Open Positions


Institution Discipline Fisheries Type of position Executive Director


Seafood Harvesters of America is a national non-profit 501(c)(4) organization whose members are commercial fishing organizations from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico to New England. The purpose of the Seafood Harvesters is to ensure a plentiful and lasting seafood harvest for America through education, stewardship, and accountability in our fisheries.

Seafood Harvesters of America is searching for an Executive Director who will have full authority and responsibility for managing the corporation and its affiliated charitable nonprofit organization. The Executive Director is responsible for all financial, administrative, fundraising and program responsibilities outlined below as well as all other duties required.

To Apply: contact Sydney Cook at Engage Strategies at 

Submitted by Leopold Staff
March 17, 2014
Deadline March 21, 2014 Read more »

Station Manager

Institution Tobacco Caye Marine Station Discipline Type of position

Tobacco Caye Marine Station (TCMS) is an education and research facility on the island of Tobacco Caye within the South Water Caye Marine Reserve. The station manager is responsible for all aspects of the continuing operations of TCMS from scheduling and leading international and domestic students groups in the classroom and in the field to assisting visiting researchers collect data on the health of the Belize Barrier Reef System (BBRS) World Heritage Site (WHS).

Person specification: They are looking for an individual or couple with a strong background in marine science, environmental education and with experience of working in remote and challenging locations. They will also consider applications from couple where one partner has a marine science background providing that the other partner possesses a complementary skillset and there is an existing track record of having worked together in similar positions. One or both applicants should have extensive in-water experience, preferably a mixture of diving and snorkelling.

Role Responsibilities

  • Hosting and guiding domestic and international student groups participating in field study programs.
  • Providing education on the tropical marine environments of Belize through a mixture of classroom based learning and snorkel excursions to the reef, mangrove and seagrass habitats of the SWCMR and beyond.
  • Coordinating study group programming with supplier in Belize and abroad.
  • Securing continuing business for TCMS’s education programs through designing and marketing marine ecology field courses for new and existing clients.
  • Recruitment and management of volunteers and interns and providing sufficient opportunities for professional and personal development during their placements.
  • Development and implementation of funding proposals for new research projects and grants for further development of the Station.
  • Liaising with governmental, national and international departments and organisations.
  • Managing the station – administration, finances and budgets, general maintenance including the building and grounds, solar power supply, lab equipment and snorkelling gear.
  • Managing website, social media, email and developing promotional materials.


To Apply:   Apply with CV/resume, covering letter and details of two references to info@tcmsbelize.orgincluding the phrase ‘Application for Station Manager Vacancy’ in the title. Applicants invited to interview will be notified within a fortnight of the closing date. Interviews will conducted remotely via Skype.

Submitted by Leopold Staff
February 3, 2014
Deadline February 21, 2014 Read more »

Marine Habitat Program Outreach Specialist

Institution Discipline Type of position

Will provide expertise to strengthen state, federal, and external partnerships through the implementation of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP); will complete the 2014 NOAA report on the implementation of the National Fish Habitat Partnership Memorandum of Understanding; and will support the National Fish Habitat Board in setting agendas and coordinating discussions to advance priorities of the Partnership including participation on key Board committees. Will support the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Board member through preparations for upcoming meetings; will support regional NMFS staff in furtherance of their energy-related activities including under the Federal Power Act; and will support national habitat conservation policy initiatives through NOAA's Habitat Blueprint ( This support will require participation in hydropower relicensing-related calls, attendance at applicable meetings, tracking of relevant projects, compiling and summarizing issues, and development of responses to inquiries on hydropower related issues. Will facilitate communication and coordination between regional, legal, and headquarters staff.


To Apply: Follow instructions at link. 

Submitted by Leopold Staff
February 3, 2014
Deadline Open until filled Read more »

Research Assistant, Marine Biology & Oceanography

Institution Cal Poly Ocean Observing Systems Discipline Oceanography, Marine Biology Type of position Assistant Scientist

Under the direction of the Professor, the Marine Biology and Oceanography Research Assistant is responsible for maintaining field equipment, data acquisition and processing for the Cal Poly Ocean Observing Systems located in Morro Bay, San Luis Bay and along the central coast. The Marine Biology and Oceanography Research Assistant will also be responsible for assisting in the implementation and management of collaborative fisheries research program and other applicable areas as they arise.


To Apply: follow instructions at link. 

Submitted by Leopold Staff
February 3, 2014
Deadline Open until filled Read more »

Manager – Fisheries Conservation

Institution National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Discipline Type of position

Working out of the Foundation's Washington, D.C. office, the Manager – Fisheries Conservation will be a key member of the Marine and Coastal Conservation team and will manage strategic development and implementation of the Foundation's sustainable fisheries programs including, but not limited to Diadromous Fish Initiative, U.S. Shellfish Initiative, as well as the Fisheries Innovation Fund. S/he is responsible for developing strategies and programs, assisting in securing funding opportunities, managing applicable funding sources, management of advisory committees, interacting with existing and potential grant/contract recipients, coordinating proposal review, providing technical assistance to grantees, reviewing/approving reports from grantees, coordinating with the project administration team to assure the effective implementation of the Foundation's grant administration policies, drafting recommendations for staff and Board action, and closely coordinating program efforts with the Director, Marine and Coastal Conservation (Director) and other Foundation staff. S/he is also responsible for other duties as assigned by the Director.


