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Marine Science Manager

Sea Education Association (SEA), http://www.sea.edu, invites applications for the permanent, fulltime position of Marine Science Manager. SEA is a non-profit educational institution located in Woods Hole, MA, which offers innovative and rigorous oceanography and environmental science programs on our campus and aboard our state-of-the-art sailing research vessels, SSV Corwith Cramer and SSV Robert C. Seamans in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the development of a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the organization.  Our goal is to create an academic and working community which is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.

Position Summary
The Marine Science Manager will play a vital role in supporting and promoting science programs on board SEA’s two sailing school vessels and at our campus. They will work alongside the Senior Sailing Scientists, Marine Operations staff, the Academic Dean, as well as the Marine Science faculty in support of marine science programs and overall ship operations. This position requires an individual to be able to multi-task effectively, be flexible and innovative, and possess excellent communication skills. The ability to work as part of a team is also essential to this position. The Marine Science Manager may also have the opportunity to sail as an assistant scientist or teaching assistant as needed. This position requires the flexibility to be able to meet the needs of our sailing school vessels, including frequent work during non-traditional work hours (nights and weekends) and possible international and domestic travel.
The Marine Science Manager reports to the Director of Marine Operations and works with the Academic Dean for Research clearances.

Primary Responsibilities
• Lead the continued advancement of SEA’s Assistant Scientist program. This will include recruiting Assistant Scientists for work onboard. Working directly with the Marine staff to schedule Assistant Scientists for short term and long term work agreements.   Participate in the training of current and prospective Assistant Scientists and identifying opportunities for professional development. 
• Coordinating with the sailing assistant science staff to ensure science operations are ready for program on the Corwith Cramer and Robert C. Seamans.
• Manage SEA’s Marine Scientific Research Permits for all cruises working closely with the SEA Chief Scientists, US Department of State and coastal state authorities, to organize and submit international research clearance applications and domestic Marine Scientific research permits for sampling in National Marine Sanctuaries, monuments, parts or other protected areas.  Ensure timely fulfillment of reporting requirements, facilitate the participation of foreign government scientific observers.
• Participate in application process for science related applicable federal and private grants and oversite of appropriate utilization of funds and reporting to funders.
• Cultivate and maintain relationships with a variety of regulatory, governmental, and educational institutions and agencies.
Additional Responsibilities
• Collaborate with the Senior Shipboard Assistant Scientists on the following shared responsibilities:
 - Oversee updates to the chemical hygiene plan for ships and shore
 - Participate in the annual science operations budget planning and oversee science operations expenses
• Oversee the support of sailing scientists to ensure all science operations needs are met. 
 - Supervise Senior Assistant Scientists to identify and manage shipboard and shore-based schedule and expectations of role
 - Shore-based support to aid in troubleshooting, servicing, and maintaining on-board scientific instrumentation, equipment and systems
 - Plan and coordinate science portion of maintenance periods in collaboration with Academic Program and Marine Operations staff
• Collaborate with other Marine Operations staff to:
 -  Ensure timely coordination of logistics for vessel arrivals and departures and as well as other at-sea activities
 - Facilitate crew professional development across departments to better provide a well-balanced staff supporting programs
• Other duties as assigned
Professional Development
The Marine Science Manager will have the opportunity to become HAZWOPER certified and attend SEA’s crew training courses on campus in Woods Hole. They may also represent SEA at the RVTECH or INMARTEC conferences to learn more about research vessel science operations and engage with the broader research vessel community.

