The goal of the MCFP is to train Marine Fellows to become the next generation of marine conservation leaders in Hawai‘i. The program is designed to build a cadre of well-qualified, experienced marine resource managers who will provide critically needed leadership for the sustainable management of Hawai‘i’s marine resources. Marine Fellows will be recruited for the next fellowship class of 2014-2016 based in Honolulu. Additional information on the MCFP and what applicants should expect under the fellowship experience is available online athttp://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/hawaii/howwework/marine-conservation-fellowship-program.xml I have attached a job description for your consideration and would appreciate your forwarding it to anyone whose experience might qualify him or her for the position. Applicants must apply on-line at www.nature.org/careers (external applicants) or PeopleSoft/Self-Service/Careers (internal applicants). To more easily locate the position, enter the job ID 41887 in the keyword search. Please do not hesitate to contact Sean Marrs (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. TO APPLY: Please review the complete job posting online and submit an online application by 5:00 pm, Hawai‘i Standard Time, Monday, March 10th and upload as one document, a resume and cover letter that addresses these 4 questions below: 1) Why are you an outstanding candidate for the marine fellowship program; 2) What are your interests and experiences relating to marine resource management in Hawai‘i and how do you meet each of the 5 basic qualifications a. BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree and at least one year of related experience in natural resource management or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree in a science-related field or cultural studies helpful. b. Commitment, dedication and passion for conserving Hawai‘i’s marine ecosystems. Experience working with or knowledge of Hawai‘i’s natural systems and cultural practices. Knowledge of island ecosystem principles. Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, marine management (traditional and contemporary) and biodiversity conservation. 3) Which of the two topical areas (“traditional knowledge and cultural practice” or “coastal community resilience”) would you be interested in focusing on during a fellowship, and why; and 4) What are your short- and long-term career goals, and how would these contribute to the future of marine resource management in Hawai‘i.