We are looking for a rockstar coordinator to join the Allen Coral Atlas team starting in January and based at the NGS HQ offices at 1145 17th St. NW, Washington, DC (Note: No reimbursement for relocation). Full description below (& apologies for any inadvertent cross-posting) - it should be a great opportunity for the right candidate! The temporary role is approved through June 2020, although it may be possible to extend. The pay rate is $22/hr. Serious applicants only; resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting December 18th, and must be received by Tuesday, 12/31 . To be considered for this role, please include a cover letter with your resume and send to: email@example.com . Coordinator, Allen Coral Atlas and Geographic Visualization Lab Job Description Summary The Coordinator in National Geographic Society’s Geographic Visualization Lab (GVL) will assist with day-to-day management for initiatives and activities related to Field Engagement for the Allen Coral Atlas (“the Atlas;” more info at allencoralatlas.org ). The Atlas is a scientific partnership led by Vulcan, Inc., developing cutting-edge technology to create the first high-resolution global mosaic view of coral reefs as well as maps of the geomorphic zones and benthic habitat types. NGS’s role in the Atlas partnership is leading Field Engagement, which seeks to enable users of the Atlas to achieve conservation results (e.g., through marine spatial planning or other efforts). Responsibilities Support management of the day to day implementation of the work plans for the Atlas and GVL portfolios to ensure institutional and partnership priorities are met. Includes supporting organization and prioritization of tasks and workflow, assisting in scheduling, tracking project milestones and deliverables, and supporting the execution of contracts and payment of invoices for services. (40%)
Assist development of in-person workshops and online course content in partnership with contractors. Tasks include but are not limited to: potential participant outreach, development of agendas and content, preparation and review of presentations and materials. (30%)
Coordinate and support events and travel around workshops. (10%)
Work with other team members in the Geographic Visualization Lab, other NGS Labs, NGS impact initiatives, marketing and storytelling and external partners to achieve programmatic goals (10%)
Conduct relevant assessments, e.g. of existing ecosystem monitoring platforms, ongoing monitoring efforts in regions, or various organizations’ capacity and needs (10%) Minimum Education Required Bachelor’s degree required, Master's preferred Minimum Years and Types of Experience Familiarity with Wrike or similar project management software. Experience organizing people and data. Familiarity with coral reef ecology, conservation and/or protected area management, capacity development and/or conservation decision making. Excellent communication and collaboration skills and good cross-cultural sensitivity, with ability to work with individuals in other countries and across organizations. Ability to manage multiple diverse work streams with attention to detail while balancing competing priorities, meeting deadlines and delivering quality results. Demonstrated experience in project management.
Self-motivated individual, able to efficiently find and fill gaps Creative thinking, problem solving, flexibility, attention to detail, and proactive demeanor extremely important. 2+ years demonstrated experience in program or project management, curriculum development, and/or event coordination and support roles. Experience and/or education in outreach, capacity development, marine conservation, coral reef ecology, monitoring, and or remote sensing and GIS, data visualization technology and approaches preferred. Experience working internationally and with coalitions and diverse and matrixed teams preferred. Knowledge and Skills Required -- Helen E. Fox, Ph.D. Science and Exploration t. 202.807.3502 m. 301.412.3415 � � 1145 17th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036
Video Journal Species Pelvicachromis Pulcher Kribensis Cichlid Reproduction Method of Reproduction: Egg Layer Number and Gender Distribution of Parents: Single Pair Origin of Parents: Tank Raised (Purchased from LFS) Approximate number of fry: ca. 18 Date of Birth: Fry released and free swimming (11/12/2019) Approx. Number of Fry at 30 Days: ca. 18 Aquarium Conditions Breeding Tank: pH — 8.0 GH — 135 ppm KH — 72 ppm Temperature: 80-degrees Fahrenheit Average Nitrate: 10-20 ppm Aquarium Size: in inches, 30.25” Long x 12.5” Wide x 12.75” High — 20 gal. long Water Source: town / city water Water Changes: 30% 1x per week Filtration System: Two sponge filters, one large / one small Decor & Environment Live Plants: Anacharis, Java Moss, Ludwigia Repens, Pothos (grown emersed) Caves or Similar Hiding Places: Several Large shells picked up from Outer Banks (NC) Substrate: Eco Complete, medium black-diamond blasting sand, 1 cup crushed coral in bag to buffer soft water Lighting Type and Timing: one LED shop light, 5,000-K bought from WalMart, on for 13 hrs / day Feeding Food Fed to Parents and How Often: 2x / day — Mixture of Live baby brine shrimp, Bug Bites, Omega One Micro Veggie Pellets Food Fed to Fry and How Often: 2x / day — Live baby brine shrimp, Powdered Spirulina, Sera Micron, Sera-O-Nip Tabs, Bug Bites Photographs Comments & Additional Information Honest confession of amateur fish-breeders: there were two earlier batches of Kribensis fry with two other parents that failed to survive more than 2 weeks for us. We are not sure what accounts for this, but have several grounded suspicions: (1) Krib fry eat constantly. They need some build-up of edible algae to chew through. Brand new tanks with no algae will require more consistent feedings than our limited 2x daily schedule allows for. (2) Not all parents are created equal. Our two failed attempts had only one vigilant parent who kept watch over the fry. It is much better when the parents share the duties, and shepherd the swarm of little fry around together. (3) In an otherwise empty tank, Kribensis can only take out latent aggression on each other. The addition of some hardy “dither fish” that will live near the surface is very helpful to the parents, giving them a target other than each other. We found that Brilliant Rasboras (Rasbora einthovenii) worked perfectly in our situation. We floated Anacharis, giving them lots of room at the surface to blend in. On one occasion the Kribs did scare them so bad that one jumped clear out of the tank! By about three weeks, the fry are independent, and explore the tank on their own. They do not fight much (unlike other cichlids we have — e.g. Rams, Mbunas). We observed them occasionally slamming their faces sideways into substrate, tank wall, and shells to break loose algae. It is quite funny to observe. There is a possibility that our pH of (8.0) will render this batch entirely male. Some aquarists observe that at 7.0 pH the gender distribution of Kribensis fry is about 50/50. Lower (acidic) renders more females; Higher (alkaline) renders more males. We shall see about that . . . We are pleased to report 18 lively fry. The parents appear gearing up to do it again. Time to move these guys to another grow-out tank!