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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 72 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.

Palmyra Atoll is one of the most spectacular wilderness areas on Earth. Located 1,000 miles south of Hawai‘i, Palmyra is a 680-acre atoll with 480,000 acres of lagoons, coral reefs, and submerged lands. TNC’s Palmyra Preserve is located within a US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Refuge within a protected Marine National Monument. The Nature Conservancy owns and operates a Preserve at Palmyra to care for this special place while learning and developing innovations to improve ecosystem health and resilience and enhance biodiversity. Supporting research and management at Palmyra is a rewarding challenge for the right applicant (see


The Nature Conservancy is seeking an Operations Manager who is a collaborative leader with strong long term planning skills, the interpersonal savvy to strengthen effective relationships with partners, and the ability to develop safe and efficient support systems to ensure resilient operations in support of conservation priorities at Palmyra atoll.

  • Develop complex and/or high-risk contracts and agreements to ensure safe and reliable operations.
  • Develop, track, and adhere closely to the annual budget for Palmyra operations.
  • Develop annual and multi-year goals and objectives.
  • Oversee flight and cargo vessel tracking systems, contracts, and communications with contractors, staff, and partners.
  • Oversee, update, and ensure compliance with all safety and emergency policies and guidelines.
  • Develop and communicate framework for staffing and logistics based on annual and seasonal priorities.
  • Oversee the development and updates for inventory tracking systems.
  • Work with Operations Coordinator to prioritize and resource maintenance, repair, and rebuild projects.
  • Maintain a positive, collaborative, and professional relationship with colleagues, USFWS, partners, researchers, and donors and identify new opportunities for cooperation and support.


  • BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience leading project planning, management of a facility, cargo/transportation logistics or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including budgets, staffing, and workloads under deadlines.

See full job posting that lists the minimum qualification required and apply with resume and cover letter at  Deadline to apply for job# 50343 is October 5, 2021. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received, and the position will remain open until filled.




  • Experience supporting staff who live and work on an island, research laboratory, wildlife conservation area, or remote facility.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Experience developing and utilizing systems for tracking project progress and finances.
  • Experience negotiating complex and/or high-risk agreements.
  • Valid driver's license.



For more information about The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii and this opportunity please visit our website at, contact us at 8083422468 or via email at

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