This position has been filled (as of July 2021).

NH Sea Grant in the University of New Hampshire (UNH)’s School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering seeks a Program Support Assistant for its off-campus office in Lee, NH (working virtually to start). This position will support NH Sea Grant research, education, extension and communications programming and NH Sea Grant administrative management.  

About NH Sea Grant 

NH Sea Grant is a partnership between the University of New Hampshire and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant). Sea Grant programs are based in every coastal and Great Lakes state, as well as in Puerto Rico and Guam. New Hampshire Sea Grant integrates research, extension, education and communications approaches in order to accomplish its mission to “support a coastal environment that sustains healthy ecosystems, economies, and people.” Sea Grant provides unique access to research-based knowledge and expertise. Through its researchers, educators and outreach specialists, Sea Grant generates, translates and delivers cutting-edge, unbiased information to help address the most complex coastal issues and support the most promising coastal opportunities. 

NH Sea Grant is a team-oriented, community-centered, and mission-driven organization that prioritizes partnerships and networks in its work. NH Sea Grant emphasizes justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in its organizational culture and work. 

Major Responsibilities 

​The NH Sea Grant Program Support Assistant will report to the NH Sea Grant Assistant Director for Communications and work closely with a range of program staff, including the NH Sea Grant Director. Primary responsibilities: 

  • Provide general administrative and programming support for NH Sea Grant staff 
  • Schedule and support events related to NH Sea Grant programming, including meetings, seminars, workshops, student interviews, and facilities usage 
  • Coordinate and oversee day-to-day office activities, to include management of supplies, equipment, and the physical footprint of the office and conference rooms 
  • Attend meetings of appropriate Boards/Committees, and report meeting content to designated NH Sea Grant staff 
  • Assist in the preparation of email campaigns, brochures, handbooks, campus publications, periodic statistical and/or progress reports, handouts, and other written materials, and/or coordinate appropriate outreach and marketing activities as assigned 
  • Provide and/or oversee entry and retrieval of appropriate data, including invoices/payments related to areas of responsibility, utilizing existing programs, and monitoring budgets as required 
  • Assist in collecting performance data from NH Sea Grant staff and funded researchers, compiling these data, and reporting to the National Sea Grant College Program 
  • May assist in researching issues regarding compliance with university, government, and other external regulations and assist with compliance as required 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned 

Minimum Qualifications* 

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • 3-years relevant experience 
  • Skilled in computer programs such as (or similar to) Microsoft Office Suite, Qualtrics, Salesforce, Drupal, Slack, and virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom 
  • Experience with word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, databases, web, and social media 
  • Willingness to take campus-sponsored, work-related short courses and an eagerness to engage in professional development opportunities  
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the general public 
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment 

* Education and experience equivalencies may provide alternative options to meet the qualifications 

Desired Qualifications 

  • Completion of courses in related subjects at the college/university level 
  • Experience gained in programs related to Sea Grant supported activities 
  • Experience in public relations, marketing, or telecommunications 

Position Type 

100% (full-time, 40-hour/week), hourly, benefited, grant funded.  
All grant funded positions are contingent upon continued grant funding.  
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off. 

Work Location and Hours 

​This position is based at the NH Sea Grant off-campus location in Lee, NH, and may begin as a remote position depending on University COVID-19 adaptation policies. Business hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, there may be times when work beyond regular business hours, including weekends, may be necessary in order to complete the requirements of the position. Some in-state and out-of-state travel is likely.  

To Apply

Applicants must submit an application through the University System of New Hampshire Jobs Portal:

This position is available immediately. Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.