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University Corporation at Monterey Bay
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Seaside, California 93955-8001

Main Number: (831) 582-4449



Naturalist Camp SEA Lab

Science & Environmental Policy

Job #: FP2012-394

Positions are temporary and non-benefited. Two employment sessions are available. Session 1: February 4, 2013 - May 30, 2013 Session 2: June 3, 2013 - August 9, 2013

Open until filled.

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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.

The University Corporation at Monterey Bay on the campus of CSUMB is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State population.

Camp SEA Lab operates under the California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and has close ties to several Monterey Bay area universities and institutions. Camp SEA Lab is governed by both 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 8-16. Spring and summer programs are delivered in a multi-day format as residential or day program experiences. All Camp SEA Lab staff are engaged in the development and implementation of a safe, educational, and inspiring program in marine science.

Essential Job Functions: Camp SEA Lab Naturalists will work closely with supervisory staff on a variety of tasks related to the implementation of the Camp SEA Lab vision and programs, while maintaining the safety and well being of participants.

Work schedule: Day camp hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. Residential camp hours are from 8:00 am on the first day through 5:00 pm on the last day. Spring Session 1 runs Monday - Wednesday, with some Thursdays and Fridays. Summer Session 2 runs Monday - Friday. Naturalists must be available during all program hours and are required to stay overnight during residential camps.

* Knowledge of and familiarity with the marine environment and marine organizations along the central coast.
* Understand the working relationship between Camp SEA Lab and the CSU Monterey Bay campus.
* Ability to understand and implement program safety regulations.
* Demonstrate creativity in programmatic planning and work assignments.
* Ability to work effectively in a dynamic team setting, demonstrating sensitivity to diversity and multiple working styles.
* Maintain positive relationships with Camp SEA Lab partners and other community stakeholders.
* Deliver marine science curriculum to groups of up to 18 students, and lead large group activities in non-competitive games.
* Supervise students' participation in structured and unstructured activities.
* Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of students.
* Appropriately model behavior and use positive behavior management techniques.

Education and Experience
* Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the Camp SEA Lab and CSU Monterey Bay Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity.
* Experience in youth focused-programs and delivery of programs.
* Able to traverse a wide range of habitats. Ability to walk at least three miles of rough terrain.
* Knowledge of marine science education.
* Previous experience working with youth in an informal education setting; could include camp, classroom, or other environments.
* Ability to work with diverse and multicultural populations.
* Ability to lift and carry 30-40 pounds and load luggage, tables, chairs, and other equipment.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to address the essential functions associated with this position, including the knowledge and abilities identified above. In addition, the successful candidate will meet the all following conditions:
* Minimum age requirement of 21 years of age.
* Possess a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a science-related field.
* Must be able to get to and from program sites via own transportation.
* Possess enough strength and endurance to maintain constant supervision of students during program hours.
* Must be able to swim and participate in water-related activities (such as kayaking).
* Successfully complete a criminal background check.

Camp SEA Lab will provide room, board and meals during residential programs only. Candidate must provide own housing during day programs, staff training and weekends.

* Bilingual - Spanish and English.
* Water Safety and Lifeguard Certification
* California State Teaching Credential

PAY SCHEDULE: Non-overnight shift $82 to $90 per day
Overnight shift $110 to $120 per day


Please complete the required on-line application at http://hr.csumb.edu/jobs/db/fp/ 

A completed on-line application must be received in the Human Resources Office. Positions are open until filled.

For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-4449, or TDD at (800) 735-2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Services Building first floor (map). Please check the links provided for the respective hours and the location of each site. The University Corporation at CSUMB will not fax application materials.

The University Corporation at CSUMB is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.