[MARMAM] The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA is hiring a Monterey Bay Operations Manager

Heather Groninger GroningerH at TMMC.org
Tue Sep 3 12:54:03 PDT 2013

Announcing an employment opportunity at The Marine Mammal Center.

This listing can also be found on our website here: http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/about-us/organization-information/jobs/


The Marine Mammal Center, an equal opportunity, non-profit employer, is seeking a Monterey Bay Operations Manager to join our team. The Marine Mammal Center's mission is to expand knowledge about marine mammals-their health and that of their ocean environment-and to inspire their global conservation. Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers, and an engaged community.

Reporting to the Director of Veterinary Science, the Monterey Bay Operations (MBO) Manager is a full-time, exempt position with competitive benefits. The Monterey Bay Operations Manager functions as the primary administrator for the Monterey Bay Operations (MBO) of The Marine Mammal Center, located in Moss Landing, CA. This role receives public reports of stranded animals and coordinates the appropriate response. It is also responsible for supervision and recruitment of volunteers, rotating on call and meeting attendance duties across the entire response range, and overseeing and implementing facilities, equipment and vehicle maintenance. The position also acts as a media representative and works in collaboration with other departments and organizations. The MBO Manager reports directly to the Director of Veterinary Science.


*         Strong leadership skills in managing projects and personnel

*         Ability to communicate effectively and with diverse audiences

*         Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team

*         Ability to cultivate effective relationships with internal partners, volunteers, consultants, and outside partners

*         Ability to work effectively and strategically with remote supervision

*         Awareness of safety procedures for handling wild animals and working in the field


*         Implement policies and procedures at the direction of the Stranding Department Manager and Veterinary Staff.  Provide guidance and actively participate in problem solving to reach results

*         Respond to public questions and concerns about distressed animals, volunteer opportunities, and all other general inquiries

*         Coordinate assessment and rescue teams, from pick-up to transport. Participate in rescues, transports, medical treatments, and releases as needed

*         Maintain open lines of communication with the Stranding Manager, co-workers and volunteers

*         Collect & process animal response data, including paper and electronic data entry

*         Conduct regular staff and committee meetings, producing meeting minutes

*         Administer the MBO facility and resources; including petty cash account, Home & Office Depot cards, utilities, and technology. In cooperation with appropriate departments, schedule regular maintenance of MBO computers, equipment, facilities, and vehicles

*         Responsible for ensuring that MBO volunteers follow the Veterinary Science department's best practices. Ensures, with ample notice, that the MBO facility is adequately stocked with medical supplies. Communicates medical needs directly with the Veterinary Science staff. Oversees MBO medical and animal care teams

*         Maintain MBO event and volunteer schedules. Coordinate the scheduling of Sausalito crew shifts for MBO and SLO volunteers

*         Manage MBO supervisors and volunteers; overseeing recruitment, mentoring program, and training of new volunteers. Implement volunteer recognition efforts

*         Provide direct support to volunteer management including collection of new volunteer liability waivers, data entry into Raisers Edge, creation of class RSVP lists and content management of the Monterey Bay Operations volunteer only webpage

*         Maintain clear communication with volunteer management regarding volunteer recruitment and resource needs

*         Under the direction of the Education Department, manage MBO Education Committee and outreach program. Work collaboratively with designated education staff to ensure MBO volunteers receive regular training and support to facilitate programs aligned with the Education Department's best practices

*         Participate in Education Department staff/planning meetings (typically bi-weekly)

*         Oversee MBO stranding and veterinary training programs. Support education training initiatives

*         Manage additional committees and volunteer activities that include but are not limited to apparel, fund-raising and produce MBO email newsletter

*         Facilitate communication and coordination among MBO, San Luis Obispo Operations (SLO), and Sausalito staff

*         Travel to other internal and external facilities as needed


*         Four year college degree and/or two years of related experience working with Marine Mammals, or equivalent combination of education and experience

*         Maintaining a valid California Driver's License and a clean driving record

*         Experience working with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook and comfortable working with database software

*         Ability to frequently lift and carry objects weighing up to 30 pounds when moving supplies and animal carriers

*         Ability to stand, bend, stoop and crouch while working with animals or at events

*         Available for weekend and evening work as necessary

To apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume attention Human Resources Director & IT Manager to admin at tmmc.org<mailto:admin at tmmc.org>. Please put "MBO Manager" in the subject line. Deadline for applications is September 15, 2013. Please no phone calls or faxed submissions.

Heather Groninger
Human Resources Director and IT Manager
The Marine Mammal Center
2000 Bunker Road
Fort Cronkhite
Sausalito, CA 94965
Fax: 415-754-4048
groningerh at tmmc.org<mailto:groningerh at tmmc.org>

Notary Public, County of Marin
Commission #2006591, expires 3/7/17

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