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Brenda Gadd bgadd at reefresearch.org
Fri Sep 17 17:03:08 EDT 2010

September 17, 2010 

Marine Field Operations Manager for the CCMI Little Cayman Research Centre,
located at Little Cayman, Cayman Islands 

January, 2011 

The Field Operations Manager is responsible for the effective day to day
operations of the Little Cayman Research Centre (LCRC) of the Central
Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI). The successful candidate will manage the
physical facilities, personnel, budgets, and will provide support for
diverse research and educational programmes. The incumbent will provide the
technical oversight to maintain the highest level of field operations for
the laboratories, dive and boat operations, solar, composting, water
catchment system, and scientific equipment including the CCMI/NOAA-ICON
pylon based at Little Cayman. This position requires a diverse individual
who can maintain excellent community, local and international government,
sponsor, and board relations. He/she will provide the needed field support
for leading marine scientists and universities. CCMI aims to maintain the
highest level of field operations consistent with our objective to become a
premiere Caribbean marine research, conservation, and education centre. CCMI
is an international, independent non-government organization with U.S., UK.
and Cayman Islands status. The Field Operations Managers reports directly to
the Executive Board. 


*	Manage and hire as needed seasonal, part-time and full-time staff 
*	Provide oversight and support for the educational and scientific
*	Develop and implement an annual maintenance plan for the facility
and grounds, keeping boats, vehicles, and dive equipment in excellent repair

*	Maintain the highest level of safety standards for all in-water
activities including boat and dive operations 
*	Maintain the CCMI- NOAA-ICON pylon, instrumentation, and computer
archive assuring that instruments are calibrated and cleaned according to
*	Develop and manage the field station and programme budgets 
*	Schedule facilities, vehicles and equipment for visiting groups 
*	Develop and implement a plan to attract new projects and programmes,

*	Work with Management to develop new grant funding for the research
*	Oversee our internship programme which provides support for
research, education, and operations 
*	Provide visiting groups with budgets, letters of support, and help
with permitting 
*	Maintain agreements with partner institutions 
*	Maintain our island outreach program which communicates activities
and important developments made by scientists working at the research
*	Develop and nurture relationships with the local Cayman Islands
Governmental and other non-Governmental partners 
*	Provide activity updates as needed for press releases, website,
newsletter, and sponsor reports 
*	Liaise with our active board and advisors participating in monthly
and quarterly meetings and executive activities 


*	Competitive salary commensurate with experience 
*	Use of company vehicle, work permit fees, room and board at the
research station included. 
*	Benefits include health insurance and pension in accordance with
Cayman Islands labour laws 

Minimum qualifications include: 

*	Bachelor's degree and 5 or more years post-graduate experience in
marine operations management at a remote field site or similar experience. 
*	Diver certified (min Instructor or Divemaster certification),
extensive boat handling experience, and good working understanding of
scientific research operations. 
*	Ability to diagnose, troubleshoot, and maintain all systems at a
remote field site, including boats, vehicle, dive compressor, solar, and
other off-the-grid systems. 
*	Ability to manage budgets, work on several projects simultaneously
and to manage priorities accordingly. 
*	Experience coordinating efforts and establishing excellent working
relationships in a small community, with Government agencies, and with Board
*	Background in marine science, coral reef ecosystems, environmental
education, and/or conservation. 

For consideration, please forward Resume, Letter of Interest along with
salary requirements to: ccmiapplications at reefresearch.org. 

30 October 2010 

Brenda Gadd

Managing Director

Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI)

PO Box 37

LIttle Cayman KY3-2501

Cayman Islands, BWI

tel:  345.948.1094

fax:  345.948.0092

direct:  345.321.8732


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