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FACILITY MANAGER – GERACE RESEARCH CENTRE (San Salvador)
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 12:41 PM

JOB TITLE FACILITY MANAGER – GERACE RESEARCH CENTRE (San Salvador)

TYPE OF VACANCY MID-MANAGER

REPORTS TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – GERACE RESEARCH CENTRE

SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT GERACE RESEARCH CENTRE – SAN SALVADOR

SUMMARY: The Facility Manager will be expected to reside at the Gerace Research Centre during the entire business season (November to August) where he/she will be responsible for directing the overall operations of the physical plant. The island is a harsh environment in which to live and the successful candidate will have to adapt to hot, humid temperatures, irritating plants and insects, and periodic disruptions in electricity and communications. Please note that medical care on the island is limited and major medical emergencies require evacuation by plane from the island. This position is physically demanding and requires working long hours with almost no days off during the busiest weeks, including weekends. The Facility Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and, like the director, is expected to be “on-call” whenever visitors are on campus. The contract for this position will be for two (2) years and is renewable upon positive performance review.

Program and Funding

The basic philosophy of the GRC has not changed over the 45 years of its existence: to provide to as many students, faculty and scientists as possible the opportunity to study and do research in the unique and pristine environment of the Bahamas. To this end the program of the station has four facets: 1) student classes brought to the GRC by their own professors; 2) individual researchers conducting approved research projects in San Salvador; 3) upper-level graduate courses offered directly by the GRC; and 4) conferences and symposia hosted at the station. The GRC receives some indirect support from the College of The Bahamas, but the GRC is basically self-sufficient and relies on student tuition and fees paid by researchers for its operation. Over the years, extensive funds have been allocated for the transformation of the various buildings from their military purposes into accommodations suitable for academic personnel and for supporting educational and research endeavors. This process is continuously being undertaken as the number of participants at the GRC continues to increase. Further, it should be realized that the maintenance of these facilities involves coping with the extreme corrosive salt air environment, the age of the buildings with related electrical and plumbing problems, as well as the modernization of the station to suit advanced academic pursuits. We invite you to view our web site at www.geraceresearchcentre.com, and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GeraceResearchCentre/.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Facility Manager will be expected to reside at the Gerace Research Centre during the entire business season (November to August) where he/she will be responsible for directing the overall operations of the physical plant. The island is a harsh environment in which to live and the successful candidate will have to adapt to hot, humid temperatures, irritating plants and insects, and periodic disruptions in electricity and communications. Please note that medical care on the island is limited and major medical emergencies require evacuation by plane from the island. This position is physically demanding and requires working long hours with almost no days off during the busiest weeks, including weekends. The Facility Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and, like the director, is expected to be “on-call” whenever visitors are on campus. The contract for this position will be for two (2) years and is renewable upon positive performance review.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The position of Facility Manager is required to perform a variety of tasks including but not limited to the following:  Directing the overall operations of the physical plant including maintaining the vehicles and boats, buildings, guest rooms, fresh and salt water plumbing, food preparatory equipment, and sustaining and upgrading the aging electrical system;  Supervising the physical plant staff and conducting performance reviews (currently a staff of two);  Managing and administering minor construction/renovation projects around the Centre;  Establishing a preventative, predictive and replacement program for the Centre’s vital equipment;  Coordinating the setup of rooms and laboratory spaces for use by various college and university groups;  Assisting faculty with equipment for research and educational needs and maintaining research and laboratory equipment;  Coordinating with the Executive Director the purchasing and transportation of parts and supplies for the station;  Maintaining a small dive shop and dive compressor.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The Gerace Research Centre is a complex facility with a wide variety of tools, equipment, and technology. While we do not anticipate that any one individual would have a mastery over all intricacies of the station, we do expect the Facility Manager to possess at least a working knowledge of the aspects of this facility and the ability to learn new skills while employed here. Duties and responsibilities for this position can be modified to best fit the strengths of the successful candidate. Necessary attributes: A sound mechanical competence: It is vital to the station that the Facility Manager has a deep knowledge of electricity, motors, pumps, plumbing, refrigeration, building and construction tools, and automotive equipment. Outstanding people skills and human resource skills: Interactions with both staff and visitors must be handled in a professional manner. This position requires the meticulous management and delegation of tasks to the physical plant personnel. Requests made of the Facility Manager by visitors are common, complex, and time consuming. These requests must always be dealt with in a calm, uncritical, and personable manner. Exceptional organizational skills: Time is often limited and multiple tasks often need to be accomplished quickly during the busy season. The Facility Manager must be able to prioritize and perform under pressure in both a customer contact and administrative capacity. Ingenuity and adaptability: It is extremely difficult and very expensive to acquire parts and equipment. The Facility Manager must possess creativity and out-of-the-box thinking in order to keep aging equipment functioning in an extreme salt-air environment until improved or replacement parts can be shipped (sometimes taking months). Desirable attributes: A basic scientific background: This position requires locating, devising, and maintaining scientific equipment for research and education in the natural sciences. An understanding of the research needs of the visitors is preferred. Scuba certification and knowledge of dive operations: The GRC has a dive tank air compressor and small dive shop that is utilized by many of the researchers and classes. Having skills as a SCUBA diver and the ability to maintain dive equipment is highly desirable. A competency with computers and networking: The GRC utilizes multiple internet connected computers in our computer lab, library, and administrative offices. Further, a wireless network is in place throughout the faculty residences. The ability of the Facility Manager to troubleshoot computer and network issues would be a positive. Management of an Analytical Laboratory: The GRC has a modernized analytical lab with environmental science and water chemistry research equipment including a DI water filtration system, spectrophotometers, balances, pH meters, fume hoods, and other standard laboratory equipment. Having a familiarity with analytical equipment and maintenance would be preferable.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT QUALIFICATIONS:  A minimum of an associate’s degree in an engineering related field or equivalent;  A minimum of 5 years’ experience directly related to physical plant management or an equivalent combination of considerable education, training, and experience with the aspects of physical plant management, personnel management, automotive expertise, and safety and budgetary practices;  Previous experience managing personnel;  The ability to begin this position no later than November 1, 2016.

