Job Announcement – Director of Operations

The University of Georgia Marine Institute (UGAMI,, located on Sapelo Island, Georgia, seeks an Assistant/Associate Director for Operations to assist with departmental oversight, staff management, and facilities planning. The candidate will report directly to the UGAMI Director and will be involved in developing major policies and procedures, establishing Institutional priorities, and budget allocation. The Director for Operations provides daily oversight of UGAMI, represents the Institute to multiple partners, and ensures that the needs of visiting researchers, students, and other UGAMI users are met. Candidates with previous experience at a research field station and significant facilities and managerial experience are preferred.

An advanced degree in Marine Science or a related field is suggested for this position. A complete description and application materials can be found on the university’s faculty job portal Applications received by March 17, 2023 are assured full consideration. The position has a target start date of May 2023. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Merryl Alber, Chair of the Search Committee (, with the subject line: Director for Operations.