Marine Science Internships and Jobs
The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) is a private not-for-profit organization (http://marinelab.sccf.org). The SCCF Marine Laboratory is a member of NAML/SAML and the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) and has 6 resident scientific staff, two of whom are Ph.D. Research Scientists. SCCF is a drug-free workplace.
Position: The SCCF Marine Laboratory seeking an independent, personable, and self-motivated Laboratory Manager. The Laboratory Manager is a full-time position at the SCCF Marine Laboratory on Sanibel Island (near Fort Myers, FL). Working closely with the Marine Lab Director, the Lab Manager’s primary responsibility will be to provide administrative support, financial and grant reports, track lab equipment and supplies, and perform front desk duties associated with the running of a field laboratory. Preference will be given to those with experience in a laboratory setting familiar with lab safety and/or knowledge of the local environment (bays and Gulf of Mexico). Work will primarily be at the Lab (office) with some weekends and evening hours, as needed. Individual must be able to work independently, have strong oral and written communication skills and be very organized.
Qualifications: This position requires a BA or BS in accounting or business management or equivalent work experience with relevant administrative support experience. At least 2 years of experience in accounting or bookkeeping is required. Advanced knowledge of spreadsheets (e.g. Microsoft Excel) and databases (Microsoft Access), Adobe Acrobat Professional (forms, bundling multiple spreadsheets and documents to create grant reports) in addition to word processing and presentation software is required.
Specific duties include:
· Perform functions of financial administration and reporting to include, but not limited to: preparation and timely submission of grant applications and reports, manages all billing for grants and contracts award, development and adjustment of associated budgets, coordination of budgeted funds, screening and processing expenditures.
· Perform front desk administrative duties associated with the running of a remote college campus and field laboratory. Includes answering the phone, being a receptionist and giving lab tours to donors.
· Works closely with the SCCF Marine Lab Director and Business Manager on billing and other financial matters. Individual oversees time and effort, travel- and leave-related tracking and management.
· Helps Marine Lab scientific staff to enter data, perform outreach as needed and prepares reports and content for the SCCF Newsletter and other outlets to promote awareness of lab activities.
· Maintains inventory (Access database) for research equipment, chemicals and field gear.
· Assists with facility maintenance and transfer to a new Marine Lab facility in 2015
Hours: Full time. Some weekend and evening hours required. Benefits including medical, dental, life, 401K, disability insurance.
Work location: SCCF Marine Laboratory, Sanibel Island, FL
Please send C.V., cover letter, and the names and contact information for 3 references who can describe your skills and abilities to accomplish the required duties to Dr. Eric Milbrandt, firstname.lastname@example.org, 900A Tarpon Bay Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957.
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is looking for a new full-time Naturalist
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Conservancy of Southwest Florida began in 1964 and is a grassroots organization focused on the critical environmental issues of the Southwest Florida region - our water, land, wildlife, future. We accomplish this through the synergies of environmental education, science, policy, and wildlife rehabilitation. As a valued employee, you will have a distinct opportunity to make a lasting impact on the quality of life in the region for generations to come. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Conservancy Nature Center are located in Naples, FL. The 21- acre Nature Center features the Dalton Discovery Center, von Arx Wildlife Hospital, Ferguson Learning Lab & STEM Institute ($3.6Million education center, labs and classrooms), $1.6Million in interactive exhibitory (10,000 square-feet), large and small aquaria, Eaton Conservation Hall, nature preserves, trails, and a filter marsh. Our environmental education programs reach over 30,000 students and guests per year through school and public programs.
POSITION PURPOSE: The Naturalist–Guest Experience develops and offers environmental education programs and activities at the Conservancy Nature Center and assists with husbandry duties in the Dalton Discovery Center. Leads public tours and guided kayak tours. Provides support to the Nature Center’s Welcome Center.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Leads onsite public education programs at Conservancy Nature Center.
· Teaches about Southwest Florida's habitat, wildlife, and conservation to all age groups.
· Assists with coordinating education special events (Earth Day, Endangered Species Day, Kids Free Saturday, etc.)
· Provides assistance with the care and maintenance of animal exhibits as well as animals, equipment and materials used in programming.
· Assists in daily operation of the Welcome Center and information desk.
· Assists with supervision and training of Conservancy Nature Center volunteers and interns.
· Assists with partnership projects with schools and youth groups in the community.
· Develops special projects and new programs, as directed by manager or supervisor.
· Works effectively as a member of a team and provide support to other team members.
· Assists with related daily administrative duties.
· Delivers excellent customer service.
· Bachelors’ degree in ecology, science, education or related field.
· Minimum two years of related experience, with science/ecology background and experience.
· Strong commitment to the conservation of biodiversity, environmental quality, and natural resources.
· Friendly, energetic, and outgoing personality, with the proven ability to provide exceptional customer service
· Knowledge or willingness to learn about local ecosystems and natural history of Southwest Florida.
· Excellent public speaking skills
· Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
· Experience working with and supervising volunteers highly desirable.
· Knowledge and experience in the care/ husbandry of aquaria/ vivaria, aquatic/marine and terrestrial life; fish, invertebrates, reptiles, etc. is preferred
· Enthusiastic desire to work with children and adults.
· Ability to conceptualize, design, and implement programs, projects and activities related to the mission of the organization.
· Ability to work effectively as a team member.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
· Knowledge and use of science lab equipment.
The above statements describe the general qualifications required to perform the job and the general nature and level of work performed - not a complete list of duties - additional responsibilities may be assigned by management.
[Applicants are required to complete the official Application to submit along with their resume. To access the job posting and the application, follow the link: https://www.conservancy.org/current-openings/naturalist]
Original announcement sent by:
Director of Education
Conservancy of Southwest Florida
1495 Smith Preserve Way
Naples, FL 34102
ph: 239.262.0304 ext. 242