Program Manager 5271




JOB TITLE: Program Manager, Roatan DEPARTMENT: Programs

REPORTS TO: Associate Program Director or Program Director




The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to unite communities to save coral reefs. Working with people around the world—from fishermen to government leaders, divers to scientists, Californians to Fijians—CORAL protects our most valuable and threatened ecosystems. To achieve our mission, the Programs team oversees community-driven conservation work and cutting edge scientific research. We have set an aggressive vision for growth and increased conservation action throughout this decade to address the serious threats affecting coral reef ecosystems and the human communities they support.

Position Description

The Program Manager is responsible for ensuring the success of programmatic activities within a constrained geographic or subject area.  In partnership with an Associate Program Director or the Program Director, the Program Manager will help develop programs designed to achieve specific conservation outcomes. The Program Manager has primary responsibility for the daily implementation, management, and monitoring of these conservation programs. The Program Manager is expected to use excellent judgment in making decisions about program implementation, while seeking input from the broader team when warranted. Specific duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Providing day-to-day management of projects, grants, and contracts for services ensuring that program objectives and project deliverables are completed on-time and within budget
  • Providing guidance and direction to program coordinators, assistants, interns, and volunteers
  • Developing and implementing strategies to achieve CORAL’s objectives while maximizing synergy among partners and program areas
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships and strategic alliances with community groups, government agencies, local and international NGOs and other partners to facilitate the implementation of CORAL’s conservation initiatives
  • Assisting in the development of program and project budgets
  • Developing work plans and tracking project budgets and expenditures
  • Identifying new opportunities for implementing CORAL’s strategic plan and vision and expanding existing programs
  • Assisting in identifying funding opportunities and the development of funding proposals


  • Leading the development of specific resources for advancing conservation objectives, including developing and submitting monthly reports and internal programmatic updates as well as other communications products or outreach materials
  • As appropriate, coordinating and participating in community outreach events that advance program objectives
  • Assist in administrative functions as needed and coordinating logistics for field site visits by HQ
  • Maintain constant communication with Associate Program Director, providing updates as needed and/or requested
  • Respecting community dynamics in a thoughtful, tactful, and diplomatic manner when communicating with community groups and individuals

Required Qualifications

The minimum required qualifications include BA/BS degree in biological, physical, or social sciencerelated field and at least three years of demonstrated experience in marine conservation, resource management, sustainable tourism and waste water management; a post-graduate degree (MS, PhD) is highly desirable. Additionally, the program manager must have:

  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills and the ability to accomplish complex assignments requiring cross-organizational cooperation
  • Resourcefulness and ability to work proactively; ability to complete tasks independently, efficiently, and in a timely manner
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with individuals from a variety of disciplines, cultures and backgrounds
  • A proven track record of establishing and nurturing partnerships to achieve conservation outcomes
  • Flexibility and willingness to work in situations of flux; ability to work in a fast turn-around environment
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to take ownership for wide-ranging responsibilities while exhibiting utmost professionalism and discretion
  • Budget and financial tracking experience
  • Commitment to the CORAL’s mission


Working Conditions

The program manager may work in variable weather conditions, at remote outdoor locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, coastal and marine environments and vessels, and under physically demanding circumstances that may require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain. Work conditions may require international and domestic travel including to remote island areas, the mainland U.S., neighboring and other islands or nations. Additionally, the work may be performed independently without day-to-day supervision and may require work during the evenings and on weekends.


Letter of Intent

Interested applicants should send to the following documents to

before June 20th:



  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Letter of            interest  that         includes                salary     expectations


  • ¡Esta oferta esta caducada!


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