This is a full-time (40hrs/week), benefited position dependent upon continued grant funding.
California State University, Monterey Bay is distinctive in serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically underserved communities. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service.
PROGRAMSUMMARY: Camp SEA Lab operates under the University Corporation @ CSUMB and has close ties to several Monterey Bay area universities and institutions. Camp SEA Lab is governed by the University Corporation at Monterey Bay and an Advisory Board of Directors comprised of members from collaborating institutions.
Camp SEA Lab’s mission is to foster lifelong excitement, scientific understanding, and stewardship of our coasts and ocean. The exceptional environment of the Monterey Bay region, and a host of exemplary marine science and education institutions make it a perfect setting for a science camp program focused on ocean and coastal resources.
Camp SEA Lab programs are designed for youth ages 8-17. Spring and summer programs are delivered in a multi-day format as residential or day program experiences. The whole Camp SEA Lab staff is engaged in the development and implementation of a safe, educational, and fun program in marine science.
ESSENTIALDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following: Under the general direction of the Managing Director, the Program Coordinator will work on a variety of tasks related to the development of the Camp SEA Lab vision and programs, including but not limited to:
Developing schedules and coordinating sites, activities, and logistics as well as identifying/procuring supplies and equipment for events and programs;
Serving as main contact for, and nurturing supportive relationships with, program partners, other regional marine science institutions, and vendors;
Developing and implementing curriculum to support Outdoor School programs, summer camps, family activities, and other new programs to further organizational goals;
Recruiting, training, supervising and providing periodic performance input and evaluations to program staff, volunteers, and interns;
Serving in program instructional roles at program sites as needed;
Evaluating Camp SEA Lab’s education programs including instructional goals and objectives, curriculum materials, and activities;
Communicating program goals and objectives in order to promote the program within the regional marine science education community;
Assisting with recruitment of new schools for Outdoor School programs and delivering school presentations on school campuses as needed;
Assisting the Managing Director with the budget process;
Fostering and maintaining relationships with CSUMB faculty, staff and students in order to better integrate the Camp SEA Lab program into the campus community;
Contributing to Camp SEA Lab grant reports and proposals;
Assisting Managing Director in fundraising and/or marketing efforts for educational purposes.
Attend workshops, conferences as deemed necessary.
Promote and maintain an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Experience in developing, implementing and evaluating marine education programs in an informal setting for diverse populations and age ranges (especially students, teachers or families)
Experience in coordinating or managing educational programs and staff
Outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Knowledge and familiarity with the marine environment and marine organizations of the central California coast
Ability to think creatively and conceptually and to apply independent judgment, discretion, and initiative to address problems and develop practical, thorough, and creative solutions
Strong leadership and demonstrated ability to work both effectively in a team environment and independently with minimal supervision
Flexibility to maintain a varying work schedule as needed including some evenings, overnights, and weekends when program needs or deadlines must be met
Advanced proficiency in the use of personal computers including word processing, spreadsheet and database software
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Periodically work outdoors in variable weather conditions and perform some strenuous activity. This position also requires sitting, standing, bending, pushing, pulling, talking and using manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination. Ability to lift 40-50 lbs. Must also be able to traverse a wide range of habitats and outdoor sites in variable weather conditions and walk at least three miles of rough terrain.
Education and Experience: Education equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university AND two years of progressively responsible work experienceteaching science to youth and teaching in formal or informal settings. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education or experience on a year-for-year basis.
Special Conditions of Employment:
The person holding this position is considered a
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About California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), is a comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class, historically under-served, and low income populations. The university values an educational environment of cultural and linguistic diversity and gender equity; ethical reflection and practice; effective and experimental use of technologies as resources to people and catalysts for learning; and the integration of cross-disciplinary models enabling students, faculty and staff to engage in innovative instruction and coordinated service learning. The curriculum is organized around student learning outcomes. It is global in perspective, and of sufficient breadth and depth to meet local, regional, and statewide needs, specifically those of both isolated rural communities and inner-city populations. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service. The campus is ...located on Monterey Bay, 100 miles south of San Francisco.
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