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Freshwater Institute Program Manager

Apply now Job no: 493486
Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Dean of Faculty CLA, Environmental Studies
Division: Academic Affairs

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Benefits & Perks:

  • 25 Days - Paid Time Off (vacation, sick and personal time)
  • 10 Days - Paid Holidays
  • 5 Days - Paid College Closure Days
  • Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurances (within 30 days of hire)
  • 100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)
  • 100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • 11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions
  • Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans
  • Free On-Campus Parking
  • Free Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)
  • Free Full Tuition for Employees and their Families
  • Pet Insurance
  • 100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Award-Winning Wellbeing Programs: Blue Rewards, Rally Dollars, Hinge Health Musculoskeletal Coaching
  • Plus More!

Additional Perks:

  • Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards and more)
  • Free E-Training Courses & Professional Development Opportunities
  • IT Software & Laptop Discounts (Apple, Lenovo, and more)
  • College Bookstore Discounts 
  • Annual Service Awards & Recognition Programs
  • Discover what it's like to live in Orlando: Live, Work, Play and Learn
  • Plus More!

Rollins offers a competitive salary, along with our generous benefits package! Click here to review our full benefits package.


The Rollins College Department of Environmental Studies is seeking a Freshwater Institute Program Manager! The Program Manager will provide oversight and administration for freshwater curricular and research initiatives toward the goal of establishing Rollins College as a leading institution in freshwater science and education in Florida. The position and relevant initiatives are supported by a three-year grant with possibility of renewal upon successful implementation.

The Program Manager will report to the grant administrator (housed in the Environmental Studies department) and work closely with an interdisciplinary steering committee. The position involves providing administrative support (managing budgets, outreach, reporting, etc.) as well as proactively engaging with Rollins faculty across disciplines and community partners to develop freshwater initiatives and outreach. This will include management of databases, contracts, and technological equipment for curricular and/or research needs.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage grant budget allocations, requests, and reporting requirements
  • Calibration and maintenance of monitoring equipment, dataloggers, and data communication
  • Develop and maintain databases related to water quality monitoring, equipment usage and maintenance, and data QA/QC
  • Assist in development of collaborations among Rollins faculty and staff for integration of freshwater research across arts & sciences curricula and sustainable development goals
  • Coordinate outreach efforts, including development of a program webpage, marketing, and tracking and communicating impacts
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community partners (e.g. City of Winter Park and other local municipalities, school districts, NGOs, etc.)
Minimum Qualifications
& Education:
  • BA or BS from an accredited college/university in a field related to water research or education
  • Two to four years’ experience related to the essential functions of the position: program management (budgets and reporting) and/or technology operations (website development, water quality data QA/QC, equipment maintenance)
  • Experience with programming languages, ability to communicate with IT personnel on data needs


  • Masters Degree
  • Experience with grant administration in academic environment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Passion for collaboration and outreach related to freshwater initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in collaborations; excellent organizational, project management, and problem-solving skills
    Familiarity with water quality monitoring instrumentation and deployment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office, web development, social media, etc.
  • Ability/desire to learn and utilize new software and technology (for data management, providing programming/coding support, deploying/maintaining/troubleshooting monitoring equipment, etc.) 

Work Environment:

  • Campus-based, front-facing customer service position, working in an office environment
  • Regular use of a computer and databases
  • May require travel to off-site meetings (local)
  • Flexible scheduling, including evenings and weekends, may be required on an “as needed” basis
  • Light physical requirements (moving equipment < 25lbs.) in outdoor spaces


This position is currently funded for three years. The continuation of this position beyond two years is contingent on available funding.

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Cover letter - Please outline how your qualifications align with this role, and your interest in this position
  2. Resume

**Review of applications will begin on or about June 1, 2023 and continue until position is filled**

Diversity & Inclusion at Rollins:


Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. To learn more, please click here.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.

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