FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR - Shoals Marine Laboratory
Monday, December 03, 2018 01:49 PM

Location UNH, Durham, NH
Department UNH Marine Sciences and Ocean Engineering [UZMS00]
Summary of Position

Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) is a seasonal field station located on Appledore Island, Maine. In operations for over 50 years, SML is the largest and oldest marine laboratory in the country focused on undergraduate education. The SML mission is to provide outstanding experiential, place-based education and to support innovative research programs focused on understanding and sustaining the marine environment.

The key objective of the SML Communications and Community Relations Coordinator is to nurture meaningful relationships with our community and the public. Applicants should be excited about developing and implementing plans to increase engagement of target audiences and spread the message about our program and achievements. This position serves as a primary SML ambassador with responsibilities for delivering the SML strategic vision to our community. Reports directly to the Executive Director to perform duties. The role is a varied one that combines elements of relationship building, communications, development coordination, and public programs. Development work with be conducted in coordination with Cornell CALS and UNH development offices. This position will partner with SML leadership to carry out the 2018-2028 SML Strategic Plan.

The incumbent is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with individuals and organizations in support of the SML mission and goals. Strategies include managing donor relations, implementing community outreach programs, organizing events, writing and releasing publicity material such as monthly newsletters, and developing public relations strategies that will promote the organization’s mission. This position requires excellence in organization, interpersonal relations, team-building, and several forms of communications (e.g. writing, social media, graphic design, etc.). Occasional overnight time on Appledore Island is required in the summer. Travel and evening events are to be expected.

Additional Job Information  
Posting Number/Job Order # PS0964FY19
Acceptable minimum level of education Bachelor's
Acceptable minimum years of experience 3-5 years
Other minimum qualifications

1. B.A./B.S. (minimum) or M.A./M.S. (desired) in science, communications, marketing, or public relations (or related field).
2. Minimum of 4 years of directly related experience that demonstrates effectiveness in public relations, donor development, communication, marketing or other related fields. 
3. Demonstrated excellence in written skills, public presentations, verbal communications, negotiations. 
4. Team-oriented, enthusiastic, open-minded, highly flexible, very organized, adaptable, creative, passion about marine science and undergraduate education.
5. Experience with digital design, social media, and web-based portals.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

1. Development experience.
2. Understanding and passion for marine studies and/or for experiential undergraduate education.
3. Event management experience.
4. Public education program management.

Salary Information

Starting pay will be mid to high $40Ks, depending on the finalist’s experience. Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, generous retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Quicklink for Posting
Percent Time Information (FTE) 1.0
Grade 16
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.

Posting Details
Posting Date 08/22/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date  
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Job Category Salaried Staff (Exempt)
Appointment Type Grant Funded
If TERM position provide projected end date  
DOT Safety Information None applicable

Duties / Responsibilities


Job Duties

Donor Relations (30%): Assist Executive Director (ED) with development and stewardship activities with an annual fund goal of $250,000 and larger capital projects.
-Coordinate giving efforts with SML development staff (giving day, 603 challenge, wheelhouse day, private tours/visits, salons).
-Track community contacts (same as SML Contact Database).
-Track, manage, and report donation income from university partners.
-Manage donation acknowledgments and appreciation (cards, communication highlights, student cards, annual gifts…).
-Plan and oversee donor visits.
-Educate SML seasonal staff about their role in donor experiences.
-Co-managed capital campaigns with ED.
-SML Alumni Relations program coordination

Job Duties

Communications (30%): Oversee consistency and messaging for SML communications.
-Manage and grow SML’s web, social media, and email communications and marketing programs to produce high quality communications in pace with trends in such media outlets. Achieve a minimum of five published pieces per month.
-Manage SML Community Database (CRM) and train other SML staff
-Ensure a consistence voice for SML in communicating with our community and the public.
-Create and distribute SML press releases and media communications 
-Manage high quality marketing materials (collateral) and advertising public programs.
-Keep current on UNH/Cornell marine science related activities and events
-Work with communication partners at UNH, Cornell, and others to coordinate communication efforts. 
-Build and maintain relationships with university partners, journalists, bloggers, and public audiences that will help advance our work
-Co-write monthly newsletter with ED.
-Manager SML on-island store, procure merchandise, managed finances, & operations, training SML staff in operations.

Job Duties

Community Events (30%): Oversee events aimed at increasing and engaging the SML community.
-Oversee event coordination, with help from SML staff and volunteers, with a goal of at least one event per month (this includes development events). Events are more frequent in the summer season.
-Manage social media and advertisement of events.
-Manage public outreach education program Work with Executive Director to develop and implement programs, towards a goal of 6 per season.
-Educate the SML seasonal staff understanding and establish expectations regarding community/donor relations.
-Event/Program follow up send appreciations, make solicitations, and perform program evaluations

Job Duties

End of year reporting (10%)
-Lead the production of the SML annual report with help from all SML Staff.
-Assess and write the summary for the outreach programming, SML store, and public relations.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate? Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. (3) Professional References Contact Info
Optional Documents
  1. Recent Publications (1)
  2. Portfolio 1
  3. Other 1
  4. Other 2
Assistant Director of Rice Creek Field Station - State University of New York at Oswego
Monday, November 26, 2018 09:02 AM

Rice Creek Field Station at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for the Assistant Director position.

