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Volunteer Resources Administrative Assistant


Dolphin Research Center, Grassy Key, FL – DRC is a not-for-profit education and research facility dedicated to teaching, learning and caring for marine mammals and the environment we share. We are home to a colony of Common Bottlenose Dolphins and California Sea Lions.

Closing Date
May 13, 2020

Volunteers at Dolphin Research Center play a crucial role in daily operations. Our programs appeal to a diverse group that includes retirees, high school students and college students. Some are here for no more than a few days, many for several months and some long-term. Our dynamic department welcomes about one hundred volunteers per year. The Volunteer Resources Administrative Assistant supports the Director.

May include, but are not limited to, the following:

General correspondence, record keeping, and files maintenance.
Prompt handling and processing of incoming/outgoing departmental mail.
Maintain all essential supplies, materials, and equipment necessary for volunteers to perform their duties.
Process volunteer applications – date, review and acknowledge within three days of receipt.
Assist in providing Orientation to new volunteers.
Assist with volunteer training – including operation of necessary equipment.
Update and print Volunteer Weekly Sign-In Sheet and calculate hours.
Record, distribute and post weekly department meeting minutes within two days.
Assist with tasks specific to the Internship program: Intern Selection Lists distribution; prompt notification of status – confirmation packets including Intern Guidelines and not-selected letters; maintain current postings at college career center websites.

Education and Pre-requisites

Abilities and Skills:
Serious applicants should be responsible, organized, self-directed and comfortable with multi-tasking; they should also demonstrate good team player skills.
Good interpersonal skills and the ability and desire to work with a variety of people on a regular basis are a must.
Good communication skills (both oral and written).
We are the primary caregivers for our family of exotic birds so familiarity with avian care is helpful.
Applicants should have good basic computer skills including experience with PC-based applications including Windows and Microsoft Office Suite (or equivalent) and should have good communication skills (both oral and written).

Compensation and benefits

The starting wage for the Volunteer Resources Administrative Assistant is $10.00 per hour. DRC currently offers medical benefits, a 401(k) retirement plan, paid vacation, sick, and overtime, as well as personal growth and training opportunities. DRC seeks to provide for the well being of its employees and our salaries combined with our generous benefits create a competitive total package that is right for our environment.

DRC is a 501(c)(3) qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. To see if you qualify for student loan forgiveness please visit

Application instructions

If you are interested, please visit our website, “How to Apply”, to obtain a DRC application. Send your resume and completed application by email to or fax them to the Human Resources Director at (305) 289-8902. You may also mail them to Dolphin Research Center, Human Resources Director, 58901 Overseas Highway, Grassy Key, FL 33050.

Dolphin Research Center is an Equal OpportunityEmployer