Eastern Caribbean Program Director

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

St George's, Grenada 🇬🇩

Job ID: 52593

Location: Grenada

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


St. George’s, Grenada


The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube   to hear stories from staff or visit  Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


The Eastern Caribbean Program of The Nature Conservancy is based out of St. George’s, Grenada and includes the seven countries of Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada.  The Director functions as manager and conservation strategist, accountable for the program’s success in implementing TNC’s conservation approach, producing measurable conservation results, and maintaining organizational values.  They ensure outcomes are achieved in priority areas that fall within the operating unit’s responsibilities, and contribute intellectual, financial, and/or human resources to the formulation and execution of priority cross-boundary efforts.  They support alignment of activities by securing, coordinating, and configuring resources, capacity, and programs to address the most critical organization-wide projects, threats, and strategies.  Utilizing their knowledge and experience of the Eastern Caribbean’s natural systems, culture and societal dynamics, they ensure that strategies and activities of the Program reflect the geography’s strategic approach and priorities as applicable to that area and are ultimately responsible and accountable for the programs, partnerships and conservation results in the Eastern Caribbean. They are responsible for collaborating with others on the procurement and application of resources to address the conservation priorities established by TNC, both in the Eastern Caribbean and in areas beyond their span of authority.  They demonstrate an affinity for working in a matrixed organization, building collaborations with other leaders across the Caribbean Division and beyond. They serve as the primary local spokesperson for TNC to internal and external audiences (including staff, volunteers, the Board of Trustees, public and private donors, government agencies and officials, community leaders and other partners) and cultivates those audiences to support and promote TNC’s mission and vision. 

The Director supports fundraising and marketing for the Program, including setting priorities for private and public fundraising goals. They support the Philanthropy team and the Policy & Strategic Programs team in the cultivation and direct solicitation of donors (private, bilateral, and multilateral government) to meet fundraising goals, and oversee public fundraising efforts specific to the Eastern Caribbean.  
The Eastern Caribbean Program Director reports to the Deputy Director of the Caribbean Division.


We’re looking for someone who is a passionate, motivated problem-solver, a demonstrated leader and manager of both people and programs, and an excellent communicator. This role offers a unique opportunity to design and implement strategic approaches to conservation of nature—and to help shape a resilient future for communities across the Eastern Caribbean. Come join TNC and apply today!


•    Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 7 years of experience, including experience as a leader in the conservation arena, non-profit sector, advocacy, or related for-profit area.
•    Experience in marine issues, coastal management, and planning and/or climate adaptation in the Caribbean.
•    Demonstrated experience influencing, developing, and implementing conservation policy and plans.
•    Experience writing public and private grant proposals
•    Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including managing finances and coordinating the work of other professionals and partners.   
•    Experience in leading and managing a large multi-disciplinary team. 
•    Fluency in English, with both oral and written language proficiency that supports high impact conversations and presentations.
•    Experience communicating with and presenting to diverse audiences including donors, board members, employees, outside partners, or equivalent.
•    Experience in fundraising and budget management.


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world! 

TNC offers competitive and comprehensive benefits packages tailored to the individual countries where we work. These may include health care benefits, retirement benefits, parental leave, paid time off, life insurance, and disability coverage as well as an employee assistance program and other life and well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on nature.org/careers. 

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports the health and well-being of the people we employ.


To apply for job ID 52593, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59pm EST on January 15, 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19.   By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.





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