Vacancy: Marine Environmental Communications Coordinator

Reefscapers is a marine consultancy company based in the Maldives, developing guest-oriented programmes for resorts through coral reef restoration, sea turtle rehabilitation, aquaculture and coastal protection.

Vacancy now closed

Opportunity

We are seeking a highly motivated and out-going Environmental Coordinator to start in a brand-new role, based at a 5-star island resort in the Maldives (details provided during interview). This position is an exciting opportunity for a great communicator with experience in Public Relations and a passion for the marine environment.

Apply Before: 20 September 2019

Start Date: November 2019

Location: Maldives, North Malé Atoll

Duration: One-Year Contract (renewable)

Hours of Work: Full-time position, 6 days a week

Job Description

Public Relations

  • Communicate conservation activities to resort guests & management, and the Reefscapers team.
  • Write illustrated reports (in English) of activities, updates and targets.
  • Develop marketing/communication strategies to promote Reefscapers national conservation efforts.
  • Run the Reefscapers social media accounts (FB, Instagram, LinkedIn) to engage audiences.
  • Create content for press releases, magazine articles and public awareness.

Marine Biology

  • Conduct marine life presentations, guest-oriented snorkelling activities and other marine projects.
  • Photograph and document marine life; collect data and perform data entry.
  • Organise resort staff training in marine biology and conservation awareness.
  • Manage and maintain all aspects of the resort’s Coral Propagation Programme.
  • Manage the coral frame databases and photo updates for guest-sponsored frames.
  • Conduct coral frame maintenance, photography & monitoring, and wider research studies.

Ideal Candidate

  • BSc/MSc in Marketing, Communications, Marine Biology, Environmental Science.
  • Passionate about marine science and environmental conservation.
  • Experienced in project management, photography, video editing, article/blog writing.
  • Experienced with running promo campaigns across various social media platforms.
  • Accurate computer skills and numeracy, including data collection and analysis.
  • Experienced with Excel and databases (preferred); bonus: mapping software, programming.
  • Previous experience of remote tropical island life in a customer-facing role (preferred).
  • Outgoing personality, positive attitude, good team player, experience in giving awareness programs.
  • Strong swimmer, qualified diver (preferred) able to work long hours in the lagoon under full sun.
  • Physically fit non-smoker, able to carry 20kg weight.
  • Good spoken & written English; multilingual preferred; organised and self-disciplined work ethic.