Monterey Bay Aquarium
The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.
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What Sets Us Apart

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1. We're an inclusive, committed, diverse group of people who collaborate.

 

2. We're passionate about learning more and doing more to better our world.

 

3. We're all dedicated to conservation of the ocean.

Making a Difference

Our Culture

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Working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is more than just going to the office every day. In addition to our purpose-driven work in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package (medical, dental and life insurance; floating holidays, vacation and sick time) including a couple of things we feel distinguish us: a unique and generous retirement plan and a wellness program staff can't wait to join. We do our best to walk the talk so we offer our team members discounts at our Cafe, which serves local, sustainable and organic foods, plus subsidized gym memberships and alternative transportation discounts, too. Our goal of working toward a healthy ocean can only be achieved with a healthy organization, which is something we strive for here at the Aquarium.

Opportunities at Monterey Bay

Business Program Operations Manager
The Business Program Operations Manager is a position within the Seafood Watch program of Monterey Bay Aquarium's Division of Conservation and Science. The position's primary role is to manage and support a team working to engage a spectrum of businesses that are implementing sustainable seafood commitments.  The business sectors engaged by Seafood Watch include restaurants, institutional food service, retail, seafood producers and distribution companies. The Business Program Operations Manager will bring an ambitious and integrative approach to producing and evaluating processes and resources that allow the team to engage and support businesses in an efficient and scalable manner.Core ResponsibilitiesSupervise the Seafood Watch business team staff to ensure appropriate and efficient implementation of program tacticsEnsure integration with other teams within Seafood Watch, the broader Monterey Bay Aquarium and relevant NGO and stakeholder communities to ensure strategic business engagementIntroduce innovative solutions to tracking staff and business member performance. Oversee metric reporting to assist in setting and achieving programmatic goals and objectivesWork collaboratively with team and external parties (interdepartmental and external contractors) to develop tools and resources that improve operational efficiencies and programmatic impact.Enable team member professional growth and supportProduce and deliver progress reports to department leadership.Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationDegree in business administration or 5-7 years equivalent work experienceTeam oriented with prior team management experienceExcellent organization skills and attention to detailAbility to identify and implement resources or processes that improve effectivenessExceptional written and verbal communication skillsAbility to create and deliver effective presentationsAbility to manage multiple projects effectivelyExperience setting goals and tracking performance both for individuals and teamsAbility to collaborate with both internal and external departments, teams, organizations and contractorsProficiency with the Microsoft Office SuiteExperience with Customer Relationship Management SystemsExcellent interpersonal skillsDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationExperience with Monitoring & Evaluation processesDesire to work within a mission driven, nonprofit setting, specifically focused on marine conservationExperience working for a high growth organization or sectorAncillary ResponsibilitiesProgram will work with candidate to improve knowledge of seafood sustainability issues, seafood industry, and all aspects of the sustainable seafood movement.Reference # 18930Posted on Jan 13, 2017Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Seafood WatchWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) Experienced, ManagementMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Business Program Operations Manager
The Business Program Operations Manager is a position within the Seafood Watch program of Monterey Bay Aquarium's Division of Conservation and Science. The position's primary role is to manage and support a team working to engage a spectrum of businesses that are implementing sustainable seafood commitments.  The business sectors engaged by Seafood Watch include restaurants, institutional food service, retail, seafood producers and distribution companies. The Business Program Operations Manager will bring an ambitious and integrative approach to producing and evaluating processes and resources that allow the team to engage and support businesses in an efficient and scalable manner.Core ResponsibilitiesSupervise the Seafood Watch business team staff to ensure appropriate and efficient implementation of program tacticsEnsure integration with other teams within Seafood Watch, the broader Monterey Bay Aquarium and relevant NGO and stakeholder communities to ensure strategic business engagementIntroduce innovative solutions to tracking staff and business member performance. Oversee metric reporting to assist in setting and achieving programmatic goals and objectivesWork collaboratively with team and external parties (interdepartmental and external contractors) to develop tools and resources that improve operational efficiencies and programmatic impact.Enable team member professional growth and supportProduce and deliver progress reports to department leadership.Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationDegree in business administration or 5-7 years equivalent work experienceTeam oriented with prior team management experienceExcellent organization skills and attention to detailAbility to identify and implement resources or processes that improve effectivenessExceptional written and verbal communication skillsAbility to create and deliver effective presentationsAbility to manage multiple projects effectivelyExperience setting goals and tracking performance both for individuals and teamsAbility to collaborate with both internal and external departments, teams, organizations and contractorsProficiency with the Microsoft Office SuiteExperience with Customer Relationship Management SystemsExcellent interpersonal skillsDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationExperience with Monitoring & Evaluation processesDesire to work within a mission driven, nonprofit setting, specifically focused on marine conservationExperience working for a high growth organization or sectorAncillary ResponsibilitiesProgram will work with candidate to improve knowledge of seafood sustainability issues, seafood industry, and all aspects of the sustainable seafood movement.Reference # 18930Posted on Jan 13, 2017Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Seafood WatchWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) Experienced, ManagementMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Ocean Conservation Policy Manager
The Ocean Conservation Policy Manager develops and executes policy priorities to advance the Aquarium's ocean conservation goals.Core Responsibilities Manages a portfolio of policy priorities in support of the Aquarium's conservation goals with a focus on climate change and ocean acidification, ocean plastic pollution, and ocean conservation in California.Works with the Director of Ocean Conservation Strategies to develop and execute policy strategies and work plans to advance the Aquarium's conservation goalsWorks with the Director of Science, Director of Global Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Federal Ocean Policy Manager to inform and coordinate policy strategies across the Conservation & Science Division.Works with the Conservation & Science Outreach Manager and the Aquarium's Marketing & Communications team to promote the Aquarium's policy priorities with external audiences and mobilize action.Builds and manages external relationships with government officials, NGO partners, industry representatives, funders, and other stakeholders to advance the Aquarium's policy strategies and conservation goals.Builds and manages internal relationships across Aquarium departments to integrate and execute the Aquarium's policy strategies and conservation goals; manages cross-Aquarium Conservation Teams.Works with the Director of Ocean Conservation Strategies to support the Aquarium Conservation Partnership.Works with the VP for Conservation & Science/Chief Conservation Officer to develop and execute the Aquarium's institutional sustainability plan.Represents the Aquarium at external events (conferences, committees, councils, etc.) and with media.Organizes conferences, workshops and other events in support of the Aquarium's policy strategies and conservation goals.Prepares reports and presentations to the Aquarium's Board of Trustees, Senior Staff, and other key audiences.Manages the Aquarium's California lobbyist and supervise other consultants, contractors, interns and volunteers. Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education Significant (5+ years) experience and expertise in ocean conservation policy and sciencePost-graduate degree in law, policy, management or science.Demonstrated ability to effectively manage programs and peopleOutstanding written and verbal communication skillsTravel required Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationExperience in executive branch, legislative branch, and non-profit sectorsExpertise/experience on the issues of climate change and plastic pollutionReference # 18911Posted on Jan 4, 2017Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Conservation & Science, Policy, Seafood WatchWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) Experienced, ManagementMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Ocean Conservation Policy Manager
