Global Wildlife Conservation is recruiting for someone to develop, manage and lead SHOAL in the US, and work to help prevent freshwater fish extinctions.
“We are very excited to share a new opportunity, the partnership announced on its website. “Based in the US, Global Wildlife Conservation is hiring a new Freshwater Fish Program Manager in partnership with Shoal and the IUCN Freshwater Fish Specialist Group. This opportunity offers a candidate with a passion for freshwater fish conservation the opportunity to work within Global Wildlife Conservation, a renowned international wildlife charity.”
This role will:
- Develop, manage and lead Shoal in the US; building the partnership, identifying priority projects, and fundraising (70%)
- Support the ‘plan-to-act’ work of the IUCN SSC Freshwater Fish Specialist Group; assimilating data, identifying species and regions of conservation priority, developing projects, and fundraising (15%)
- Support Global Wildlife Conservation freshwater species projects; identifying projects, coordinating with regional coordinators, project management, and fundraising (15%)
The position can be based anywhere in the US (travel for specific operations will be required), and the legal right to work and live in the US is required.
SHOAL was formed by institutions and organisations around the globe to save and recover populations of the most threatened fish and other threatened freshwater species. Its principal objectives are to mobilise action, raise awareness and develop the capacity of actors to implement impactful freshwater conservation work.
Freshwater fish face so many threats from pollution, agriculture, overfishing, dams, and invasive species, so its good that the threats have been recognised and charities have come together to try and save them. If you’re an aquatic industry professional and want to really make a difference this could be the role for you.
For more information look up the job ad here