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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) 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 and Network Administrator
  • 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 including

  • 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

Please send cover letter, resume and three professional references to FinanceandAdminSearch@sea.edu.

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.


Faculty Employment

Captains/Nautical Science Faculty Members

May 2018:  Sea Education Association (SEA) invites applications for the full-time position of Captain/Nautical Science Faculty Member. SEA is a non-profit educational institution located in Falmouth, MA. We offer innovative and rigorous environmental studies programs on our campus and aboard our Sailing School Vessels, the Corwith Cramer and the Robert C. Seamans, in the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

SEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.

Position Summary
The position is a renewable appointment for nine months of work over a twelve- month period, involving approximately 16 weeks per year sea service with the remaining 23 weeks of work based in Woods Hole (Falmouth), MA.  Eligibility for full benefits. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate courses onshore and sailing as master of SEA’s vessels with all ancillary duties.

Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications
• BA/BS undergraduate degree and a minimum of five years practical experience in education at sea or sail training 
• A valid 200 GRT Ocean Master with Auxiliary Sail (national endorsement) and Master Less than 500 GT Ocean Management Level (STCW)
• FCC Marine Radio Operator’s License
• Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated management and project administration experience
• Must have a passion for SEA’s mission with excellent communication, interpersonal and administrative skills
• Familiarity with Microsoft suite of programs (Word/Access/Excel).
• Familiar with research vessel or sailing school vessel operations
• The ability to multi-task effectively, be flexible and innovative, and work non-traditional hours to support ships operating in remote locations
•  A demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, staff, students and outside agencies
• The ability to travel or go to sea for extended periods

Preferred Qualifications

• A valid 1600 GRT Ocean Master with Auxiliary Sail (national endorsement) and Master 500 GT or More Management Level (STCW)
• Advanced academic degree preferred
• Experience as ship master and overseeing or managing staff and/or volunteers
• Familiar with oceanographic sampling techniques

Salary & Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience. Salary includes a competitive benefits package including Medical/Dental/Vision, & retirement benefits.  This position provides access to SEA sponsored trainings including but not limited to: Diversity training, Wilderness First Responder training, Leadership and Managerial Skills training, (STCW).

To Apply
A review of applications will commence on May 20, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit electronic copies of a cover letter, current resume, USCG credentials, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references.  Email materials to Captsearch@sea.edu.  Questions about this position may also be sent to this address.

About Sea Education Association
SEA (http://www.sea.edu) is a global teaching, learning and research community dedicated to the exploration, understanding and stewardship of marine and maritime environments. SEA empowers students with life-changing sea voyages of scientific and cultural discovery, academic rigor and personal growth. Our SEA Semester program features an interdisciplinary curriculum and dynamic leadership-development experience—at sea aboard tall ships and on shore.


Marine Ecology/Oceanography Faculty Position

Sea Education Association (SEA), http://www.sea.edu invites applications for a full-time 9-month faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in Marine Ecology/Oceanography. We are a non-profit educational institution located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, teaching innovative, rigorous, and interdisciplinary oceanography and environmental science SEA Semester® programs on our campus in Woods Hole, and aboard our state-of-the-art sailing research vessels, SSV Corwith Cramer and SSV Robert C. Seamans in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific. These undergraduate semester courses consist of intensive classroom instruction complemented by a 4-7 week research cruise to execute independent student research. Teaching responsibilities include two semester programs and selected seminars or academic support projects each year. The position is a renewable appointment for nine months of work over a twelve-month period, involving up to 14 weeks per year at sea in the role of Chief Scientist with the remaining 25 weeks of work based in Woods Hole (Falmouth), MA.

The successful candidate will pursue a professional agenda of innovative interdisciplinary teaching, excellent scholarship and possess the desire to join and contribute to a deeply committed educational community. Successful applicants will be expected to teach courses on a variety of topics including marine ecology, marine biology, oceanography, and oceanographic field methods. Climate change and marine biodiversity are important components of many of our programs.  The candidate will also supervise independent research projects carried out at sea. A Ph.D. in marine science, oceanography, or marine biology is required with extensive field experience desired. Research interests in coral reef ecosystems preferred.

A review of applications will begin July 15, 2018, 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. E-mail application materials to oceanographysearch@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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