Employment Opportunities


Education Manager

Location: Bamfield Marine Sciences Center, Bamfield, B.C.

Date Posted: 27-Feb-20

The Education Manager is a member of the BMSC Leadership Team and reports to the Director. This is a permanent full-time position. The preferred start date is on or before April 1, 2020.


  • Provides direct oversight and management of all Education Unit programs including University Programs, Field Trips Program, Library
  • Promotes BMSC and Education Unit vision and mission
  • Oversees contact between BMSC and relevant faculties/departments at the member universities; maintains and develop and expand these contacts
  • Participates in committees to provide strategic and operational advice and identify opportunities for linkages between Education, Research, Finance and Operations
  • Hires and manages Education Unit staff with support from relevant program coordinators and Director, as required
  • Develops, recommends and administers guidelines, policies and procedures for all Education Unit programs
  • Manages relevant Education Unit budgets
  • Oversee renewal of relevant permits and applications
  • Seeks out and assists in the application for funding/grants that will benefit our programs (e.g., equipment and teaching grants, Canada Summer Jobs)
  • Oversee elements of BMSC advancement, social media, newsletter as part of a larger, emerging communication strategy
  • Works closely with the Director and Leadership Team to ensure consistent management practices
  • Collaborates with and supports the other senior managers as needed
  • Participates in developing and achieving long-term goals and strategic plans of the BMSC
  • Oversee some day-to-day aspects of the Education Unit as delegated by the Director

Education and Experience

  • A degree, diploma or other professional qualification in pedagogy, education, or science-related field, MSc or PhD preferred
  • 2-3 years of work experience in managing university programs and/or science education, with a demonstrated record of effective management of staff and resources; Experience in an academic or research environment is required; Experience in marine environments is preferred, but not required


  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; demonstrated ability to inspire accountability and trust, set a positive example, facilitate staff development, and provide a strong sense of collective direction across new and existing programs in the Education Unit
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences in a range of formal and informal settings
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems, solicit and incorporate the ideas of others, set clear priorities and achieve results under financial and logistical constraints
  • A strong service orientation
  • Successful candidates will either have, or be willing to acquire, training in specific areas relevant to BMSC operations, including first aid, small vessel operations, laboratory safety etc.
  • Successful candidates will have or acquire a Criminal Record Check for BC

To Apply, please submit the following information in a single *.pdf via email to Dr. Sean Rogers (director@bamfieldmsc.com)

  1. Cover letter that highlights your qualifications for the position
  2. Resume
  3. Names and contact information of three references

We will begin considering applications on March 4. The position will remain open until filled.


About BMSC

For more than 45 years Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC) has supported life-changing education and research on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. BMSC is owned and managed by a not-for-profit organization, the Western Canadian Universities Marine Sciences Society, whose members are University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, Simon Fraser University and University of Victoria. Educational programs focus on marine and coastal environments, and include short programs for middle and high school students, multi-week courses for undergraduate and graduate credit, and multi-day workshops. BMSC is an important member of the local community of Bamfield and works collaboratively with the Huu-ay-aht First Nations, the Alberni-Clayoquot regional district, the RCMP and the Coastguard.