Policy Analyst

  • full-time
  • Anywhere

Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders' Alliance

Do you want to work with commercial fishermen?  Are you interested in conservation and sustainability?  Do you like high-energy working environments?  Do you like to travel?  How’s your taste for seafood?

The Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance is looking for a smart, energetic, entrepreneurial seafood lover to join our team and head up our fisheries policy work.

As a Policy Analyst for the largest organization of commercial snapper and grouper fishermen in the Gulf, no two days are alike.  On any given day you’re likely accomplish more than a few of the following things:

·         Organize and run a meeting or conference call with Gulf fishermen.

·         Join 10 Gulf fishermen in Washington DC to educate Congress.

·         Have dinner with a Gulf fisherman and his wife.

·         Call a dozen Gulf fishermen for their input on your idea.

·         Answer a dozen calls from a dozen Gulf fishermen wanting to discuss their ideas.

·         Write a letter commenting on a fishery proposal.

·         Spend a morning on the dock with the Gulf fishermen.

·         Post a couple relevant news articles on Facebook.

·         Develop a strategy with fishermen to address a pressing fishery problem.

·         Help draft a grant proposal.

·         Speak in front of a panel of state or federal policymakers.

·         Coordinate with chefs and seafood consumers to make a public statement.

·         Talk to a reporter.

·         Catch fish, unload fish, clean fish, eat fish.

This job might be for you if:

1.      You want to make a difference in the lives and businesses of hard working, conservation-minded American fishermen.  You understand how sustainability and jobs go together.

2.      You’re a problem-solver.  You enjoy conquering difficult challenges.  You dig until you find an answer… and if the answer is “no” then you keep digging.

3.      You are motivated and driven.  You volunteer for new challenges without being asked.  Some say you work too hard.

4.      You are reliable and can work effectively from home without oversight.  You don’t need your boss monitoring your every move.  You’re willing to travel throughout the Gulf of Mexico and to Washington DC a number of times a year.  You’re up for a job that’s not a traditional 9-to-5.

5.      You communicate clearly to a wide range of audiences.  You write well.  You get a kick out of winning a debate.

To land this job, you should have experience in marine policy, fisheries management, marine science or something similar.  Understanding fish, fishermen and how fisheries are managed is definitely a plus.  Living near the coast on the Gulf of Mexico is preferred but not necessary.

Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience.

We’re looking for you to start sooner than later in this full-time position, so send a cover letter and resume to us today:

Eric Brazer, Deputy Director, Shareholders’ Alliance

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The Shareholders’ Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

To apply for this job email your details to eric@shareholdersalliance.org