Maui Marine Director

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The Nature Conservancy

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Kahului, HI, United States

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29 days ago

OFFICE LOCATION


Maui, Hawaii, USA

Makawao, Hawaii


WHO WE ARE


The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Grounded in science, we develop innovative solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity; respect for people, communities, and cultures; and a collaborative, bipartisan approach. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world.

Established in 1980, TNC’s Hawai‘i program has forged partnerships to manage over 2 million acres of natural lands and has grown to include Palmyra Atoll. We currently manage 14 preserves and other sites in Hawai‘i and Palmyra Atoll. We work with government agencies, private landowners, businesses, community partners and local stakeholders to protect and restore Hawai‘i’s native watershed forests, coral reefs, and nearshore fisheries for both their ecological value and the many benefits they provide to people. At Palmyra Atoll, a National Wildlife Refuge 1,000 miles south of Hawai‘i, we facilitate research in this living laboratory to better understand and address global questions around sustainable fisheries and resilience to climate change.

This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated, capable individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization!

WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER


The Maui Marine Director develops, manages, and advances marine conservation programs, plans and methods for Maui Nui (Kahoʻolawe, Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi and Maui). The Director provides technical leadership by planning, directing and implementing conservation management programs, research and stewardship. The Director leads a team and builds partnerships to addresses critical threats to natural systems and individual species and fosters cross-site learning. They work across sectors - with local communities, fishers, Hawaiian cultural practitioners, government agencies, researchers, businesses and the conservation community to work toward enduring results. They facilitate planning processes and provides conservation planning teams with site or landscape level information relevant to the planning process. The Director develops and implements conservation strategies and employs a full range of protection tools to improve marine resource management and implements a variety of strategies to secure public and private support for TNC and partner conservation priorities.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU


We’re looking for an individual experienced in leading marine conservation programs, working with coastal and marine ecosystems, and with understanding of the cultural norms of local and indigenous Hawai‘i communities. If you are eager to be part of a dedicated group that supports terrestrial and marine conservation, apply today!

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • BA/BS degree and 7 years’ experience in marine resource management or conservation practice or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Fundraising experience, including identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation
  • Experience managing complex and/or multiple projects, including managing finances and coordinating the work of other professionals and partners.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and government agencies.
  • Experience working with coastal and marine ecosystems, cultural resources, and management practices, including experience with communities and partners and knowledge of how to navigate and work with sensitivity to cultural norms for successful results.
  • Experience negotiating.
  • Valid driver’s license.

WHAT WE BRING


Each person who works at TNC contributes to our goal of protecting nature for future generations. Another one of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. We consider life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “You’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.” To learn more, head to YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

We’re proud to support the health and wellbeing of the people we employ. We offer a competitive, comprehensive benefits package that includes healthcare coverage, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, and other benefits that support work-life balance. Learn more on our culture webpage.

If you’re interested in working with us, please apply—we’d love to hear from you.

AUTO SAFETY POLICY


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/careers/recruitment/ under the FAQ section.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.

APPLY NOW


To apply for job ID 52771, submit your materials (resume and cover letter) online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 6:59 PM HST on February 7, 2023. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19. By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.


The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law. The Nature Conservancy is also a “big tent” organization. We believe that all people benefit from conservation and that the cause should be inclusive of everyone regardless of their political persuasion. We work hard to make conservation a non-partisan issue through partnerships with stakeholders, elected officials, and industries that span the political spectrum.