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Employment

This section provides current information on job opportunities at SEA. These listings will be updated periodically so please check back often.

Shore Employment

Director of Finance & Administration

Sea Education Association (SEA), http://www.sea.edu, invites applications for a permanent full-time Director of Finance and Administration.

About SEA

SEA is a non-profit educational institution and an internationally recognized leader in undergraduate ocean education. Since 1971, SEA has educated undergraduates about the world’s oceans through its Boston University accredited study abroad program, SEA Semester®. SEA is located on Cape Cod in the oceanographic research community of Woods Hole, and owns and operates two sailing research vessels: the SSV Corwith Cramer in the Atlantic Ocean and the SSV Robert C. Seamans in the Pacific. SEA is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the organization; our goal is to create an academic and working community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. We’re a dynamic organization in search of a multi-faceted person who can provide strategic and day to day leadership broadly in the areas of finance, human resources, facilities management, and technology.

Position Summary

The Director’s primary responsibility is to provide direction and management of financial resources to enhance the goals of the institution in a manner consistent with SEA’s mission and current and future fiscal health.  A key component of this position is to provide financial expertise and leadership in all institutional planning efforts. 

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the President, the Director of Finance and Administration works to implement best business practices, procedures, and systems throughout the institution to insure sound fiscal management. 

  • Develop, implement and oversee SEA’s annual operating budget, which is approved by the Board of Trustees
  • Manage the Business Office Manager, Human Resources Coordinator, Shore Facilities Coordinator, Fiscal Coordinator, Network Administrator, and Associate Dean of Financial Aid
  • Regularly update and advise the President as to the current status of financial affairs and business-related activities
  • Manage the investment of institution funds in accordance with Board instructions and in consultation with the Investment and Finance Committees
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Serve as Finance and Administration representative with senior management
  • Act as liaison to the Finance, Audit, Investment, and Risk Management Committees
  • Participate in Trustee meetings and the annual and semi-annual meetings
  • Works collaboratively with fellow SEA team members, volunteers, Trustees and Board Members

Qualifications, Experience and Education

  • The successful candidate will have proven managerial and leadership experience with demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to motivate and coach
  • Understanding of automated accounting systems
  • Discretion and confidentiality a must, humor a plus
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting principles and non-profit management
  • S/He will have a minimum of 5 years of experience in business management in a supervisory role
  • Broad knowledge of facilities and technology management, regulatory processes and insurance needs
  • Substantial experience in establishing fiscal controls and in providing financial management for a school, college, not for profit or other equivalent experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business management, finance or related field required; CPA or masters level preferred

SEA is an EOE and committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the organization; our goal is to create an academic and working community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.

Please apply to FinanceandAdminSearch@sea.edu.

Faculty Employment

Marine Policy Faculty Member

August 2017: Sea Education Association (SEA), a non-profit educational institution located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, invites applications for a full-time 9-month faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in Marine Policy. SEA offers innovative undergraduate programs (SEA Semester®) which combine marine sciences, leadership training, history and policy in an interdisciplinary study of the ocean and its relation to society. We are seeking candidates who possess strong training in marine and environmental policy, law and conservation with significant experience or training in the Atlantic, Caribbean, or Pacific.

The successful candidate will have the desire to join and contribute to a deeply committed educational community and to pursue a professional agenda of innovative interdisciplinary teaching and excellent scholarship, working in a team with a marine scientist/oceanographer and nautical science instructor/licensed captain for 12-week programs on shore and at sea. A PhD or JD in a relevant field is required.

The position is a renewable appointment for nine months of work over a twelve-month period, involving approximately 14 weeks per year sea service with the remaining 25 weeks of work based in Woods Hole (Falmouth), MA. Teaching schedule will begin approximately January 2018.

A review of applications will begin on September 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Email materials to MarinePolicySearch@sea.edu. Questions about this position may also be sent to this email address.

SEA is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the organization; our goal is to create an academic and working community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.

Salary includes a competitive benefits package. SEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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