The Ocean Conservation Policy Manager develops and executes policy priorities to advance the Aquarium's ocean conservation goals.Core Responsibilities Manages a portfolio of policy priorities in support of the Aquarium's conservation goals with a focus on climate change and ocean acidification, ocean plastic pollution, and ocean conservation in California.Works with the Director of Ocean Conservation Strategies to develop and execute policy strategies and work plans to advance the Aquarium's conservation goalsWorks with the Director of Science, Director of Global Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Federal Ocean Policy Manager to inform and coordinate policy strategies across the Conservation & Science Division.Works with the Conservation & Science Outreach Manager and the Aquarium's Marketing & Communications team to promote the Aquarium's policy priorities with external audiences and mobilize action.Builds and manages external relationships with government officials, NGO partners, industry representatives, funders, and other stakeholders to advance the Aquarium's policy strategies and conservation goals.Builds and manages internal relationships across Aquarium departments to integrate and execute the Aquarium's policy strategies and conservation goals; manages cross-Aquarium Conservation Teams.Works with the Director of Ocean Conservation Strategies to support the Aquarium Conservation Partnership.Works with the VP for Conservation & Science/Chief Conservation Officer to develop and execute the Aquarium's institutional sustainability plan.Represents the Aquarium at external events (conferences, committees, councils, etc.) and with media.Organizes conferences, workshops and other events in support of the Aquarium's policy strategies and conservation goals.Prepares reports and presentations to the Aquarium's Board of Trustees, Senior Staff, and other key audiences.Manages the Aquarium's California lobbyist and supervise other consultants, contractors, interns and volunteers. Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education Significant (5+ years) experience and expertise in ocean conservation policy and sciencePost-graduate degree in law, policy, management or science.Demonstrated ability to effectively manage programs and peopleOutstanding written and verbal communication skillsTravel required Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationExperience in executive branch, legislative branch, and non-profit sectorsExpertise/experience on the issues of climate change and plastic pollutionReference # 18911Posted on Jan 4, 2017Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Conservation & Science, Policy, Seafood WatchWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) Experienced, ManagementMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Aquarium Conservation Partnership Coordinator
The Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) Coordinator, conducts the implementation of the ACP Conservation Action Agenda by an 19-member coalition of U.S. aquariums, including a multi-aquarium plastic pollution initiative. The ACP is beginning the second year of its two-year (2016-17) proof-of-concept project designed to bring the nation's leading aquariums together to achieve collective impact for ocean and freshwater conservation. The ACP is a voluntary, unincorporated project that was initiated by Monterey Bay Aquarium, Shedd Aquarium, and National Aquarium, and currently includes 18 member aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The purpose of the ACP is to provide strategic information and guidance to aquariums, and coordinate collective action on specific conservation goals included in its 2016-17 Conservation Action Agenda. The primary goal of the ACP is to reduce sources of ocean and freshwater plastic pollution. Other conservation goals include: increase protection of important ocean and freshwater ecosystems; protect threatened shark and ray species; and improve the sustainability of global fisheries and aquaculture. Core Responsibilities CoordinationConducts day-to-day implementation of the ACP Conservation Action Agenda and multi-aquarium plastic pollution initiativeWorks with the ACP Chair and Executive Committee to develop strategies and identify, assign, and accomplish work tasksBuilds effective working relationships with ACP members and external partners and advisorsMonitors and reports progress toward ACP goals and objectives LogisticalWorks with ACP leadership to develop and execute work plans and budgetsDevelops ACP meeting agendas and produce meeting minutesProduces quarterly ACP progress reportsDevelops strategies and tools for information sharing and coordination, including an online communications platform, among ACP membersPlans and executes in-person ACP meetings, including assisting with travel, lodging and meeting space needsPlans and executes online-based ACP meetings, such as WebinarsPerforms legal compliance tracking and reportingOversees implementation of the final project evaluation for the ACPResearchResearches policy, science, and market-based issues related to the ACP conservation goalsProduces research briefs and organizes and disseminates information to ACP membersWorks with ACP leadership to manage research consultants, as needed OutreachWith ACP leadership, cultivates partnerships with conservation, industry, and government entities to advance ACP conservation goals Per guidance from ACP leadership, participates in external meetings on behalf of ACP, and gives presentations to outside groups about the ACP Works with ACP leadership and other consultants to support all parts of the multi-aquarium plastic pollution initiative, including outreach to consumers, industry and government officials Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationDemonstrated ability to effectively coordinate and support a coalition of groups to accomplish common goalsExperience in developing and executing strategic plans, and measuring and reporting progress toward goalsMinimum 5 years' experience in ocean or environmental conservation fieldDemonstrated ability to build meaningful relationships with conservation, industry and government partnersExperience with developing and implementing effective tools for information sharing among coalition