with fishing boat captains, harbormasters and tackle shop owners to install fishing line recycling containers. Additionally, the Outreach Consultant will distribute materials including tidebooks, conduct online outreach, and develop messaging recommendations.

Project Responsibilities: ​

  • Maintain existing program of vessel-based line recycling by reaching out to participating boat captains.
  • Identify opportunities to expand the program to strategic locations including piers, harbors, tackle shops, and vessels.
  • Based on the locations identified, build partnerships to place at least ten new line recycling receptacles at piers, harbors, tackle shops, and vessels.
  • Manage the distribution and installation of new receptacles.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing line recycling efforts and program marketing.
  • Develop a lessons-learned document summarizing findings and recommendations.
  • Evaluate and revise program marketing materials and strategies according to recommendations.
  • Use social media to inform target audiences to increase information exchange with individuals in the boating and kayaking communities.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with SPN team members to develop new messaging strategies and outreach materials aimed at minimizing human disturbance to marine wildlife.
  • Disseminate boater outreach materials to Bay Area venues, including West Marine and REI stores.
  • Fulfil requests for outreach materials; mail information to boaters and pilots as needed.
  • Track product distribution and presentations using an online database.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in environmental science, environmental studies, marine biology, social science, communications, education or a related field is required.
  • Demonstrated interest in marine wildlife and seabird conservation, ocean conservation, marine protected areas and/or marine resource management. 
  • Experience or familiarity with fishing, boating, or kayaking in the Bay Area.
  • Outgoing, friendly personality with integrity, accountability and passion for conservation.
  • Must have the ability to work independently, and within a team setting.
  • It is essential that the candidate is able to effectively communicate (verbally and in writing) and demonstrate good writing ability and interpersonal skills, including intuitive listening.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite; experience with InDesign a plus.
  • Must have a valid driver license and access to a motor vehicle. Reimbursement for mileage will be provided.
  • Must clear National Agency Check with Inquiries background check.

Desired Skills:

  • Comfortable speaking to harbormasters, boat owners, and members of the fishing community.
  • Experience working with boaters and/or fishermen.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of seabird conservation efforts in California.
  • Experience working with people of various backgrounds, education levels and adult ages.

Seabird Protection Network, a program of Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, works to reduce human disturbance to seabirds. The outreach consultant will build partnerships with Bay Area boaters and fishermen.

Position…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • Temporary
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

This is a part-time, limited term position for 24-28 hours a week for 3-4 months, compensated at an hourly rate equivalent to a GS-6-7, depending on experience, as defined by the U.S. Government Office of Personnel Management for the locality pay area San Francisco, CA.

Exact times and days can be flexible, but a predetermined schedule based on the consultant's availability is desired. Working on weekends may be required. Benefits are not included. A desk and phone will be provided at the Presidio offices; the consultant may be required to provide their own computer equipment and internet services.

This is a part-time, limited term position for 24-28 hours a week for 3-4 months, compensated at an hourly rate equivalent to a GS-6-7, depending on experience, as defined by the U.S…

How To Apply

Submit your resume, three references and a brief cover letter discussing your interest and qualifications for the position to Paul Hobi, Seabird Protection Network Program Manager. Applications due June 12th, 6pm PST.

Submit your resume, three references and a brief cover letter discussing your interest and qualifications for the position to Paul Hobi, Seabird Protection Network Program…

Location

991 Marine Drive, San Francisco, CA
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