Fisheries Fellow, US Virgin Islands

The Nature Conservancy

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Fisheries Fellow, US Virgin Islands

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OFFICE LOCATION : St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Job ID : VI202


The Fisheries Fellow works in the St. Croix Coral Innovation Hub and provides field, research, administrative and general assistance to program staff working toward the achievement of coral reef protection, restoration, and monitoring goals. The FF, under the direction of the Coral Manager, works with the coral team to plan, execute, and document coral program initiatives and field projects, with a focus on coral reef fisheries. The FF participates in all aspects of coral conservation and restoration and works in the field, and in an office setting. The FF supports planning, execution, and documentation of coral conservation activities, including coral-associated fish surveys, and conducts research and literature review, data collection, data analysis and reporting. The FF also supports day-to-day hub operations by maintaining and organizing workspaces and equipment.


Are you looking for work you can believe in? At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of Work that You Can Believe in where you can feel like you are making a difference every day.

By joining our Caribbean Division’s USVI team, you will become part of a group that is a force to be reckoned with; a force for nature, a force for people, and a force for our planet. Our team consists of a dedicated group who are leading the conservation effort on multiple fronts and who expertly bring strategy and action together.

The ideal candidate should have experience in conducting marine field work and scientific diving, working from vessels offshore, collection of scientific data, and the ability to work well within a team. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by supporting and shaping the work of our Coral Innovation Hub!


  • High school diploma or GED and 6 months experience in marine or science-related field.
  • Experience working with or knowledge of marine ecosystems and coral reef fish identification.
  • Must be SCUBA certified with scientific diving experience.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and maintain a good driving record.
  • Experience using applications of standard Microsoft business software.
  • Experience following instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Organizational, communication and time management skills experience.


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package tailored to the individual countries where we work. These may include health care benefits, retirement benefits, parental leave, paid time off, life insurance, and disability coverage as well as an employee assistance program and other life and well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!


This is a term-limited position, with a start date conditional on project award (anticipated late November 2022). The position has an end date of June 30, 2023; the position may be extended contingent on additional funding.

The pay range for this position is $17-20/hr, depending on experience.

Only applicants who are currently eligible to work in the United States will be considered. Unfortunately, The Nature Conservancy is unable to provide support for a work permit or relocation for this position.


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’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." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit under the FAQ section.

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.


To apply for job ID 52400, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at by 11:59 PM EST on November 8, 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact

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 culture. 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 orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19. By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

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