The Marine Coordinator (MC) provides technical leadership and support to staff of the Hawaiʻi Island Marine Program and coordinates large partnerships to implement conservation action plans. The MC addresses critical threats to natural systems, fosters cross-site learning among Hawaiʻi Island’s conservation community, and facilitates conservation planning teams to implement strategic actions to address conservation threats and improve coastal and nearshore marine ecosystem health. The MC implements a variety of strategies to secure public and private support for TNC conservation priorities. The MC communicates and drives progress to implement conservation actions across a diverse partnership of stakeholders, coordinates multiple projects, sets deadlines, and manages projects to completion.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
Performs tasks with minimal supervision and makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience, and context.
Supports technical, administrative, and professional staff on project management, training, and development.
Works directly with local communities, coastal businesses, non-governmental organizations, landowners, and government partners to support collaborative conservation management and policy initiatives.
Provides facilitation and logistical coordination for meetings and workshops.
Supports administrative tasks for the Hawaiʻi Island Marine team, including contracts, purchasing, trainings, and safety planning.
Supports on-island conservation research and restoration activities with the Hawaiʻi Island Marine team and Marine science team, including data collection, logistics, scheduling, preparation, execution, and data management.
Activities include, but may not be limited to:
Outreach and educational events
Water quality monitoring
Native plant restoration
Invasive species removal
Drafts reports of grant deliverables for funders and shares lessons learned with staff, partners, and stakeholders.
Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.