Organization: Cape Eleuthera Institute
Location: Eleuthera, The Bahamas
Type: Full Time
Posted: Jan 18, 2018
Open: Until filled
The Cape Eleuthera Institute is seeking a Director to lead this established research station with numerous ongoing projects and a team of research staff, interns and graduate students. The institute, founded in 2006, is situated on Cape Eleuthera, Eleuthera, The Bahamas and prides itself in reinventing the paradigm of how science gets funded, executed and communicated. Over the last decade the institute has expanded its portfolio of marine ecology and conservation related research to include every major marine ecosystem in the greater Caribbean region, including coastal, coral reef, pelagic, and deep ocean habitats.
This position would suit either an established scientist or an experienced research manager, who is excited to lead, support and mentor a team of young scientists. The ideal candidate should be enthusiastic about working at a non-traditional academic institution that believes in integrating education at every level into primary research. Suitable candidates must have a diverse and entrepreneurial approach to funding science and education and experience fundraising in diverse arenas including traditional ‘hard money’ grants and ‘soft money’ from private donors.
The ideal candidate is well-organized, a self-starter who takes initiative, has a passion for environmental conservation and a love of teaching students of all ages. They must be willing to live and work closely with the local community and wider organisation including The Island School, The Centre for Sustainable Development, the Deep Creek Middle School, and our Educational Programs and Outreach Divisions. This position goes beyond the traditional 9-5 role and we are looking for an invested candidate who is committed to a full time, on-site position that requires dedication to our organisational philosophy, our community and its people. Preference will be given to suitably qualified Bahamians who are strongly encouraged to apply.
Further details can be found here. Job open until filled.