[Coral-List] CCMI Cayman Islands - Programme Operations Assistant Position 2011-2012
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ccmiapplications at reefresearch.org
Mon Oct 24 18:02:55 EDT 2011
Applications are invited for the position of Programme Operations
Assistant 2011-2012 at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute based at the
Little Cayman Research Centre. Full announcement and CCMI Scientific
Mission can be found on our webpage
CCMI Programme Operations Assistant 2011-2012
Little Cayman Research Centre, Cayman Islands
The Central Caribbean Marine Institute has an immediate opening for a
Programme Operations Assistant to coordinate education and research
activities at the Little Cayman Research Centre.
We seek a well-organized individual who is an excellent communicator with a
MSc. degree in marine science and a divemaster level certification. The
assistant should have experience in coral reef research protocols, basic
underwater photography skills, and the ability to compile large databases.
He/she will have a unique opportunity of gaining field and education
experience both with CCMI projects and visiting students.
The position is a physically demanding position. All assistants will
contribute to the daily task of running a remote field research station and
will participate in the weekly cleaning at the field station.
The Programme Operations Assistant reports directly to the Director of
Education Responsibilities include:
* Lead instructor for all local K-12 programs (Ocean Literacy, Eco-Course
Programs, Sea Camp) for kids and teacher workshops.
* Teaching Assistant for all CCMI college courses.
* Assist college students with field research internships.
* Assist with promoting programmes and recruiting students.
Â· Compile all teaching materials to an Annual Programme Disk.
Â· Establish a high-profile local (Little Cayman) communications and
volunteer effort that disseminates information to local resorts and to the
broad CCMI network.
Â· Lead conservation efforts providing information on important
local topics including the lionfish invasion, grouper aggregation, and
climate stress. Activities include
o Organising the Reef Report lecture series offering monthly talks and
activities at the field station and in Grand Cayman
o Maintaining the Dollar-a-Dive campaign on Little Cayman,
o Weekly talks at local resorts,
o Managing our Facebook, and
o Post new videos on YouTube.
Reports and Other Responsibilities
Â· Prepare Quarterly Education newsletter and monthly press
releases. Document the activities with photographs and videos, survey
results, testimonials, and summaries of each of the local educational
programs carried out at the Little Cayman Research.
* Complete a final Education and Outreach Report for sponsors and
Executive Board at the end of the season (August 15) with an assessment
of the entry and exit knowledge gained by programme participants.
Â· Work with lead scientists to organize the annual Researchers
Workshop for scientists, reef managers, and graduate students. (4 -5 day
Â· When available assist Lionfish Programme Coordinator with
Â· Assist the Director of Operations as needed on facility projects,
tasks or maintenance
The CCMI Programme Operations Assistant should have prior relevant
experience in coral reef biology research as well as excellent
communications and writing skills. The assistant should have data collection
skills and be capable of working independently on a small remote island.
Dive Master Certification required. Hold an MSc degree in a marine related
science. Construction / Mechanical skills a plus.
6 days/week, full-time. 6-12 months beginning November â December 2011
Benefits: Room and Board at the research station (shared accommodations) and
a moderate stipend per month. Travel reimbursement $500.
Interested candidates should submit a single pdf file with a letter of
interest and a CV accompanied by copies of two references. Send
applications via email FAO: Dr Carrie Manfrino at
ccmiapplications at reefresearch.org. CCMI Is an equal opportunity
employer, appointments are made regardless of nationality.
Caribbean Field Station: Little Cayman Research Centre, North Coast Road, PO
Box 37, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands, KY3- 2005. Manager: Rob Hedges,
(345) 9948-1094, 321-8732.
Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI)
"Sustaining marine biodiversity through research, education and
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