Marine Extension Specialist

Massachusetts, United States
06 May 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

MARINE EXTENSION SPECIALIST, MIT Sea Grant (MITSG)-Marine Advisory Services Group, to focus on outreach, education, and stakeholder engagement.  Will design and conduct outreach, education, and stakeholder engagement activities; utilize MITSG and National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) contributions in research and advisory services and work with local/state/regional/national/international organizations to help resolve complicated issues; contribute to partner and stakeholder advisory committees; collaborate with industry and community leaders to address coastal and marine issues; develop stakeholder engagement plans that result in quantifiable impacts required for program reporting; lead stakeholder engagement and outreach activities by coordinating workshops and symposiums; coordinate and facilitate the workshops, and follow through to document stakeholder impacts and disseminate the results of the work that is being conducted; represent MITSG at outreach events; collaborate on addressing stakeholder-driven aspects of the NSGCP focus areas and further MITSG’s interdisciplinary approaches; collaborate with regional and national Sea Grant programs on stakeholder-driven coastal and marine issues; and seek outside funding and write and submit funding proposals. 

Job Requirements
: bachelor’s degree in a field related to social science, marine or estuarine science, environmental science, engineering, computer science, fisheries, aquaculture, natural resource management, ocean planning, conservation biology, or environmental education; three years’ relevant experience; excellent written and oral communication skills; interest in and experience with stakeholder engagement and collaborations with community organizations/government agencies/industry/academic researchers/general public; willingness to develop new partnerships and pursue new contacts; and ability to maintain neutrality and represent Sea Grant as a program with a broad mandate to work towards healthy ecosystems, resilient communities, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, and environmental literacy and workforce development. PREFERRED:  master’s degree and marine aquaculture and fisheries experience.  Job #18573-8

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.