COMPENSATION:  Annual Salary of $30,000 (negotiable based on qualifications and experience);  Fully furnished apartment on campus;  All living expenses on the island (food, utilities, internet);  One month (4 weeks) paid vacation;  Paid travel to Florida twice a year;  Half of the cost of medical insurance. Mailing Information: After reading this and you are still interested in this position, please send the following with the subject line “GRC Facility Manager” to the mailing address below:  Your Résumé or Curriculum Vitae;  A one to two page letter of interest highlighting your experience and abilities relevant to this position;  At least three (3) written professional references that stress your abilities in the above mentioned areas;  Copies of any relevant qualifications (if applicable); Application review will begin August 15th and continue until position is filled. It is anticipated That interviews will be conducted around the first week of September. Mailing Address: Associate Vice President, Human Resources The College of The Bahamas P.O. Box N-4912 OR Email: hrapply@cob.edu.bs Nassau, Bahamas The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the Facilities Manager – Gerace Research Centre.

 
FOOD SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 12:30 PM

FOOD SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER

University Of Idaho MCCALL OUTDOOR SCIENCE SCHOOL

LOCATION   McCall, ID

CATEGORY   Culinary

JOB TYPE   Full-Time

 

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

The University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School is no ordinary school. Here, students are excited to learn. Here, students learn by immersing themselves in nature. Here, students grow and create while exploring the science of ecology.

 

This school is operated by the University of Idaho's College of Natural Resources. The University and its partners use MOSS to foster scientific literacy, leadership skills and open-minded dialogue through graduate and professional education, youth science programs, seminars, and more. The school was founded in 2001 and has remained the only publicly operated K-12 residential outdoor school in Idaho.

The mission of the McCall Outdoor Science School is to facilitate place-based, collaborative science inquiry within the context of Idaho's land, water and communities. We provide experiential learning opportunities among students, educators, scientists and citizens to foster the critical thinking skills necessary to address complex issues.

 

Staff and students at MOSS have a passion for quality instruction and lifelong learning through a collaborative, positive working and learning environment. Our goal is continued development of a year-round education and resource facility that offers a unique place for students of any learning style. We hope these hands-on projects and outdoor field activities help students understand key scientific and ecological principles.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Stationed at a remote, university field campus in the Idaho Rocky Mountains along the shores of stunning Payette Lake, The Food Systems and Sustainability Manager will perform skilled duties in the operation and management of the kitchen, dining lodge and related facilities and systems at the University of Idaho, McCall Field Campus. The incumbent will serve as an interface between campus food service and educational programming conducted by the award winning McCall Outdoor Science School.Must be able to work weekends, nights and split shifts, as needed.

