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The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 07-14-2021
Dept Marketing Statement The Seymour Marine Discovery Center (SMDC), founded in 2000, serves as the outreach and public education component of the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California Santa Cruz. The SMDC educates people of all ages about marine science research and ocean conservation. The Center consists of a 17,500-square-foot facility with additional outdoor features on a cliff above the Pacific Ocean located on the UC Santa Cruz Coastal Campus.
Under direct supervision of the Visitor Programs Manager, the incumbent is the overall administrative coordinator of the Seymour Center's volunteer program. This position serves as a frontline marine science educator and provides direct support to the Visitor Programs Department for the daily delivery of marine science programs to the public.
Prepares and presents educational programs independently or as part of a team, including material organization, setup and general administration. Contributes to program development and evaluation as part of a team or under guidance of higher level museum educators. Mentors other educators and volunteers.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: $22.27/hour
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits
Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Any day of the week Shift Includes: Day, Evenings, Weekend
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Coastal Science Campus: LML - Seymour Center
Job Duties 45% - VOLUNTEER PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION AND COORDINATION
Serves as administrative coordinator for more than 200 volunteers. The incumbent works closely with all Seymour Center program managers who directly train and supervise these volunteers in their daily work.
Works with managers to identify program needs, building a diverse volunteer work force for the Center. Makes presentations to community groups and coordinates internship program recruitment with UCSC main campus.
Provides volunteers with written job descriptions, procedures, and expectations. Ensures timely information flow between departments and volunteers. Provides general orientations for all volunteers.
Manages volunteer database, personnel files and electronic mailing lists. Prepares regular reports regarding volunteer hours and activities. Ensures compliance with university volunteer guidelines.
Works with program managers to schedule volunteers.
Maintains volunteer enthusiasm, interest, and commitment. Coordinates annual volunteer recognition activities and drafts letters of recommendation and/or appreciation.
Oversee formal exit interview/evaluation and acknowledgement process. Assists program managers with implementing volunteer discipline and separation policy.
Coordinates volunteer council. Assist with filling council positions and coordinating specific council activities. Utilizes council as a sounding board for developing future policies and programs.
45% - VISITOR PROGRAMS PROGRAM DELIVERY AND SUPPORT
Serves as a frontline educator and provides direct support to the Visitor Programs Department for the daily delivery of marine science programs.
Act as a resource during open hours; Coordinate outdoor tours of marine lab facilities and manage exhibit hall volunteers. Brief docents and exhibit guides for each shift; work with admissions staff regarding tour coordination and daily troubleshooting; lead tours or present programs as needed, and provide daily visitor hall maintenance/upkeep.
Assist with program planning, development, and promotion, including implementing exciting, hands-on interpretation for the Seymour Center visitor hall and aquarium.
Assist with purchasing/maintaining resources and materials, sets up/cleans up program/event spaces.
Assist with planning, development, and implementation of Visitor Programs volunteer trainings.
Lead administrative tasks including registration, volunteer interviews, confirmation packets, and preparation of training materials.
10% - SEYMOUR CENTER GENERAL OPERATIONS
Assists with other programs and operations as needed. Regularly recruit, hire, and supervise college student employees or interns in both Volunteer and Visitor Programs work. Participate as a team member to plan and implement Center-wide ongoing events and activities. Provide back-up phone reception for business office or admissions desk. Pick up or deliver supplies/materials in the local community, driving a university vehicle.
Bachelor's degree in marine biology, environmental studies, science education or other comparable field and / or equivalent experience / training.
Experienced in the daily operations of a fast-paced, public setting such as a visitor center, aquarium, or museum.
Experience solving problems and making sound decisions in a fast-paced public environment.
Strong familiarity with marine ecosystems of the Central California Coast.
Experienced in scheduling and coordinating logistics for people and events--especially day-to-day, hands-on support for a large volunteer program.
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills to provide information in a welcoming, professional, and positive manner, for ongoing or prospective volunteers of all age and skill levels, K-12 students, and the diverse visiting public.
Organized and detail oriented with demonstrated ability to produce accurate work and keep detailed records.
Ability to exercise discretion, tact, sensitivity, and maintain confidentiality.
Experience developing and presenting effective science education activities for children and adults in museum or field setting, including creating hands-on activities.
Writing skills sufficient to independently draft articles, reports, letters, and program materials for approval by others.
Time management skills to prioritize work and deadlines; ability to be productive in an environment with frequent interruptions.
Strong computer skills. Knowledge of word processing, database, spreadsheet, e-mail communications, and various software programs used in a business setting such as tracking, purchasing, or timekeeping.
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