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SEA High School Program: Steward 

Summer opportunity at Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA

Who
Sea Education Association (http://www.sea.edu) provides a summer academic program for motivated high school students. This three-week summer program, SEASCape (SEA Science on the Cape) offers students the opportunity to study the marine environment from a variety of perspectives – scientific, historical, cultural, literary, and nautical. Participants live and study at our campus in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.  Programming is scheduled throughout each day, including on most weekend days. Course work includes lectures, discussions, laboratory activities, and field trips; all introducing students to oceanography and the study of human interaction with the ocean in historic and modern contexts. Teamwork, leadership, and sense of community are the underlying values of SEA’s academic curriculum. Participants grow not only as students, but as global citizens and individuals.

When
Session I: July 1-19, Session II: July 22-August 9
Contract dates will be Thursday, June 26--Sunday, August 11, 2019 for both sessions.

What
There is one Steward position for the program. Preference will be given to applicants that can stay for both sessions. Contract duties will include preparing three meals and some snacks each day for up to 35 people, ensure that the house kitchens are kept clean and sanitary, provision before and in between sessions, maintain a budget, and some time supervising students. This position will report directly to the Program Director and will work with them for menu and budget planning. A daily agenda is attached to acquaint you with the flow of the day. Stewards will live in houses with other Resident Advisors and students.
Physical requirements: lift objects that weigh 40 lbs.

Where: Sea Education Association, 171 Woods Hole Rd, Falmouth, MA

Why
This is a great opportunity to develop your cooking skills while being an integral part of the close community that develops on campus during this summer program.

Pay
$1500/month including room and board, prorated for total number of days working for the program.

To Apply
Submit a resume, cover letter, and 2 letters of recommendation to: lmaloney@sea.edu (preferred method for sending application and best contact for any questions)

or:

Liz Maloney, SEASCape Program Director
PO Box 6
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

You must be 21 years of age at the time of employment and hold a valid driver’s license to apply.

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE*
0715 Wake-ups led by resident advisors
0745 Breakfast
0815 Watch clean-up, morning meeting for day’s plan
0900-1030 Oceanography class
1045-1215 Oceans & Society class
1230-1330 Lunch and student free time
1330-1600 Afternoon Field/Lab activities
1600-1800 Student free time which can include going for a run, a trip to the beach, hiking, playing games in the field, etc.
1800 Dinner and clean-up
1900-2030 Exploratory (During Exploratory, students will listen to professional lectures, learn more about life at sea and sailing, do team building or watch relevant videos. This time can also be extended for student presentations.)
2030-2130 Study Hall
2130 Return to dorms/free time
2230 Lights out

*This is a sample day from a previous summer.  Every day will vary.

Time Off: Some activities require all hands; however, staff time off is important and integrated into the schedule on a rotating basis.


Admissions Counselor (New England)

Sea Education Association announces a Woods Hole-based job opening in our Admissions Office.

Title: Admissions Counselor
Reports to: Admissions Coordinator
Start Date: July 2019

Job Description

SEA Admissions Counselors are responsible for recruiting and advising prospective SEA Semester students, managing student applications, developing and fostering relationships with academic contacts at colleges and universities, and working to develop new strategies for marketing and recruitment. This open, full-time position includes extensive domestic travel, offer a competitive salary and benefits, and covers the New England region.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Actively recruit students at designated colleges and universities within assigned region (New England)
  • Advise students throughout each stage of the inquiry/application process
  • Assemble and maintain student application files
  • Conduct organized follow-up with inquiries and applicants
  • Maintain and strengthen ongoing relationships with administrators, faculty, and advisors at SEA Semester affiliate and sending institutions
  • Establish and develop relationships with potential partner institutions
  • Schedule and coordinate personal recruiting travel

Required Skills

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong sales and/or recruitment background
  • Effective and proactive written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking abilities
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills
  • Positive, outgoing attitude with a great sense of humor
  • Willingness & ability to travel frequently, especially during peak recruiting seasons
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Skype, Google platform, FileMaker Pro or similar database, and social media channels

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Personal study abroad experience, preferably on a field-based or experiential learning program such as SEA Semester
  • Previous Admissions or study abroad advising experience a plus
  • Valid driver's license with a clean driving record
  • Ability to lift or maneuver up to 50 pounds, continuously stand or walk and bend, squat, and climb stairs

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  Applicants should email a letter of interest and résumé to admissionscounselorsearch@sea.edu with the subject line “Admissions Counselor Search - New England,” or mail their materials to SEA Admissions Search, P.O. Box 6, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 02543.

The Program

SEA Semester has offered field programs in marine and environmental studies since 1971. SEA is an educational institution dedicated to the exploration, understanding, and stewardship of the oceans, and to the study of humanity's relationship with the oceans. SEA Semester offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum, on shore and at sea aboard tall ships, that provides challenging voyages of scientific discovery, academic rigor, and personal growth.


Admissions Counselor (West)

Sea Education Association announces a remotely based job opening in our Admissions Office.

Title: Admissions Counselor
Reports to: Admissions Coordinator
Start Date: July 2019

Job Description

Working from a remote home office and as part of a six person Admissions team, the Admissions Counselor (West) is responsible for acting as a primary ambassador of SEA and SEA Semester while managing all phases of SEA's recruitment and enrollment effort within a designated West Coast territory.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Actively recruit students at designated colleges and universities within assigned region (West)
  • Advise students throughout each stage of the inquiry/application process
  • Assemble and maintain student application files
  • Conduct organized follow-up with inquiries and applicants
  • Maintain and strengthen ongoing relationships with administrators, faculty, and advisors at SEA Semester affiliate and sending institutions
  • Establish and develop relationships with potential partner institutions
  • Schedule and coordinate personal recruiting travel

Required Skills

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to set and maintain self-directed schedule while working out of a home office
  • Strong sales and/or recruitment background
  • Effective and proactive written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking abilities
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills
  • Positive, outgoing attitude with a great sense of humor
  • Willingness & ability to travel frequently, especially during peak recruiting seasons
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Skype, Google platform, FileMaker Pro or similar database, and social media channels

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Personal study abroad experience, preferably on a field-based or experiential learning program such as SEA Semester
  • Previous Admissions or study abroad advising experience a plus
  • Valid driver's license with a clean driving record
  • Live within 25 miles of a major airport in California, Colorado, Oregon, or Washington
  • Ability to lift or maneuver up to 50 pounds, continuously stand or walk and bend, squat, and climb stairs

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should email a letter of interest and résumé to admissionscounselorsearch@sea.edu with the subject line “Admissions Counselor Search - West,” or mail their materials to SEA Admissions Search, P.O. Box 6, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 02543.

The Program

SEA Semester has offered field programs in marine and environmental studies since 1971. SEA is an educational institution dedicated to the exploration, understanding, and stewardship of the oceans, and to the study of humanity's relationship with the oceans. SEA Semester offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum, on shore and at sea aboard tall ships, that provides challenging voyages of scientific discovery, academic rigor, and personal growth.


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.


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