Posting Date: November 6, 2018

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit:      or

Date of Appointment: Immediately

Description of Responsibilities: The Assistant Director of Rice Creek Field Station will be responsible for developing and executing rigorous educational programs and communicating research to the public, local schools, and other groups that use the Field Station. Responsibilities also include, but are is not limited to, planning, developing, and scheduling public education programs; planning, developing, and coordinating environmental education programs for children; planning projects and communicating research on contemporary environmental issues; and assisting in the logistics of the use of Field Station facilities and equipment by faculty and students at SUNY Oswego as well as the maintenance and use of its natural history collections.

The Assistant Director is expected to work as part of a team to provide support and assistance to visitors; collaborate professionally, flexibly, and collegially with faculty members and students on academic matters; assist and support the Director of the Field Station on necessary projects and responsibilities

In addition, the Assistant Director of Rice Creek Field Station will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in science or science education with specialties including such areas as ecology, environmental sciences, field biology, museum curation, landscape management, or related areas by the time of appointment.
  • A commitment to effective public outreach and to the development of meaningful educational programs.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to effectively deal with students from diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in public outreach, field biology, land management, or grant development to support the Field Station programs.
  • Ph.D. in the sciences

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, CV/resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Dr. Karen Sime, Search Committee Chair


[email protected]

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing [email protected].  

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery):

SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

Reserve Steward - McLaughlin Natural Reserve, Lower Lake, CA
Thursday, October 18, 2018 12:48 PM
The McLaughlin Reserve is a research station, used for University-level research and teaching, and supporting overnight and working facilities located on approximately 7000 acres of land in a rural/wild part of northern California.  We are seeking an individual skilled in manual work, interested in working and living in a rural area, and generally knowledgeable about natural history and ecology.

Job entails primarily facilities, equipment, and infrastructure maintenance, with seasonal land management work.  Facilities include standard stick-built and industrial buildings, equipment includes cars, trucks, tractors, and 2-cycle engine tools, and infrastructure includes roads and fences.

Job posting is located on UC Davis's website (see link below). Job location is in Lake County at the McLaughlin Natural Reserve (

To view the job posting or to apply, please go to:
Research Coordinator - Sitka Sound Science Center
Friday, September 28, 2018 08:28 AM
Position title Research Coordinator SSSC Status Regular, Fulltime, Overtime Exempt Supervised by Research Director Compensation $40,000 Salaried, Holiday and Leave as outlined in SSSC Employee Handbook Place of Work 834 Lincoln St., Sitka Alaska Summary: This position supports the Research Director at the SSSC including grants administration, research logistics, technical support with field projects and directs the Scientist in Residency Fellowship. The successful candidate will have experience with grants administration, strong communication skills, be organized, enjoy working with people and have a can-do attitude, willing to pitch in where needed. Experience with grants administration and field science is desirable. Research Coordinator: Grants Administration for Research Grants is central to the position. Working under the supervision of the Research Director and in collaboration with the Finance Director, the Research Coordinator will contribute to grant writing, ensure grants are submitted complete and properly formatted, and reporting requirements are met on time. This position acts as the host to visiting scientists, working with the Operations Manager to ensure schedule and space issues are met. They act as the field technician for the Research Director as well as lend help when needed to visiting scientists. The Research Coordinator is the “front lines” of research at a busy field station keeping the Research Director informed regularly of networking and internal issues. Additionally, this position directs the Scientist in Residency Fellowship (SIRF), a high-profile fellowship funded by the National Science Foundation. The SIRF fellowship is a 1 month mini-sabbatical for midcareer US scientists. The scientists spend one week on outreach to the community which can be in a wide variety of activities and then they have 3 weeks do their own work or relax. The Research Coordinator is responsible for recruiting scientists, leading the panel to evaluate and choose Fellows, and scheduling of Fellowships. The Research Coordinator works with SSSC Education Director to place Fellows in Sitka schools and community events, to best leverage their research interests and abilities. The position also serves as the local host for the Fellow, making sure they are engaged in community activities and social events. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have: • Grant writing experience • Experience working in field science
Community Relations Coordinator - Shoals Marine Lab
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 07:24 AM
Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) is hiring a Community Relations Coordinator to nurture meaningful relationships with our community and the public. 

Shoals Marine Laboratory is a seasonal field station operated by the University of New Hampshire and Cornell Univeristy. Headquartered in Durham, New Hampshire, SML’s main facility is located on beautiful 100-ac Appledore Island, Maine off the coast Portsmouth, NH. In operations for over 50 years, SML is the largest marine laboratory in the country focused on undergraduate education. The SML mission is to provide outstanding experiential, place-based education and to support innovative research programs focused on understanding and sustaining the marine environment. We are looking for a highly qualified team-oriented person to join us as our champion for community and development relationships. 

Help us meet our important mission to provide outstanding experiential, place-based education and to support innovative research programs focused on understanding and sustaining the marine environment.
For more information and to apply, click here:
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