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Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 1:00pm

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New Hampshire Sea Grant is seeking a Citizen Science Outreach Coordinator.

This position is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the Coastal Research Volunteer (CRV) program, CRV-affiliated projects, and related UNH Cooperative Extension and NH Sea Grant citizen science efforts. CRV is a program that recruits, trains and organizes community volunteers to participate in research and stewardship projects relevant to the NH coastal watershed. Current projects include volunteer beach profiling, American eel surveys, oyster spat counts, horseshoe crab surveys, among others. This position will work under the general supervision of the Sea Grant Extension Specialist in Coastal Ecosystems.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, coordinate and train volunteers for Coastal Research Volunteer (CRV) projects. Promote the CRV program to increase volunteer participation by attending meetings and events and developing materials (e.g., posters, stories, news articles, signs, and fact-sheets). Manage CRV website and social media (Facebook, Instagram) content.
  • Schedule, plan, and run field-based workdays. Managing volunteers at field sites, overseeing data collection and stewardship activities.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with volunteers about upcoming opportunities, provide project updates, results, and impacts to volunteers and stakeholders and develop and implement volunteer appreciation/recognition efforts.
  • Develop and administer Salesforce data management system for volunteer registration, the monthly CRV newsletter and reporting.
  • Collect and maintain records of volunteer hours and help develop project evaluations, collect data and develop reports and infographics to share the impact and effectiveness of CRV and related citizen science programs.
  • Coordinate and schedule with research leads on citizen science and stewardship projects.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marine science, environmental education or a related field.
  • Two years’ experience working, assisting in planning, organizing and coordinating citizen science or environmental outreach programs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with data management and analysis
  • Administrative and organizational abilities with a strong attention to detail
  • The ability to travel, normally requiring a valid driver’s license.
  • The ability to work occasional weekends and evenings for program related events and meetings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in communities; managing and supporting volunteers.
  • Familiarity with fundamentals of New England coastal habitats and ecology
  • Experience working with diverse volunteer audiences and researchers.
  • Experience in delivering teaching/ training to youth and adults.

If you enjoy working with volunteers of any age, spending time in the field, organizing and spreading the word about volunteer events, bridging scientific research and the community, make sure to submit your online application.

Please visit the official job post for details and to apply: https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/30268

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The University System seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. 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. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.