Position Requirements
Minimum Qualifications
• BS in Biology, Chemistry, Oceanography, Marine Policy, or equivalent experience
• 5-7 years of relevant supervisory experience in a professional setting
• Familiar with research vessel or sailing school vessel operations
• Working knowledge of oceanographic or marine science sampling methods
• Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
• Experience overseeing or managing staff and/or volunteers
• Experience recruiting and hiring
• Support for institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Experience communicating with federal and international government agencies
• Demonstrated project management and organizational skills
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, staff, students, and outside agencies
• Experience with laboratory management and hazardous material safety
• Experience teaching undergraduate level students in experiential, outdoor learning environments
This position may require the ability to work for extended periods in an area exposed to weather during day and night hours.  The position requires the ability to maintain vessel safety while executing the details of directing and teaching students.
Shipboard duties require the physical ability and agility to quickly move and react to events on deck, to access below decks (ladders and companionways are provided), to climb aloft (ladders provided), and to live and work in confined spaces.  Life at sea demands the physical, psychological, and emotional ability to adapt to a ship's watch schedule, to work in groups or alone (sometimes in remote un-monitored spaces), to withstand extended periods of time on a moving vessel without daily access to shore resources, and in case of an emergency to perform emergency duties under adverse circumstances.

Preferred Qualifications
• MS in Biology, Chemistry, Oceanography, Marine Policy, or equivalent experience
• HAZWOPER certified and familiarity with laboratory and chemical management regulations
• Familiar with oceanographic sampling equipment
• Familiar with UNOLS goals and standards
• Proficiency in small boat/tender operations and reef surveying/snorkeling
• USCG Merchant Mariner Credential
• Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or higher advanced medical certification, and experience as an SEA Medical Officer
• Experience managing federal grants

Benefits and Compensation
The salary range for this position is $48,000 - $52,000, commensurate with experience. SEA offers a full benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision coverage; life insurance; retirement plans; Aflac; flexible spending accounts; and generous vacation/sick/personal time and holidays.

How to Apply
Please submit resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to MSMSearch@sea.edu.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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Executive Assistant to the President & Director of Development

SEA Mission
Sea Education Association (SEA) 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.

SEA Vision
SEA educates and inspires ocean scholars, stewards and leaders. SEA fosters and enhances knowledge about the state of oceans and coastal communities. It also helps shape public dialogue and policy through long-term environmental research, global partnerships and the continued impact of our students, faculty, and alumni worldwide. More information about SEA at http://www.sea.edu

SEA is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates.  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.

Job Summary
Assist the President of SEA in administrative and secretarial duties, and SEA’s Director of Development by providing support in relevant development activities. 

Primary Responsibilities
• Perform administrative and secretarial duties to assist the President in the efficient operation of President’s office.
• Assist in all communications to trustees and overseers, and coordinate production of meeting materials.
• Arrange travel and reservations for the President.
• Schedule appointments (maintain calendar) and arrange meetings, reserving meeting rooms and coordinating time and attendees. Set up technological equipment needed for committee, board, and Senior Management meetings.  Take minutes as needed.
• Monitor budget, payment of bills and expense reports for Director of Development and the President.
• Maintain files, and update records and reports for the Director of Development and the President on a timely basis.
• Support Alumni Relations, Annual Fund, and other fundraising activities including events, travel, mailings, and special projects on an as-needed basis.

Other Duties
• Perform other related tasks as required or as directed.
• Interact with donors when appropriate.

Reporting relationships
• Reports to the President and to the Director of Development.
• Works closely with: Associate Director of Development, Development Coordinator
• Frequent interaction with Trustees and Overseers

Qualifications
• Excellent office skills, strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
• Minimum of three (3) years of administrative secretarial experience.
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of applications including Word, Excel, Teams and Power Point. Some knowledge of fundraising database platforms, preferably Blackbaud Raiser's Edge.  Proficient with Zoom.
• Excellent grammar and proofreading skills.
• Ability to work independently and concurrently on detail-oriented and confidential projects.  Discretion required.
• Occasional weekend and evening work required.
• Must have high school diploma or equivalent; some college preferred.

Benefits & Compensation
The salary range for this position is $40,000 - $45,000, commensurate with experience. SEA offers a full benefits package which includes health, dental, vision and life insurances; retirement plans; Aflac; flexible spending accounts; and generous vacation/sick/personal time and holidays. This is an on campus in person position in Woods Hole, MA.  SEA may provide a flexible work schedule.

