[MARMAM] Job Opportunity

Kirsten Donald kdonald at pacificmmc.org
Wed Sep 7 10:35:21 PDT 2022

Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) is a nonprofit organization, in Laguna Beach, California, that rescues and rehabilitates sick and injured marine mammals that is also a research and educational hub focused on marine conservation.

We currently have a job opportunity available. If interested, please email your resume to kdonald at pacificmmc.org<mailto:kdonald at pacificmmc.org>.

Grant/Donor Funded Education Programs Coordinator
(Full Time - Permanent)

Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) is looking for an enthusiastic and gregarious team player to join its' stellar education department in Laguna Beach, California. This position is responsible for coordinating PMMC grant/donor funded programs that reach title I school children, at risk youth, patients in children's hospitals, service members and more,  particularly: Pinniped Pollution Project (PPP), Saving Seals, Healing Seals, Sea Lions for Service Members & other Grant Based Programs (see descriptions at www.pacificmmc.org)

Responsibilities include:

  *   Coordinate reservations and individual programs
  *   Manage program materials, including updating, ordering/inventory/disseminating materials
  *   Promote and advertise programs, particularly using social media
  *   Research and reach out to new organizations and schools that might benefit from programs
  *   Train new staff/volunteer instructors on programs
  *   Lead these and other programs as needed
  *   Coordinate photography & video of programs and subsequent production of program video
  *   Inventory, set up and break down materials for programs as needed
  *   Updating program descriptions and other information on PMMC's website
  *   Assist in the continual growth, development, and enhancement of give back programs
  *   Coordinate and train volunteers to conduct outreach programs

Miscellaneous responsibilities

  *   Assist with paid education programs as needed (camp, teen lab, Ocean Heroes, scouts, field trips, distance learning, etc.)
  *   Assist with curriculum development of all education programs as needed
  *   Meet weekly with the director to communicate progress/events
  *   Take initiative to further the success of the department via working with director on ideas, complete outside research, develop and implement new educational programs
  *   Represent PMMC through the participation of community special events, including the preparing and working of the event
  *   Administration tasks and other duties as assigned by the Education Director

Skills and Qualifications:

  *   Prior experience teaching children, ages 8 - 17 years old, (formal or informal) in an enthusiastic, positive, and entertaining manner.
  *   Knowledge of marine science/ecology. Marine mammal knowledge a plus.
  *   Proven track record of developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with multiple institutions
  *   Highly organized
  *   Ability to learn quickly and work independently
  *   Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite
  *   Adept at social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, etc.
  *   Compassionate
  *   Flexible
  *   Excellent team player
  *   Works well under pressure
  *   Demonstrated ability to consistently go above and beyond in job


  *   Must be 18 or older
  *   Bachelor's degree in marine science
  *   CPR first aid certification
  *   Background check with clean record
  *   Valid driver's license & clean driving record
  *   Must be able to work under pressure in an upbeat, positive fashion
  *   Must be able to climb steep stairs and lift a minimum of 50lbs
  *   Must be able to work in the summer heat.
  *   Excellent communication skills

Time Commitment:        40 hours per week. Includes some evenings and weekends.

Hourly Rate:   starting at $20/hour

Kind regards,

Kirsten Donald
Director of Education
Marine Mammal Biologist
MSc in Marine Mammal Science
Pacific Marine Mammal Center<http://www.pacificmmc.org/>
20612 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-3050 Ext. 206
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