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Program Manager – Puget Sound Restoration Fund

Position Description:

Olympia Oyster and Bull Kelp Habitat Recovery Programs

Puget Sound Restoration Fund (PSRF) seeks a Program Manager to provide core support for our Olympia Oyster and Bull Kelp Habitat Restoration Programs. S/he will have a wide range of responsibilities, working directly with the Olympia Oyster and Bull Kelp Habitat Recovery Programs Director to increase the operational capacity of both programs to advance habitat recovery program goals. S/he will develop and manage grants and contracts, including budgets, communications, reporting and invoicing. The Program Manager will be responsible for developing, submitting and tracking compliance for regulatory permits that authorize in-water restoration work for both programs. Another primary duty will be to work with the Program Director to organize, analyze and use data and model outputs from field surveys, monitoring, and research conducted by PSRF and others. In addition to reporting for grants and contracts, the Program Manager will prepare, deliver and curate accurate, engaging and quality reports to funders and partners. Lastly, s/he will assist with field and lab work as needed. PSRF is a team environment, and s/he will have support from the Program Director and other PSRF staff to ensure tasks are successfully accomplished.

The successful Program Manager will be detail-oriented and have strong communication and collaboration skills. Accuracy is critically important in many aspects of this work, as is the ability to develop and convey clear, timely, and persuasive communications verbally and in writing. The Program Manager will need to work efficiently and often independently to see tasks through to completion. Scheduling, time management, effective administration and regular communications with the Program Director and other team members will be essential to advance these multi-faceted programs. To thrive, the Program Manager will need to comfortably manage multiple projects, at different stages, with shifting priority levels.

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Farm Intern – Hog Island Oyster Co.

Marshall, California


Here’s your chance to earn while you learn, both the farming and science aspects of running a successful, sustainable shellfish farm.  Hog Island Oyster Co. has been a producer of shellfish for over 35 years and we’re looking for qualified, self-motivated individuals who want to work in the aquaculture industry, with an emphasis in shellfish farming. This position will work directly with the Farm Crew, and Farm Managers to learn how to consistently produce quality shellfish for our restaurants and customers. Interns will also work directly with our Wholesale Crew, and Wholesale Managers to learn how to source, handle, and distribute quality shellfish to our restaurants and customers. The interns will also assist our science and research staff with collecting and recording compliance and research related data. Individuals will learn all aspects of shellfish culture, including breeding, husbandry practices, harvesting, environmental monitoring, food safety monitoring, and regulatory compliance.

To be a good fit, you must have an eye for detail, a passion for the marine environment, a willingness to collaborate and strong communication skills. This is a temporary, 8 to 12 week, full-time position that starts June 15th so apply NOW. Send us your CV and a letter of interest and tell us why you are interested in this position.

Deadline to submit applications is Sunday, March 1st.

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Oyster Farm For Sale

Stony Point Oyster Company is a fully operational, turnkey shellfish farm in Willapa Bay, Washington. 80 acres of oyster beds. 3000 square foot dock/warehouse building. 1000 square foot remote setting facility. Oyster dredge, skiffs, all equipment, tools and supplies.

150+ year old family owned business with all licenses and permits in place. $1.2 million.

If interested, please contact Don Gillies at 360-942-8616

December Ecosystem Services Winner

Bill Dewey: Geoduck nursery tubes provide substrate and refuge for a variety of organisms besides geoduck. This tube has mussels, cockles, and a couple of species of sponges growing in and on it.

Hawai’i Island Aquaculture Extension Agent – Hawai’i Sea Grant

Assistant Extension Agent (Position #0088254T)

Location: Honolulu, HI
Job Type: Full-Time Temporary
Department: University of Hawai’i at Manoa – SOEST – Sea Grant College Program
Job Number: 2019-01470
Closing: 1/13/2020 11:59 PM Hawaii
Position Number: 0088254T
Description Title: Assistant Extension Agent
Position Number: 0088254T
Hiring Unit: University of Hawai’i Sea Grant College Program
Location: Hawai’i Island
Date Posted: December 16, 2019
Closing Date: January 13, 2020

The University of Hawai’i Sea Grant College Program (Hawai’i Sea Grant) conducts an integrated program of research, outreach, and education in support of the wise stewardship of marine resources and sustainable coastal communities. This Program is one of thirty-four (34) Sea Grant College Programs in the United States. Core funding is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Under the general supervision of the Hawai’i Sea Grant director, associate director/extension leader, and program leader, this position will serve communities in Hawai’i and the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands through an innovative extension program on aquaculture that supports the Sea Grant sustainable fisheries and aquaculture focus area.

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Executive Administrative Assistant, 20 – 25 hours per week

The Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association (PCSGA) is a non-profit (501c6) organization that supports producers of mussels, clams, oysters, and geoduck in the states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii. The Association, based in Olympia, Washington, is governed by a Board of Directors and is staffed by four employees. PCSGA advocates on behalf of a healthy marine environment, builds relationships with state and federal agencies, and supports industry research. The function of the Executive Administrative Assistant is to support the daily administrative functions of the Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association and its members.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Perform general administrative functions including but not limited to:
– Correspond regularly with members and public
– Format, proofread, and edit documents
– Manage Association calendar
– Schedule and staff internal and external meetings
– Receive and respond to phone calls and email
– Copy, fax, mail
– Track inventory and reorder supplies
• Take meeting minutes, including monthly board meetings, and prepare for distribution
• Assist with managing content of PCSGA website
• Assist with all aspects of event meeting and tour planning
• Manage membership database, including annual update of member information
• Conduct media scans for industry related news
• Other duties as assigned

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