Disney Marine Conservation Program Manager Position

Disney Marine Conservation Program Manager Position

The Walt Disney Company is committed to ensuring a world where wildlife thrives and nature is treasured. This defines the work of Disney Conservation, a team that delivers impact for people and the planet through the Disney Conservation Fund and Disney Conservation Team Wildlife. Disney Conservation Team Wildlife, a part of Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment Team is seeking an aquatic (marine/freshwater) conservation biologist to help deliver on our mission to Lead, Care, Connect and Conserve. Team Wildlife aims to inspire and engage our Cast and Guests in conservation efforts that save species in the wild, especially in areas of business priority. In addition, Team Wildlife works closely with the Disney Conservation Fund, which has inspired millions of people to take action to protect the planet and has directed nearly $86 million to save wildlife in more than half the countries in the world through efforts engaging communities in conservation. The person taking on the role will be responsible for representing Disney Conservation’s commitment with diverse audiences and stakeholders including executives, Guests, fellow Cast Members and employees, partners, and with the media. This position will also maximize conservation integration across the team and enterprise, helping to grow the Disney Conservation brand, deliver business value, and advance our commitment to save wildlife, inspire action and protect the planet.

*Responsibilities :

• Advise on (aquatic/marine) initiatives with internal/external partners

• Collaborate with the ASE Science team to ensure scientific credibility and advance applied conservation

• Provide strategic oversight and impact evaluation for our aquatic conservation programs (corals, sea turtles, elasmobranchs, etc.)

• Lead the scientific and education program development for field conservation collaborations

• Partner across the TWDC to maximize synergy opportunities that help advance our aquatic conservation efforts and drive business results and reputation

• Develop events, communications, assets, etc. to help expand storytelling opportunities that inspire and activate our audiences

• Serve as a spokesperson for Disney’s conservation commitment

• Publish the results of our scientific, education, conservation investigation in peer-reviewed journals

Basic Qualifications :

• Demonstrated strong communication skills

• At least 3 years field experience working in conservation programs

• Strong experimental design and analytical skills

• Ability to work as part of a team, strong interpersonal skills

• Positive team player

• Demonstrated strong organization and time management skills to prioritize multiple

tasks, meet deadlines, make decisions and change course of action quickly if necessary

• Self-starter with a can-do attitude and a passion for conservation

• Experienced in goal setting and execution as well as measuring deliverables

• Proven skilled aquatic generalist with experience working across sectors

• Demonstrated grant/proposal writing, scientific publications, and grant/proposal critical


• SCUBA certified (preferably in Scientific Diving)

Preferred Qualifications :

• Informal education/ program development

• Demonstrated media experience, education and presentation abilities

• Experience with the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation or Miradi


• Knowledge of a Second Language

• Experience with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums/World Association of Zoos

and Aquariums and related accredited institutions or the AZA Saving Animals From

Extinction program

• Field logistics expertise

• Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) certification

Required Education :

• Ph.D. or Masters with at least 3 years of equivalent experience leading conservation


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Job reference number 662197BR

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