Community Engagement Manager, Lower Florida Keys Operations

Posted: 08/24/2023

This position supports community engagement and development activities for Mote Marine Laboratory in the lower Florida Keys with the institutional goals of:
1) promoting Mote’s research and partnerships;
2) generating attendance for Mote public exhibits, programs, and events;
3) supporting Mote development and fundraising efforts;
4) guiding staff and programs with the Mote mission to external entities and for events;
5) representing Mote to media and community entities.
The incumbent is expected to increase the visibility and viability of Mote’s research and restoration efforts from Key West through Marathon, while supporting upper Florida Keys activities as needed.  This position is responsible for managing staff, engaging with elected officials, making public presentations, coordinating with other Mote offices/teams, and conceptualizing, organizing, executing, and attending external and onsite events.
This position requires:

  • Personal initiative and strategic vision
  • Public information officer skills sets
  • Understanding of the importance of the delivery and timing of consistent messaging
  • Effective and confident communication skills
  • Selfless support of an institutional Mote team-mentality
  • Ability to find creative solutions to complex administrative, political, and logistical issues 
The incumbent will administratively report to the Vice President of Sponsored Research and Coastal Policy Programs, but seamlessly assist the larger Mote leadership team as needed.

Interested applicants should apply on line by choosing “Community Engagement Manager, Lower FL Keys”  at or mail a single package including cover letter, resume or CV and the contact information for three references to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236 before 5pm September 15, 2023.

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

Position Type: Full-time

Salary Range: $41,000 - $60,000/year

Employer Type: Private Company

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