Job Opportunity – The Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory Facilities Director

The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory (FSUCML) (http:/// invites applications for the position of Facilities Director of the FSUCML. We seek a highly motivated individual with notable organizational and management skills who will be responsible for assisting in facilities management, administrative direction, and coordination of staff and activities of the FSUCML. Further, we seek someone with the vision necessary to participate in planning for the laboratory’s future.


The person in this position is responsible for the day to day management of research facilities and physical plant and is expected to use a “hands-on” approach to directing the management of facilities and research services. Facilities on site include administrative offices, research laboratories, research holding facilities, research vessels, a seawater system and dormitories. The successful candidate serves as a member of the FSUCML’s senior management team, participating in strategic planning and staffing decisions; assisting in the development and maintenance of partnerships throughout the University to attain FSUCML goals and objectives; and supporting the collection, analysis, and reporting of data as appropriate for proposed and ongoing projects or initiatives related to all facilities.

The Coastal and Marine Laboratory is committed to research focused on coastal and marine issues of ecological importance that provides the scientific basis for policy decisions. It is embedded in an area of rich terrestrial and marine biodiversity with an abundance of complex and interconnected estuarine and marine habitats including tidal salt marshes and flats, seagrass meadows, oyster reefs, and hard-bottom reefs dominated by soft coral and sponge communities. It is expected that successful candidates would have a basic understanding of ecological processes related to these local habitats and environments.

Salary Range: commensurate with experience and credentials.

Education Experience: Bachelor’s degree and four years’ experience in a related science or research services field or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to eight years.

How to Apply:  Applicants are asked to provide a single document in PDF format containing a letter of application that describes their interest in the position and a resume. Applications must be uploaded online at Job opening Id # 40801. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three references to

The closing date for applications is 26 September 2016.


Florida State University is committed to the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students, and to sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive.  Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer.