[MARMAM] Job posting - Stranding Coordinator at UNE/MARC

Keith Matassa KMatassa at une.edu
Thu Sep 21 06:57:39 PDT 2006

Hi- Could you please post this Job position on the list serve- thanks!

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT- Stranding Coordinator at UNE’s MARC

The Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center  (MARC) at the University of New England is seeking a qualified dynamic, motivated candidate to fill the position of Stranding Coordinator. This is a full time, one-year grant funded position and eligible for benefits. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Stranding Coordinator will work closely with the Rehabilitation Coordinator and other organizations in responding to live and dead cetaceans and dead pinnipeds in Southern Maine. Duties include sharing responsibility for 24-hour/day emergency stranding pager; assisting with the recovery, necropsy and sampling of stranded animals; purchasing of equipment needed to support the stranding program; supervising and training teams of volunteers to assist in the recovery and necropsies; submitting proposals to funding agencies for support of the program; creating and maintaining needed databases; work with other staff members in the formation and implementation of training sessions; conducting quality research resulting in scientific publications and presentations; working in close association with the facilities consulting veterinarians. 

SUPPORT: This is a grant-funded position, so the candidate is also expected to develop continuing extramural support for the position and program. Several sources of support are already being pursued, but the candidate will be expected to assume responsibility for these projects and bring them to fruition.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Requires a minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree.

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 5 years of experience working with marine mammal strandings, including field response and necropsy are essential. Background in cetacean and/or pathology is preferred. Skills in computers (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint) with strong verbal and written communication skills and experience working with volunteers. The ability to lift 50 lbs, and to operate small boats are also sought after skills.

WORK AUTHORIZATION: Proof of United States citizenship or ability to lawfully work in the U.S. required before being employed. 

For general information on the facility, please go to UNE’s website http://www.une.edu/cas/msc/.  Applications should include a cover letter, resume and 3 letters of recommendation, and be submitted to: Human Resources, University of New England, 11 Hills Beach Rd., Biddeford, ME 04005, or email applications to mmclaughlin at une.edu . Review of applications will begin on September 30th  and continue until the position is filled.

The University of New England is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages the application of candidates of diverse backgrounds. Please see our website (http://www.une.edu) for additional information.

Keith A. Matassa
Marine Mammal Rehabilitation Coordinator
Marine Science Education and Research Center
University of New England
11 Hills Beach Road 
Biddeford, Maine 04005
207-283-0171 ext 2670
kmatassa at une.edu

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