[MARMAM] The Marine Mammal Center Job Opportunity: Northern Range Operations Response Coordinator

Laura Chapman chapmanl at TMMC.org
Wed Jun 1 17:06:47 PDT 2016

Northern Range Operations Response Coordinator
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.

About the Organization
The Marine Mammal Center is the largest facility of its kind in the world. Founded in 1975, The Center has grown into an internationally renowned and state-of-the art marine mammal hospital, research center and educational organization. Each year, The Center treats 600 - 800 sick, injured and orphaned marine mammals, with the goal of rehabilitation and release. Its professional staff collaborates with over 30 different scientific, educational, federal, state and non-profit organizations from around the world.
Marine mammal scientists and veterinarians from across the globe visit The Center and shadow its staff and volunteers to learn from the hundreds of animals treated each year, and from its acclaimed veterinary, scientific, and research staff. By collaborating with leading scientists and researchers to learn from the patients in their care, The Center expands and advances science to increase understanding of the health of the ocean and highlights implications for human health.
In addition to its work within the scientific community, The Center's formal and informal education programs reach 100,000 children and adults ever year. Ultimately, The Center's work inspires action and fosters stewardship toward the care of our environment.
Overlooking the ocean in the Marin Headlands, in Sausalito, CA, The Center operates three field stations in its 600-mile rescue range on the California coastline from San Luis Obispo through Mendocino County. Simultaneous to the construction of its new Kona, Hawaii facility, The Center's rescue range has increased to include the entire Hawaiian archipelago. With an annual operating budget of almost $9M, 60 to 70 staff depending on the time of year, and 1,200 actively engaged volunteers, The Center operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

About the Opportunity
This is an opportunity to join a team responsible for coordinating the rescue, transport and release of marine mammals from over 600 miles of coastline. The successful candidate will report to the Northern Range Operations Manager as a part of the Rescue and Response Team within the Veterinary Science Department. This position serves the following primary functions:

*         Coordinate the day to day operations of Rescue and Response central dispatch

*         Train and oversee interns and volunteers in answering the Stranded Animal Hotline and taking down accurate reports

*         Answer the Stranded Animal Hotline, communicating effectively with concerned members of the public with empathy and understanding, and educating callers about marine mammals

*         Dispatch response teams for the assessment, rescue, transport, and release of a variety of marine mammals

*         Work with veterinary staff to assess stranded animals, making decisions regarding the need for rescue and communicating with response teams

*         Coordinate the daily transportation and offloading of marine mammals at the Sausalito hospital

*         Maintain rescue equipment and vehicles under the supervision of the NRO Manger, organizing inventory and making repairs and purchases as needed

*         Manage projects completed by on-site volunteers, ranging from equipment repairs and alterations, to data entry

*         Adhere to and promote safety standards and protocols

*         Rotate after hours on-call, evening, weekend and holiday coverage

*         21 years of age or older

*         Four year college degree, as well as one year of related experience in management, communications, marine mammals or an equivalent combination of education and experience

*         Maintain a valid California Driver's License, with a clean driving record, and provide valid proof of insurance

*         Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with individuals, various sized groups and the general public

*         Enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated individual, able to work in office as well as field environments

*         Computer proficient with basic Microsoft programs

*         Comfortable lifting 40+ pounds
Preferred Professional Experience

*         Background in biology, zoology, or a related field

*         Customer service experience, preferred at the management level

*         Demonstrated success in training, team-building and communication

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The deadline for applications is Friday, June 24th 2016

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