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Facility Operations Manager


University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility 

Bayfield, Wisconsin

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Position Details

​The Research Program Manager II oversees the day-to-day operation of the UWSP-Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility in Bayfield, WI. The position works with the Director to manage all functions and responsibilities of the aquaculture facility and associated programs including staff management, purchasing, and budgeting, facility maintenance and upgrades, research project performance, and outreach components. 

The Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility (UWSP NADF) housed in the College of Letters & Science at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point promotes public education and advances the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge for sustainable aquaculture in a northern climate. It is a one-of-a-kind facility in the Midwest and joins only a handful in the U.S. The state-of the-art, dynamic facility showcases new advances in aquaculture system technology such as sustainable land-based recirculating aquaculture, while also providing traditional aquaculture systems such as flow-through raceways and outdoor ponds for industry based research. The UWSP NADF is a northern campus of UW-Stevens Point, located near Bayfield, Wisconsin. Learn more about the facility.

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Required Qualifications 

•Bachelor’s Degree, from an accredited institution, in aquaculture, fisheries biology, freshwater science, hatchery management or related water-science field.
•Three years professional experience in managing, operating, or in a supervisory role at a fish culture facility.
•Fundamental understanding with proven experience operating and managing commercial-scale recirculating, flow-through, and pond culture systems and associated hatchery equipment.
•Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to work productively as a team member within a diverse campus community, as well as an effective individual contributory of successful and efficient organizational and project management; including fiscal management of programs.
•Experience with personnel management including recruitment, training, supervision, and assessment.

Preferred Qualifications

•Master’s Degree, from an accredited institution, in aquaculture, fisheries biology, freshwater science, hatchery management or related water-science field or five years of professional experience working with aquaculture in the aquaculture industry, a fisheries agency, academia, or other related professional field.
•Evidence of success in securing extramural research grant funding.
•Four or more years of experience managing research projects.
•Record of peer-reviewed research-based publications.
•Demonstrated leadership and management skills, with the ability to lead and oversee the work of others.
•Experience with research program planning and administration, including ability to successfully work with administrators and scientists.
•Experience with successful research collaboration across multiple federal and state agencies.
•Experience developing research networks and contacts in the Great Lakes region.

To Apply 

To ensure consideration, completed online applications must be received by end of day, 11:59 pm, on November 15, 2021. However, screening may continue until the needs of the recruitment are met.

Additional Information & How to Apply Instructions

Contact Information

For the Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility / UWSP:

Chris Hartleb, Director 

For UWSP Human Resources:

Diane Weiler, HR Specialist, 715-346-2430

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