How to apply
Please send cover letter and resume to ExecAsstSearch@sea.edu.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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Cohort of Ocean Plastics Interns (3 positions available)

Sea Education Association (SEA) is searching for three enthusiastic, organized, articulate, responsible undergraduate or recently graduated interns with excellent interpersonal and writing skills to contribute to ongoing interdisciplinary work on ocean plastic pollution. The interns will work collaboratively on projects that may include: collection and analysis of environmental plastic samples; buildout of a scientific reference library; the development of an online data portal with educational and scientific content; and communications and engagement with a variety of audiences, including through website and social media. This is a 10-week full-time equivalent, temporary position beginning spring/summer 2022 with flexibility in start date and weekly schedule/duration. There may be opportunities to work remotely and/or in-person. Interns will receive a $6500 stipend for the equivalent of 10 weeks (400 hours) of work.

Qualifications
A currently enrolled undergraduate or recent graduate interested in collaboratively working with a multidisciplinary team to advance scientific understanding of and progress towards solutions to ocean plastic pollution. We are looking for individuals with skills and experience including, but not limited to:
● Scientific literature, field and laboratory research
● Data analysis and visualization
● Education and curriculum/content design
● Scientific communication with a variety of audiences, including through social media
● Website design
● Strong writing, organizational, and in-person communication skills

To Apply
Fill out the online application form, which includes a resume, by February 18, 2022.

SEA is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates. 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.

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Assistant / Associate Director of Development

SEA Mission
Sea Education Association (SEA) 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.

SEA Vision
SEA educates and inspires ocean scholars, stewards and leaders. SEA fosters and enhances knowledge about the state of oceans and coastal communities. It also helps shape public dialogue and policy through long-term environmental research, global partnerships and the continued impact of our students, faculty, and alumni worldwide. More information about SEA at http://www.sea.edu ; SEA is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates.  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.

Job Summary
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Assistant / Associate Director of Development is a fully engaged member of the dynamic Development team, supporting SEA Development, Annual Fund and Alumni and Parent Relations goals. 

Primary Responsibilities
Annual Fund
• Creates and implements short- and long-term strategies to build the annual fund, including solicitation, communications, events, and stewardship.
• Identifies, recruits, and stewards volunteer alumni Class Representatives
• In partnership with Development team, ensures timely, accurate, and personalized receipting and acknowledgment of Annual Fund gifts, including year-end donor communications.
• Identifies, cultivates, and develops a dynamic portfolio of 25 leadership-level Annual Fund prospects.
• Assists in preparation of grant applications and reports as needed.
• Prepares and manages reports on the progress of annual funds raised against planned goals.

Alumni and Parent Engagement
This year SEA is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the Assistant / Associate Director of Development will be a leader in the planning and execution of 50th anniversary events.
Ongoing during and beyond this exceptional celebratory year, the Assistant / Associate Director of Development
• Organizes and manages all aspects of alumni and parent engagement events, including regional events and invitational sails.
• Builds effective alumni outreach through alumni and parent communications, newsletters, and relevant website content.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of professional development or related experience, and should relate strongly to SEA's mission. The individual must have strong verbal and written communication skills and excellent organizational and planning skills. Must understand development and stewardship best practices.  While working cooperatively with many members of the SEA staff, the Associate/Assistant Director of Development must also be able to work well independently.  Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of fundraising database platforms, preferably Blackbaud Raiser's Edge. Experience in alumni affairs or membership management is beneficial.

Benefits & Compensation
The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $60,000, commensurate with experience. SEA offers a full benefits package which includes health, dental, vision and life insurances; retirement plans; Aflac; flexible spending accounts; and generous vacation/sick/personal time and holidays. This is an on campus in person position in Woods Hole, MA.  SEA may provide a flexible work schedule.