 

Supervise Daily Kitchen and Dining Lodge Operations by:

  • Conducting twice weekly inventories of food and non-food kitchen, Dining Lodge and housekeeping supplies.
  • Planning the weekly menu with the following principles in mind.
  • Meals that:
    • Are high in protein with vegetarian options.
    • Include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
    • Are as locally sourced as possible with minimal packaging.
    • Minimize sugars and trans fats.
    • Coordinating and conducting supply orders with outside vendors.
    • Preparing, cooking and serving meals to students and guests.
    • Cleaning up following meals.
    • Monitoring tools, supplies, appliances and machinery and requesting maintenance, as needed.
    • Organizing and cleaning the kitchen and Dining Lodge

 

 

Support MFC, McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) Programs by:

  • Integrating aspects of foodservice sustainability into MOSS educational programming
  • Providing program field instruction, as needed. Delivering field based science curricular to K-12 students when large groups visit campus
  • Traveling to outreach programs and events to represent MOSS programs. Attending community events as a representative of MOSS. Outreach programs may take place in schools throughout the state of Idaho.
  • Representing MOSS and presenting MOSS program overviews, current assessment results from programs, and promoting MOSS at professional conferences
  • Participating in planning, coordination, and facilitating, graduate student training and orientations through the year.
  • Teaching graduate students tools and techniques for instructing field based science and outdoor leadership.
  • Participating in strategic and tactical planning sessions alongside faculty and staff.

 

 

 

Assist with Budget Management by:

  • Collaborating with MFC Program Advisor, Program Director, and Education Director to create a food service budget each fiscal year.
  • Develop an annual budget for food service of approximately $100 €“ $150,000 annually.
  • Track expenses via Microsoft Excel to inform spending and project initiation decisions through the fiscal year.
  • Contribute to the team effort by:
  • Performing other duties as needed in the operations of the MFC.
  • Assisting with guest needs

 

Provide Managerial support by:

  • Supervising 1-6 employees
  • Facilitating the hiring process with HR and CNR for food service assistants and student/temporary help
  • Creating schedules for food service assistants and student/temporary help
  • Ensuring that supervised employees are completing job duty tasks at the level expected as outlined in verbal and written instructions.

 

Position Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Good knowledge of, and at least one year of experience with outdoor leadership and environmental education, curriculum, and practices.
  • Experience working in the foodservice industry in a camp like facility.
  • Good knowledge of the materials, methods, and equipment used in commercial kitchens
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sanitation and safety practices used in food handling and preparation.
  • Experience in following recipes and menus, calculating volume measurements used in cooking and training others in food preparation and serving.
  • Experience with supervision
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word, and basic internet functions
  • Demonstrated dependability: commitment to teamwork, effective communication, and professional human relation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out written and oral instructions of direct supervisor and strong attention to safety practices
  • Previous experience creating and managing a budget
  • Valid driver's license and the ability to pass a driving record check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • An understanding of the McCall Outdoor Science School's mission and willingness to work collaboratively in upholding the mission.
  • Experience with the general public/public setting, previous experience in a service related industry, managing people, working in a university/academic environment
  • Commitment to the positive physical, mental, social, and emotional development of youth
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to work in a team-based atmosphere

 

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • Must be able to lift, carry, and/or otherwise move 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to climb and work from ladders, stand and walk continuously, work on hot or slippery surfaces and operate power equipment.
  • Nights and weekends may be required.
  • Shift may vary depending on season and need.

 

Compensation: starting at $12.02 - $14.49 per hour plus full University of Idaho benefits package including health, retirement and paid vacation. The position is overtime eligible.

 

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

 

EEO Statement

The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any other reason prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. EOE AA/M/F/D/V

 

HOW TO APPLY

Online: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/14741

 

First consideration will be given to applicants who apply by July 29, 2016; open until filled. FOOD SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER

 

 
Director of Programs, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 07:45 AM

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to advancing ecosystem science and learning for all ages. Schoodic Institute helps the National Park Service achieve the original vision for Acadia as a destination for science and inspiration. Through innovative programs and partnerships, the nonprofit Institute is a national and community catalyst and center for research and learning.

The Institute enriches the experiences of residents and visitors to the Acadia region. Building understanding and appreciation for the complexity of the natural world leads to stronger connections to nature and the environment we share. Engaging the public in science is rapidly advancing research and offers hope as we address complex challenges in a changing environment.

Primary Responsibility: Provide strategic leadership and direction for the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park program team. Lead the development of new programs and partnerships, seek funding to advance the mission of Schoodic Institute, and coordinate the activities of research and education staff. The Director of Programs will work closely with the President as a key member of the management team.