To Apply: send an e-mail, with attachments in Word or PDF format, containing your cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, resume, three professional references and your salary requirements to Marla Carter, Human Resources Manager, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Submitted by Leopold Staff
February 3, 2014
Deadline Open until filled Read more »

Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Biologist

Institution US Fish and Wildlife Service Discipline Type of position Supervisory Biologist


USDFW is searching for a Supervisory Biologist for the Polar Bear team in the Division of Marine Mammals Management in Anchorage, Alaska. The position leads the Polar Bear Program, which is responsible for polar bear management and conservation in Alaska, including co-management with Alaska Native organizations. The supervisor provides direction and oversight to meet international, national, and regional polar bear goals and objectives, including drafting and implementing National and International Polar Bear recovery Plans. The polar bear program works closely with the Service's Division of International Conservation as well as with formal US delegations to international meetings and plays and active role in meeting planning, preparations and international information exchange. The position supervises a diverse staff to develop and implement regulations; policies; priorities; co-management strategies; and scientific programs for the polar bear. 

To Apply:  follow instructions on the federal application website seen in the link. 



Submitted by Leopold Staff
February 3, 2014
Deadline February 19, 2014 Read more »

Environmental Scientist

Institution Freestone Environmental Services Discipline Consulting Type of position Environmental Scientist

Freestone Environmental Services, Inc. ( a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, seeks an Environmental Scientist to conduct natural resource damage assessments and support cleanup and restoration of contaminated sites in the Great Lakes Region.  This individual will work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R,, Assessment and Restoration Division under the Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program ( and as part of NOAA’s Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Program in the areas of  injury damage assessment for hazardous waste sites and oil spills in the Great Lakes. This position is located in NOAA’s Ann Arbor, Michigan offices.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in environmental science, preferably in one of more of the following sub-disciplines: aquatic toxicology, environmental chemistry, coastal ecology, environmental engineering; or environmental policy with an emphasis in quantitative analysis.
  • Strong verbal and writing skills
  • Strong computer and analytical skills
  • Self-motivated, energetic, strategic thinker
  • Ability to work independently.


To Apply: Please send your resume, contact information for three (3) references, cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position, and a Freestone application (found at: with the following subject line: NOAA Great Lakes Env. Scientist. 

Inclusion of copies of undergraduate and graduate college transcripts and a writing sample (preferably a technical paper or report) is encouraged.  The vacancy announcement is open until filled.  The salary for this position is commensurate with experience.



Submitted by Leopold Staff
February 3, 2014
Deadline Open until filled Read more »

Project Manager, Traceability, IUU and Human Rights at FishWise

Institution FishWise Discipline Ecology, Sustainability, Fisheries Type of position Project Manager

FishWise is looking for a Project Manager to take charge of research, development, and execution of work plans on traceability (with some focus on illegal fishing and human rights). The Project Manager will work under the direction of the Project Director with three specific Work Plan Goals: 1) to create tools and recommendations that help the seafood industry improve traceability and eliminate products that are harvested illegally, or associated with human rights abuses, from their supply chains; 2) to facilitate discussions between key players to find novel solutions to traceability, IUU, and human rights challenges; and 3) to communicate progress and updates to a core group of NGOs, industry, and other stakeholders. The Project Manager will achieve these goals by building strong relationships with the seafood industry, government, academia, and NGOs.

To Apply:  attach a PDF of cover letter and resume to the application form on the FishWise website.

Submitted by Leopold Staff
February 3, 2014
Deadline Open until filled Read more »

World Ocean Council Internships

Institution World Ocean Council Discipline Policy, Ecology, Marine Spatial Planning, Communication Type of position Internship

The World Ocean Council (WOC) is currently seeking interns! 
About the WOC Intern Program
The WOC Internship Program provides opportunities for early-career professionals and graduate degree students to participate in our growing international, cross-sectoral industry leadership alliance on "Corporate Ocean Responsibility". 
Internship Work Conditions and Workplace
WOC Interns receive a modest monthly stipend. Internships generally run for 3 months or a mutually agreed upon time period, with an expectation of at least 10 hours each week commitment. Interns will work from a virtual workplace in their chosen home base or institutional location and must have their own computer, internet access and phone services. Frequent teleconferences and email communications will be the main source of interaction to complete the work. If travel, international calling or other expenses are required, these costs will be agreed upon in advance and covered by WOC. 
To Apply
Please electronically submit a letter of interest and resume, not to exceed two (2) pages, that links your qualifications to the expected impact and planned outcomes to Your letter should clearly indicate the internship to which you are applying. Please only attach one file per application that contains both the letter of interest and your resume. Files should have your last name, in CAPS, as the first word in the filename. 


Applications are due February 11, 2014. 


Available internships are: 

Membership Coordination/ Information Management Intern 

 Communications/Website Intern

 Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Program Intern 

Submitted by Leopold Staff
January 22, 2014
Deadline February 11, 2014 Read more »

International Marine Policy Officer

Institution Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) Discipline Ocean Governance, Marine Policy, International Type of position Marine Policy Officer

The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) is an independent, policy research institute based at Sciences Po (Institute for Political Studies) in Paris. Its activity focuses on sustainable development issues that require international coordination, especially biodiversity and climate change (for more information on the program, see 

IDDRI has three objectives: informing policy decisions; identifying emerging issues; and providing a platform for dialogue between various stakeholders, including research institutes, public agencies, private sectors and NGOs. 

IDDRI is searching of a Marine Policy Officer who will, under the supervision of the Team Leader, be responsible for
1) producing reports and articles on ocean governance issues
2) contribute to IDDRI's flagship work program
3) monitor and feed multiple international arenas and talks (e.g. UN General Assembly)
4) Manage the French Informal Multi-stakeholder Working Group on high seas governance
5) participate in international meetings. 

 Fluency in English is required - fluency in French or other UN languages is an asset. Position is an 18 month contract, with possibility of extension. 

TO APPLY:  send a CV and a statement of interest, as well as the names of three referees, to and

Submitted by Leopold Stafff
December 13, 2013
Deadline January 5, 2014 Read more »