Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Project Coordinator ; Henry L. Ferguson Museum

Job Title: 
Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Project Coordinator
Job Location: 
Fishers Island, New York
Part-time, 12 months (extendable dependent on funding and performance)
$24 - $28/hour, commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application Deadline: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

The Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Project Coordinator is multi-faceted role involving capacity building, community engagement, environmental education, monitoring and data management. Under supervision of the Executive Director of the H.L. Ferguson Museum, the FISM Project Coordinator is responsible for providing organizational, management and administrative support to advance the FISM Coalition’s seagrass conservation and community engagement activities. Working closely with the FISM project co-leads, the Coordinator will increase public awareness of the importance of the Fisher’s Island seagrass ecosystem, threats to its persistence and solutions to increase both seagrass and community resilience.  S/he will facilitate communication among the project partners, help develop a structured process for the Coalition to make effective and equitable decisions, and uncover and unpack local marine conservation problems and solutions. S/he will keep the FISM stakeholders and partners well informed and on track in moving forward through the process to assess and understand seagrass management issues, and come to agreement on, and build support for, local management actions to protect seagrass.  As a critical, foundational step in this process, the Coordinator will launch the planning, design and implementation of a community-based coastal and marine uses monitoring program, with guidance from the Coalition and support from The Nature Conservancy.  The Coordinator will be based in the island community to build on the local knowledge and assets the community brings as well as understand the unique challenges of Fishers Island.

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