Duties:

  •  Lead the development of new programs and partnerships, and sustain and strengthen existing strategic programs and partnerships.
  •  Lead a team of researchers, educators, and program managers.
  •  Oversee development of program descriptions and budgets and lead preparation of funding proposals. Work with financial management and program staff to ensure proper financial tracking,  grant and program administration, and reporting.
  •  With financial management staff, track, analyze, and report on budgets and financial performance.
  •  Coordinate multiple programs and seek opportunities for synergies between programs that enrich experiences for program participants.
  •  Coordinate with the National Park Service, Universities, and other key partners.
  •  Work in close cooperation with the President of Schoodic Institute.
  •  Participate in selected donor cultivation activities and public events.
  •  Contribute to communication and marketing efforts of Schoodic Institute.

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in Schoodic Institute’s mission, ambition and motivation to contribute to advancing ecosystem science and learning for all ages.
  • Demonstrated success in program leadership. Demonstrated abilities in developing proposals, managing projects, and leading teams.
  • Demonstrated success in creating and managing partnerships, and experience working in highly interdisciplinary settings.
  • Advanced degree in a field related to the work of Schoodic Institute.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Strong computer and software skills, including Word/Excel and shared calendar and document suites (Google).
  • Exceptional candidates may combine the above qualifications with experience in research and education related to northern forest, freshwater, or Gulf of Maine ecology; science communication skills, and citizen science experience or expertise.

Location: Schoodic Unit, Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, ME


Hours: Full time. Requires occasional weekend or evening work.


Compensation: Competitive salary dependent on experience. Benefits include vacation and medical leave, health insurance, retirement plan contribution, and an outstanding work environment within Acadia National Park.


To Apply: Please send resume & cover letter as a .pdf attachment to search@schoodicinstitute.org using “Director of Programs” in the subject line. Application review will begin on June 13, 2016, though additional applications will be accepted after that date.


Schoodic Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 
Director of Programs, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 07:45 AM

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to advancing ecosystem science and learning for all ages. Schoodic Institute helps the National Park Service achieve the original vision for Acadia as a destination for science and inspiration. Through innovative programs and partnerships, the nonprofit Institute is a national and community catalyst and center for research and learning.

The Institute enriches the experiences of residents and visitors to the Acadia region. Building understanding and appreciation for the complexity of the natural world leads to stronger connections to nature and the environment we share. Engaging the public in science is rapidly advancing research and offers hope as we address complex challenges in a changing environment.

Primary Responsibility: Provide strategic leadership and direction for the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park program team. Lead the development of new programs and partnerships, seek funding to advance the mission of Schoodic Institute, and coordinate the activities of research and education staff. The Director of Programs will work closely with the President as a key member of the management team.

Duties:

  •  Lead the development of new programs and partnerships, and sustain and strengthen existing strategic programs and partnerships.
  •  Lead a team of researchers, educators, and program managers.
  •  Oversee development of program descriptions and budgets and lead preparation of funding proposals. Work with financial management and program staff to ensure proper financial tracking,  grant and program administration, and reporting.
  •  With financial management staff, track, analyze, and report on budgets and financial performance.
  •  Coordinate multiple programs and seek opportunities for synergies between programs that enrich experiences for program participants.
  •  Coordinate with the National Park Service, Universities, and other key partners.
  •  Work in close cooperation with the President of Schoodic Institute.
  •  Participate in selected donor cultivation activities and public events.
  •  Contribute to communication and marketing efforts of Schoodic Institute.

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in Schoodic Institute’s mission, ambition and motivation to contribute to advancing ecosystem science and learning for all ages.
  • Demonstrated success in program leadership. Demonstrated abilities in developing proposals, managing projects, and leading teams.
  • Demonstrated success in creating and managing partnerships, and experience working in highly interdisciplinary settings.
  • Advanced degree in a field related to the work of Schoodic Institute.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Strong computer and software skills, including Word/Excel and shared calendar and document suites (Google).
  • Exceptional candidates may combine the above qualifications with experience in research and education related to northern forest, freshwater, or Gulf of Maine ecology; science communication skills, and citizen science experience or expertise.

Location: Schoodic Unit, Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, ME


Hours: Full time. Requires occasional weekend or evening work.


Compensation: Competitive salary dependent on experience. Benefits include vacation and medical leave, health insurance, retirement plan contribution, and an outstanding work environment within Acadia National Park.


To Apply: Please send resume & cover letter as a .pdf attachment to search@schoodicinstitute.org using “Director of Programs” in the subject line. Application review will begin on June 13, 2016, though additional applications will be accepted after that date.


Schoodic Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 
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 http://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/3103 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.

 
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