How to apply
Please send cover letter and resume to ADODsearch@sea.edu.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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Chief Program & Academic Officer

About SEA: Sea Education Association (SEA) is a global teaching, learning, and research community and nonprofit organization dedicated to the exploration, understanding, and stewardship of marine and maritime environments. Through our work, we educate and inspire ocean scholars, stewards, and leaders, and we foster and enhance knowledge about the state of oceans and coastal communities. Our long-term environmental research, global partnerships, and the continued impact of our students, faculty, and alumni worldwide all help to shape public dialogue and policy.

Our Programs

As an internationally recognized leader in ocean education, SEA empowers students with lifechanging sea voyages of scientific and cultural discover that are infused with academic rigor and foster personal growth. Since 1971, we have equipped over 10,000 high school and undergraduate students with the tools to become environmentally literate leaders who are prepared to address the defining issue of the twenty-first century: the human impact on the environment. SEA Semester®, our Boston University accredited study abroad program, is the leading off-campus Environmental Studies program focused on the ocean. While the academic focus varies, each program offers an interconnected suite of courses designed to explore a specific ocean-related theme using a cross-disciplinary approach. We look for motivated undergraduates in all majors who are passionate about learning, inspired to tackle and address real-world problems, and eager to
become part of an unparalleled living and learning community.

SEA Gap Year programs offer any student interested in the oceans the opportunity to study the marine environment through the disciplines of science, maritime history and culture, policy, and leadership. We offer experiential academic credit-bearing programs as well as non-credit-bearing learning opportunities.

SEA Summer High School programs offer unique learning opportunities for current high school students, including shore-based field programs on our Cape Cod campus and at-sea voyages focused on carrying out oceanographic research under sail.

SEA Collaborative programs include a variety of custom programs and partnerships, including collaborations with Stanford University, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program, University of Chicago, the MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program, and others.

SEA's campus is located on Cape Cod in the marine and environmental science and oceanographic research community of Woods Hole, Massachusetts and our expeditions take place aboard our two tall ship research vessels. For more information on SEA please visit http://www.sea.edu.

The Opportunity

In joining the SEA team as we celebrate our 50th year, the Chief Program & Academic Officer will be a key leader in shaping strategies for our continued success and sustainability. Working as a thought partner with the President and collaborating with staff and Board leaders, the Chief Program & Academic Officer will ensure that there is a cohesive and effectively implemented strategy that allows us to create and deliver a diverse range of exceptional programs. They will serve as a leader for
program, academic, marine operations, and enrollment staff, fostering cross-functional collaboration. A successful Chief Program & Academic Officer will engage with the complexity of our organization, which bridges study abroad, experiential, and leadership education; marine research; and maritime operations; and they will identify opportunities to position SEA as a leader in each of these areas. The Chief Program & Academic Officer will have the opportunity to serve as a bridge across different internal teams at SEA while also building meaningful relationships with external partners who support and enrich our educational and research programs and marine operations.

This newly-created position at SEA presents an opportunity for a strategic, innovative thinker and skilled leader to help set the course for our future. The Chief Program & Academic Officer will manage key staff in program, academic, marine operations, and enrollment roles. They will report directly to the President, serve on the Senior Management team, and empower and support leaders throughout the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the creation and ongoing iteration of SEA's programmatic strategy, identifying the balance of different program offerings and activities that will best utilize SEA's resources, maximize the number of participants, and optimize partnership opportunities.
  • Drive program development and innovation, in alignment with SEA's mission and strategic plan as well as trends and changes in market demand for SEA programs, partnering with the President and others to evaluate opportunities that would increase and/or diversify SEA's revenue base and participant mix.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with key SEA partners, including Boston University (our accreditation partner), sending institutions, research collaborators, and the U.S. Coast Guard; identify areas to deepen partnerships that support SEA's long-term sustainability.
  • Manage the Academic Dean to ensure the delivery of a strong academic program and the effective recruitment, supervision, and development of all faculty and instructors.
  • Provide leadership for teams across SEA's programs, which include faculty and staff who lead or support instruction and research and manage science labs on our shore campus and aboard our ships.
  • Lead SEA's work to further diversity and inclusion within all aspects of our programs and operations and support shared goals as part of the Woods Hole Diversity Initiative.
  • Manage leadership in Facilities and Marine Operations to ensure that our physical plant supports high-quality and safe program delivery.
  • Ensure organization-wide risk management strategies in collaboration with the President and other leaders.
  • Manage leadership in Enrollment to align programs and enrollment strategies and understand market demand for SEA's programs.

