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Lab program coordinator


Friday, February 9, 2018


The Ocean Institute

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Dana Point CA


Under the direction of the Director of School and Camp Programs the Coordinator is responsible for day to day operations daytime lab programs at the Ocean Institute. The Program Coordinator is responsible for supervising instructional staff, ensuring that programs and activities run smoothly and on schedule, providing a high level of customer service to visiting teachers and parent chaperones, making sure equipment, supplies, and facilities are ready and in order for every program. Additionally, the Coordinator will participate in other Ocean Institute programs and events as needed.


•Must be able to fulfill the Essential Functions of the Day Program Coordinator position

•Must have four-year degree in science, education, or a related field.

•Must maintain certification in First Aid and CPR.

•Must be committed to excellence and furthering the educational and environmental mission of the Ocean Institute.

•Must have demonstrated excellence in leadership in an educational setting.
•Must have the ability to communicate effectively and establish a good rapport with staff, as well as with visiting teachers, students, and chaperones.

•Must be self-motivated and able to work independently in an unsupervised environment.

•Must exhibit a positive attitude, enthusiasm, and passion for work in Ocean Education!


•Oversees all activities related to the operation of the day time school programs at the Ocean Institute. Responsibilities include:

Ensuring learning spaces and staff are prepared for every scheduled program

Communicating with schools and teachers in advance of their field trip to ensure that needs and expectations are met.

Greeting and orienting visiting students, adult chaperones, and teachers upon arrival.

Directing and implementing departmental safety procedures.

Identifying, addressing, and helping to resolve problems that arise during programming, including those that deal with equipment, maintenance, transportation, staffing, and scheduling

staff management, and scheduling.

Purchasing, maintaining, setting up, and cleaning up program-related materials.

Facilitating program activities and logistics.

Supervising and supporting instructional staff and volunteers.

Maintaining and cleaning of facilities,

Ensures the safety and well being of students, adult chaperones, teachers, and staff at all times.

Works as a team member with other Education staff to ensure the success of the programs and to create a positive work environment
Works as a team member with other Ocean Institute departments, including other Education Departments.

Plans and implements staff trainings

manages a bi weekly employee schedule

Communicates any relevant information regarding the program or job performance to staff in a positive and appropriate manner.

Teach Ocean Institute programs in a fill in or substitute basis.

works with the education team to plan and develop summer camp programs.

Administrates summer camp sessions during June, July, and August.

Upholds Ocean Institute and departmental policies and procedures.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•This position requires working in a variety of physically demanding and potentially hazardous environments, both on land and at sea.
•The employee may be required to lift objects of up to 50 pounds.
•While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand for extended periods of time. The employee may also be required to bend, crouch and sit.
•This job requires the use of hands to handle, control, or feel objects or tools.
•Specific vision abilities required by this position are perception and the ability to adjust focus.
•This position requires the employee to work outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Requires occasional work where the sounds and noise levels are distracting or uncomfortable.
Requires face-to-face discussions with individuals.
Requires occasionally dealing with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous people.
Requires making decisions that affect other people, the financial resources and the image of the Ocean Institute.
Requires making decisions that impact the results of co-workers, clients or the company.
Requires work with others on a group or team.
Includes responsibility for work outcomes and results.
Includes responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Method of Application: Please send a resume and letter of interest to Nathan Taxel (

Compensation Information:

$16/ hour

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