Human Resource Manager
Part Time (24 hours per week)

The Center for Coastal Studies is in search of a part time Human Resource Manager. Health and dental benefits, retirement plan and paid time off will be available after probationary periods. The Human Resource Manager will serve as a coordinator of all personnel matters, staff benefits and maintain required legal documentations for labor relations.

Key Responsibilities:
• Maintain personnel files, volunteer files and other appropriate staff documents and forms
• Process payroll on bi-weekly basis and retirement contributions.
• Assist with on boarding procedures in coordination with departments
• Aid Executive Director in personnel related concerns in coordination with legal counsel or consultants as needed.
• Monitor liabilities within the institution and business operations; maintain and arrange proper commercial insurance needed. As well as maintain and monitor expenses of benefits insurances.
• Assist with finding, and onboarding volunteers as needed.

Key Job Requirements:
• Process all job applications received and related correspondences
• Produce and post job advertisements when requested
• Coordinate with staff on new hire onboarding and requirements
• Assist Executive Director on payroll and other HR related correspondences
• Process all additions and terminations for CCS benefits
• Maintain timesheet reports and vacation accrual records
• Process all health/dental Life and LTD insurance correspondences
• Assist with insurance claims and liability questions or concerns
• Assist Executive Director with personnel related concerns and liabilities,
• Coordinate with Executive Director on personnel terminations
• Maintain proper training requirements for staff
• Keep up to date forms and personnel policies
• Process all retirement plan documents and payments
• Assist administration as needed

Associates/Bachelor’s in business administration or other adequate degree, and/or sufficient past experience in business administration or human resource management. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, email and online processes. Strong inter-personal skills and verbal and written communication skills. Attention to detail and team work capabilities.

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
Job is performed in an office environment, but also has flexibility to work from home part of the time.
Day-to-day work includes paper and computer work as well as interaction with staff, guests and volunteers. Ability to have transportation to office and meetings a must.

If you are interested in applying for this position please email your cover letter, resume and two references to:
Stephanie Richardson, [email protected]

Hydrographer/Marine Technician

The Coastal Processes and Ecosystems Laboratory (CaPE Lab) is looking for a skilled Hydrographer/Marine Technician and energetic team member in a dynamic, science-based lab who is interested in living in a unique setting on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts. The CaPE Lab is a joint research effort between the School for the Environment within the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB) and the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

The successful candidate will lead the day-to-day operations of nearshore, shallow water acoustic surveys and contribute to ongoing scientific studies. This person will be stationed at The Center’s Hiebert Marine Lab in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The Center and UMB have several acoustic instruments including the Edgetech 6205 phase-measuring sidescan sonar (550/1600 kHz), the Edgetech 4125 (600/1600 kHz), and two Teledyne RDI Sentinel V ADCPs (1000 kHz). The CaPE Lab has two main acoustic survey platforms, a customized, shallow-draft, research vessel (27’ Eastern) and a custom-built 12’ ultra-shallow draft (~0.5 ft) pontoon.

Main responsibilities are the acquisition of hydrographic data during day cruises based primarily from the Marine Lab in Provincetown and occasionally other locations. Also, the candidate will be the lead for the processing of bathymetric data. Days at sea will vary but typically range from 20-30 days per year. Qualifications include:

  • Experience at sea on vessel-based, acoustic
  • Experience with hydrographic data acquisition, preferably using Hypack and
  • Experience, or aptitude with the planning of field operations and
  • Experience, or aptitude with troubleshooting hydroacoustic & oceanographic
  • Experience with hydrographic data processing and visualization through software packages such as Hypack, CARIS, SonarWiz, Fledermaus, and
  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant field is preferred, though candidates with long-term professional experience will be considered.
  • Experience with phase-measuring sidescan sonar operations and data processing

Hydrographers, technicians, and other specialists are encouraged to apply. Ample opportunities exist for program expansion, as well as integration with other UMB and CCS programs, depending on candidate skills and interests.

Position comes with a comprehensive benefits package and salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit cover letter and CV via email to: Dr. Mark Borrelli: [email protected] and at [email protected],  and Stephanie Richardson: [email protected]

Review of applications will begin after September 10th and will continue until the position is filled.


You can find our open internship opportunities here:  coastalstudies.org/about/internships/




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