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NC Sea Grant Seeks Research and Program Coordinator

Graduate student Tara Clancy presents a research poster to an onlooker
Tara Clancy of UNCW presents her poster at the Sea Grant conference in downtown Wilmington on Nov. 19th 2019.

North Carolina Sea Grant, located at NC State University, is seeking a research and program coordinator. The application process is detailed in the full posting at

“We are seeking an energetic and student-focused individual who will support and expand our numerous student fellowship opportunities, including networking and professional development opportunities,” notes John Fear, deputy director of North Carolina Sea Grant and the NC Water Resources Research Institute.

North Carolina Sea Grant receives federal funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This is a new position for NC Sea Grant. 

The research and program coordinator will develop and support the delivery of NC Sea Grant’s funding opportunities for faculty and student research and fellowships.  The individual will work closely with the NC Sea Grant team and partners to identify research priorities, engage with educational institutions across NC, support proposal review processes, ensure research results are communicated, and assist with related grant management, including fiscal and reporting processes.  The new coordinator also will support student fellowship experiences, strengthening student and program alumni engagement, training, and professional development opportunities. 

This individual also will support and contribute to NC Sea Grant programming, including supporting the NC Sea Grant Advisory Board, the NC Coastal Conference and other statewide meetings, working closely with research and outreach teams, and integrating the program’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, justice and accessibility throughout their programming.

North Carolina Sea Grant conducts statewide research, extension, communications and education efforts regarding marine, coastal and watershed topics. Work often is with academic, agency and community partners. The program is administered through its headquarters at NC State University, with additional outreach staff at three coastal offices. 

Applications will require a resume, cover letter and references.

The full position description and application process is found online at:

Review of applications will begin January 31, 2024.

Please direct any questions to John Fear at