Natural Resource Manager

Makawao, HI, US

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The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.


The Natural Resource Manager plans and oversees the implementation of priority threat abatement and management activities for biodiversity and ecosystem conservation on TNC managed lands on the islands of Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i.


The Natural Resource Manager (NRM) provides technical and scientific guidance for conservation actions including field operations, data collection and analysis, conservation action planning (CAP), measures of conservation success and reporting. The NRM also works with other resource managers and partners to build and sustain a collaborative approach toward management activities across the island. Activities include alien animal and plant control, research, resource monitoring, and habitat restoration. The NRM assists, leads or guides the development of long-range, annual, and specific management and conservation plans and budgets, and negotiates and manages contracts to accomplish management objectives. The NRM oversees safety protocols and training for field staff and volunteers. The NRM is responsible for maintaining records of management plans and budgets, management activities, and scientific information, including resource and threat monitoring and research conducted by other partners. The NRM assists with fundraising and community outreach. Some weekend work is required. The NRM may supervise Field Coordinators, Field Technicians, volunteers, and interns.

Responsibilities include the following functions:

  • Develops and implements large-scale threat abatement projects aimed at controlling invasive plants and animals.
  • Manages experimental weed and feral animal control operations in remote, rugged areas.
  • Develops deliverables for threat abatement grants and contracts.
  • Conducts field and helicopter surveys to monitor threat status and assess the efficacy of threat abatement strategies.
  • Collects and manages GPS and GIS data related to threat abatement goals, objectives, and activities.
  • Provides spatial data analysis, and reports on program actions.
  • Supervises field staff in planning and executing fieldwork and other essential tasks.
  • Participates in field operations in remote, rugged terrain involving camping and helicopter transport.


  • Graduate degree in science-related field and 1 year experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience collecting, manipulating, analyzing and interpreting scientific data and preparing reports of findings.
  • Experience collecting and managing GPS and GIS data related to threat abatement goals, objectives and activities.
  • Experience coordinating multiple field projects in remote, rugged conditions involving invasive plant & animal control, fence construction, and helicopter operations.
  • Experience working with Hawai‘i’s natural systems and cultural resources management practices.
  • Current and valid driver’s license.


This position requires a valid driver’s license and compliance with the Conservancy’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered “high risk drivers.” Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee’s motor vehicle record.


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Job Title: Natural Resource Manager, Maui Nui Program

Location: Hawaii

Job ID: 45138

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time