Career Opportunities

Digital Content Creator/Editor

Department: Marketing
Reports to: Vice President of Marketing

Job Summary
Create and edit copy that drives lead generation, supports lead nurturing and upsells campaigns for Divers Alert Network brand, programs, products and services across its digital, social and print channels.

  • Write and edit SEO-friendly copy for website, social media networks, display advertising campaigns, electronic campaigns, blogs and video scripts.
  • Create compelling campaign copy to be used across multiple marketing channels; email, landing pages, paid social and PPC that support lead generation and upsell revenue-generating campaigns.
  • Work with Marketing Content and Media Specialist to develop, manage and execute editorial calendar of forward-thinking content for the scuba diving industry.
  • Assist with content creation and editing of marketing collateral and member communications.
  • Write using appropriate tone for a variety of audience segments; create relevant and timely content for internal and external publications.
  • Edit and proofread materials for accuracy, consistency, clarity, style, format and grammar. Maintain freshness in materials by periodically reviewing work and monitoring efficacy of copy.
  • Interact with internal departments and external resources to identify topics and produce copy.
  • Track performance, and make recommendations for optimizations.
  • Efficiently manage project timelines.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned to support department and organization.

  • Required Qualifications
  • A degree in journalism, communications, marketing or related field
  • Four or more years of experience in content writing for web and mobile and social apps, writing news stories or articles, technical and creative online copy
  • Superior copywriting and editing skills
  • Ability to repurpose content for multiple channels
  • Deep understanding of social-media marketing, including SMO, advertising, publishing and reporting tools and governance
  • Understanding of the components of common web technology (e.g., HTML, CSS) with a solid knowledge of writing online and mobile content, story development, graphics, digital asset management, knowledge management and application
  • Ability to work independently with a strong work ethic and a "roll up your sleeves" attitude as well as in a shared or matrix environment with multiple process owners
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple requests and priorities

  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with InDesign, Photoshop and/or other creative design software
  • Strong understanding of metadata pertaining to search-engine optimization
  • Scuba diving experience, or knowledge of the scuba industry, a plus

  • The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to the job classifications. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments and to make reasonable accommodations as needed.

    Posted 6-25-17

    Database Programmer

    FLSA: Exempt
    Department: Information Technology
    Primary Worksite: 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC
    Reports to: VP, Information Technology

    Occupational Summary: Customize, maintain and develop data solutions to meet the company needs, and work on building our proprietary software built on the .Net/MS SQL framework. You will be required to understand the functionality of all existing data structure as well as independently develop new features and integrations into the existing platform.

  • Recommend data solutions by defining database physical structure and functional capabilities, database security, data back-up, and recovery specifications
  • Install revised or new database systems by proposing specifications; recommend ideal access techniques; coordinate installation requirements
  • Design, implement, and maintain high-availability databases in accordance with end project's needs and views
  • Define users, and enable data distribution to the right user, in appropriate format and in a timely manner
  • Maintain database performance by calculating optimum values for database parameters; implement new releases; complete maintenance requirements; evaluate computer operating systems and hardware products
  • Use high-speed transaction recovery techniques and backup data
  • Minimize database downtime, and manage parameters to provide fast query responses
  • Provide proactive and reactive data management support and training to users
  • Determine, enforce and document database policies, procedures and standards
  • Perform tests and evaluations regularly to ensure data security, privacy and integrity
  • Monitor database performance, implement changes, and apply new patches and versions when required
  • Develop reports based on end users' needs

  • Qualifications/Skills
  • Proven working experience as a MSSQL 2000 and higher database administrator
  • Excellent knowledge with relational database design, documentation and coding
  • Excellent knowledge of data backup, recovery, security, integrity and SQL
  • Previous experience with DBA case tools (frontend/backend) and third-party tools
  • Familiarity with programming SSRS
  • Knowledge of Crystal Reports
  • Knowledge of MS Dynamics a plus
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to think algorithmically
  • BS degree in a computer discipline or relevant certification
  • Minimum 2+ years database administration in enterprise environments
  • Relevant IT qualifications (bachelor's degree preferred)
  • Technical qualifications (MCSA SQL Server Preferred)
  • Dependable attendance record

  • Desired Qualifications
  • Knowledge of scuba diving industry and/or be a certified diver

  • Posted 5-5-17


    FLSA: Exempt
    Department: Information Technology
    Primary Worksite: 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC
    Reports to: VP, Information Technology

    Occupational Summary: Customize, maintain and develop solutions to meet the company needs, and work on building our proprietary software built on the .Net/MS SQL framework. Understand the functionality of all existing program structure as well as independently develop new features and integrations into the existing platform.

