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Associate Director, Community & Training - Flexible location

PADI AWARE Foundation

Who we are

PADI AWARE Foundation® is a non-profit public charity that drives global ocean conservation through local action. PADI AWARE Foundation engages divers and people everywhere to take conservation actions that heal and protect the ocean planet both above and below the surface, further elevating and supporting PADI’s vision to achieve balance between humanity and ocean. Backed by the power of the PADI® brand and supported by the world’s largest global network of 6,600 dive centers and resorts and more than 128,000 professional members worldwide, PADI AWARE Foundation leverages the collective influence of divers and the dive industry to address key threats facing the marine environment including climate change, marine habitat loss and vulnerable species protection. PADI AWARE Foundation advances its mission and the PADI Blueprint for Ocean Action through underwater citizen science, public policy, education and community grants.

About the role

Reporting to the Global Director, the Associate Director of Community & Training will be responsible for the strategic development and operational execution of the PADI AWARE Foundation’s community engagement in key conservation programs. The position will also be responsible for liaising with our key partner organisation, PADI®, to drive the development of appropriate training resources for the recreational diving sector and integrate conservation tools to deliver the PADI Blueprint for Ocean Action. This position will form a key function in the organisation’s Senior Management Team, working closely with the Associate Director of Policy & Campaigns and Associate Director of Operations to ensure effective delivery of organisational objectives.

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Strategy and Program design; and
  • Community and Training Leadership

Previous experience and skill set includes:

  • Tertiary qualifications in marine related subject, policy, public relations or similar
  • PADI Instructor (Course Director preferred)
  • Marine conservation experience, including a working knowledge of ocean issues and a passion for conservation.
  • Experience in International business.
  • Experience in building and leading teams.
  • Ability to engage and cultivate a wide range of stakeholders including government, advisory groups, NGOs, dive industry associations, foundations and corporations at the local and international level.
  • Positive attitude, mission-driven, action-oriented and self-directed.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English is vital; fluency in another language is desirable.

A position description is attached.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be assessed on receipt and shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

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