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Fish Tagging Program Director

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The American Littoral Society has engaged anglers in tagging fish in support of marine science and management for over 50 years. We work in partnership with public resource management agencies, conservation and angler organizations and the general public. Over 1000 anglers call themselves fish taggers for the American Littoral Society. We are seeking a director for this program to maintain its rich history, ensure the participation of anglers and the public in marine science and grow the program to meet new challenges facing the oceans, bays and marine fish. The program needs someone who knows fish and anglers, cares for the conservation of the marine environment and is dedicated to education, conservation and advocacy. The position works out of our ocean front office in Sandy Hook, New Jersey.

Key responsibilities & duties

Manages the fish tagging program – works with Executive Director to advance a strategic vision for the tagging program; develops program annual budget and funding proposals, liaises with all taggers, fishing clubs and members of the public; maintains fish tagging system and database; purchases and manages the distribution of all tagging supplies; supervises interns; develops and leads efforts to promote, expand and continue the program.

Represents the Society at fishing related events for the purpose of promoting the fish tagging program and encouraging participation; works with others to expands the participation of BIPOC and underrepresented communities in the tagging program and other Society activities; provides ongoing support to the education and policy programs of the Society, as appropriate and as directed.

 

• Represents the Society on the ASMFC (Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission) Interstate Tagging Committee; coordinates data development and transfers with Woods Hole NEFSC and NMFS, and academic institutions; participates in efforts to expand community and angler based science; represents Society before management and decision-making bodies as needed;


• Maintains fish tagging web pages on society website and contributes to communications effort in support of the program, including maintaining social media platforms.


• Leads local field trips and provides support to the Education Program on fish-related programming, as needed


• Performs duties as assigned.


Qualifications


·       Bachelor of Science in biology, fisheries science or management or equivalent life experiences

·       Strong ability and passion for communicating about science, fish and marine ecology, and ocean and coastal conservation.

·       Ability to manage multi-task, interactive information systems and manage others with a range of experiences and skill sets.

·       Ability and passion for working with a variety of fish-oriented communities, including anglers, government agencies, academia and the public.

·       Commitment to and passion for inclusive public and community participation in environmental and marine science and conservation.

·       Experience in program development and grant writing.


The American Littoral Society encourages applications from individuals underrepresented in the environmental community, including people of color and persons with nontraditional work and educational experience. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.







The American Littoral Society has engaged anglers in tagging fish in support of marine science and management for over 50 years. We work in partnership with public resource management agencies, conservation and angler organizations and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 30, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 30, 2021
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$50,000 - $55,000

Benefits

Health Care benefits

Generous PTO and holiday

401 program (non matching)

Health Care benefits

Generous PTO and holiday

401 program (non matching)

Level of Language Proficiency

English - fluent

Spanish (desirable)

English - fluent

Spanish (desirable)

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Highlands, NJ
Associated Location
18 Hartshorne Drive, Suite 1, Highlands, NJ 07732-4033, United States

How to Apply

Submit resume, writing sample, description of relevant life experiences

No phone calls

Submit resume, writing sample, description of relevant life experiences

No phone calls

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