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.


  •  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.


  • 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 [email protected] 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 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.

Resident Biologist - University of Michigan Biological Station
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 02:35 PM

Resident Biologist Position at the University of Michigan Biological Station

The University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) seeks to hire a full-time, year-round Resident Biologist based in Pellston, Michigan.   The Resident Biologist will collaborate with the UMBS Associate Director, Facilities Manager and Information Manager to provide comprehensive research support to students, faculty and researchers.  

The UMBS is one of the oldest continuously running research field stations in the country.  It offers several credit bearing courses annually, fosters undergraduate and graduate student research, and hosts year-round interdisciplinary research on biosphere-climate interactions, biodiversity, field ecology and organismal biology.

Apply at to Job ID # 126447.  Please submit your cover letter as the first page of your resume or CV.  Year-round housing will be provided at the UM Biological Station in Pellston, MI.  Housing will be considered compensation along with an annual salary. 

Essential duties of the Resident Biologist include the following:

Research support & data management

  • Review and evaluate all research applications and projects submitted to the UMBS
  • Advise researchers and students with laboratory and field methods, study designs and locations
  • Coordinate and assign lab space and use of research facilities, in consultation with facilities managers
  • Apply for and maintain permits with the Michigan DEQ, DNR, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for use/monitoring of flora and fauna
  • Work with station Information Manager to conduct permanent research plot data collection
  • Coordinate institutional OSEH and Animal Care & Use Committee site visits, applications and approval processes
  • Maintain and deploy research equipment (lake buoy, meteorological monitoring stations, and environmental sensors)
  • Collect and manage monitoring data (acid rain deposition, mercury, UV-B, temperature, etc.)
  • Manage research collections (mammals, parasites, herbaria, etc.)

Property management

  • Steward UM property (~13,000 acres) for research and education
  • Work with UMBS Facilities and Land Use Committee to update land use guidelines
  • Monitor property boundaries and habitats
  • Maintain property signs and public information displays
  • Monitor property use by non-UMBS users
  • Coordinate land management initiatives (research, harvesting, etc.)

Academic course and lab support

  • Organize and set up classroom laboratories for all courses based at the station
  • Advise and assist student researchers and faculty with research projects
  • Train users in research techniques and equipment operation
  • Order, maintain and assign research equipment, instrumentation and facilities
  • Supervise stockroom manager and laboratory assistant
  • Manage on-site IT infrastructure and troubleshoot problems with LSA IT
  • Help supervise summer IT support
  • Arrange for AV support for classes, workshops, and lecture series events
  • Maintain research project reports from all students and collect necessary permissions

Outreach & education

  • Liaise with local community and communicate science and Biological Station mission
  • Design and give presentations and lead tours for regional educational organizations and public

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in science with 4-5 years of experience in field studies. 

Desired Qualifications:

A strong natural science background, with experience in project management, experimental design, data collection, and management of research infrastructure, physical samples, information, and data.   An interest in the history of research at UMBS and organisms and ecosystems.  Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.  Supervisory experience desired.

The Resident Biologist should expect to manage large portable instrumentation (up to 40 pounds), operate station vehicles, such as trucks, boats and snowmobiles.  In addition, the Resident Biologist will be responsible for moving about the property to maintain field sites, collect samples, visually inspect property damage, and clear trails within the 13,000-acre property.

Visiting Scientist Awards - Rutgers University Marine Field Station
Thursday, May 12, 2016 02:02 PM

Rutgers University Marine Field Station

Visiting Scientist Awards for 2016 & 2017

Visiting Scientist Awards support investigators interested in spending 2 to 4 weeks in residence at the

Rutgers University Marine Field Station on the Mullica River – Great Bay estuary (Tuckerton, NJ) during

the summer and fall of 2016 and 2017 field seasons.

Faculty level investigators who are interested in the close proximity of a variety of estuarine habitats are

encouraged to apply. Proposals for field‐based studies that can be supported by existing infrastructure

and extant long‐term databases will be given higher priority. Information on the facilities, the study site,

current research projects, and the faculty associated with RUMFS and the Department of Marine and

Coastal Sciences can be found at A history of this unique facility and

its environmental setting is also available (Able, K. W. 2015. Station 119: From Lifesaving to Marine

Research. Down the Shore Publishing, West Creek, NJ. 128 p.)

