[Coral-List] Job opening with The Nature Conservancy
jeber at TNC.ORG
Fri Sep 30 16:32:27 EDT 2011
Work for The Nature Conservancy as the Hawaii Marine Program Deputy
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working
globally to protect ecologically important lands and waters for people
and nature. The Hawai'i Marine Program's goal is to ensure the
sustainable management of near-shore marine resources in the Main
Hawaiian Islands. A key strategy for management is the development of an
effective, community-based marine management program. The Marine Program
Deputy Director is responsible for supervising, managing, and measuring
the success of the Hawaii Marine Program's community-based marine
conservation program. This position will be based out of our Honolulu,
The Deputy Director will be responsible for:
* Supervising the development of a comprehensive, statewide
community-based marine management program that addresses critical
threats to high priority sites and important marine systems.
* Developing innovative and effective statewide and site-based
marine conservation strategies based on the best available science and
local and traditional management practices.
* Integrating biological and social sciences with community
* Developing a network of managed areas that individually and
collectively effectively conserve critical marine resources.
* Fostering cross-site learning among TNC Hawaii's island-based
marine managers, science and monitoring staff, and national and
international marine staff.
* Managing budgets and grants in cooperation with statewide
finance and philanthropy staff.
* Raising public and private funds to support marine program
* Overseeing development of all Conservation Action Plans (CAP).
* Updating as necessary Ecoregional and CAP plans, including
human use and climate change adaptation strategies.
* Influencing key decision-makers in support of community-based
conservation in Hawaii.
* Coordinating community and government agency support for
marine conservation priorities in Hawaii.
* Supervising island-based marine program staff, and other staff
* Advising the Marine Program Director on all aspects of TNC's
* Representing TNC at local, national and international
workshops, meetings, conferences, and other gatherings as appropriate.
* Coordinating closely with TNC marine science program, island
managers, and terrestrial staff.
1. BA/BS degree and 5 years experience in conservation practice or
equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree
2. Experience managing multiple, complex projects, including
staffing, workloads, and finances under pressure and short deadlines.
3. Experience integrating natural sciences with social sciences
and community-based natural resources management.
4. Experience managing large government grants.
5. Knowledge of current trends and practices in biological
sciences and community-based management in Pacific Islands.
6. Experience managing staff remotely.
Please complete an online application by 5:00pm (HST) October 20, 2011
at www.nature.org/careers <http://www.nature.org/careers> , and upload
as one document a resume and cover letter. Cover letter should
articulate clearly how you meet each of the 6 basic qualifications
Jan S. Eber
Director of Operations
The Nature Conservancy
923 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96817
Work: 808.587.6269 Cell: 808.342.2468
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