May 18, 2021
Vice President of Conservation and Public Policy
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is recruiting an innovative, forward-looking individual to serve as the Vice President of Conservation and Public Policy
About Bonefish & Tarpon Trust
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust was founded 1997 with the mission to conserve bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats, and the fisheries they comprise at scale. BTT serves it mission through science-based conservation initiatives, advocacy, and education across the Caribbean Basin, from the Bahamas and Florida to the Yucatan, and along the Southeastern United States. The organization’s science-based approaches and record of accomplishment distinguish it as a global leader in the conservation of these species and their habitats.
A recently completed strategic plan will guide BTT’s work over the next five years.BTT will implement a program of science-based initiatives to enhance and sustain healthy flats fisheries and reverse those in decline. This work will be accomplished through a comprehensive research program that builds knowledge while simultaneously supporting conservation priorities; engagement in policy and government affairs at local, state, and federal levels that focuses on habitat conservation and water quality; and implementation of conservation projects on-the-ground and in-the-water. Successful attainment of the plan’s science and conservation goals will result in robust outcomes benefitting the flats fishery.
To support its mission, BTT will conduct ambitious development, marketing, and membership programs. By 2025, organizational revenues will double to $7 million, membership will grow by 75%, and a strategic marketing program will secure BTT’s reputation as an effective, respected, and accomplished organization with extensive reach across its mission geography.
For more information on Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, please visit: www.BTT.org.
Vice President of Conservation and Public Policy
Reporting to the CEO and working with a dedicated Board of Directors, the Vice President of Conservation and Public Policy will occupy a new and strategically important position in the organization. In this role, the Vice President works across the organization to develop science-based conservation and public policy plans and is chiefly responsible for the execution of these plans through engagement with public sector leadership (state and federal), nonprofit, academic, philanthropic and the private sector stakeholders.
In 2021 and continuing over the next five years, BTT will conduct research to build its knowledge of the flats fishery and to frame science-based conservation initiatives that conserve bonefish, tarpon, and permit. These efforts will seek to identify, restore, and conserve critical habitats; improve water quality as it pertains to the health of habitats and species; and improve fisheries management in specific locations and at scale.
The new Vice President of Conservation and Public Policy will provide strategic leadership to achieve lasting conservation and public policy impact, focusing on the BTT’s scientific and research contributions to address the sustainability of bonefish, tarpon, and permit populations and their habitats. The Vice President is based in Miami, Florida. The current budget for the Conservation and Public Policy related activities is $750,000.
The broad strategic goals and responsibilities for the Vice President are the following:
Strategic Goals & Responsibilities:
Professional Qualifications and Personal Attributes
The ideal professional qualifications and personal attributes the Vice President of Conservation and Public Policy are the following:
Compensation for the Vice President of Conservation and Public Policy includes a competitive salary, relocation, and a package of health and other employee benefits.
How to apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume responding specifically to the experience and qualifications being sought to: Daniel Sherman, President, Explore Company at firstname.lastname@example.org. Refer to BTT/VPCPP in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is an equal opportunity employerand invites individuals who bring a diversity of culture, experience, and ideas to apply.
All correspondence will remain confidential.
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