Each award will provide up to $3,000 of support for research expenses and travel. In addition, we are

offering laboratory/office space, access to equipment, use of small boats, and accommodations onsite at

no charge. Awardees will be expected to present a research seminar during their stay.

A letter of introduction and intent with the following information:

• current area of research and work you would initiate while on site,

• previous or potential collaborations with resident of campus‐based researchers,

• period(s) you would like to spend in residence,

• specific field and equipment access you would require.

A budget for the planned expenditure of the $3,000 award

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but must be received at least six weeks prior to the desired

start date of the research. Email submissions are preferred.

Please direct inquiries and applications to: Dr. Ken Able

Rutgers University Marine Field Station

800 c/o 132 Great Bay Blvd

Tuckerton, NJ 08087

609‐296‐5260 X230/[email protected]

Reserve Director, (Project Scientist) Vernal Pools and Grass Lands - NRS
Thursday, May 12, 2016 01:59 PM


Open April 25th, 2016 through June 30th, 2016


The University of California, Merced is seeking a Reserve Director for the Merced Vernal Pools and Grasslands Reserve (MVPGR). The MVPGR is one of 39 sites that comprise the UC Natural Reserve System (NRS), a network of protected natural areas encompassing more than 756,000 acres throughout California. Founded in 1965 to provide undisturbed environments for research, education, and public service, the NRS contributes to understanding and wise stewardship of the Earth. The MVPGR consists of approximately 6500 acres of vernal pools and grasslands at the base of the Sierra Nevada adjacent to the UC Merced campus. Established in 2014, it is the first natural reserve in the San Joaquin Valley and home to numerous endangered species. The land set aside for the reserve is part of the mitigation for the campus and is integral to the growth of the campus. With the reserve contiguous to campus, there are many opportunities to integrate the reserve programs into campus research, activities and curricula. The Reserve Director will have a key role in developing reserve practices and traditions.

The Reserve Director reports to the UCM NRS Faculty Director and is responsible for operations, programs, administration, and further development of the Reserve. The Reserve Director: 1) designs and implements programs, policies, procedures, and budgets for the Research Station, in cooperation with the Faculty Reserve Director and the Campus Advisory Committee; 2) cooperates with the Office of Planning and Budget to meet the UC Merced mitigation obligations; 3) facilitates research, education, and outreach programs based out of the research station, including occasional instructional activities and promotional events; 4) provides daily management of the MVPGR; 5) coordinates reserve maintenance activities with UC Merced's Facilities Management staff; 6) enhances research station facilities and programs through extramural proposals and development activities, in cooperation with the Faculty Reserve Director and others; 7) carries out both collaborative and independent research at least 15% time, supported by extramural funds that leverage research station resources and expands intercollegiate-interagency collaborations; and 8) demonstrates a willingness to assume responsibility readily and the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.

Qualifications: Ph.D. required with 5-8 years experience conducting field research in environmental science or a related field, 8-10 years preferred.

Demonstrated significant, original, and creative contributions to a research or creative program or project. Experience with operations at a field station, experience with working with federal and state agencies, track record of leading successful grant proposals, and skills in information technology. Strong skills and knowledge to: engage and collaborate with a diverse set of constituents; and plan, organize, administer, budget, and report on programs and operations.

The Reserve Director should routinely be present on campus or the reserve. This includes being on call outside of normal business hours. Travel is required between UC Merced and to University of California offices in Oakland, California.

Salary is commensurate with education & experience based on the University of California Academic Salary scale.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

To apply: Please submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, Reference List of 3 references with contact information including mailing address, phone number, and email address. The cover letter should include why you are seeking this position and your relevant experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position is open until filled with a final closing date of June 30, 2016. Starting dates are negotiable.


Merced, CA



  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Reference Contact Information - Please submit the contact information of three references, include the mailing address, phone number and email address.


  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
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