Employment

Reef Check Washington Regional Manager

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The Reef Check Foundation seeks a Regional Manager to help establish a Citizen Science Subtidal Monitoring Program in Washington State. The Regional Manager will work with the recreational and scientific dive community, state and government officials, tribal and non-profit partners to establish a network of sites that will be annually surveyed by citizen scientist divers throughout Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Regional Manager will work closely with Reef Check Program Director Dan Abbott and other staff. This position involves extensive dive field work.

Primary responsibilities:
– Organize volunteer trainings, recertifications, and schedule surveys
– Assist with diver trainings
– Organize and lead scientific survey dives
– Manage data in an accurate and timely manner
– Conduct outreach
– Participate in team meetings with project partners

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in marine biology, related field experience, and excellent oral and written communication skills are preferred. Significant recent diving experience in Washington, a professional dive certification (ideally instructor), scientific diving experience (e.g. AAUS), and knowledge of marine life in Washington waters is a must.

Successful candidates must have a strong work ethic and a high level of self-motivation and enthusiasm. We are looking for a team player and someone who is an outstanding leader and able to inspire volunteers. Experience managing and leading recreational divers is a plus and a background in marine biology is strongly preferred. This position is based in the Puget Sound area. Applicants will need to have their own dive gear in good working order, a computer with reliable internet access, a driver’s license and dependable transportation. We are looking for a candidate that can commit for at least a year, preferably longer, to this position.

This is a full-time position (40 hours/week). Most surveys and training sessions are held on weekends, so working on weekends will be mandatory. Compensation is commensurate with experience. To apply, send cover letter detailing experience, resume, and two references to Dan Abbott at dabbott@reefcheck.org by January 16th, 2022.