Hawai‘i Marine Grants Coordinator; The Nature Conservancy

Job Title: 
Hawai‘i Marine Grants Coordinator
Job Location: 
Hawai'i
Duration: 
Full-Time
Description: 

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.

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YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Hawai`i Marine Grants Coordinator will work as part of the Marine team in The Nature Conservancy’s Hawai‘i and Palmyra Chapter providing a range of grant management functions to ensure successful financial and conservation outcomes. This position is not a part of TNC’s Grants Service Network.

Essential Functions

The Hawai`i Marine Grants Coordinator (GC) will promote the strategic priorities of their team by identifying grant opportunities and writing, editing, and tracking grant proposals and reports. The GC will work closely with the Grants Specialist (public grants) and the Philanthropy team (private grants) to ensure that all necessary processes and best practices have been followed and all needed approvals, documents and budget information are ready for submittal. They will explore grant opportunities for and with their team and will work closely with staff to ensure that the terms and conditions of all grant agreements are met and properly documented. They will maintain organized records and develop, track, and report on budgets and other financial processes. They will use their knowledge of the Conservancy’s systems and resources to provide programmatic support and coordination to help their team secure and manage funding. They will complete activities with multiple variables, setting realistic deadlines and managing timelines for self and others. They will work collaboratively in multiple teams, serve as a resource to staff in decision-making and problem-solving, and will adapt and implement best practices to improve effectiveness and workflow of grants management and related processes for the Marine team. The GC may take on additional duties, including, but not limited to, developing tracking systems and maintaining documentation, providing recommendations and targeted training, and/or enhancing the systems and tools used by the team. They may perform analysis and research related to grants and conservation activities. The GC will work collaboratively and communicate with colleagues in various programs and roles across the Conservancy, including Conservation, Philanthropy, Marketing & Communications, Finance, Grants and Operations teams, as well as with public funders, government agencies, vendors, and partner organizations. They may communicate directly with agency contracting officers to clarify or negotiate financial and administrative requirements of public grant agreements. The Hawai‘i Marine Grants Coordinator will report to the Hawai‘i Marine Program Manager who oversees grants and finances for the Hawai‘i Marine Program.

Responsibilities & Scope

  • Provide support and guidance to team members to satisfy requirements for grants and administrative processes based on extensive knowledge of internal and external policies and procedures.
  • Write and edit grant proposals, reports, and Marine program documents.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.
  • Act independently within broad program goals to prioritize tasks in the absence of specific instructions and exercise independent judgment to identify and solve problems.
  • Build trust and cultivate relationships and collaboration among multi-disciplinary project teams to reach shared goals and ensure sustainable funding for conservation priorities.
  • Ensure compliance with Conservancy policies and procedures, and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements as decisions may bind the organization financially or legally.
  • Financial responsibilities include development of grant proposals and reports, budget preparation and tracking, and routing and approvals. The GC will work with either the Grants Specialist or the Philanthropy team and Conservation staff to ensure timely submittal of grant proposals and reports, budget preparation and tracking, and routing and approvals as appropriate.
  • Manage projects with several variables – set realistic deadlines, manage a timeline, communicate respectfully, and ensure accountability.
  • May participate in complex negotiations. Provide input for the development and implementation of new initiatives or the improvement of existing programs and processes.
  • Travel and work flexible hours, as needed.
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
  • Work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines.
  • Work within scope of program’s strategic goals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
  • Excellent writer with demonstrated experience successfully writing, securing, and managing grant proposals and reports.
  • Experience generating reports and analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Experience managing and implementing complex projects.
  • Experience coordinating the work of cross-functional teams.
  • Experience developing, managing, and tracking financial information and budgets.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate with and coordinate teams effectively to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills via written, spoken, and graphical means.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated.
  • Familiarity with social, cultural, economic, and political conditions and issues in Hawaiʻi, including Hawaiian systems, practices, knowledge, and values that guide natural resource management.
  • Ability to implement complex processes and use existing technology to achieve desired results.
  • Excellent team player with experience working in multi-disciplinary groups.
  • Ability to build strong relationships and motivate colleagues to work collaboratively.
  • Experience interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results.
  • Knowledge of current trends in specific fields such as marine conservation, grants and finance, project management, etc.
  • Strong organization skills, accuracy, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Successful experience implementing strategic program goals.

APPLY NOW

To apply for job ID 50102, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp [at] tnc.org.

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