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Mote Marine Laboratory

Project Manager MarSci-LACE

Mote is hiring a Project Manager for the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation: Marine Science Laboratory Alliance Center for Excellence (LSAMP MarSci-LACE). MarSci-LACE is a 3-year National Science Foundation funded project with the goal to help increase underrepresented minority participation in Marine STEM fields through hands-on research experiences at the undergraduate level. 


Under the supervision of the Project Director, the Project Manager will oversee project operations to successfully meet MARSCI-LACE’s stated objectives and outcomes.  The Project Manager will also assist with research and data collection, grant tracking, purchasing, meeting planning, travel logistics, and ensure adherence to Mote Marine Laboratory (MML) procedures and grant requirements.


Responsibilities include:

Maintain communication between grant partners, stakeholders, students, scientist mentors and other staff

Oversee the administration of data collection efforts including ethical handling of participant information and records

Qualitative and quantitative data collection activities related to the research under the direction of Project Director

Assist with data analysis and reporting

Work with other project staff on strategic planning for future grant activities

Assist with website content and updates

Develop promotional and reporting materials such as newsletters, brochures, and reports

Coordinate planning and logistics of annual conference and meetings

Work in collaboration with Project Coordinator to facilitate professional development opportunities, including virtual training events, for science mentors, faculty and students

Oversee the administrative aspects of the MarSci-LACE Project including maintenance of calendars, preparation of correspondence, planning of events, meeting minutes, and other administrative functions

Oversee tracking of project progress and maintenance of timeline

Respond to inquiries received from collaborators, stakeholders, NSF and LSAMP networks and social media in a timely and courteous manner

Seek out and contribute to complimentary and synergistic opportunities and activities

Other grant-related duties as assigned


Working Hours:

MarSci-LACE Project Manager is a federal grant funded, full time position and is scheduled typically Mon-Fri with occasional evenings and weekends.

Experience Required

Minimum Requirements Bachelor’s degree; graduate degree preferred 2 or more years in a project management, research or coordination role preferred Experience with federally funded projects preferred Experience working with diverse audiences Extensive experience with MS Office; Qualtrics experience preferred U.S. citizenship or foreign citizen’s U.S. work permit appropriate for the work Excellent verbal/written communication skills Outstanding interpersonal skills Able to problem solve quickly Able to work independently and as part of a team Able to occasionally work flexible hours Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The MarSci-LACE Project Manager requires a deep and unwavering belief in the goals of this project and an established commitment to improving access and equality in our community. The candidate must have exceptional organizational skills; the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment and a proactive, solutions-based approach. Our ideal candidate is honest, caring, and professional with a tireless work ethic and a contagious, positive energy. They are a giving team member, a creative problem solver, and an enthusiastic collaborator. This candidate will possess outstanding communication skills, poise, and confidence, skilled in written and oral communication with the ability to represent Mote Marine Laboratory and this project to a variety of audiences. We expect the highest ethical standards, personal integrity, intelligence, good humor, resilience, energy, and spirit. Hiring Conditions The hiring of a successful candidate for this position is conditional on a background check within 2 weeks of start date.

How to Apply

Hiring Conditions  

The hiring of a successful candidate for this position is conditional on a background check within 2 weeks of start date.


To Apply

Interested applicants should apply on line at or mail a single package including cover letter, resume or c.v. and the contact information for three references to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236 before 5pm August 13, 2021.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected category. Mote participates in E-Verify.


Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 9413884441

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