Marine Educator & Public Program Coordinator

University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant

Marine Educator & Public Program Coordinator

  • Institution: University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Athens, GA US
  • Website: gacoast.uga.edu
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Marine Educator & Public Program Coordinator

  • University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant | Athens, GA US
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: July 08, 2023
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Job TitleMarine Educator & Public Program Coordinator

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range -

Location Athens, GA US

Application Deadline July 15, 2023

Contact Information

Contact Name Central Human Resources

Department -

Email facultyjobs@uga.edu

Phone -

Job Description

The University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant program seeks a full time, non-tenured, benefits eligible Public Service Faculty position to be assigned to the Marine Education Center and Aquarium.

Primary responsibilities of the position are to lead, instruct, and ensure the safety of student participants in marine science and coastal ecology programs. These education programs include field explorations, laboratory studies, discussion sessions and boat-based classes. The latter are conducted aboard 24-foot open boats (Carolina Skiffs) and the 43-foot trawler R/V Sea Dawg.

Secondary responsibilities of this position are to manage and expand education programs for the general public including adults and families.

Duties include developing, coordinating, collaborating on and delivering programs that highlight the work of MAREX / GASG. Existing public programs include onsite activities such as lectures, labs, and field experiences; community outreach events; stewardship and community science programs. Additional responsibilities include grant writing to secure external funding for the Center’s activities related to public programming.

A Master’s degree in marine science, biology, environmental science, Science education/Environmental education or related field is required with 3 years minimum teaching experience required. Ph.D. preferred in related field. Experience teaching student groups aboard boats preferred and 3 years public program development and management preferred.  1-year experience with virtual program development and management preferred and 3 years/ 100 hours small boat handling experience preferred. USCG Captains License preferred.

For detailed responsibilities, application process and other preferred attributes, see the posting at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/320541 All applications received by July 15, 2023 will be assured consideration.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (facultyjobs@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.”

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