TNC has supported the conservation of endangered and threatened sea turtles on the east end of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Since 1994, three pocket beaches on the east end of St. Croix have been monitored for both green and hawksbill sea turtle nesting activity. The project is currently seeking two, part-time Sea Turtle Conservation Associates to work the 2019 sea turtle nesting season from approximately September 1 through October 31, 2019. Associates will monitor Jack, Isaac, and East End beaches during the day. Associates will work approximately 3-5 days pers work, usually 2pm-6 pm but no more than 18 hours per week. Days off will vary each week and may not be consecutive.
Duration & Location: This is a short-term (8-9 weeks) seasonal position based on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.
The Sea Turtle Conservation Associate provides administrative, research, project management and other general assistance to TNC staff and contractors in the operation of a sea turtle project on St. Croix, USVI. This may include some or all of the following:
- Patrol a single beach each day but will occasionally be required to move back and forth between beaches to assist team members.
- Collect data on every turtle and turtle activity encountered
- Maintain equipment
- Monitor nests and perform nest excavations
- Completing tasks independently within assigned timeframes
- Managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources
- Performing administrative duties emphasizing detail-oriented and numerical tasks
- Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English
- Resolves routine issues independently
- Develops resolution plans with supervisor for unusual or complex issues
- Works under close supervision and receives specific and detailed instructions for required tasks and results expected
- Addresses issues with supervisor that affect others’ work or the overall program
- Consults supervisor on unspecified or unusual issues
- Ability to work cooperatively with a number of staff and external parties, sometimes under pressure, in order to complete project work and goals in a timely manner
- Formulate ideas and communicate clearly with others, both orally and in written form
- Provide a variety of information to staff and others, contributing to conservation projects and assisting workflow throughout the organization