Manomet is a nonprofit that believes people can live and work in ways today that will enable our world to thrive and prosper tomorrow.

Our scientists and staff work from Alaska to Argentina. Our headquarters are located on a 40-acre waterfront campus in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod Bay, 45 miles south of Boston. We have a satellite office in Brunswick, Maine. With an annual budget of approximately $5M and more than 30 scientists and staff, Manomet offers an entrepreneurial atmosphere of dedicated professionals who support each other toward a common vision of creating a more sustainable world.

Current open positions

Program Assistant, U360 Business Sustainability Program

The role of the U360 Program Assistant is to provide administrative and program support for the U360 Program Manager and the college students participating in the U360 Business Sustainability Internship at Manomet. U360 is an experiential education and professional development program focused on business sustainability and designed to train the next generation of change-makers to tackle today’s environmental, social, and economic challenges. The two-semester curriculum incorporates applied science, business, and sustainability workshops, career skills training, sustainability assessments of small businesses, and a Capstone project. Under the direction of the U360 Program Manager, the U360 Program Assistant will help process business data, coach and support the U360 students, work with university partners, recruit new students, promote the program publicly, and handle routine administrative tasks. The position is remote, 20-24 hours per week, and pays $18/hour (the weekly schedule will be determined upon hire).


The U360 Program Assistant position advances Manomet’s mission and strategic goals as it enables the U360 program to increase student enrollment, bringing this educational program to a greater number of college students and Manomet’s sustainability tools to more small businesses.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Duties and responsibilities that occupy a major portion of time and importance in the job)

  1. Use Manomet’s existing system to process, analyze, and report the survey data and results from the students’ interviews and assessments with the participating small businesses. A laptop will be provided for the duration of employment.
  2. Assist the Program Manager with various administrative tasks.
  3. Assist with student recruitment efforts from January through April, which may include corresponding with existing and potential new university partners, scheduling and conducting virtual information sessions, posting the position on college job boards, creating and sending email marketing, and more.
  4. Assist with the marketing, communications, and social media for U360 when needed.
  5. Help to coordinate, promote, and execute the annual U360 online giving challenge in March 2021.
  6. Under the guidance and direction of the Program Manager, provide coaching and educational support to the U360 students, as needed, as they engage with small businesses and create their final Capstone projects.
  7. Help with the preliminary plans for the 2021 Capstone Competition in May.

Additional tasks may be included in this position depending on the person’s skills and experience.



  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to follow specific, detailed directions and protocols of established systems and processes
  • Ability to manage own responsibilities and consistently produce high-quality work with little supervision
  • Adaptable, flexible, attentive, and communicative
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with proven reliability in meeting deadlines and ability to work on different tasks simultaneously
  • High proficiency and comfort with Microsoft Office and G-Suite programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Experience representing an organization publicly and engaging with external partners while maintaining the utmost professionalism
  • Experience with outreach and comfort communicating professionally via email, phone, and in-person
  • Demonstrated strength working with others and helping them perform at their best


  • Bachelor’s degree (ideally in a field related to U360: science, sustainability, economics, or business)
  • One or more years of work experience in a professional setting
  • Experience processing a high volume of data and following QA/QC standards
  • Experience maintaining confidentiality
  • Experience working for a supervisor remotely
  • Experience planning, promoting, and executing events
  • Proficiency with Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, and experience with social media marketing
  • Strong knowledge of business sustainability and the U360 program

ADA SPECIFICATIONS Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified candidates with disabilities. There is no travel or physical demands associated with this position, but it does require consecutive hours of computer work.


Please email your resume and cover letter as attachments to  Please reference the job title in the subject line. The position is available immediately and applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Manomet is an equal opportunity employer.

