Education and Outreach Volunteer

Website MarAlliance

MarAlliance is a small dynamic international non-governmental organization that designs and
conducts collaborative grassroots research and conservation action on threatened marine
megafauna such as sharks, rays, turtles and large finfish. Our remit is broad and ambitious
and we work across seven countries in three languages.

Through our work with communities and especially late primary students, we help to develop
scientific wonder and thinking to educate and promote the understanding and stewardship of
marine megafauna. Our program specifically tackles key related issues such as sustainable
seafood consumption, mitigation of threats to threatened species including pollution and loss
of critical habitats, the importance of science to underpin management and the use of
conservation tools such as marine protected areas. We aim to foster a sense of pride and
ownership in the next generation toward their natural heritage – and help them to develop a
science-based outlook and voice in support of the big fish of the sea.
Position Summary

We seek an energetic and enthusiastic Education and Outreach Volunteer to be based out of
Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras with occasional project work in different sites throughout the
country. The successful candidate will work directly with the Country Coordinator and the
Honduras team with linkages to MAR’s other Education and Outreach Staff to execute
MarAlliance’s Education Campaign in Honduras. Activities will be conducted in multiple
locations and environments, including classrooms, outdoor fairs and may include field trips
aboard small vessels and in the water. Some travel to other provinces may be required.
The candidate needs to be a detail-oriented, highly organized self-starter with proven
creative talents and a strong work ethic. The candidate must possess good inter-personal
and communication skills (verbal and written), and fluency in Spanish is required. Experience
or knowledge of marine biology and elasmobranchs are helpful, but not required. The ability
to work to tight deadlines, both independently and as part of a multi-cultural team, as well as
flexibility and a sense of humor is crucial.

Main Responsibilities
• Work with the National Coordinator to generate novel and creative educational and
outreach materials related to marine megafauna conservation and management that
align with the organisation’s mission and priority areas;
• Work with the National Coordinator to find opportunities to integrate marine
megafauna curriculum into current curriculum in biology for middle school (11-13 yr
old students);
• Support the National Coordinator in working with the Department of Education in the
Bay Islands, school directors and teachers to help implement educational
• Assist and occasionally lead snorkeling trips for educators in the Bay Islands;
• Preparation of outreach materials for use in several media streams (web, blog, social
media, paper, TV);
• Work with the National Coordinator to seek out potential public outreach opportunities
within the Bay Islands and represent MarAlliance at such events;
• Adapt the education materials to other age groups, sectors and countries where
necessary including tour guides, NGO biologist staff and fishers;
• Monitor and evaluate learning and impact of education and outreach using MAR
assessments and metrics;
• Assist in training activities and data collection for scientific monitoring activities
• Work remotely with MAR’s Education and Outreach Officers to identify best practices
for the Honduras program;
• Report preparation, data entry and other administrative or logistical tasks as needed.
• Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
• Fluency in Spanish
• Demonstrated experience in teaching and communication, both written and oral
• Good to excellent presentation skills
• Experience and appreciation for working with children preferred
• Strong swimmer and snorkeler
• 1st Aid certified
MarAlliance requests a minimum time commitment of 6 months. This post is based in
Roatán, Honduras and requires the candidate to be self-funded, although accommodations
in a shared room are provided. Travel and subsistence costs for work outside of Roatán will
be covered.

Please submit a single PDF that includes your cover letter and current resume (CV) to by February 28th 2018. When submitting your application via email,
please title the subject line “MAR Education and Outreach Volunteer Honduras”
Please be sure to mention where you saw the position advertised in your cover letter.

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