ORCA Ocean Research and Conservation Association
 
 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

MUCH MORE THAN A JOB. THINK OF IT AS A CALLING!
Being part of the team at ORCA is a rewarding experience. Because whatever you do here, you play an important part in protecting and restoring our fragile marine ecosystems along with all the life forms they sustain. As well as helping people learn all the things they can do that will have a lasting impact on the ocean. You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We here at ORCA call it an adventure.


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

Communication and Digital Media Coordinator
1420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949
This is a full-time, grant funded position

COSEE Florida is currently seeking an enthusiastic, innovative communication and digital media corodiantor to oversee the Center's web and social media presence and digital media production efforts. This position will invovle oversight of the development and production of short videos highlighting ocean scientists' research, as well as the day-to-day operations of the COSEE Florida website and social media, including the development of new content and promotional and marketing materials for the Center's programs and events. The successful candidate will also participate in the development of a video storytelling workshop for scientists. Other duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

• A minimum of a bachelor's degree;
• Video recording, editing, and production skills (examples of products required);
• Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written (examples of products required);
• Experience with developing content for a variety of audiences across multiple digital platforms, including websites, blogs, and social media;
• Experience with website development and maintenance using a content management system (e.g. – Weebly, Joomla, etc);
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a collaborative team;
• Excellent organizational and time management skills;
• Documented experience using web-based and social media platforms to market and promote programs and events;
• A good sense of humor.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Primary oversight of the Center's program to assist scientists with designing and producing short videos highlighting their research;
• Management of day- to-day operations of the COSEE Florida website and social media sites (i.e., Facebook and Twitter);
• Development of press releases, articles, web content, and promotional materials highlighting the Center's programs and activities;
• Coordination of changes to the website design and layout with website host (IRSC);
• Assisting with the development and implementation of the video storytelling workshop;
• Preparation of periodic status reports for COSEE Florida Leadership Team.

Position requires a valid driver's license.
Copies of transcripts of all collegiate work must be sent to ORCA prior to interview.

Qualified applicants should contact Halley Rohm hrohm@teamorca.org.


Research Scientist
The Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) seeks a scientist to fill the position of Research Scientist with an emphasis in Environmental Toxicology. The mission of ORCA, which is headquartered in Ft. Pierce, Florida, is to protect and restore aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies and science-based conservation action.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in environmental toxicology or a closely related field(a M.S. with substantial experience will be considered). Proven success in identifying and securing project funding is essential. Experience in development and standardization of laboratory procedures, and planning and managing large-scale environmental studies is required. Proven ability to work with students and educate public. This position will require the ability to speak in public forums. Candidates must demonstrate a broad interest in research and education as applied to aquatic ecosystem conservation. This is a "hands on" position requiring candidates to perform work in the field as well as ina laboratory.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities will included management of ORCA's FAST™ program (Fast Assessment of Sediment Toxicity), which includes developing and validating methods, planning and overseeing projects, and writing grant proposals, reports, and publications. Additional responsibilities include managing ORCA's research laboratory, and supervising research assistants. Developing collaborations and participating in community outreach initiatives will also be required. Must possess a proven ability to work from boats and ground in water environments of varying depth will be required. SCUBA certification a plus.

To apply, please email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references to Halley Rohm at hrohm@teamorca.org.



 

ORCA IS DEDICATED TO THE PROTECTION & RESTORATION OF AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS &
THE SPECIES THEY SUSTAIN THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
& SCIENCE BASED CONSERVATION ACTION.
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR MISSION.


MAKE A DIFFERENCE


"We need to act now
to reverse distressing declines if this and
future generations are
to continue enjoying
the many benefits we derive from our oceans and coasts."
-Admiral (retired)
James D. Watkins


DID YOU KNOW?
The High Seas -- areas of the ocean beyond national jurisdiction -- cover almost 50 percent of the Earth's surface. They are the least protected part of the world.