Saturday, May 14, 2011

Charismatic Animals

Conservation Project Manager

Environmental Defense Fund - Austin, Texas Area

Desired Skills & Experience

The successful applicant will have the following minimum qualifications:
  • Master’s degree level education and five years experience in natural resource economics, fisheries management, endangered species conservation, or similar field 
  • Demonstrated leadership in building coalitions and working with diverse stakeholder groups (e.g., local resource users and managers with varied social and economic backgrounds, government agencies, private sector) 
  • Strong preference for Spanish-speaking candidates 
  • Ability and flexibility to travel extensively, up to 50% throughout the Gulf region including the U.S., Mexico, and Cuba 
  • Preference for experience working on conservation of endangered and/or charismatic animals or other specially protected animals 
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences via reports, briefings, public testimony, presentations, etc.
  • Preference for candidates with knowledge of and/or experience with working in Mexico and/or Cuba (or other Latin American or Caribbean countries) 
  • Preference for candidates with knowledge of international environmental/conservation issues and institutions
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills, and experience with media
  • Experience in grant writing and reporting

Texas lied. So much for no skills associated with this occupation. I don't think dead deer, pan fish or tumblebugs are going to get me this job. I guess that Masters Degree and 40 hr HAZWOPR certificate is worth squat unless you spent a summer in Sarasota bonding with Tursiops. Damn you, dolphin groupies!

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