Closing Date: 3/18/2018
This position will be located at the Wye Research & Education Center in Queenstown, Maryland.
The coastal community specialist will develop, lead and participate in extension programming related to community responses to climate change risks and to planning and development of sustainable coastal communities in Maryland. Maryland Sea Grant plays an important role in Maryland to assist with the development of science-based decision making. This position will strengthen the ability for Marylanders to understand and improve their resilience to natural hazards and respond to changing conditions. Programming should emphasize stakeholder education and problem-solving assistance to community decision-makers and planners leading to measurable benefits. The specialist will collaborate and coordinate programming with other extension and research faculty in the University System of Maryland. Further, the specialist will develop partnerships with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Chesapeake and Coastal Service and other appropriate state and federal agencies serving coastal communities.
-Master’s degree in climate, coastal or marine science, community planning, ecology, geography, or related environmental science field.
-At least two years of experience in education or outreach in related field.
-Demonstrated leadership and management abilities with evidence of being able to work well with diverse clientele.
-Capacity to work independently in a dynamic and rapidly changing field.
-Familiarity with coastal environments, climate impacts, and mitigation/adaptation practices.
-Evidence of excellent teaching & oral and written communication skills.
-Knowledge and use of computer technology for educational programming, data analysis, survey collection, and management is required.
-Personal transportation and valid driver’s license required. Must be willing to travel within the state.
-Flexible work schedule required for delivering evening and weekend educational programs and activities as determined by clientele availability and needs.
-This position is subject to a Criminal History Record Check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of the Criminal History Record Check.