The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) pioneers collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges. We steward the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and the hardworking communities that depend on it through a mix of science, education, and community programming.
The Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) empowers fishermen and other fisheries stakeholders to effectively participate in federal fisheries science and management through a 2-part series of 3-day workshops that engage 20-30 fishermen participants with 10-15 fisheries researchers and managers in a neutral setting. We operate in NOAA’s Greater Atlantic (New England and Mid-Atlantic council regions), Southeast (South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico council regions), Caribbean, and Pacific fishery regions, and conduct between 10-15 events annually. Foundationally a program developed in Maine by fishermen, for fishermen, MREP is committed to remaining regionally relevant through collaborative program development with regional leadership.
The MREP Program Manager will execute GMRI’s role in developing and running MREP workshops along the East Coast, which will include at least two of the following NOAA regions: Greater Atlantic, Southeast, and Caribbean. In addition, this position will oversee communication efforts designed to promote MREP and keep alumni connected.
The position is based at GMRI in Portland, Maine and requires frequent travel to the program regions, including two 3–4-day trips for each workshop offering (up to five per year) and up to three shorter (1-2 day) trips to facilitate steering committee meetings.
This is a salaried position. The MREP Program Manager will report to the MREP National Program Manager, and will work closely with GMRI’s other Community team programs, as well as a diverse group of fisheries industry partners throughout the regions MREP operates in. The target start date for this position is late April/early May 2021.
Manage GMRI’s role in MREP in select regions - Facilitate delivery of MREP programs with support from MREP National Program Manager and in collaboration with regional steering committees, program principals, NOAA fisheries, and the regional Councils, plus other appropriate regulatory agencies and industry stakeholders. For each regional program, which include the Greater Atlantic, Southeast, and Caribbean (Puerto Rico; US Virgin Islands):
Coordinate and facilitate annual steering committee meetings in each region (1 per year per region)
Plan, manage, and facilitate activity of regional program, including 2 workshops:
Manage logistics in collaboration with MREP Administrator to:
Manage complex collaborative oversight of program, including:
In coordination with the MREP National Program Manager, contribute to program improvement projects, which could include:
Manage regional MREP-related communication, in collaboration with MREP National Program Manager
Participate in and contribute to broader Community Department meetings and activities as well as GMRI meetings and activities; and support other MREP and organizational needs as required.
Diversity and Inclusion:
Gulf of Maine Research Institute has a long-standing policy and commitment to providing equal access and equal employment opportunities in all terms, conditions, processes, and benefits of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. GMRI's employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.
Applicants and employees are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify their race/ethnicity, gender, disability status and veteran status to assist GMRI in fulfilling various data reporting requirements of the federal government. This self-identification is completely voluntary, will be kept strictly confidential and separate from your application data, and used only to meet federal reporting requirements. Providing or declining to provide this information will not result in adverse action of any kind.
Estimated start date is mid-late May.
Salary and Benefits:
Gulf of Maine Research Institute offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
GMRI invites candidates with demonstrated experience in project management; facilitation and collaboration; strong communication across diverse groups, maintaining sensitivity to a broad array of stakeholders; a collaborative and professional demeanor; and an interest in science, education and/or the ocean.
Specific requirements include:
Other Preferred Qualifications: