Executive Director, Micronesia & Polynesia (Location Negotiable within these geographical location)

The Nature Conservancy

Kolonia Pohnpei, Asia

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Competitive
Required Experience 7+ years

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.


To apply for job ID 50019, 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@tnc.org.

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