Ocean Recovery Scientist (California)

The Nature Conservancy
California, USA
Job Category
Full time Positions
TNC Grade 7. Dependent on experience and location
Last Date to Apply
WHO WE ARE The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.” WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER The Ocean Recovery Scientist provides technical and scientific leadership for marine habitat restoration and species recovery projects. They work closely with The Nature Conservancy staff and local partners to advance community-based marine and coastal restoration in California and selected geographies throughout the Pacific. They convene stakeholders, practitioners, agencies, academics and other key partners to support regional collaborations and scaled restoration efforts. The Ocean Recovery Scientist designs and leads key science and monitoring initiatives to advance marine habitat restoration and species recovery and measure conservation success. They lead, design, and conduct scientific surveys and research, record data, write reports and proposals in order to administer and coordinate conservation and restoration programs within the California Oceans Program. They must be able to work utilizing SCUBA, as well as in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, in hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU If you’re looking for a career where you can find purpose, come join the California Oceans Team at The Nature Conservancy as an Ocean Recovery Scientist. We’re looking for a passionate, dedicated person to persuasively represent The Nature Conservancy externally as a marine and coastal species and habitat expert. You will serve as a lead technical adviser, informing actions and strategies with the California Oceans Program by developing innovative and impactful scientific products to advance our mission, particularly around applied marine habitat restoration and species recovery work. You will work collaboratively within a matrixed, multi-disciplinary team, while building strategic partnerships with community stakeholders, academics, agencies, NGOs, and other key partners. Strong communication skills, experience interpreting scientific information, and an entrepreneurial spirit are key in this role. Join TNC and apply today!
- Master's Degree in ocean science related field and 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. - Knowledge and experience in coastal restoration research and implementation. - Record of peer reviewed publications in scientific journals. - Experience directing a scientific research program, including designing and leading the implementation of ecological field studies. - Experience building collaborations with peers, partners, government agencies, NGOs, academics, etc. - Communication skills experience; written, spoken and graphical. - Documented experience and comfortability conducting marine science or fieldwork-related activities underwater APPLY NOW To apply for job ID 52160, please submit your resume and cover letter as a single PDF document online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 8:59 PM PT on Wed, Oct 5, 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law. TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.
Contact Person
Esther Gonzalez, Recruiter, CA/HI/Pacific Division
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