Coral Fellow Positions Available –Apply by July 11, 2017

(June 20, 2017) The National Coral Reef Management Fellowship 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 National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program is a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs, the U.S. All Islands Coral Reef Committee and Nova Southeastern University’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography.

The partnership is recruiting for seven, 2-year Coral Reef Management Fellowship positions in: U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Florida, Hawaii, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.

Fellows will begin in 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 monitoring of coral reef ecosystems.

Deadline for application is July 11, 2017.

Please visit http://cnso.nova.edu/fellows/apply.html to access application instructions.

Qualified candidates meeting stated educational requirements with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply. SCUBA diving will not be permitted as part of job duties and applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident. Applicants need to have completed posted educational requirements by December 2017 and may apply to multiple jurisdictions.

For additional information or questions about the fellowship positions, please contact coral.fellowship@noaa.gov

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