Program Specialist - Washington Sea Grant

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Location: Seattle, WA

Washington Sea Grant (WSG), within the College of the Environment, has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Specialist. Working closely with the Director and Management Team, the Program Specialist plays an integral role in maintaining effective day-to-day WSG operations including: direct support for the Director; implementation of WSG competitive research and fellowship programs; and support for students funded through WSG research and administration. The Program Specialist reports to the Assistant Director for Programs. 

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. 

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for four consecutive years.  

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Fellowships and Student Engagement 
  • Ensure the timely and transparent implementation of application processes and competitive selection of students and recent graduates to fill marine policy, fisheries, communications and other fellowships. 
  • Carry out outreach activities and products related to fellowships and other WSG post-secondary education programs, including communication and dissemination of program information. 
  • Working with WSG staff, identify and coordinate needs and opportunities for student assistants and volunteers; recruit, manage and supervise hourly student assistants. 
  • Maintain a system for longitudinal tracking and continued engagement of WSG-supported students, fellows and graduates. 
  • Support annual reporting required for WSG-supported fellows. 
  • Develop and implement student outreach activities, including innovative approaches to engage undergraduate and graduate students, particularly those receiving funding from WSG.