Federal Ocean Conservation Policy Manager

Location
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Posted
Sep 27, 2018
Closes
Nov 26, 2018
Job Level
Mid level, Senior level
Employment Type
Full time, Permanent
Salary Type
Salary

Job summary:

The Federal Ocean Conservation Policy Manager works within the Aquarium's Conservation & Science Division to develop and implement science-based policy strategies in support of the Aquariums ocean conservation goals. This position is primarily responsible for the Aquarium’s federal policy portfolio, and also supports the Aquarium’s local, state, and international policy work. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements science-based policy strategies in support of the Aquariums ocean conservation goals, including: improve the global sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture; improve the protection of ocean wildlife and ecosystems; reduce the sources of ocean plastic pollution; and address the ocean impacts of climate change and ocean acidification.   
  • Manages the Aquarium’s federal policy portfolio and outreach activities.
  • Builds and manages relationships with key government, business, science, and conservation leaders to advance the Aquarium’s conservation goals.
  • Organizes meetings, briefings, and other events with key external audiences.
  • Coordinates communication strategies.
  • Prepares reports and presentations to the Aquarium's Board of Trustees, Senior Staff, funders, and other internal and external audiences.
  • Manages the Aquarium's federal policy consultants.   

Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education

  • Significant (5+ years) expertise and experience in federal ocean policy.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement policy-related strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage programs and people.
  • Outstanding written and communication skills.
  • Travel required.
  • Ability to work within, and maintain MBA’s Core Values

Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education

  • Knowledge and experience in fisheries and aquaculture policy.