Candidate Profile

  • As the incoming Chief Program & Academic Officer, you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following skills and experiences:
  • You come to this opportunity with substantial experience in senior leadership positions in academic, educational, and/or nonprofit organizations with a focus on scientific and/or environmental education, research, or policy.
  • You are a leader in an area related to the SEA mission and hold an advanced degree in a relevant field: e.g., marine science, oceanography, maritime studies, marine affairs, environmental policy, education, environmental education or management, or similar.
  • You are an entrepreneurial and strategic leader with demonstrated success in roles that have engaged a wide variety of internal and external constituents in order to build, grow, or redesign a program or organization.
  • You demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills, including the ability to empower and foster collaboration among cross-functional teams, including senior leaders.
  • You possess outstanding interpersonal and communications skills and are able to engage, motivate, and collaborate with a diverse range of audiences, stakeholders, and partners, both internally and externally.
  • You share our commitment to enhancing equity and diversity among our students, faculty, and staff and ensuring an inclusive environment.
  • You share our commitment to the value of study abroad and experiential education
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  • Willingness and ability to travel is required.

Compensation & Benefits

The salary range for this position starts at $100,000 and will be determined commensurate with experience. SEA offers a full benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision coverage; life insurance; retirement plans; and generous vacation/sick/personal time and holidays.

Contact
SEA has engaged Koya Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume, addressed to Peg Brandon.

SEA is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.

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Vessel Operations Manager

Sea Education Association (SEA), http://www.sea.edu, invites applications for the permanent, fulltime position of Vessel Operations Manager. SEA is a non-profit educational institution located in Woods Hole, MA, which offers innovative and rigorous oceanography and environmental science programs on our campus and aboard our state-of-the-art sailing research vessels, SSV Corwith Cramer and SSV Robert C. Seamans in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the development of a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the organization.  Our goal is to create an academic and working community which is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.

Position Summary
The Vessel Operations Manager will play a vital role in supporting SEA’s two sailing school vessels. They will work alongside the Captains, Senior Chief Mates, Marine Operations staff, the Academic Dean, as well as the Nautical Science faculty in support of nautical science programs and overall ship operations. This position requires an individual to be able to multi-task effectively, be flexible and innovative, and possess excellent communication skills. The ability to work as part of a team is also essential to this position. The Vessel Operations Manager may also have the opportunity to sail as a Mate or Captain as needed. This position requires the flexibility to be able to meet the needs of our sailing school vessels, including frequent work during non-traditional work hours (nights and weekends) and possible international and domestic travel.
The Vessel Operations Manager reports to the Director of Marine Operations.

Primary Responsibilities
• Lead the continued advancement of SEA’s deck crew program. This will include recruiting Mates, and deckhands on board SEA’s two vessels. Working directly with Marine Staff to schedule crew for short term and long term work agreements.   Participate in Crew training planning of current and prospective Deck Crew and identifying opportunities for professional development. 
• Coordinate with the sailing deck crew to ensure operations are ready for program on the Corwith Cramer and Robert C. Seamans.
• Manage SEA’s robust bosunry, safety and navigation preventative maintenance programs.
• Coordinate SEA’s deck maintenance schedule
• Cultivate and maintain relationships with a variety of regulatory, governmental, and educational institutions and agencies.

