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Assistant Marine Coordinator, Maui

Assistant Marine Coordinator, Maui

The Assistant Marine Coordinator performs and participates in marine conservation operations including the maintenance, management, development and coordination of conservation programs. This position is funded from February 15 – July 30, 2020.

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Location: Hawaii

Regular/Temporary : Regular

Full time/part time: full time




Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable.  One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 74 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.


The Assistant Marine Coordinator (AMC) coordinates with staff and partners to ensure the community support and implementation of marine conservation management plans and strategies on Maui. The AMC supports TNC programmatic and science efforts. The AMC also provides administrative and logistical support for the Maui marine team as needed.

  • Supports on-island marine resource management, coral restoration, volunteer management, outreach and educational events.
  • Supports on-island research activities with marine science team, including data collection, logistics, scheduling, preparation, execution, and data management for biological, water quality, reef resilience and other monitoring as needed.
  • Supports technical, administrative and professional staff on project management, training and development.
  • Works directly with local communities, coastal businesses, landowners and government partners to support collaborative conservation management and policy initiatives.
  • Provides logistics support for meetings and workshops.
  • Provides administrative support for the Maui marine team, including contracts, purchasing, trainings, and safety planning.
  • Reports on grant deliverables for funders and shares lessons learned with partners and stakeholders.
  • Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
  • May work under minimal and/or distant supervision; may make some independent decisions based on analysis, experience and context. 
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
  • Financial responsibility may include working within a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, assisting with budget development and fundraising targets. 
  • Networks with diverse groups, including landowners, conservation partners, government officials, donors, board members and the general public to recruit support for the Conservancy and publicize Conservancy programs/preserves. 
  • Manages interns on related projects.
  • BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and 1 year related experience in marine natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working closely with a variety of partners, including media, government officials, community partners, landowners, businesses and scientists.
  • Experience applying science to decision-making.
  • Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, marine management and natural resource preservation in Hawai’i.
  • Ability to snorkel for 3 hours at a time in challenging weather conditions.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.  
  • 1 – 2 years experience managing marine ecosystems with Hawaiian values and cultural practices and/or practitioners.
  • Experience managing volunteers or entry level staff.
  • Ability to recognize native species to complete management activities and surveys.
  • Ability to complete tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.

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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 of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. 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 orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.