Blue-spotted Salamander Surveys, 2020


The Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (NHESP) of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife seeks to fund survey efforts targeting the state-listed Blue-spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale) as part of an ongoing study of regional population distributions. Experienced field biologists are needed to lead surveys in southeastern Massachusetts (Bristol, Norfolk, and Plymouth counties). Work will occur during the salamander breeding-migration season, implementing trapping surveys primarily and nocturnal visual surveys and/or cover-object surveys secondarily. Minimum duties will consist of sampling adult Blue-spotted Salamanders via funnel-trapping and taking standard measurements and photos of captured individuals. Sites to be surveyed will be prioritized and assigned by the NHESP.
Work will occur between late February and late April, depending on regional climate and local breeding phenology of Blue-spotted Salamanders. The successful applicant(s) will work in close consultation with the NHESP to plan and implement surveys to achieve preferred survey effort at each site over a desired sampling period. The successful applicant(s) will be expected to have reliable transportation, pay close attention to detail, have the ability to work independently in adverse weather conditions, and meet the physical demands of rigorous fieldwork (see last bullet in Preferred Qualifications).
If feasible, the successful applicant(s) may be asked to assist with an intensive trapping and DNA sampling effort in southern Middlesex County during the same general period. Frequency and duration of assistance with that work would be negotiable, depending on need, travel, and logistical considerations identified at the time. Assistance could vary from a single day to 3 weeks.

  • Primary: various sites in Plymouth, northern Bristol, and southern Norfolk counties
  • Secondary (possible): a site in southern Middlesex County
Positions Available

Up to 3

Funding Available

Up to $4,000 per contract, based on an hourly rate of $25.00/hr. and a 160-hr. maximum

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience conducting aquatic funnel-trapping surveys for Blue-spotted Salamander and other pool-breeding amphibians.
  • Demonstrated experience capturing and handling Blue-spotted Salamanders.
  • Thorough understanding of Blue-spotted Salamander movement behavior as it relates to timing and duration of breeding migrations, and to weather conditions.
  • Experience conducting nocturnal visual surveys for Blue-spotted Salamander.
  • Experience conducting cover-object surveys for Blue-spotted Salamander and other salamander species.
  • Experience conducting biological field work under adverse weather conditions (cold, wind, rain).
  • Flexible schedule, as it relates to accommodating the timing, duration, and frequency of survey work necessitated by local weather conditions and related salamander activity; generally available to work between late February and late April, and available to work intensively during a 3-week period once salamander migrations commence.
  • Able to provide own camera, GPS unit, field notebook, weatherproof footwear/apparel (e.g., waders), and transportation.
    Comfortable working alone in the woods.
  • Physically capable of carrying a 20- to 40-lb. pack of equipment (e.g., stack of funnel traps) while traversing through the woods on foot, hiking up to half a mile through dense underbrush, and wading through mucky and/or densely vegetated wetlands with submerged (and often hidden) woody debris.
Special Conditions & Other Information
  • Services of the successful applicant(s) will be retained through the NHESP’s contractual relationship with the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.
  • Prior to commencement of work, the successful applicant(s) will be named on a Letter Permit from the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife authorizing the capture and handling of Blue-spotted Salamanders.
  • The NHESP will provide traps, data forms, and equipment for measuring salamanders (scale, calipers).
  • Following completion of field work, the successful applicant(s) would be expected to submit several project deliverables: (1) completed survey data forms, (2) a Microsoft Excel workbook with survey and salamander data, and (3) photos of all Blue-spotted Salamanders observed, following a standard file-naming scheme.
How to Apply

Please submit an application consisting of (1) a cover letter that directly addresses the preferred qualifications listed above, (2) a resume/CV, and (3) contact information for 3 references. [Note: references are not required if the applicant has worked on the NHESP Blue-spotted Salamander project within the past 5 years.]  Applications should be sent in either hard-copy or electronic format to: Karen Dolan, Finance & Projects Administrator, Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581 or karen.dolan@mass.govPreference will be given to applications received prior to January 14, 2020; final application deadline is January 31, 2020.

For questions regarding application submission, please contact Karen at (508) 389-6349 or

For information about specific aspects of the project, please contact Jacob E. Kubel, Conservation Scientist, at (508) 389-6373 or


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