Additional Responsibilities
Supervise Senior Chief Mates in identifying and managing shipboard and shore-based schedule and expectations of role

Collaborate on the following shared responsibilities:

 - Oversee updates to Deck department preventative maintenance plan for ships, including Bosun and NavCom/Safety
 - Participate in planning of annual deck operations budget and oversee expenses
 - Support the sailing crew to ensure all deck operations needs are met.
 - Shore-based support to aid in troubleshooting, servicing, and maintaining rigging, sails, navigation equipment and safety systems
 - Plan and coordinate deck portion of maintenance periods in collaboration with Marine Operations staff

• Collaborate with other Marine Operations staff to:
 - Ensure timely coordination of logistics for vessel arrivals and departures and as well as other at-sea activities

• Other duties as assigned

Professional Development
The Vessel Operations Manager will have the opportunity to attend or instruct SEA’s crew training courses on campus in Woods Hole. They may also represent SEA at industry specific conferences and meetings to learn more about research and sailing vessel operations and engage with the broader community.

Position Requirements
Minimum Qualifications
• BS in Marine transportation or related field, or equivalent work experience
• USCG Merchant Mariner Credential (Master or Mate Aux. Sail minimum)
• 5-7 years of relevant supervisory experience in a professional setting
• Familiar with research vessel or sailing school vessel operations
• Working knowledge of Code of Federal Regulations
• Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
• Experience overseeing or managing staff and/or volunteers
• Experience recruiting and hiring
• Support for institution wide diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Experience communicating with federal and international government agencies
• Demonstrated project management and organizational skills
• A demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, staff, students and outside agencies
• Experience teaching undergraduate level students in experiential, outdoor learning environments
This position may require the ability to work for extended periods in an area exposed to weather during day and night hours.  The position requires the ability to maintain vessel safety while executing the details of directing and teaching students.

Shipboard duties require the physical ability and agility to quickly move and react to events on deck, to access below decks (ladders and companionways are provided), to climb aloft (ladders provided), and to live and work in confined spaces.  Life at sea demands the physical, psychological, and emotional ability to adapt to a ship's watch schedule, to work in groups or alone (sometimes in remote un-monitored spaces), to withstand extended periods of time on a moving vessel without daily access to shore resources, and in case of an emergency to perform emergency duties under adverse circumstances.

Preferred Qualifications
• Merchant Mariner Credential (Master 500GT upon Oceans, Aux. Sail, STCW)
• Familiar with shipyard operations and safety
• Familiar with SMS and vessel operations software.
• Industrial rigging certification
• Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or higher advanced medical certification, and experience as an SEA Medical Officer

Benefits and Compensation
The salary range for this position is $48,000 - $52,000, commensurate with experience. SEA offers a full benefits package which includes health, dental, vision coverage and life insurances; retirement plans; Aflac; flexible spending accounts; and generous vacation/sick/personal time and holidays.

How to apply
Please submit resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to mailto:  VOMSearch@sea.edu.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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Program Assistant

SEA is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates. 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.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Director of Student Services, the Program Assistant plays a key role in supporting student s     ‘ success in SEA’s programs, both on-campus and during the sea component. S/he/they are focused on student preparation and the student experience throughout the enrollment period at SEA. Major areas of responsibility include community development, front line medical supervision, mental health support, and at sea coordination with faculty and staff. The Program Assistant lives on campus when students are on campus and in most cases sails with the students during the sea component in a role designed by the faculty to best fit the program needs. This is a full-time, seasonal, non-benefit eligible position that begins a few days before students arrive on campus and ends at program wrap in port.

MAJOR TASKS

• Community Development – lives with the students and supervises the development of community norms, and emotional/mental welfare of students. Plans extracurricular and morale-boosting free time activities.
• Program Logistics- leads student meal planning, budgeting and execution. May be responsible for travel days from shore component to ship,

• Medical Supervision - works closely with the SEA Medical Coordinator to ensure student safety and welfare when on campus.  Serves as a front-line intervention for medical and mental health issues on campus.  At sea, may serve as the shipboard medical officer.

