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Shore Employment

Executive Assistant to the President

Sea Education Association (SEA), invites applications for a permanent full-time administrative position. 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.

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.

Position Summary

The Executive Assistant will report to the President and perform diverse duties and administrative functions requiring complete confidentiality, superior communication skills (verbal and written), and excellent judgement.
The successful candidate will be extremely organized, competent in key administrative duties, detail oriented and have excellent time management skills. S/He will be a multi-tasker, a problem solver and a flexible team player.  Must be available to work occasional weekends.

Some Responsibilities include:

  • Organize and assist President in the development and maintenance of all Trustee and Overseer communication and interaction
  • Manage and schedule President’s calendar both internally and externally
  • Coordinate administrative needs of the Capital Campaign
  • Assist on various projects and proposals
  • Coordinate and support Senior Management Group meetings
  • Arrange business travel for the President.
  • Significant administrative support (phones, mail, filing, etc.)
  • Initiate, draft, proof and edit correspondence
  • Other duties and projects as needed and required


Qualifications, Experience and Education:

The job requires an individual who is skilled at handling many unrelated tasks simultaneously, while working for the President and liaising with 100+ board members and overseers.  Previous experience working in a high visibility position in the academic (public or private) or business world preferred.  S/He must possess strong organizational skills, outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly prioritize and work under deadlines.  S/He should be equally comfortable working independently and as a member of the SEA team. Must be skillful communicating often highly confidential material with diverse stakeholders.  Discretion a must, good humor a plus. The successful candidate will possess solid computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint). Familiarity with Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge a plus.

 Five years of experience in a responsible administrative support position required.  College degree or advanced training preferred.  High school diploma or equivalent required.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, three references and salary requirement to exeadminsearch@sea.edu

SEA offers a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life insurances and retirement plans.  Salary is commensurate with proven experience.


Port Engineer

February 2018 - Sea Education Association (SEA) invites applications for a full-time position of Port Engineer. 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 Port Engineer is a member of the Marine Operations Department responsible for coordinating and implementing overall engineering and safety management of SEA vessels under the direction of the Director of Marine Operations. S/he is responsible for facilitating technical and logistical support of engineering operations of SEA vessels and engineering staff. The Port Engineer leads efforts to plan the scope of projects and budget for each vessel's yearly major yard maintenance periods.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and implements overall engineering management of vessels, especially with respect to US Coast Guard and ABS regulatory requirements.
  • Facilitates technical and logistical support of engineering operations and engineering personnel for two 134' tall ships in remote locations.
  • Plans and manages the scope of projects and budget for each vessel during major yard maintenance periods each year.
  • Trains and supervises activities of shipboard engineering personnel with respect to developing maintenance goals, modifications and/or repairs to shipboard systems, and inventory procurement.
  • May serve as Chief Engineer onboard the vessels for approximately 6 to 12 weeks per year (including some yard periods).
  • Works closely with Marine Operations staff, vessel captains and crew to effectively collaborate to best manage ABS, USCG, and IMO regulatory needs regarding vessel material condition and vessel systems.
  • Works closely with Marine Operations staff, vessel captains and crew to assist with engineering preventative maintenance needs and troubleshooting support of shipboard systems and equipment such as shipboard scientific equipment, deck equipment and rigging, safety equipment, etc.
  • Collaborates with Marine Operations staff and others to ensure timely planning and coordination of logistics for vessel arrivals and departures as well as other shipboard needs and activities.


Position Requirements
Minimum Qualifications

  • Qualified applicants will have BA/BS in transportation, engineering, naval architecture or a science-related field or equivalent combination of experience and education and minimum 1 year of practical experience in shipboard work. 
  • Minimum of 1 year 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) and a willingness to become familiar with other engineering programs.
  • 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. The Port Engineer will have the opportunity to sail as Chief Engineer.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A 200 Ton Near Coastal Mate license with sailing endorsement and/or AB Sail with relevant STCW certifications or willingness to obtain one. 
  • Experience overseeing or managing staff and/or volunteers.
  • Familiar with oceanographic sampling equipment.

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 March 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit electronic copies of a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references.  Email materials to PortEngineerSearch@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.

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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