About The Coral Reef Alliance
For more than 20 years, the Coral Reef Alliance has worked to unite communities to save coral reefs. The organization works with local communities, NGOs, government entities, and scientists from around the world to advance conservation efforts.
The CORAL team is dedicated, passionate, and action oriented. CORAL has 25 team members across its main office in Oakland and project sites in Honduras, Hawaii, Fiji, and Indonesia. Governed by a thirteen-member Board of Directors and supported by a flourishing group of conservation leaders and donors, CORAL has an annual budget of $4.3M.
The Programs team oversees community-driven conservation work and cutting-edge scientific research around the world. We have set an aggressive vision for growth and increased conservation action throughout this decade to address the serious threats affecting coral reef ecosystems and the human communities they support.
About Our Work in Hawaiʻi
CORAL has more than a decade of experience working in the Main Hawaiian Islands on coral reef conservation. Currently, our work focuses on our Clean Water for Reefs Initiative, with an emphasis on preventing land-based sources of pollution from entering streams and groundwater which eventually lead to the ocean.
In West Maui, our work focuses on restoring natural filtration processes within watersheds. We take a “ridge to reef” approach to restore the natural function of an ahupua‘a (watershed) to filter storm-water and absorb nutrients, sediments and other harmful pollutants. At the shoreline (makai), we provide guidance to shoreline property owners, the tourism industry, and Maui County on how to implement reef-friendly landscaping using low impact design (LID) to naturally filter storm-water before it reaches the ocean.
Further mauka in the mid-slope region, we recently launched a major multi-stakeholder project to restore streams to reduce the amount of sediment and nutrients flowing into the ocean. We are working with farmers, Hawaiian communities, local nonprofits, private businesses, and the government to pilot stream restoration techniques that combine modern technology with native vegetation and traditional agricultural practices, such as wetland taro patches (loʻi kalo). We believe that finding ways to restore the environment that benefits local communities will help us to drive conservation outcomes on a broad scale. We are collaborating with experts to measure the effectiveness of these approaches and we will share these results and implementation procedures to help inform restoration efforts statewide.
Over the next few years, CORAL plans to leverage the success, knowledge and partnerships we have developed through our conservation projects to scale our impact across the Main Hawaiian Islands.
About the Position
CORAL is seeking an exceptional and resourceful individual to join our team on the Island of Maui as Program Coordinator. The ideal candidate is highly organized, has experience conducting field work and the ability to unite a diverse suite of stakeholders around saving coral reefs. The Maui Program Coordinator will report to the Maui Program Manager and has three primary focal areas: coordinating programmatic activities; developing and maintaining relationships essential to execute our collaborative strategies; supporting grant and report writing. This position is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team working on cutting edge conservation strategies that will create lasting benefits for coral reefs in Hawaiʻi and across the globe.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinating programmatic activities:
Writing proposals, educational resources and reports:
Professional Experience and Qualifications
The Program Coordinator is expected to possess the necessary knowledge and skills to coordinate day-to-day activities and apply resource management concepts and tools, in a local cultural context, to achieve conservation goals.
Minimum required qualifications:
Professional experiences and attributes:
Desired Character Traits:
The Program Coordinator may work in variable weather conditions, at remote outdoor locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, coastal and marine environments and vessels, and under physically demanding circumstances that may require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain. Work conditions may require international and domestic travel including to remote island areas, the mainland US, neighboring and other islands or nations. Additionally, the work may be performed independently without day-to-day supervision.
Competitive salary and generous benefits that include medical, dental, vision and disability insurance, 401(k) match, paid vacation, and paid holidays.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please submit in one document to firstname.lastname@example.org with Maui Program Coordinator in the email subject line:
Please note that due to the volume of applications expected, we will not able to respond to each individual applicant. The position will be open until filled. An immediate start date is preferred. No phone calls please.
The Coral Reef Alliance is committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, health status or national origin.