North Carolina Sea Grant

March 24, 2021 | Lauren Pharr

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North Carolina’s Water Resources Research Institute, which works closely with North Carolina Sea Grant, is accepting applications for the coordinator of research and engagement.

Based at NC State University in Raleigh, the coordinator will work directly with the WRRI management team to formulate, implement and coordinate all WRRI funding opportunities. The selected candidate also will help plan engagement activities, such as the annual conference, be the program lead for two consortiums, as well as an advisory committee. Another key role is to ensure that WRRI meets all reporting requirements to the University of North Carolina System, NC State University and the U.S. Geological Survey

“This is a key position on our team,” notes Susan White, NC WRRI director. “We are looking for a pool of candidates that reflects our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion across our program.”

The position requires a master’s degree, and at least three years of experience after an advanced degree. Work experience should include water or other natural resource management, land-use planning, research administration, extension, environmental policy and/or environmental education/communications.

For a complete list of required and preferred skills and qualifications, go online to All applications must be made through that portal.

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NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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