Marine Science Educator at Sanibel Sea School – Florida, US – DL 15 Mar 19

Sanibel Sea School is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Our mission is to improve the ocean?s future, one person at a time. We look to a world where all people value, understand, and care for the ocean.
Our flagship headquarters is located on the east end of Sanibel Island, on the southwest coast of Florida and we have a satellite campus at the Sundial Resort.
We offer experiential, educational opportunities for 4-year-olds through adults. Our educational offerings include day classes on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, non-residential summer and winter camps, adult courses, paddling and outdoor education activities, and educational outreach programs for our local community.
We are 13 full-time employees, led by a board of trustees, who are extremely passionate about the ocean and our work; we strive to offer exceptional customer service and education to each of our clients.
Our goal is pretty simple, through exploration and discovery, we want to help kids fall in love with the ocean. We believe that ocean love facilitates a deeper dedication to our ocean and its stewardship. We are passionate about kids, the ocean and exploration. We seek educators who share those passions.
The Marine Science Educator is responsible for assisting with the development and delivery of a marine biology curriculum that supports the mission of Sanibel Sea School.
*PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals executing this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
?      Ensure the safety of children and adults in a variety of outdoor and marine environments
?      Convey knowledge of marine science and a passion for the natural environment
 ?      Foster an appreciation for marine ecosystems and encourage students to practice good ocean stewardship, leading by example
?      Maintain an excellent standard of quality when teaching field programs
?      Maintain a working knowledge of marine and local biota as well as significant developments and trends in marine science, coastal ecology, and marine conservation, especially related to Southwest Florida
?      Act as an ambassador of Sanibel Sea School, working to promote our programs within the local, regional, and national community
?      Assist with the maintenance and upkeep of facilities and equipment
?      Provide support for Sanibel Sea School projects as needed
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The QUALIFICATIONS, PHYSICAL DEMANDS, and WORK CONDITIONS listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities perform the essential functions.
*QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED*
?      A college degree with a background in Environmental Education, Biology, Marine Biology, Early Childhood Education, Elementary/ Secondary Education, or a similar field
?      Experience working with children
?      Certifications (or capable of obtaining certifications) in CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguarding
?      Strong and competent swimmer, comfortable in outdoor settings and physically capable of leading groups of children in a variety of natural environments
?      Desire to promote marine conservation by sharing his or her passion and knowledge of the natural world with students
*WORK ENVIRONMENT*
?      The performance of this position primarily occurs in an outdoor subtropical setting with some indoor classroom-based work
*PHYSICAL DEMANDS*
?      Ability to sit or stand for long periods as required, may require walking for periodic intervals throughout the day
?      Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting up to forty (40) pounds, as required throughout the work day; proper lifting techniques required
?      Ability to work in the sub-tropical conditions of SW Florida
*Application Deadline*: 3/15/19
Please submit a cover letter and a resume or CV to jobs@sanibelseaschool.org.
You may ask any questions you may have through that email address as well.
We will begin reviewing applications as they arrive; we may fill the positions before the posted closing date.
The candidate must be able to provide their own housing ? we do not have housing available at this time.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The QUALIFICATIONS, PHYSICAL DEMANDS, and WORK CONDITIONS listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities perform the essential functions.
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
J. Bruce Neill, Ph.D.
*Ocean Advocate and Executive Director*
Our vision is a world where all people value, understand and care for the ocean.
P.O. Box 1229 – 414 Lagoon Drive – Sanibel, FL 33957
*Phone:* 239.472.8585
via Coral-List
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