martes, 27 de mayo de 2008

Voluntariado: IUCN!

IUCN Global Marine Program
Assistant--Volunteer IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)

IUCN´s Global Marine Program (GMP) is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic assistant for the summer of 2008. The assistant will help with general administrative tasks, database management, research and marine meeting attendance.

Although this is an unpaid post, we feel this is a unique opportunity to build valuable networks and gain experience in international marine conservation.

LOCATION: IUCN-USA
Multilateral Office, Washington,

DC DURATION: May 2008-September2008 (possibility of extension), 20-40 hrs/wk QUALIFICATIONS:
Positive attitude and overall team player Organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
Goodcomputer skills, including experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Strong communications and writing skills with attention to detail.
Candidates must have a professional demeanor, be highly proficient in English.
US nationality not required.

TASKS:
Provide general administrative assistance and support to IUCN´s Global Marine Program.
Maintain the DC Marine Community (DCMC) database.
Distribute marine communications materials.
Manage contact/membership listsf or WCPA-Marine, GMP and IUCN-US Prepare GMP for Capitol Hill Ocean Week and IUCNs World Conservation Congress.´
Create website/communications material for DC Marine Community and GMP IUCN-US.
Organize the logistical and other practical aspects of workshops and meetings.
Attend marine conservation meetings and assist with contact follow up.

PREFERRED SKILLS:
Interest in environmental and ocean issues preferable but not required.
Language skills in Spanish and French a plus.

*Note: ENTRY LEVEL, UNPAID position--best suited for young professional or student. Ideal for undergraduate interested in gaining experience with an international conservation organization with a focus on global ocean issues. Although most tasks are supportive in nature, assistant will be able to attend a wide variety of marine conservation meetings in DC area and will often be introduced to ocean conservation leaders and the DC marine community at large.

REPORTS TO:
IUCN Global Marine
Program Staff
Jennifer Palmer
Global Marine Program Officer
jpalmer@iucnus.org

Elizabeth De Santo, Ph.D MPAs Coordination Officer
edesanto@iucnus.org

APPLICANTS SHOULD EMAIL:
Cover letter, resume, & contact info for two references to
Jennifer Palmer: jpalmer@iucnus.org