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University Corporation at Monterey Bay
Human Resources

100 Campus Center
University Corporation, Suite 119 (map)
Seaside, California 93955-8001

Main Number: (831) 582-4449



Field Coordinator
Student Services I

Camp SEA Lab/Science & Environmental Policy

Job #: FP2012-403

This is a full-time, benefited position. Continued employment is contingent upon availability of funds.

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.

The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a non-profit institution that is related and affiliated to the California State University, Monterey Bay. The Corporation is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) public benefit corporation that is a recognized auxiliary organization of California State University and was established in July 1994. The Corporation's mission is to further the educational purposes of the University. The Corporation is committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides and in the quality of work expected of its employees.

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 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. All Camp SEA Lab staff are engaged in the development and implementation of a safe, educational, and fun program in marine science.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
Under the general supervision of the Program Manager, the Field Coordinator will work on a variety of tasks related to the development of the Camp SEA Lab vision and programs. Primary responsibilities include the development and implementation of the Camp SEA Lab marine science educational curriculum for K-12 grade students including:

  • Strengthening and expanding relationships with the Monterey Bay regional community;
  • Develop and serve as the lead field instructor for all Camp SEA Lab education programs;
  • Communicate Camp SEA Lab program goals and objectives, promote collaborative efforts with regional marine science education community;
  • Coordinate sites, staff, activities, and foster supportive relationships with area institutions to best implement a unique and quality science camp adventure to SEA Campers;
  • Implement Camp SEA Lab curriculum to support school marine science programs; family programs, and other ideas to further organization goals to foster excitement, scientific understanding, and stewardship in youth;
  • Work to promote Camp SEA Lab marine science education goals at community events;
  • Identify/procure supplies, equipment, and logistical needs for outreach and camp programs;
  • Assist with the recruiting, training, and supervision of instructors and counselors;
  • Implement all Camp SEA Lab Risk Management protocol in the field. Act as the health care administrator to ensure the health and wellness of all campers is maintained.

Other Functions:

  • Assist the Program Manager in fundraising and/or marketing efforts for educational purposes;
  • Attend relevant workshops and conferences;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Working knowledge of research and interviewing techniques. Working knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior. Ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of the procedures and activities of CSU Monterey Bay. Ability to rapidly acquire a working knowledge of the specific objectives of Camp SEA Lab and its relationship to the total campus operations. Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations. Ability to gather and analyze data, reason logically, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations. Ability to think creatively and conceptually and to apply independent judgment, discretion, and initiative to address problems and develop practical, thorough, and creative solutions. Ability to present clear and concise information orally and in written reports. Ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements. Ability to work effectively and interdependently in a diverse university environment. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, administrators, staff, student, and other private and public agencies. Familiarity with National Science Education Standards for K-12. Experience in developing, implementing and evaluating marine education programs in an informal setting for diverse audiences (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. Experience working or collaborating with diverse organizations and groups. Demonstrated ability to work both effectively in a team environment and independently with minimal supervision. Flexibility to maintain a varying work schedule as needed. Advanced proficiency in the use of personal computers including word processing, spreadsheet and database software.

Education and Experience:
Education equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university AND two years of progressively responsible work experience teaching science to youth and teacher in an informal setting. A master's degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience. 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 on a year-for-year basis.

Special Condition(s) of Employment:

  • Demonstrated ability to address the essential functions associated with this position including the knowledge and abilities identified above;
  • The Coordinator must have own transportation to and from work and Camp SEA Lab events and activities and be available for some evening and weekend on occasions when deadlines must be met or important meetings must be attended. Ability to complete web-based training in Defensive Driving. Must continue to meet the established driving standards as a condition of employment.
  • Must have strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated experience working with diverse populations;
  • Maintain supervision of Naturalists and participants during all Camp SEA Lab education programs;
  • Candidates identified for hire with the University Corporation at Monterey Bay must successfully complete a criminal background check.
  • Possess valid child and adult CPR and Wilderness First Aid or First Responder certification throughout duration of employment.

Desirable Qualifications:
Bilingual - Spanish and English; Master's degree in marine science, teaching, or related field. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence.

Salary and Benefits:
The salary range for this position is $2805 - $3005 per month, commensurate with education and experience. This is an exempt position and as such is not eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), 13 paid holidays per year and other benefits. University Corporation positions are at-will employment.

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.

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information. Applicant must possess the ability to lift and carry 40-50 pounds and load luggage, tables, chairs, and other equipment. 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.

Please complete the required on-line Corporation application at http://hr.csumb.edu/jobs/db/fp/
A complete on-line Corporation application must be received in the University Corporation Human Resources Office BY 5:00 P.M. on Monday, December 31, 2012, TO BE GUARANTEED A REVIEW. Applications received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.

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.