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We are a small, dynamic team of specialists with a passion for the ocean and its conservation. 

 

Whenever we have a staff vacancy, you will find the details here. 

EDUCATION ASSOCIATE: FULL TIME POSITION BASED IN TAVERNIER, FLORIDA KEYS

The Education Associate position is for the purpose of growing and maintaining our partnerships with local schools and educational organizations, as well as supporting all programs within the Education Department, reporting to the Education Program Manager. The current Education Program exists to inspire and train others to take action in order to improve the health of the world's reefs, using our work as an example. This is done by (1) executing training programs, externally and internally, whereby participants can actively participate in the restoration of coral reefs, either as part of existing projects or through the development of their own projects, and (2) the development and dissemination of educational materials so that students of all ages (nationality and language) can better appreciate the world's coral reefs, understand their current plight and learn how they can make a difference in protecting and restoring coral reef ecosystems.

 

The Education Associate is responsible for the facilitation and promotion of our “Edutainment” curriculum, including but not limited to a) in-classwork workshops; b) after-school clubs; c) summer camps, d) online academy; and e) Girl Scout of Tropical Florida badge progression. The Education Associate is also responsible for working collaboratively with all staff to facilitate the success of the Education Department programs.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

  • Support logistical and educational aspects of CRF™ Educational Outreach Program both locally and globally: including but not limited to education workshops, after-school programs, summer camps, Girl Scout badge progression, and online academy.

  • Work collaboratively with the Education Program Manager to mentor, supervise, evaluate, and train seasonal interns and volunteers to become instructors of CRF™ educational curriculum

  • Ensure the delivery of quality programs to meet constituents’ expectationS

  • Manage communications with constituents before, during, and after programs.

  • Perform field checks to provide feedback and ensure program quality

  • Interact with communities, partnerships, and any organization (in any method) that engages youth.

  • Inventory equipment needed for programs and ensure proper equipment use by instructors

  • Assist in the expansion of the educational curriculum which focuses on coral restoration but meets both local and national science standards for K-12 students.

  • Teach education programs as needed

Other duties

  • Support CRF™ staff and departments in all aspects of CRF’s annual Coralpalooza event.

  • Assist with maintenance of Exploration Center as requested or directed.

  • Assist in special projects with other departments as requested or directed.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental education or related field.

  • Experience as an environmental educator.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word with a strong understanding of general computer technology

  • Agent of change – anxious to improve self, business process, data quality and business performance

  • Deep integrity, with an unwavering commitment to ethical behavior and safety

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Ability to work creatively and constructively with others and contribute to a team environment.

  • Ability to work nights and/or weekends often with little prior notice.

  • Valid driver’s license.

TEAMWORK AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS

CRF operates with a modest staff of 20 people and relies on a robust educational intern program, seasonal employees as well as local volunteers to accomplish our mission and work effectively on the water. We are a lean operation, and teamwork is crucial to our success. Being an effective team member means not only having the ability to work with your fellow staff members but also to be a positive example to our interns and volunteers (both on the water and off). Interested candidates should be able to work well with and communicate with a diverse group of people including fellow staff, interns, volunteers, the public, donors and partners.

For more information and details on how to apply, please see the full job description here.

STAFF ACCOUNTANT: FULL TIME POSITION BASED IN TAVERNIER, FLORIDA KEYS

The Staff Accountant position is responsible for the daily operational duties of not-for-profit accounting. Due to the nature and scope of his/her work the Staff Accountant is a direct report of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who has administrative and operational control. Broad responsibility is to support all areas of accounting with a primary focus on areas such as Payables, Receivables, Grants, Budgets, and General Accounting. Areas of focus are to be determined and adjusted as necessary to provide for cross‐training yet protect internal controls as directed by the CFO. There is a heavy focus on Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (GAAP) and OMB Uniform Guidance to maintain our standards of excellence and ethics.

 

The Staff Accountant’s duties and efforts are part of a larger operational management plan maintained by the CFO. It is expected that the Staff Accountant will play a key role in developing and contributing to the strategy and implementation of this larger plan.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

  • ACCOUNTING OPERATIONS

  • Cash Management, Accounts Receivable and Cash Receipts

  • Vendor Management, Accounts Payable and Expense Reimbursements

  • Accounting for Giftshop, Point of Sale & Online Store

  • Month‐end closing and balance sheet reconciliations

  • Prepare accurate and timely financial reports for grants/project expenses for internal

  • management purposes

  • Produce and maintain procedures manual of respective tasks

  • Implement procedures and systems necessary to maintain proper records and to afford adequate accounting controls and services

  • Work collaboratively across departments within the organization

  • Other duties as assigned

  • SUPPORT ROLE

    • Timely Preparation of periodic and annual financial statements

    • Review monthly financial results and communicate with appropriate program staff the financial position of the program

    • American Express Monthly Statement

    • Employee intake and payroll processing

    • Asset Management

    • External Grant Reporting

    • Prepare PBCs for Annual Financial Audit

    • Assist in gathering data for annual Form 990 tax filing

    • Work with CFO to design/implement Yearly Budget and Operating Plan

    • Assist in special projects for CFO & other departments as requested or directed

 

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

  • Three to five years of broad experience in financial reporting for business organizations or nonprofits, including financial statement preparation and analysis

  • Understanding of GAAP

  • Working proficiency with automated accounting systems designed for small organizations, such as Quick Books or similar software

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word with a strong understanding of general computer and digital technology

  • Proven ability to plan and manage projects to successful and timely completion

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

  • Agent of change – anxious to improve self, business process, data quality and business performance

  • Agent of education – committed to an environment of continuous training and education of peers and self

  • Deep integrity, with an unwavering commitment to ethical behavior

  • Personable and team-oriented

TEAMWORK AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS

CRF operates with a modest staff of 20 people and relies on a robust educational intern program, seasonal employees as well as local volunteers to accomplish our mission and work effectively on the water. We are a lean operation, and teamwork is crucial to our success. Being an effective team member means not only having the ability to work with your fellow staff members but also to be a positive example to our interns and volunteers (both on the water and off). Interested candidates should be able to work well with and communicate with a diverse group of people including fellow staff, interns, volunteers, the public, donors and partners.

For more information and details on how to apply, please see the full job description here.

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