Marine District Coastal Processes and Hazards Specialist
Extension Associate / Senior Extension Associate
New York Sea Grant
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a
cooperative program of the State University of New York (SUNY) and Cornell
University, is part of a national network of 33 university-based state sea
grant programs that are administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA). NYSG integrates research, education and extension to
promote economic vitality and environmental sustainability to coastal residents
and communities of the State's marine and Great Lakes areas.
Serve as the primary
technical resource within the following areas: coastal processes and hazards
(including impacts of climate change on coastal systems), shoreline erosion and
erosion management, coastal flooding and mitigation planning, coastal
structures and engineering, marine facilities design, as well as operation and
management for New York Sea Grant and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Plan and
conduct extension education programs in coastal processes and hazards; develop
significant new subject matter materials, tools and programs such as curricula
and extension education publications, websites, and other technology based
extension mechanisms. Seek, obtain, manage and administer external funding for
applied research and extension activities related to subject matter areas. Keep
current in area of professional expertise.
Primary geographic area responsibility includes Sea Grant's Marine
District (Long Island, New York City and Hudson Valley).
The job duties include:
- Responsible for integrating Sea
Grant Extension and University coastal processes and hazards programming
initiatives in a statewide, regional, and/or national context.
- Produce and deliver extension
educational programs related to following areas: coastal processes and hazards,
erosion control and management as well as coastal structures and engineering.
- Design and teach regional
in-service education programs to support the efforts of regional and county
extension educators, Sea Grant specialists, volunteers, agency personnel, and
industry leaders in the area of coastal resource management.
- Provide leadership for the
design, execution and analysis of educational program evaluations.
- Identify audience and program
informational needs; develop and submit proposals as well as design and conduct
applied research to fulfill these needs.
- Responsible for management of
office facilities and serves as the Sea Grant Extension representative/liaison
with host institution and outside vendors.
- Occasionally collaborate with
university departments and other state Sea Grant programs in planning and
conducting extension staff development activities.
This position is full-time (40 hours/week) and will be located in
Stony Brook, New York. This is a three-year appointment with possible extension
depending on funding and performance.
- Master’s degree in
coastal geology, engineering or related marine science field.
- 2+ years of
relevant experience in coastal processes and erosion management, shoreline
engineering and structures and/or water-dependent facilities design and
- Knowledge of
principles, theory, research, and educational materials in the subject matter
field and knowledge of adult education methods related to the area of
- Advanced computer
skills and the ability to use computer and long distance education technologies
in this area of extension programming expertise.
in the use of GIS software.
ability to develop educational programs and teach adults.
- Initiate, plan,
conduct and evaluate informal and/or formal adult education programs.
- Define, conduct,
and interpret original applied research and/or demonstration projects.
- Lead and
effectively participate in professional team efforts.
effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders, and
effectively through oral, written, and visual channels.
order to be considered for an appointment as a Senior Extension Associate,
minimum requirement include a Master’s degree with 6+ years of experience,
however, a PhD is preferred.
Please apply via Academic Jobs
On-line (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8771). Application
review will commence on February 27, 2017.
should submit a letter of application addressing position qualifications,
Curriculum Vitae and official academic transcripts.
For a full position description, go to https://seagrant.sunysb.edu/articles/r/2697 or contact Pat Hoyt via email firstname.lastname@example.org or
phone at 607-255-2832.
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