  • Translate storyboards, and use cases into functional web-based applications
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code
  • Integrate data storage solutions
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of web applications
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to mitigate and address these issues
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automatization

  • Qualifications/Skills
  • Strong knowledge of .NET web framework 2.0 and higher
  • Highly proficient in C# and VB.NET
  • Strong knowledge of Object Oriented Programming (OOP), UML and Design Patterns
  • Skilled at writing reusable libraries
  • Familiar with various design and architectural patterns, and understanding of fundamental design principles for building a scalable application
  • Highly proficient with relational database design that represents and supports business processes, and experience with MSSQL 2000-2012
  • Experience with popular web application client-side frameworks such as JQuery, Angular, Bootstrap
  • Experience implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Proficient is using Visual Studio 2015, and Visual Studio Team Services or TFS for code versioning
  • 4+ years of demonstrated ability in design, development and implementation of Internet, multitier client/server applications and intranet applications using .Net framework and its components including Asp.Net, C#, VB, MVC, Web forms and AJAX
  • Results oriented and committed to meeting goals
  • Must have experience in working with tight schedules and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent work ethics, self-motivated, quick learner and team oriented
  • Ability to produce code using approved coding libraries, practices, standards and disciplines

  • Desired Qualifications
  • Knowledge of scuba diving industry and/or be a certified diver

  • Posted 5-5-17

    Research Director

    FLSA: Exempt
    Department: Research
    Primary Worksite: 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC
    Reports to: VP, Mission

    Occupational Summary: Work with DAN Scientific Advisory Board to define DAN's research priorities and be responsible for managing DAN's research programs to address those priorities with the main goals of
  • improving the dive safety of recreational divers
  • increasing diver-centricity of diving science research and promoting personalized dive safety strategies

  • Duties/Responsibilities
  • Work with Scientific Advisory Board to identify outstanding issues in dive science
  • Develop annual research plans and budget consistent with the established priorities
  • Design and develop new research projects
  • Provide plan and documentation for project implementation
  • Monitor project progress, and compile annual reports
  • Plan data protection and data tracking
  • Prepare periodic reports and scientific papers
  • Conduct data analysis, and write chapters for diving report
  • Publish in scientific journals
  • Give public presentations in scientific conferences
  • Translate and disseminate scientific findings to diving communities
  • Make educational presentations for the diving public

  • Qualifications/Skills
  • Doctoral-level education with an appropriate research background in diving physiology, diving medicine or other related life sciences
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects in parallel
  • Excellent relationship management skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective partnerships and earn the trust and cooperation of researchers
  • Working knowledge of dive physiology and medicine research
  • Outstanding ability to communicate scientific concepts verbally and in writing for a variety of audiences, including fellow scientists, funders and the public
  • High ethical standards
  • Training in diving physiology or related life science
  • A strong track record of research publications focused on dive safety or the study of human structure and function in diving.

  • Desired Qualifications
  • We seek those candidates with relevant expertise in areas such as physiology of decompression stress, immersion and extreme exposure; primary decompression model development; optimization of decompression procedures; evaluation of decompression models implementation; comparative dive computer effectiveness studies; mechanisms of decompression illness and sources of variability of decompression outcomes. Preference will be given to a candidate with demonstrated leadership and extensive experience in underwater diving science.

  • Posted 4-7-17

    Staff Accountant

    FLSA: Full Time
    Department: Finance
    Primary Worksite: 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC
    Supervisory Responsibilities: None
    Reports to: Controller

    Occupational Summary:
    Responsible for daily bank deposits, iMIS batch integration, sales invoicing, accounts receivable processing and reconciliation, credit card chargeback responses and purchase order receiving and accrued purchases reconciliation.

    Work Performed
  • Prepare daily bank deposits and cash and general ledger journal entries
  • Reconcile and post iMIS batches and integrate into Dynamics
  • Physically take deposits to bank daily
  • Convert orders to invoices and mail to members with balances due or route internally for payment
  • Process Alert Diver, royalty and miscellaneous invoices as needed
  • Collect accounts receivable and research and initiate processing to clear miscellaneous balances and reconcile all accounts receivable accounts
  • Issue biweekly refunds to members , coordinating check processing and correspondence and researching and clearing miscellaneous balances
  • Investigate credit card chargebacks and file responses
  • Research NSF checks and communicate with members and membership department as needed
  • Reconcile credit card terminal receipts to iMIS processing
  • Process purchase order receiving and manage RNI and INR documents as well as reconciling accrued purchases.
  • Perform other duties as assigned incidental to the work described herein

  • Physical Demands: None

  • Associate or bachelors degree in accounting
  • Ability to critically analyze accounting processes and transactions
  • Experience with Dynamics Great Plains Accounting software a plus
  • Good communication skills and willingness to be a team player
  • Scuba industry, nonproift or insurance agency experience a plus

  • Posted 4-5-17

    Submit Your Résumé

    If you enjoy working with people and share a passion for scuba diving, we would like to hear from you. To submit a résumé for consideration, please do one of the following:

  • Email it:
  • Fax it: +1-919-493-3456, Attn: HR/Personnel Department.
  • Mail it: HR Department, Divers Alert Network, 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC 27705 USA

  • DAN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.