Location: San Diego, CA
Hours: Full time (with some nights and weekends)
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Care about the environment and want to make a difference? You will be joining a team of international experts working around the globe to protect the world’s oceans. The Waitt Institute is working with 10+ nations and territories to create sustainable ocean plans to will help improve local livelihoods and economies while safeguarding the marine life and ecosystems.
We are looking for a person to support marine spatial planning who has excellent project management skills, expertise in GIS, and demonstrated scientific report writing for both scientific and non-scientific audiences. The ideal applicant will thrive in a fast pace environment be able to collaborate effectively with a wide variety of people from government officials to fishers. This is not an academic research position.
Like to travel? The position requires substantial international travel (40-60% time).
Lead marine spatial planning efforts, draft science and policy work products, oversee and lead scientific and field projects
Guide contractors, stakeholders and government officials in several countries
Develop consistent methodology for monitoring and evaluating marine environments in diverse geographic locations
Operate in partnership with the Waitt Institute staff to ensure the success of robust interdisciplinary programs
Masters degree or equivalent in marine sciences or related field
Ability to produce research reports, scientific papers, factsheets, etc.
GIS expertise, including building geodatabases, creating thematic maps
At least 3 years of project management experience with the ability to lead scientific programs
Skilled in tracking progress using metrics and working with a geographically dispersed team
PhD or equivalent in marine sciences with at least 5 years of experience
Expertise in marine spatial planning
Expertise in R, Python, Excel, Marxan, and related programs
Unlimited Paid Time Off |Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision options | Health Savings Account | 401(k) match up to 6%