Cornell University, New York Sea Grant

Position Title: Outreach Coordinator for Long Island Sound Study (New York Sea Grant); Stony Brook, New York
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Stony Brook, New York 11794, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Marine Sciences
Environmental Science
Natural Resources
Appl Deadline:2019/06/23* finished (2019/05/30, finished 2019/09/09, listed until 2019/06/23)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Outreach Coordinator – Long Island Sound Study
Extension Associate
New York Sea Grant
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Cornell University
Stony Brook, New York

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), one of the largest of the state Sea Grant programs, is a cooperative program of the State University of New York (SUNY) and Cornell University, with administrative offices at Stony Brook University, extension administration at Cornell University. Residents of New York State depend on our coasts for ports and marinas, trade and recreation, and their contribution to economic and environmental sustainability. NYSG is currently “making a difference” by supporting about 45 important research and outreach projects on issues such as shoreline protection, fisheries, aquatic invasive species, water quality, and harmful algal blooms.

Focus of the position:

Provide major leadership for the outreach program of the Long Island Sound Study (LISS) in New York. Work to increase appreciation, stewardship, awareness, and understanding of Long Island Sound and efforts to restore and protect it. Special emphasis is on educational programs that lead to behavior change related to the protection and restoration of Long Island Sound’s natural resources.  Assist the Long Island Sound Study in meeting National Estuary Program requirements, particularly related to public involvement, education, and outreach. 

Work under very general supervision from New York Sea Grant leadership, and receive program guidance from other agencies involved with the Long Island Sound Study including the US Environmental Protection Agency, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. 

Provide leadership to the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Long Island Sound Study. 

The job duties include:

  • Developing new educational tools and programs designed to bring about behavior change related to protecting and restoring the natural resources of Long Island Sound and its watershed.
  • Educating stakeholders by preparing and disseminating the LISS newsletters, coordinating workshops, and utilizing social media to disseminate LISS information and promote sustainable behavior change.
  • Coordinating the development, implementation, and effectiveness of other educational tools and programs that lead to behavior change.
  • Training community members and stakeholders about behavior change and evaluation tools, including community-based social marketing techniques.
  • Serving as the primary contact for the public in New York seeking information about LISS and respond to requests for information.
  • Working closely with other New York Sea Grant staff to incorporate the research and educational resources of Sea Grant and Cornell Cooperative Extension into the Long Island Sound Study. 

This position is full-time and will be located in Stony Brook, New York. This is a one-year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university in any of the following fields:  marine science, environmental science, environmental education, or natural resources management. 
  • 2+ years of experience working with an outreach or similar public education program. 
  • Good working knowledge of computer skills needed for layout and design of educational materials and newsletters.
  • Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position, and have reliable transportation as well as have and maintain a valid and unrestricted New York State driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in team settings with staff from numerous agencies to work on mutually agreed upon goals. 
  • Experience implementing and evaluating programs that change human behavior, specifically using social marketing techniques.

To apply:

Please apply via Academic Jobs On-line (

Qualified candidates should submit a short cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion via the website. 

For full consideration, applications must be submitted by June 23, 2019. However, the position will remain open until filled.

For a full position description, go to or contact Pat Hoyt via email or phone at 607-255-2832.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Cornell University
New York Sea Grant
112 Rice Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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