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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Job: Director Gulf and Southeast Oceans Program, EDF
Environmental Defense Fund
Director Gulf and Southeast Oceans Program Austin, TX Full Time About the
Organization With world attention focused on both the environment and the
economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business
leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs
from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing
on strong science, uncommon partnerships, and market-based approaches. You
can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives,
talents, and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a
way of life.
Director Gulf and Southeast Oceans Program EDF's Oceans Program works to
improve the health of the oceans through innovative and durable solutions to
today's toughest fishery management challenges. EDF's Gulf and Southeast
Oceans Program seeks a Director to be responsible for the development,
oversight and implementation of strategies that advance these goals in the
This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has expertise in fisheries
and oceans policy and a demonstrated success managing regional teams and
affecting environmental policy change. The Director will report to the
Associate Vice President for regional programs.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Director Gulf and Southeast Oceans Program will perform the following
and other duties as assigned:
"h Manage the Gulf of Mexico and Southeast Oceans Program team. Enhance
communication, coordination, and efficiency, and leverage the strengths and
experience of Oceans Program staff in EDF's Texas and North Carolina
"h Supervise Program operations, review and update budget and strategic
planning documents and work plans for all major program initiatives in the
region, as necessary.
"h Serve as primary liaison with other EDF regional and national Oceans
Program staff and contribute to their objectives.
"h Analyze complex fishery management programs and find ways to eliminate
overfishing, rebuild depleted fisheries and strengthen commercial and
recreational communities through the adoption of catch shares or other
effective accountability measures.
"h Forge alliances among disparate interest groups and coordinate citizen
and environmental groups in the Gulf of Mexico and Southeast. Help to build
regional and national coalitions and promote conservation leadership in the
commercial and recreational fishing communities.
"h Engage the media to advance project objectives and communicate project
results to a broad array of audiences.
"h Coordinate the region's work with the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic
Fishery Management Councils, National Marine Fisheries Service, and other
federal, state and interstate fishery and ocean conservation agencies.
"h Engage academic scientists, policy experts, and others to solve complex
fishery management problems.
"h Represent the Gulf of Mexico and Southeast Oceans Program at regional
advisory board and national trustees meetings as needed.
"h Work with EDF development officers to identify potential funding sources
and secure funding to help expand the program.
"h Prepare and supervise the annual budget for the regional program.
"h Function as a member of the Ocean Program's Leadership Team with the goal
of improving the effectiveness and coordination of the Ocean Program.
The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:
"h Knowledge of federal and state ocean conservation laws and regulations "h
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a growing program and staff "h
Ability to use science, law, economics and advocacy to initiate and win
positive environmental change "h Experience achieving results in
environmental policy and politics "h Minimum ten years of experience with
significant time working with state and federal natural resource management
agencies, state legislatures, or the U.S. Congress "h Knowledge of the
biological, economic and management issues related to major U.S.
fisheries, especially commercial and recreational fisheries "h Excellent
written and oral communication skills "h Demonstrated ability to work
constructively with nonprofit colleagues and partners, scientists,
economists, industry leaders, regulators and public policy decision makers
"h Bachelors Degree required, advanced degree in law, marine biology,
natural resource economics, or related discipline highly preferred
Compensation and Benefits
EDF offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is
commensurate with experience. This position will be located in Austin, TX.
To be considered for this position, interested candidates must follow the
link below to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.
CEA Recruiting is assisting EDF with this search.
Please direct applications to EDF's site, but direct all inquiries and
questions to Laura Viggiano ([log in to unmask]) at CEA Recruiting.
This position will remain open until filled.
Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer.
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