membersAbility to perform rapid research on relevant issues, and produce meaningful information and analysis to answer key questionsEfficiency in organizing and executing meetings, including producing minutes and ensuring follow through with next stepsDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationExpertise on the issue of ocean and freshwater plastic pollutionPost graduate degree preferredEfficiency with the Google communication platform and Constant Contact, or similarPLEASE NOTE THAT THE LOCATION OF THIS POSITION CAN BE REMOTE TO MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM. LOCATION WILL BE DECIDED WITH SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE.Reference # 18910Posted on Jan 4, 2017Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Conservation & Science, Policy, Sea Otter Research & Conservation, Seafood Watch, Tuna ResearchWork type(s) Term, Full TimeJob level(s) ExperiencedMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Aquarium Conservation Partnership Coordinator
The Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) Coordinator, conducts the implementation of the ACP Conservation Action Agenda by an 19-member coalition of U.S. aquariums, including a multi-aquarium plastic pollution initiative. The ACP is beginning the second year of its two-year (2016-17) proof-of-concept project designed to bring the nation's leading aquariums together to achieve collective impact for ocean and freshwater conservation. The ACP is a voluntary, unincorporated project that was initiated by Monterey Bay Aquarium, Shedd Aquarium, and National Aquarium, and currently includes 18 member aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The purpose of the ACP is to provide strategic information and guidance to aquariums, and coordinate collective action on specific conservation goals included in its 2016-17 Conservation Action Agenda. The primary goal of the ACP is to reduce sources of ocean and freshwater plastic pollution. Other conservation goals include: increase protection of important ocean and freshwater ecosystems; protect threatened shark and ray species; and improve the sustainability of global fisheries and aquaculture. Core Responsibilities CoordinationConducts day-to-day implementation of the ACP Conservation Action Agenda and multi-aquarium plastic pollution initiativeWorks with the ACP Chair and Executive Committee to develop strategies and identify, assign, and accomplish work tasksBuilds effective working relationships with ACP members and external partners and advisorsMonitors and reports progress toward ACP goals and objectives LogisticalWorks with ACP leadership to develop and execute work plans and budgetsDevelops ACP meeting agendas and produce meeting minutesProduces quarterly ACP progress reportsDevelops strategies and tools for information sharing and coordination, including an online communications platform, among ACP membersPlans and executes in-person ACP meetings, including assisting with travel, lodging and meeting space needsPlans and executes online-based ACP meetings, such as WebinarsPerforms legal compliance tracking and reportingOversees implementation of the final project evaluation for the ACPResearchResearches policy, science, and market-based issues related to the ACP conservation goalsProduces research briefs and organizes and disseminates information to ACP membersWorks with ACP leadership to manage research consultants, as needed OutreachWith ACP leadership, cultivates partnerships with conservation, industry, and government entities to advance ACP conservation goals Per guidance from ACP leadership, participates in external meetings on behalf of ACP, and gives presentations to outside groups about the ACP Works with ACP leadership and other consultants to support all parts of the multi-aquarium plastic pollution initiative, including outreach to consumers, industry and government officials Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationDemonstrated ability to effectively coordinate and support a coalition of groups to accomplish common goalsExperience in developing and executing strategic plans, and measuring and reporting progress toward goalsMinimum 5 years' experience in ocean or environmental conservation fieldDemonstrated ability to build meaningful relationships with conservation, industry and government partnersExperience with developing and implementing effective tools for information sharing among coalition membersAbility to perform rapid research on relevant issues, and produce meaningful information and analysis to answer key questionsEfficiency in organizing and executing meetings, including producing minutes and ensuring follow through with next stepsDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationExpertise on the issue of ocean and freshwater plastic pollutionPost graduate degree preferredEfficiency with the Google communication platform and Constant Contact, or similarPLEASE NOTE THAT THE LOCATION OF THIS POSITION CAN BE REMOTE TO MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM. LOCATION WILL BE DECIDED WITH SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE.Reference # 18910Posted on Jan 4, 2017Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Conservation & Science, Policy, Sea Otter Research & Conservation, Seafood Watch, Tuna ResearchWork type(s) Term, Full TimeJob level(s) ExperiencedMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
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