• Academic Support – supports program faculty as needed by assisting students outside of the classroom with assignments, leads discussions, and helps students meet their academic goals
• Marketing & Development – Documents the experience for students by taking quality photographs, upload photos to the online group album weekly


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor’s degree in outdoor education, environmental science, marine biology, or a related field
• At least one year of experience in student support at the secondary, gap year, or undergraduate level; experience with off-campus programs preferred
• Experience working with diverse groups of students
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding student records and other information of a confidential nature
• Wilderness First Responder or higher medical training preferred. SEA offers discounted/free WFR training annually in December. 
• Mental Health training is preferred. 
• Experience in conflict resolution, group facilitation, and/or teaching
• Ability to connect well with people and develop strong mentoring relationships with young adults

Two positions available:

-Ocean Exploration/Atlantic Odyssey Program Assistant based in Woods Hole, MA and the Caribbean January 2, 2022 to March 26 2022.

-Global Ocean Program Assistant based in Woods Hole, MA and off-shore Hawaii from January 2, 2022 to March 27, 2022.

Salary starts at $1600 per month and is commensurate with experience. Housing and food are provided on campus and at sea (if sailing).  Upward mobility and professional maritime training are possible for candidates seeking sea-going licenses or scientific training. 

Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to PASearch@sea.edu.  Questions may be sent to this address too.


A review of applications will commence on December 1 and will continue until positions are filled.

Faculty Employment

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Captain / Nautical Science Faculty Member

Sea Education Association (SEA) invites applications for the full-time position of  Captain / Nautical Science Faculty Member.

About SEA (http://www.sea.edu): Sea Education Association (SEA) is a non-profit educational institution and an internationally recognized leader in ocean education. Since 1971, SEA has educated undergraduate, high school and gap year students about the world’s oceans. SEA is located on Cape Cod in the oceanographic research community of Woods Hole (Falmouth) 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 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 programs feature an interdisciplinary curriculum and dynamic leadership-development experience—at sea aboard tall ships and on shore.

We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the development of a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates. 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.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate, gap year and high school courses on shore 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 500 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 teaching, and administrative skills
• Familiarity with Microsoft suite of 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

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

Salary & Benefits
9-month salary range begins at $50,000 and is commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package includes Medical/Dental/Vision/Life insurances, retirement plans, Aflac and flexible spending.  This position provides access to SEA sponsored crew trainings including but not limited to: Wilderness First Responder training, Leadership and Managerial Skills training, etc.

How to Apply
A review of applications will commence on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit electronic copies of a cover letter, current resume, USCG credentials, and contact information for 3 professional references.  Email materials to Captsearch@sea.edu.  Questions about this position may also be sent to this address.

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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 Oceanography.

SEA is a non-profit educational institution located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, teaching innovative, rigorous, environmental science programs for high school, gap year, and undergraduate students on our campus in Woods Hole, and aboard our purpose designed 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- to 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 paid 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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the development of a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates. 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.

The successful candidate will pursue a professional agenda of innovative interdisciplinary teaching and excellent scholarship and possess the desire to join and contribute to a deeply committed educational community. Successful applicants will have a strong background in oceanography and will be expected to teach courses that cover a variety of topics including oceanography and oceanographic field methods. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will join the faculty of SEA Semester programs starting in January 2022.  The successful candidate will also supervise independent student research projects carried out at sea. A Ph.D. in physical, chemical, biological, or geological oceanography, (or a closely related field) is required with field and teaching experience desired.

SEA offers a full benefits package which includes health, dental, vision and life insurances, retirement plans, Aflac, and flexible spending accounts.

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 materials to oceanographysearch@sea.edu. Questions about this position may also be sent to this email address. Review of applications will begin November 12, 2021.

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