Chesapeake Bay Sentinel Site Cooperative Coordinator

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 700454
Title: Chesapeake Bay Sentinel Site Cooperative Coordinator
Functional Title: Chesapeake Bay Sentinel Site Cooperative Coordinator
Category Status: 35-Exempt Contingent Category 2
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.0
Unit: UMCES- Center for Environmental Science
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Campus/College Information:

UMCES is a research institution comprised of four laboratories and the Maryland Sea Grant College, which are located in different regions throughout the State. More about UMCES can be found at Maryland Sea Grant (, located in College Park, Maryland, is a federal-state partnership that supports scientific research, education, and outreach. We play a vital outreach role at the interface of a diverse array of people interested in the coastal environment, including researchers, policy makers, resource managers, educators, students, and the general public.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

This one-year position, with possibility of renewal for a second year, will help lead the Cooperative’s efforts to engage its partners and key stakeholders to maximize understanding and responding to sea level rise in the region in the context of a network of Sentinel Sites in the Chesapeake Bay. The position will expand the efforts of the CBSSC by: 1) building partner relationships across the cooperative; 2) improving mechanisms for data-sharing; and 3) translating CBSSC science to audiences outside of academia. The position leads the CBSSC Management Team which guides the strategic direction of the Cooperative, reviewing and approving Cooperative documents and includes representatives from a majority of the sentinel sites as well as managers and Sea Grant faculty/staff. The position is supported through a grant with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in natural sciences applicable to climate change research.
• Minimum 3 years of professional experience or equivalent
• Experience working on climate change coastal adaptation including sea level rise and coastal flooding.
• Experience in locating and analyzing relevant data from various sources (web, state literature, reports, etc.)
• Experience or training in use of managing datasets, data synthesis and analysis.
• Experience in working with a diversity of partners.
• Excellent written and verbal, as well as interpersonal skills.
• Able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously, while maintaining focus on the “big picture.”
• Extremely well organized with great attention to detail.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint.


• Advanced degree in natural or social sciences or 3 – 5 years experience preferred.
• Experience in climate change research.
• Experience with grant writing.
• Experience engaging with audiences outside of academia on climate issues.
• Experience in synthesizing information and writing.
• Publication record.

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Additional Information:

See full job announcement and application information at This is open until filled, but we will start reviewing applications immediately. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, a resume detailing qualifications and relevant experience, and a personal statement highlighting the particular skills you would bring to this position (not to exceed one page), one writing sample (no more than five pages), and a reference list of three names and contact information to Please include “Sentinel Site Coordinator Position” in the subject line of the email.

Posting Date: 09/12/2017
Closing Date: 10/31/2017
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date
Physical Demands

Normal Office Environment

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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