Executive Director - S.C. Sea Grant Consortium

Opportunity Type: Job

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium invites applications for the executive director position.

The coast is one of South Carolina’s most important areas economically, culturally, and environmentally. The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium is seeking an executive director to provide leadership and to facilitate solutions for the long-term sustainability of South Carolina’s coastal resources.

South Carolina has a diverse collection of higher education institutions and natural resource agencies. The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium, an agency of South Carolina government, was created by law in 1978 and is the only state entity mandated to provide coordination and communication across disciplinary, institutional, and agency boundaries. The Consortium does more than merely support science students, scientists, and state natural resource agencies needing assistance. It provides specialized workshops and conferences and produces a number of general information publications each year. The Executive Director is responsible for leading the efforts to support integrated research, education, and extension programs that align with the consortium’s mission of generating and applying science-based information on issues and opportunities that enhance the practical use and conservation of coastal and marine resources fostering a sustainable economy and environment. Further, this position actively coordinates with other research and management programs within the Southeast to maximize return on investments in research, policy, and outreach.

The successful candidate possesses a master’s degree and fifteen years of experience in science or natural resources or a terminal degree in science, policy or natural resources and at least five years’ experience in leadership of extramurally funded research programs. Extensive experience in marine and coastal sciences, policy, and resource management is essential.