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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coordinator, Allen Coral Atlas and Geographic Visualization Lab Job Description SummaryThe 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).
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%)
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