Become part of Hawaii’s conservation story

The Coral Restoration Specialist provides technical leadership and support to the Hawaiʻi Marine Team and coordinates and implements coral restoration  projects. The CRS leads coral restoration fieldwork, supports planning, fosters cross-site learning among the restoration community, and supplies conservation teams with site or landscape level information relevant to coral restoration. The CRS coordinates community support, collects and manages data, designs and implements field-based projects, manages equipment, sets deadlines, and manages projects to completion. The CRS reports to the Project Manager, and coordinates with staff across the marine and Hawaiʻi programs.

This position is based in West Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Island and is a full-time position funded for 2 years from date of hire. Extension of the position will be dependent on future funding.


  • Bachelor’s degree and  3 years’ experience in coral reef conservation, science, restoration, or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Scientific diving experience with an AAUS institution or other equivalent certification/experience.
  • Experience communicating and engaging with local community partners and other stakeholder groups to lead coral restoration outreach and educational initiatives.
  • Experience conducting coral restoration using current management methods and science.
  • Must have valid driver's license. 

We encourage you to explore the many great reasons to join our team, including our comprehensive benefits package. To learn more about our benefits, see Life Inside TNC.

See full job posting and apply with resume and cover letter, at TNC’s career website (JOB ID: # 51714)

Deadline to apply: July 1, 2022, 6:00pm HST.


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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