Conservation Programs Manager - Butterflies (Florida, USA) ~

23 de mayo de 2018

Conservation Programs Manager - Butterflies (Florida, USA)

Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment Line of Business leads conservation efforts in all Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Our conservation efforts are aligned with the Disney Conservation Fund business priorities and we work to engage our cast and guests in conservation efforts that reverse the decline of species in the wild while creating experiences that immerse our cast and guests in program that inspire them to protect the natural world. We also partner with Disney VoluntEARS to provide opportunities for our cast to volunteer their time to positively impact the future for wildlife around the world.

Conservation Programs Manager - Butterflies

  • Provide primary oversight to our Reverse the Decline program (butterflies)
  • Lead strategy development with our partners to maximize the successful conservation of butterflies using the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation
  • Lead the development and implementation of the Walt Disney World butterfly conservation program that supports butterfly recovery in Florida and various states/countries that are business priorities for Disney
  • Work in partnership to manage a colony of Atala butterflies and lead reintroduction efforts to monitor the success of these efforts
  • Develop and conduct research studies to support key initiatives for butterfly conservation efforts with an emphasis on studies conducted in priority business areas for Disney
  • Collaborate with partners to develop and provide successful public education programs that engage kids and families in caring for butterflies
  • Leverage Disney assets and talent to maximize our contribution to conservation efforts worldwide
  • Manage the wildlife monitoring program for Disney cast
  • Publish the results of our scientific, education, conservation investigation in peer reviewed journals
  • Partner with various divisions within the TWDC to leverage expertise and to share information that continues to promote and disseminate our butterfly conservation efforts

Basic Qualifications
  • Strong experimental design and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated grant/proposal writing, scientific publications, and grant/proposal critical reviews
  • Experience with the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation and Miradi
  • Ability to work as part of a team, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to create engaging experiences for the general public
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Informal education and program development
  • Experience with Association of Zoos and Aquariums institutions and professional societies
  • Required Education
  • Ph.D. in Entomology, Conservation Biology, Wildlife Ecology, or related field or MS with at least 3 years leading butterfly conservation efforts
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About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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