Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Downeast Job Opening: Marine Extension Associate in Aquaculture

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Job Announcement

Sea Grant Professional I (Marine Extension Associate – Aquaculture)

The Sea Grant Program at the University of Maine seeks an experienced, innovative professional with excellent communication skills for the position of Sea Grant Professional I (Marine Extension Associate – Aquaculture). This is a full-time, 12-month appointment, with annual renewal contingent on continued funding from the NOAA National Sea Grant Office and job performance. The Marine Extension Associate will be a member of the Maine Sea Grant Marine Extension Team (MET). In cooperation with the MET, and with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Aquaculture Research Institute, and other agencies and organizations, the Marine Extension Associate will plan, develop, implement, and evaluate outreach programs and demonstration projects. This person will conduct related advisory activities in the interests of sustainable use and development of the region’s marine and coastal resources, with particular emphasis on multi-trophic marine aquaculture, and the culture of marine macroalgae.

Qualifications: B.S. in marine aquaculture or related field required. Advanced degree or five years of applied research, outreach or community development experience in these fields is preferred. Significant experience in community development, applied aquaculture science, or policy work is preferred, as well as experience as an outreach educator in these or related areas. Computer proficiency and strong skills in written and oral communication are required, as are group and community facilitation skills and the ability to give informal presentations to groups. The ability to travel extensively, normally requiring a valid Maine State driver’s license is required.

Salary Range: $36,000 - $40,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To download the complete job description, please CLICK HERE.

Submit a letter of interest, resume, official academic transcripts (undergraduate and graduate, if applicable), and names and addresses of three references to:

Marine Extension Associate Search Committee
Attn: Kathy Villarreal
Maine Sea Grant College Program
5784 York Complex, Building 6
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5784
Please send application materials electronically if possible.

Application review begins 3/14/2011

The University of Maine is an EO/AA Employer

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