[Coral-List] Job posting - Coral Conservation Practitioner at The Nature Conservancy (US Virgin Islands)

Alexandra Gutting email.alex.today at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 15:35:01 UTC 2021

Good day,

The Nature Conservancy's Coral Innovation Hub in the U.S. Virgin Islands is
currently recruiting a coral conservation practitioner to support our team
in field and land-based coral restoration operations. Please see below for
details, and contact Alexandra Gutting at a.n.gutting at tnc.org with any
questions. Please share with your contacts as appropriate.

*How to apply: *Visit www.nature.org/en-us/about-us-careers/ and apply
online to position number 50217, submit resume (required) and cover letter
as a single document using the upload buttons by September 1, 2021 at 11:59


The Coral Conservation Practitioner (CCP) works in the St. Croix Coral
Innovation Hub and provides field, research, administrative and general
assistance to program staff working toward the achievement of coral reef
protection, restoration, and monitoring goals. The CCP, under the direction
of the Coral Conservation Coordinator, works with the coral team to plan,
execute, and document coral program initiatives and field projects.


The CCP participates in all aspects of coral conservation and restoration
and works in the field, at the land-based nursery, and in an office
setting. The CCP supports planning, execution, and documentation of asexual
and sexual coral propagation, coral outplanting, and coral reef monitoring,
and contributes to the hub’s mission to refine and improve restoration
techniques through research, data collection, and data analysis and
reporting. The CCP also supports day-to-day hub operations by maintaining
and organizing workspaces and equipment.


·SCUBA dives and snorkels from shore or from a boat to complete
conservation and restoration activities, including installing, maintaining,
and stocking field-based coral nurseries; collecting coral fragments to
stock the land-based nursery; outplanting coral fragments and arrays;
conducting monitoring surveys at outplant sites; and participating in coral
gamete collection events.
·         Records, analyses, and reports on restoration data.
·         Assists with coral husbandry and propagation in the land-based
·         Provides a variety of information to staff and others,
contributing to restoration and conservation projects and assisting
workflow throughout the team.
·         Constructs and improves design of coral nursery structures and
other structures and tools used in restoration projects.
·         Maintains, inventories, and organizes field equipment.
·         Participates in community engagement and outreach events.
·         Supervises no staff, but may help plan and direct work groups,
including staff, interns, or volunteers.
·         May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on
difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding
·         Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain.

·         May require long hours in isolated settings.

·         Makes day to day decisions as delegated by supervisor.

·         May work under infrequent supervision.


*Alexandra Gutting*

*Coral Conservation Coordinator*

a.n.gutting at tnc.org

+1 340 718 5575 (office)

+1 602 363 2813 (mobile)

*nature.org* <https://nature.org/>

*The Nature Conservancy*

Caribbean Division

3052 Estate Little Princess

Christiansted, VI 00802


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