[Coral-List] Job Opening
ginettehughes at mrdf.org
Tue Sep 26 16:53:41 EDT 2006
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
MARINELAB, KEY LARGO, FLORIDA
Marine Resources Development Foundation's MarineLab in Key Largo, Florida,
is an established, highly successful marine education program which features
snorkeling in the seagrass, mangrove, and coral reef communities as a tool
to teach students about regional and global ecology. MarineLab is a year
round facility containing dormitories, cafeteria, labs, classrooms and eight
26' Twin Vee boats that safely carry our students to all snorkeling sites.
MRDF is seeking a Director of Education to oversee and implement all aspects
of its MarineLab marine science program. This position requires an
energetic, committed individual who enjoys the tropical outdoors and ocean
exposure, is willing to work some nights and weekends, has experience in
teaching and in managing staff and customers, and has excellent
. Hire, train, supervise and evaluate all instructional staff.
. Oversee staff scheduling throughout the year.
. Coordinate program scheduling with Program Coordinator.
. Teach programs in conjunction with other staff.
. Develop relationships with the school representatives accompanying
. Ensure high quality, safe programs to continue our record of high
. Implement the marketing strategy through attendance at conferences,
etc as required.
. Attend to any problem solving or crisis management needed during
. Work with management team on budgeting, policy structure, annual
work plan, and company direction.
. Represent MarineLab and Marine Resources Development Foundation at
conferences, meetings and on advisory boards.
. Master's degree in education, marine science or a related field,
with concentration in tropical/ subtropical marine ecology
. Extensive experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting
. Coast Guard Captain's License or equivalent experience aboard
. Supervisory experience
. SCUBA certification, Divemaster preferred
. Experience managing or directing an environmental education program
. Red Cross Lifeguard
. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
. Can-do attitude, friendly personality and sense of humor essential!
. Candidate must be in good physical condition. Working outdoors in
subtropical sun, in ocean conditions with students, requires some degree of
physical activity but mostly normal lifting, standing, etc
Salary and benefits
$40,000 - $50,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include health
insurance and paid leave.
Send resume and cover letter to Ginette Hughes, Senior Vice President, at
one of the contacts below:
Fax: 305-451-3909 email: ginettehughes at mrdf.org
Mail: PO Box 787, Key Largo, FL 33037
Closing date to accept applications: 11/10/06 Position starts: 01/03/07
Senior Vice President, Program Services
Marine Resources Development Foundation
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