Assistant Director, Coastal Studies Center Bowdoin College
Thursday, June 09, 2016 02:02 PM

Assistant Director, Coastal Studies

The Assistant Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Coastal Studies Center, including administration, user management, facilities and educational programs. Specific responsibilities include grant writing, budget management, and assisting Bowdoin students, faculty, staff and visitors who use the property. The Center is located on Orr’s Island in mid-coast Maine, a 20 minute drive from Bowdoin’s main campus.

A MS degree in Marine Science is required. Applicants must possess excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, outstanding computer skills (Microsoft office), the ability to work independently and well with others, strong management skills, experience with preparing and maintaining budgets, and supervisory experience. Two years of research or operations experience working at a marine station is required.

About Bowdoin               

Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college, enrolling approximately 1,800 students. Through a need-blind admissions policy, the College meets 100% of students’ demonstrated financial need with no loans. 32% of students identify as students of color, an additional 5% are international, and 45% receive financial aid. Bowdoin is a dynamic living and learning community committed to fostering pluralism, building intentional community, and nurturing a commitment to the common good.

The College seeks academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds, and/or who have experience working collaboratively with diverse populations. Bowdoin is set in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. Brunswick, a town of 22,000 residents, brings together elements of both city and country living including cultural offerings, a variety of restaurants, and four season activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Bowdoin’s historic 215-acre campus, comprising 120+ buildings, is a brief walk to downtown Brunswick, and is 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston.

To apply, please visit and complete an online application for the position. Paper or emailed applications will not be accepted. Bowdoin College is committed to diversity, inclusion and equality, and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.