[Coral-List] Job Vacancy - Marine Field Operations Manager, CCMI Little Cayman Research Centre

ccmiapplications at reefresearch.org ccmiapplications at reefresearch.org
Tue Sep 21 13:01:48 EDT 2010


   Dear  Colleagues,
   Please circulate  widely, this job vacancy for a Caribbean Marine Field
   Operations Manager.
   The full announcement is listed below and more information about CCMI can be
   found on our website, [1]http://reefresearch.org
   Marine Field Operations Manager for the CCMI Little Cayman Research Centre,
   located at Little Cayman, Cayman Islands

   START DATE:  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 groups
     * 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 schedule
     * 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
     * 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
     * Diver  certified (minimum 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 members.
     * Background in marine science, coral reef ecosystems, environmental
       education, and/or conservation.

    For consideration, please forward Resume and a Letter of Interest  along
   with salary requirements to: [2]ccmiapplications at reefresearch.org.

   Closing Date:  30 October 2010


   1. http://reefresearch.org/
   2. mailto:ccmiapplications at reefresearch.org

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