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Marine Advisory Service Specialist

Location: Lewes, Delaware
Company: University of Delaware
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Closing Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Date Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018


Master's degree in aquaculture, fisheries and/or seafood technology or related environmental science field with a minimum of four years of experience in education or outreach in related field. Familiarity with coastal environments, aquaculture, fisheries and seafood technology Demonstrated leadership abilities with evidence of being able to work well with diverse clientele. Ability to plan, develop and organize an effective marine outreach program, including developing and implementing short-and long-range goals and evaluating informal and/or formal educational outreach programs. Capacity to work independently in a dynamic and rapidly changing field. Possess strong organizational and multi-tasking skills, and exercise good judgment in decision making. Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences is required. Knowledge and use of computer technology for educational programming, data analysis, and survey collection is required. Knowledge of outreach/extension education methods is preferred. Working knowledge of meeting organization, facilitation, and public participation processes.


The Marine Advisory Service (MAS) Specialist reports to the Director of the Marine Advisory Service Program, the major outreach component of the University's Sea Grant College Program. The MAS Specialist performs both traditional extension agent and extension specialist roles--from "field" work to applied research, teaching, proposal writing, and budget management. The MAS Specialist is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing educational and technical programs dealing with marine issues and concerns of the state of Delaware, the Mid-Atlantic region, the nation, and internationally. The individual serves as a vital liaison between the university and various marine-­related businesses, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, formal and informal education audiences, the general public, and other interest groups throughout the state, the region, nationally and internationally. The MAS Specialist works independently to develop programs for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Technology. The incumbent's area of expertise is fisheries, aquaculture and seafood technology. Outreach activities are designed to effect changes in behavior, solve technical problems, create awareness, and transfer scientific information related to fisheries extension, shellfish culture and restoration as well as seafood health and safety. It is expected that the individual should be recognized nationally as a technical expert in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Technology. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Work with stakeholders throughout the state to identify issues and problems meriting Sea Grant research and outreach assistance. Serve as a recognized state resource for knowledge related to aquaculture, fisheries and seafood technology. Develops and implements four-year strategic plans within aquaculture, fisheries and seafood technology to ensure accomplishment of goals and outcomes prioritized by the National Sea Grant Program and identified by Delaware Sea Grant stakeholders. Communicate with individuals in various colleges, departments, and centers in the university to increase faculty and researchers' awareness of Delaware Sea Grant Program mission. Plan, conduct, and evaluate educational programs at the local or statewide level to stimulate change, and provide science-based information to groups and individuals on aquaculture, fisheries and seafood technology topics of interest. Initiate new sources of program funds, to support research, outreach, and educational programming by responding to RFP solicitations from government agencies, non-government organizations, and other potential funding partners. Work with fiscal staff to oversee management of grants. With assistance from communications staff, prepares publications, audio/visual presentations, web-based programs, and other educational materials to convey appropriate information to targeted clientele. Maintain and improve professional competence in aquaculture, fisheries and seafood technology through formal and non-formal courses and conferences. Maintain a high standard of knowledge within aquaculture, fisheries and seafood technology. Work as a team member with other Sea Grant outreach colleagues and college staff to help plan and organize annual educational open house at UD's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment - Coast Day, to increase marine literacy among the 8,000-10,000 annual visitors. Perform other duties as assigned in support of the overall Sea Grant College Program mission.
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