The Nature Conservancy



Job Type


Closing Date

14th Aug 2021

— Description —


Recruitment:  Executive Director, Micronesia & Polynesia

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, our teams create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together.


The Executive Director, Micronesia & Polynesia is a key conservation leader in the region, representing The Nature Conservancy (TNC) with a variety of stakeholders and driving a team of professionals to achieve meaningful conservation outcomes on the land, water and oceans of Micronesia and Polynesia. TNC has a long history of work in the region, has recently expanded its focus to include new geographies and is seeking a leader to help solve big challenges facing nature and people in a changing world.


The Executive Director provides leadership, strategic direction, and resources to the work of TNC and its partners within Micronesia (the Federated States of Micronesia, Republics of Palau, Kiribati and the Marshall Islands, Territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) and Polynesia (American Samoa and French Polynesia). The Executive Director is accountable for the Micronesia and Polynesia Programs’ success in implementing TNC’s conservation approach, producing measurable conservation results and maintaining organizational values. This role will work closely with governments and partners in the region to ensure the development of strong marine, terrestrial and institutional building programs and will focus on catalyzing alliances with partners and agencies which contribute to the implementation of conservation strategies needed to achieve the conservation goals.


The position will be based within Micronesia and will involve travel in the Pacific region and internationally for TNC-related meetings and fundraising.

 See full job description and apply with resume and cover letter, HERE.  


Deadline: Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received, and the position will remain open until filled.

 For inquiries regarding this position, please contact Amber Mello, Lead of Talent Acquisition for The Nature Conservancy’s California/Hawai'i/Pacific Division (amber.mello@tnc.org or on LinkedIn).


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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 cultures. 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 orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law. The Nature Conservancy is also a “big tent” organization. We believe that all people benefit from conservation and that the cause should be inclusive of everyone regardless of their political persuasion. We work hard to make conservation a non-partisan issue through partnerships with stakeholders, elected officials, and industries that span the political spectrum.