martes, 23 de febrero de 2016

Hawaii Program Manager

Island Conservation (IC), a global leader in the conservation of threatened island biodiversity, is working to prevent extinctions by removing invasive species from islands. In collaboration with regional partners, IC designs and implements conservation projects which ensure native species protection and demonstrate cutting-edge invasive species removal techniques. IC also supports on-the-ground research to optimize the success of invasive vertebrate removal. Our mission is focused and our conservation outcomes are tangible and measureable.  Since its founding in 1994, IC’s conservation efforts have saved 288 species from extinction. Longtime supporter (and co-founder of the Society for Conservation Biology) Michael Soule, described IC as “… the world's most effective organization in terms of species saved from extinction per dollar spent."
IC is based in Santa Cruz, California with satellite offices located in Hawaii; British Columbia; Puerto Rico; Australia; New Zealand; Chile; and Galapagos, Ecuador.
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Purpose of the Role: To support the development and implementation of projects in Hawaii and to maintain existing and establish new strong, functional partnerships that enable conservation actions to endure.
Location: The position is based in Honolulu, HI. The position requires travel with extended periods of time away from the duty station. Willingness to live and work in sometimes primitive conditions with few amenities is essential.
Responsibilities: The Hawaii Program Manager is responsible for the successful planning and implementation of projects in Hawaii. This is a senior level position within the organization and includes developing and maintaining partnerships, progressing existing projects, identifying new project opportunities, and identifying and soliciting funding. The Hawaii Program Manager will supervise staff and be responsible for maintaining an effective and productive team.

Establishes and maintains relationships with partners and communities instrumental to the development of a program of work consistent with Island Conservation’s strategic plan and for the successful implementation of projects.
Oversees the planning and implementation of a suite of projects within the program area.
Creates a budget for the work program and tracks budget performance across a suite of projects.
Identifies compliance requirements and oversees the process for gaining permissions necessary for a project to proceed.
Identifies and cultivates donors and funding agencies to secure resources for the implementation of a suite of projects.
Coordinates with the North America Regional Director to align with Island Conservation’s North American program, which includes Hawaii.
Necessary Attributes for Position: Play a key role in pursuing Island Conservation’s mission by providing support in planning and implementation of island restoration projects. The most important aspect of achieving this is to effectively work in partnership with the many stakeholders involved in projects. Thus, a demonstrated ability to work effectively with partners, provide clear and frequent communication to partners, and support productive and positive partner meetings and relationships is critical. Attention to detail and the ability to track multiple tasks simultaneously without sacrificing quality is also very important.

This position may require extended travel to remote field locations and a willingness to live and work in sometimes rustic conditions with few amenities. The position requires a strong commitment to Island Conservation’s mission, impeccable integrity, and a keen sense of humor.  The ability to be a positive member of a highly motivated team, both in the office and in the field, is critical.

Minimum Qualifications:
5 to 10 years’ experience in successfully managing complex conservation projects involving multiple partners and stakeholders.
Excellent interpersonal skills, intellectual curiosity, approachability, and willingness to listen to internal and external constituents and learn from their best ideas.
Excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team, ability to solve problems with limited supervision, and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
Excellent written and spoken English language skills.
Experience with developing and managing contracts with partners and vendors.
Successful track record in developing grant proposals and working with funders to develop opportunities.
Ability to manage project and program budgets. Experience with budget projections.
Excellent staff supervision skills.
Proficiency with Word, Excel, Outlook.
Ability to perform efficiently under physical demanding conditions, including walking daily on rough footing with a backpack. Able to live harmoniously in small groups, in remote field camps.
Willingness and ability to spend significant time in the field away from home. Field deployments can run from 1 week to 6 weeks or longer.

Experience working with government and non-government organizations in Hawaii.
Familiarity with Pacific islands including ecological, social and political aspects.
Experience navigating Federal and Hawaii state regulatory compliance processes (NEPA, HEPA, etc.).
Experience in invasive species control and/or eradication including baiting, trapping and use of firearms. Familiarity with environmental toxicology and how it relates to invasive species control.
Training in conflict resolution.
Wilderness First Aid/First Responder certification or equivalent.
Experience in GIS applications and GPS use.
Helicopter training, and/or experience working around helicopters.
Additional foreign language skills (e.g. French, Spanish).
This is full time position, based in Honolulu, Hawaii with full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter, CV or resume and two or more references to:
Please put HI PGM 2016 and your last name in the email subject line, send documents in word format, label your cover letter combined with your CV as LastnameCV.doc.  No phone calls please.
Position open until filled. Review of applications will begin March 7, 2016.
Island Conservation is an equal opportunity employer.
Thank you!