North Carolina Sentinel Site Cooperative Coordinator/Sea Grant Education Extension Specialist
Position Number: 00106849
Primary Function of Organization Unit: NORTH CAROLINA SEA GRANT The North Carolina Sea Grant Program sponsors research and outreach efforts addressing the state's rich and diverse coastal resource, which is comprised of miles of sand beaches, coastal rivers, sounds, estuaries and barrier islands. Research and outreach foci are multi-interdisciplinary with a range of emphases including ecosystem health, water quality, aquaculture, fisheries, estuarine health and dynamics, seafood science, coastal processes and hazards, and coastal community resilience and development. This program is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Sea Grant College Program. The program currently directs the efforts of 23 full or part-time staff. To review the program and its organization, please see NC Sea Grant's web page: http://www.ncseagrant.org.
Essential Job Duties: **This position is located in Morehead City, NC** North Carolina Sea Grant (NC Sea Grant) is seeking a qualified candidate for our North Carolina Sentinel Site Cooperative Coordinator (NCSSC)/Marine Education Extension Specialist position. This is a one-year grant funded position, with the possibility of renewal for one or more years, pending receipt of additional federal or other support. The NCSSC was established in 2012 as part of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-wide effort to provide coastal communities and resource managers with information on the potential impacts of sea level rise on coastal habitats. There are currently five Cooperatives in the NOAA Sentinel Site program, Hawaii, San Francisco Bay, Chesapeake Bay, the Northern Gulf of Mexico, and North Carolina (https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/sentinelsites/). The NCSSC is fiscally administered through NC Sea Grant (ncseagrant.org), and operated according to the NCSSC implementation plan (https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/sentinelsites/pdf/NC_SSC_Implementation_Plan.pdf) with strategic guidance provided by a Core Management Team (CMT). The Coordinator position is responsible for providing visionary leadership, facilitation, and coordination for all aspects of the NCSSC. The Coordinator will work in close partnership with the CMT and NC Sea Grant to accomplish their job, but must be self-sufficient in ensuring job responsibilities are accomplished. Essential job duties for this position are: * Executing and orchestrating research to increase coastal resilience within the NCSSC boundary. * Securing additional funding and partnerships to increase the capacity of the NCSSC to execute its implementation plan. * Conducting K-12 student and teacher enrichment through workshops, field trips, and training. * Developing a coastal resilience extension program focused on the impacts of sea level rise, to increase the awareness of natural resource managers and coastal residents. * Representing the NCSSC at local, regional, and national meetings, and participating in NOAA's Sentinel Site Coordinating Committee. * Collaborating with NOAA through multiple channels including the national Sentinel Site Coordinating Committee, the National Sea Grant College Program, Coastal Zone Programs, and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System.
Minimum Education/Experience: Master's Degree in natural sciences, social science applied to natural resource management, coastal zone management, or a closely related field.
Department Required Skills: - Excellent oral and written communication skills. -Ability to plan, coordinate and facilitate extension activities including meetings, workshops, and training. - Working understanding of coastal processes including sea level rise, nuisance flooding, and ecosystem response to coastal hazards. - Proficient in Microsoft Office and various other computer and web-based software.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: - Two or more years extension/outreach work, or equivalent job experience. - Experience working with a NOAA Sentinel Site Cooperative, Sea Grant Program, Coastal Management Program, and/or a National Estuarine Research Reserve. - Experience working with local communities (in NC). - Experience with grant writing.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: A valid NC driver's license will be required within 60 days and must be maintained as a condition of employment.
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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