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Research Department Coordinator (Part Time)

List Date: 
Friday, June 30, 2017
Close Date: 
Friday, July 21, 2017


The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) catalyzes solutions to the complex challenges of ocean stewardship and economic growth in the Gulf of Maine bioregion. Our scientists explore dynamic ocean systems from marine life to environmental conditions to coastal economies. We infuse our discoveries into the policy arena and design solutions with fishermen and seafood businesses to protect fishery resources, harvest them responsibly, and market them as premium quality food. We share our discoveries with the public and nurture a culture of leadership in communities that depend on the sea. Our education programs cultivate science literacy and build a foundation of collaborative problem-solving among our next generation of leaders, scientists, citizens, and stewards. Each year, we serve over 25,000 stakeholders from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia.

GMRI currently has a team of eight research scientists with expertise in fisheries ecology, biological oceanography, ecosystem modeling, fish behavior and gear design, resource economics, and ocean data products.  The Department Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Chief Scientific Officer’s administration of the department, and working with the entire Research team to assure smooth and efficient daily operations. This is a part-time position, anticipated at 20 hours per week.


The Department Coordinator provides administrative assistance to the CSO and the Research team, including:

  • Assist with CSO’s schedule and travel, preparation of documents, Board materials, and other internal & external communications, as requested;
  • Coordinate hiring process for Research, including visa, travel and temporary housing arrangements for incoming staff;
  • Coordinate annual board budget process for Research Department, in conjunction with Senior Research Administrator;
  • Assist CSO and Research team in navigating, locating, and understanding project and financial information in FE (Financial Edge) and ABM (Advanced Budget Module). Run monthly financial reports for department; Provide Researchers with project financial statements, and other project financial data as requested.  Advise scientists on funding status, salary guarantees, surplus accounts, time and effort reporting, and project financial planning.
  • Coordinate/assist with Research staff meetings and events, take meeting minutes, prepare monthly communication summaries of research activity, field public inquiries to GMRI Research;
  • Support GMRI summer internship program planning, coordinate with GMRI Internship Program Coordinator on research intern positions, selection process, timelines and paperwork, space/training requirements;
  • Assist with purchasing, as requested (Lab supply orders, payments and project expenses). Coordinate with Accounts Payable to complete or resolve payment transactions and documentation;
  • Provide scheduling and logistical support (travel arrangements, rental cars, hotel accommodations, as needed/requested);
  • Make meeting arrangements, conferencing technology set-up, and coordination with Facilities staff on after-hours events;
  • Assist CSO and Department members in website maintenance and updating. Assist Senior Research Administrator and grants team in updating and posting grant-related documents and notices;
  • Coordinate orders for departmental graphics work and outside printing; mailing and shipping;
  • Collaboration with other GMRI administrators on organization-wide topics, and participation in all-staff meetings and events.


  • Bachelor’s degree and five years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Administrative experience -  organizing, office systems, department/group support;
  • Financial experience, including exposure to accounting software, project budgeting;
  • Non-profit, grant-funded setting preferred.


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Deadline: Open Until Filled. Resumes reviewed upon receipt. This job will remain open until filled.

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