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Vessel Captain and Operations Manager, School of Science

Monmouth University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 24, 2024

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Monmouth University

Vessel Captain and Operations Manager, School of Science

Department: School Of Science

Position Summary:
Monmouth University has an immediate full-time position for a Vessel Manager/Captain within the School of Science. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to applications received by December 20, 2023.

The position will support efforts of the Marine Environmental Biology and Policy program, Urban Coast Institute, as well as other University constituencies and partners.

The incumbent will operate and maintain the Universities vessels 14-50ft. Large vessel is docked in Atlantic Highlands NJ and small boats are trailered out of campus. Provide support for student training and academic research, as well as contract research efforts in fisheries, sediment sampling, water quality, moorings and hydrographic survey efforts. A description of the vessel fleet and associated equipment can be found here.
The position will require USCG 100ton License, abilities for precise vessel maneuvering, occasional nighttime work, and deployment of a variety of oceanographic equipment and fishing gears. Other duties include vessel maintenance and accommodating research equipment loading, hookup, and deployment. Cruises typically range from one to four hours in length for student training with 8 to 12 hour days for research and contract work. The position reports to the Dean of the School of Science. The ideal candidate will work well in a dynamic environment with scientists, as well as college students from many different disciplines, including marine biology, fisheries ecology, and oceanography.

This is an in-person, on-campus, non-remote position.

A complete list of job duties is available at

Required Degree, License or Certifications:

Required Skills or Software:

Required Years of Experience:

Other Requirements:
  • Experience serving as a captain or senior crew member on a research, commercial or military vessel
  • Hold a valid US Coast Guard Master- Near Coastal Waters, 100-ton license
  • Hold a valid Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) credential
  • Hold a valid driver’s license
  • Hold a valid First Aid, CPR and AED training certification
  • Possess demonstrable vessel trailering capabilities with vessels up to 30 feet
  • Physical ability to conduct field work under a variety of weather conditions and moving decks
  • Physical ability to ascend and descend ladders to 10ft, and ability to lift, carry, or move objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and extended hours as needed
  • Experience with maintaining and managing budgets

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to generate external funding resources.
  • Hold or be able to obtain within three (3) months of employment a valid Standards of Training and Certification of Keeping Watch (STCW) basic credential
  • Experience navigating coastal waters of NJ including NY Harbor, Barnegat Bay and adjacent nearshore ocean waters
  • Experience with operation and maintenance of marine mechanical systems, hydraulics, power tools, and vessel safety equipment
  • Experience in marine/oceanographic instrumentation applications and use (i.e., calibration and operation of data sondes and other water quality monitoring devices, benthic sampling, plankton sampling and fishery techniques)
  • Familiarity with Hydrographic and GPS survey techniques
  • Working knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications, Windows operating system (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of device interfacing and application software specific to sampling, analysis and positioning i.e. Hypack

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Posting Date: 11/20/2023
Closing Date:

Located along New Jersey’s northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 5,400 students in 61 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including four doctoral programs.

Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University’s dynamic learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth’s faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating with undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.

Approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The University’s 170-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic elegance of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities.

A multitude of experiences is available just outside the campus gates. Access Asbury Park’s legendary music scene and diverse cultural opportunities supported by an active LGBTQ+ community. Enjoy Red Bank’s lively theater and dining hub and Long Branch’s redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings.

Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review’s “The Best 387 Colleges,” and Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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