Mote Marine Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks to diversify its work force. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected category.

Openings

 

 

Part-Time Volunteer Coordinator

Responsibilities

The part-time Volunteer Coordinator will work with the Assistant Vice President for Education and other Volunteer Resources staff to recruit, interview, train, place, and support new and existing Mote volunteers. Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

Providing outstanding on-site support and resources for Mote volunteers
Managing volunteer database, record-keeping, communication, and other support activities in the Volunteer office
Fielding phone calls, electronic communications and visits to answer questions about volunteer opportunities
Development, planning, execution and evaluation of volunteer functions including: training classes, shift briefings, meetings, orientations, social gatherings, and other events
Liaising with Volunteer Shift Leaders to place, train and follow-up with new volunteers
Assisting with communication of volunteer opportunities internally and throughout the community
Developing and maintaining productive, positive relationships with the volunteers
Working with Mote staff and departments to meet their volunteer needs
Visiting community events and meetings to promote the volunteer program

This candidate will possess outstanding communication skills, poise, and confidence, skilled in written and oral communication with the ability to represent Mote Marine Laboratory to a variety of audiences, and to train others to do so. They should have a strong commitment to customer service, sound judgment, an understanding of the challenges and opportunities of organizations with extensive volunteer engagement, and the determination to work towards a common purpose with skill in facilitating change.

Specifically, this position is responsible for volunteer data tracking and management requiring

Experience working with, scheduling and managing volunteers
Preparation and electronic distribution of monthly volunteer newsletter
Strong Microsoft Office experience (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Knowledge of and experience with cloud-based database systems, preferably Volgistics

Ability to maintain and proactively tune database structure
Ability to set up database users, assign passwords, and maintain user access
Medium skills in Microsoft Access databases, table structure, relationships
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
Ability to train both back-end and front-end users on system operations

Our ideal candidate is honest, caring, and professional with a tireless work ethic and a contagious, positive energy. S/he is a giving team member, a creative problem solver, and an enthusiastic collaborator and networker who believes deeply in Mote and its mission.

This is a part-time position not to exceed 29 hours/week. Expected work schedule will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-5:00 p.m. with one hour for lunch

Minimum Requirements

College degree in education, communications, human resources, business, or related fields
Experience working with volunteers
Strong computer skills including MS Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Database management experience
Strong customer service ethic
Florida driver’s license (or eligibility to obtain one upon arrival)
U.S. citizenship or foreign citizen’s U.S. work permit appropriate for the work

Hiring Conditions  

The hiring of a successful candidate for this position is conditional on a background check within 1 month of start date.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit as a single electronic file, 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) the names and contact information for three references, before 5pm January 25, 2019 to HumanResources@mote.org.  Alternatively, a single package of all requested elements may be submitted to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236. 

 

Life Support Systems Technician

The Aquarium Life Support Systems Technician is responsible for the safe operation of Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium’s freshwater and seawater operations.  Duties will include, but are not limited to, daily operation and maintenance of ozone generators, compressors and associated peripheral equipment.  Other duties include pump repair, high rate sand filter operation and maintenance, as well as daily operation of water distribution systems, water chemistry testing and repair and maintenance of mechanical systems as necessary.

The Life Support Systems Technician will participate in the design, installation and maintenance of closed and open seawater systems, seawater heater/chiller equipment, filtrations systems, pumps and associated equipment.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science or related field preferred, technical degree or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Work Experience:  Minimum of 1 year in a Public Aquarium Life Support division, or water treatment facility preferred.  Previous internships or volunteerism will be considered.   Knowledge of aquatic animal husbandry preferred.  The ability to work outside in all weather conditions as well as in tight quarters is mandatory.

Immigration Status:   Ability to work legally in the United States.

Valid Florida Driver’s License:  Required or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment.

Skills:   

Computer knowledge (Excel, Word, Access)

Excellent verbal communication skills

Capable of performing routine tasks accurately and efficiently

Capable of repair and maintenance of mechanical systems

Experience in aquatic animal care is preferred. 

Ability to cooperatively work with staff, volunteers and contractors

Ability to make decisions and work independently

Ability to work with and tolerate PVC glues and primers

Ability to use basic hand and power tools

 

Physical:  

            Tolerance working with wet hands, feet and clothes every day

            Ability to spend the majority of the workday walking, standing, bending and lifting

            Strength to operate valves and open pump baskets

            Tolerance to work around noisy machinery and equipment

            Tolerance for the smell of fish and animal feces

            Ability to work outside in all Florida weather conditions

             Ability to safely lift and carry 60 lbs

             Ability to lift 25lbs overhead

             Ability to work in confined spaces

             Capable of climbing and working from ladders

Working Hours:

Normal hours are 8.00 am to 5.00 pm either Sunday to Thursday or Tuesday to Saturday and will include holiday shifts. 

Interested applicants should submit as a single electronic file, 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) the names and contact information for three references, before 5pm January 25, 2019 to HumanResources@mote.org.  Alternatively, a single package of all requested elements may be submitted to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236. 

 

Senior Major Gifts Officer

Mote Marine Laboratory, located in Sarasota, Florida, was founded in 1955 as an independent marine research institution and has since become a, internationally distinguished and diverse research enterprise with additional focus on science education, public outreach, and public policy programs.

The Senior Major Gifts Officer will report directly to the Development Director and work independently and as part of the Development Team.  The Senior Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for securing significant revenue for Mote Marine Laboratory.  The Senior Major Gifts Officer will be expected to develop dynamic fundraising strategies focused on engaging, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding an assigned portfolio of prospects as well as developing new prospects focused on leadership level giving for the organization.

 

Requirements

The Senior Major Gifts Officer is an energetic, goal-driven, customer service-oriented team member.

The successful candidate should possess a broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising, moves management and the ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle.

Candidate must also possess a proven track record in individual gift fundraising, managing a large portfolio including experience closing gifts of $100,000+. 

The Senior Major Gifts Officer must possess an understanding of the principles and vehicles of Planned Giving.

Experience in corporate fundraising highly desirable.

Candidate must have at least five years of professional Major Gift experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated qualitative success in working with member-based organizations and volunteers.

Must demonstrate strong listening skills, strong oral and written communication skills, sophisticated interpersonal and relationship-building skills, and be literate in standard office software.

Experience maintaining donor records in database.

Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.

Experience with capital campaigns is a plus.

Experience managing people highly desirable.

Bachelor degree or equivalent experience is required

 

Interested applicants should submit as a single electronic file, 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) the names and contact information for three references, before 5pm December 7, 2018 to HumanResources@mote.org.  Alternatively, a single package of all requested elements may be submitted to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236

 

Grants and Development Officer

Mote Marine Laboratory (Mote) is an independent marine research institution dedicated to the advancement of marine science through research, education and public outreach leading to new discoveries and the revitalization and sustainability of our oceans. The Grants and Development Officer is focused primarily on content development and grants management for Mote’s foundation fundraising effort. A skilled writer/editor with strong attention to detail, the Grants and Development Officer will craft solicitation and stewardship materials, write and edit grant proposals and reports, and assist with internet research as needed. The position will report directly to the Director of Foundation Relations, with opportunities to also edit and draft solicitation and stewardship materials for Mote corporate donors, individual donors and contributors to the Annual Fund. The Grants and Development Officer will assist in maintaining a structured, grant-based fundraising program resulting in significant philanthropic support for Mote.

 

Bachelor degree or equivalent and at least three years of professional employment required. Interested applicants should submit as a single electronic file, 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, 3) the names and contact information for three references and 4) two or more writing samples before December 5, 2018 at 5pm to HumanResources@mote.org. Alternatively, a single package of all requested elements may be submitted to:  Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236.