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Conservation Science Director - Coral Reef Alliance

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Oakland, CA

The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) seeks an exceptional and collaborative conservation scientist who is motivated to use their skills to advance our mission to save the world’s coral reefs. CORAL has an aggressive vision for growth and increased conservation action throughout this decade to address the serious threats affecting coral reefs and the human communities they support.

The Conservation Science Director will lead a new area of work for the organization that builds upon our recent scientific findings and harnesses existing local conservation efforts to create networks in which corals can adapt to the effects of climate change. The Conservation Science Director will be growing the conservation science portfolio by identifying key conservation questions, forging new collaborations and partnerships to advance CORAL’s strategy, and cultivating new funding opportunities. The position will be based in Oakland, California, and report to Dr. Madhavi Colton, CORAL’s Program Director.

Ideal Candidate Description

The ideal candidate will be: (1) passionate about CORAL’s mission and values; (2) experienced in building science-based, collaborative conservation programs that result in high profile publications and updated conservation actions; (3) an accomplished fundraiser who has extensive experience raising money from institutional donors and through partnerships; (4) an exceptional synthesizer who can translate and share technical information through a variety of media; and (5) an accomplished verbal and written communicator who can weave concepts and programmatic elements into compelling narratives.