STATEMENT OF WORK
Program Manager for
Multicultural Education Program
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS), the nation’s
largest marine protected area, encompasses more than 5,300 square
miles of central California coastal waters that contain a rich array
of habitats and marine life. The Sanctuary program provides protection
of these natural resources through research and education to foster
public understanding and stewardship of this nationally significant
marine area. The MBNMS needs to implement an education and outreach
program to reach communities that are not part of mainstream conservation
initiatives. Central California has numerous communities for which
Spanish (and its associated dialects) is the dominant language.
The contractor will be responsible for implementing the pilot for
one component of an existing plan named “Multicultural Education
for Resource Issues Threatening Oceans” (MERITO). The contracted
individual will work closely with all MERITO partners including the
local Hispanic community, regional marine education partners, and
Sanctuary staff. The level of expertise needed equates to a GS-11/12.
II STATEMENT OF WORK
1. Program Oversight:
a planning meeting for the MERITO site-based oversight committee
including staff from the Sanctuary, State Parks, and Elkhorn Slough
National Estuarine Research Reserve. Meeting will refine and affirm
the Sanctuary’s priorities and product plans for the year
and assist with identifying key target audiences and products within
the site-based program.
MOU to identify each agencies’ responsibility, describe program
goals, prioritize program activities, identify locations and schedule
and program support needs, and put in place evaluation criteria.
Work with appropriate HQ legal staff through approval process.
recommendations to procurement staff regarding equipment, supply,
and service acquisition while monitoring the budget and acquisitions.
2. Fund Development:
grant proposals to at least two major organizations above $100k
and four smaller proposals under $100k, in collaboration with the
Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation and the National Marine Sanctuary
services to track and report on funding progress for both the Sanctuary
and funding agencies.
3. Program Development:
equip, train and coordinate a bilingual educator to facilitate site-based
programs with Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
(ESNERR) and California State Parks.
a bilingual educational product for groups serving Hispanic communities,
initially targeting after-school youth programs. Product will implement
project funded by local nonprofit community foundation.
4. Administration and Reporting
with education & outreach coordinator to develop a work plan.
The Contractor will provide recommendations related to budget, work
priorities, outreach products and evaluation strategies.
updates to the SAC and Sanctuary Education Panel and work closely
with members to expand education efforts and goals of the education
program in the Hispanic communities.
with updating and expanding the MBNMS website to include information
in Spanish and about the MERITO program.
III REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
background in the fields of marine conservation education, and marine
and estuarine resource management or coastal management.
with all aspects of developing, implementing and evaluating marine
science outreach programs to culturally diverse audiences, including
programs, publications, print materials, events, curricula, exhibits
related to working effectively with other agencies and groups and
in leading multi-disciplinary task forces.
knowledge of and familiarity with a broad range of marine conservation
issues and their application to the Central California Coast and
National Marine Sanctuaries.
verbal and written communication skills specifically in writing
and public speaking for diverse audiences. Bilingual Spanish preferred.
developing and providing professional development to teachers and
in policy education, including watershed and water quality issues.
IV. PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS
The contractor will periodically bill the Sanctuary for services rendered
on an hourly rate basis. Contractor will need a valid California driver’s
license and a car for transport. The ability to lift 50lbs to chest
level and work in cold, wet or uneven field environments is required.
Benefits and insurance are not included and are the responsibility
of the contractor.
V TRAVEL AND OTHER DIRECT COSTS
Travel will be billed on a cost reimbursable basis for a total of
$1,000. Use of contractor’s car is required for transport between
MBNMS, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and State
Park sites in Monterey County.
VI GOVERNMENT FURNISHED EQUIPMENT
The contractor will have access to a copier, printer, fax and phone
for mailings or other communication needs, but will not have a permanent
space provided. A laptop computer may be available for check out for
short periods; government will not furnish a computer for exclusive
VII PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR DELIVERABLES
Period of performance is 12 months from the date contract is awarded.
VIII APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2002
Interested applicants please submit a cover letter and resume to the
location listed below:
Monterey, CA 93940
Attn: Education & Outreach Coordinator
to the government website, http://www.eps.gov/spg/DOC/NOAA/index.html
and select the Western Administrative Support Center’s opportunities
by date. Look for the contract announcement and follow directions
to receive a notification and quotation package, which you will
subsequently submit to them with your resume and cover letter.