Opportunity: Four Oil Spill Outreach Coordinator Positions

job_picThe four Sea Grant College Programs of the Gulf of Mexico are pleased to release this announcement for four non-tenured track, 12-month, two-year limited term, grant funded positions related to a new oil spill science outreach program.

The oil spill science outreach program will focus on the two-way transfer of information between (1) the people whose livelihoods depend on a healthy Gulf of Mexico or who are involved in the protection and management of Gulf of Mexico coastal and marine resources; and (2) the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative scientists, administrators and board of directors. The candidate selected for this position must be able to understand and translate technical oil spill science results in a particular focus area (biology, chemistry, physics or public health) for diverse audiences; engage with people with different perspectives; lead and facilitate public meetings, seminars and workshops; and perform other duties as assigned.

Each outreach position will be based in a different state, report directly to their state program and the regional outreach manager and work regionally as a team. Travel throughout the Gulf of Mexico and beyond is expected. Outreach positions will likely be based in the Florida panhandle; Mobile, Alabama; Baton Rouge or Louisiana coastal zone; and Corpus Christi, Texas.  Only one person will be hired by each Sea Grant College Program and separate, completed applications must be submitted to each Sea Grant College Program in which the applicant is willing to work. Applicants can apply to as many positions as   desired.  Only complete application packages will be considered. 

Review date:  April 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience.

Links to each of the positions are at: http://gulfseagrant.wordpress.com/