Wednesday, May 24, 2017

2 Job Openings
Maryland Sea Grant


Apply by May 31, 2017!

Science Writer / Editor
Organization: Maryland Sea Grant
Location: College Park, Maryland
Description: The Science Writer/Editor will work to explain and share findings from scientists, extension agents, and other sources to help advance public understanding and management of Maryland's natural resources. The successful finalist will join Maryland Sea Grant's communications staff of 3 to 4 professionals and university students who produce print, videos, and web-based content for the general public and specialized audiences on topics such as pollution reduction, oyster aquaculture, fisheries management, and climate-change adaptation. Our publications include an award-winning print magazine, Chesapeake Quarterly (
www.chesapeakequarterly.net); technical syntheses; highly regarded documentaries; and an extensive online and social media presence. Duties of this position also include editing text, posting to social media, and contributing ideas for graphics and publication design. In addition, the candidate will spend a quarter of his or her time creating communications products describing the outreach projects of Maryland Sea Grant's extension specialists within the University of Maryland Extension program.

For more information and to apply: Visit www.mdsg.umd.edu/employment and apply by May 31, 2017


Information Technology Coordinator
Organization: Maryland Sea Grant
Location: College Park, Maryland
Description: Our opening is a great opportunity for someone interested in both IT and environmental science. Our IT coordinator will do web development in a university setting on a variety of projects while providing support for our office's software and hardware needs. This job is particularly well suited for someone with an interest in the development and application of environmental science research and education products to help restore and preserve the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland's coastal natural resources. The IT Coordinator will implement, administer, and strengthen Maryland Sea Grant's use of existing and new information technology to improve administration, education, outreach, and staff efficiency. S/he will provide leadership in the use and development of software, online applications, and other technologies to enhance Maryland Sea Grant's mission and online presence (e.g., education modules, program administration systems, Drupal-based website). The coordinator will be encouraged to network with other IT professionals in university departments and institutions to effectively use available resources and develop new approaches as well as be offered professional development opportunities to advance programming and other IT skills.


For more information and to apply: Visit www.mdsg.umd.edu/employment and apply by May 31, 2017