IT Assistant at the Coastal Resources Center

Coastal Resources Center, Graduate School of Oceanography, URI

Here is a brief write-up of a summer assistant position.  While basic duties are listed here, there are opportunities here for the experienced student to work with our VMware cluster, Cisco Firewall and VPN server, several Linux systems and web-apps as well as some application development using R and

IT Assistant to the Coastal Resources Center IT Manager

This is a student position with funding available for 20 hours per week starting May 15, 2017. Duties include maintaining the Center Active Directory Domain, Symantec enterprise antivirus software, Symantec backup server software, and the array of laptops and desktops running Windows 7 Pro used by the 25 Center staff and ~10 student employees. Running software updates using Windows System Update Service as well as desktop and laptop updates as needed.

The Qualifications

  • Experience with Windows computers and Windows Office software
  • Ability and motivation to work with little supervision taking initiative where necessary
  • Transportation to and from the Oceanography campus in Narragansett
  • Ability to work between 15 and 20 hours per week through the summer

Application Instructions

Email a brief resume with work history to Bob Bowen at for more information and to be considered.

Bob Bowen
Manager, Management and Information Systems
Coastal Resources Center
Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
Narragansett, RI 02882


The Coastal Resources Center at the Graduate School of Oceanography has as its mission to mobilize governments, businesses and communities around the world to work together as stewards of coastal ecosystems. With our partners we strive to define and achieve the health, equitable allocation of wealth, and sustainable intensities of human activity at the transition between the land and the sea.

We are currently running programs in the US, Malawi, Senegal, The Gambia and Ghana. More information can be found online at