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July 15, 2021 | Katie Mosher

UPDATE Aug. 16, 2021:  This job posting has closed. 

Contact: Katie Mosher,

North Carolina Sea Grant is seeking applications for a coastal and marine education specialist. The full description is online at Application review begins Aug. 13, 2021.

“Education takes many forms and in varied locations, including in classrooms, museums, parks and in the coastal environment,” explains Frank López, Sea Grant extension director. “Our program has a strong tradition of providing science-based materials and training for a variety of educators to increase environmental literacy and workforce skills in our state.”

In order to innovate and maximize the program’s effectiveness, North Carolina Sea Grant strives to embed diversity, equity and inclusion in our organizational expectations and daily operations. “We strongly encourage members of under-represented and underserved communities to apply, as well as applicants of all backgrounds whose experience reflects a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion,” notes Susan White, Sea Grant executive director.

The position, based at NC State University, requires a master’s degree in marine science or related discipline, science education, and/or one of the other STEM sciences, as well as a minimum of three years’ experience in education program development, coordination and public outreach. Additional preferred qualifications and other details are available in the full job description online.

All applications must be completed through the NC State University jobs portal. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three professional references, and a brief writing sample (2 pages maximum). For questions about the position, contact Frank López at

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.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


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