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Marine Research Associate III, Resilience (CRC)

University of Rhode Island
Narragansett, Rhode Island, US
Closing date
Jan 23, 2022

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
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Posting Number SF01210
Job Title Marine Research Associate III, Resilience (CRC)
Position Number 109511
FTE 1.00
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Professional Staff
Union PSA/NEA - Professional Staff Assoc
Pay Grade Level 12
Pay Grade Range $59,775 - $90,879
Status Calendar Year, Full-time, Limited
Department GSO Coastal Resources Center
Contact(s)Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (

Contact Phone/Extension
Contact Email
Physical Demands
Campus Location Narragansett Bay Campus
Grant Funded No
Extension Contingency NotesThis is a full-time calendar year position limited to March 11, 2023 with anticipated renewal.

Job Description SummaryBASICFUNCTION:
Provide technical support and research assistance of an advanced and often independent nature. Assume responsibility for portions of CRC's and RI Sea Grant (RISG) US coastal resilience municipal, state, and regional programs.

In coordination with principal investigator(s), provide technical support (e.g., development of coastal plans and policies). Disseminate scientific and technical information to stakeholders. Integrate innovative policy, and technical strategies to respond to stakeholder (public and private sector) needs. Development of coastal management tools and approaches to CRC's and RI Sea Grant's US Resilient Communities and Economies program.
Provide educational resources and technical support to professionals by providing guidance and increasing capacity for municipalities to achieve sustainability and resilience goals. Develop an understanding of the local landscape and establish relationships with the local community members and stakeholders, including grassroots leaders, state officials, regional planning organizations, non-profits, and others. Actively incorporate environmental justice and equity best practices as appropriate to each project.
Assist principal investigator(s) with the design, promotion, and execution of virtual and in-person trainings and other capacity building events for coastal practitioners, resource users, business, and the public on issues and aspects related to coastal resilience efforts and integrated coastal resources management (e.g., coastal hazard adaptation, evaluation, & monitoring).
Assist in the development and implementation of research and extension proposals, synthesis of technical information, technical reports, and contributions to research publications. Work with researchers to translate their research into usable deliverables for stakeholders and in turn, provide researchers with stakeholder needs related to potential research projects. Inform and educate communities about the availability of best practices for obtaining grants assistance.
Develop work plans, budgets, and progress reports to meet CRC, RI Sea Grant, and other funder requirements. Assist in tracking progress against program goals.
Work with other faculty, staff, and partner organizations in a multidisciplinary team environment to create and deliver program materials. Organize and attend trainings, conferences, and workshops, both regionally and locally. Set up program sites and meeting rooms for the presentation of programs (involving transporting, lifting, and moving boxes of educational and/or program materials as well as tables, chairs, etc. as needed). Supervise students in project efforts.
Perform additional duties as required.
Must provide own transportation. Regular visits to program site locations, with a focus on coastal communities, requiring in-state and out-of-state travel.
Personal computers, printers; word processing, database, and spreadsheet software. Social media. Must have own transportation. Must be able to lift 25 pounds (boxes of educational/program materials.)

Required QualificationsREQUIRED:

1. Master's degree in marine or environmental policy, science, management, planning, or related field.

2. Minimum of three years of professional experience providing technical knowledge (e.g. coastal management, natural resources management, applied science) in a government, business, environmental, and/or educational organization.

3. Demonstrated project management experience.

4. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

5. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

6. Demonstrated presentation skills.

7. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

8. Demonstrated experience developing and managing websites and social media.

9. Willingness to travel to attend weeknight and weekend meetings.

10. Must have own transportation.

11. Must be able to lift 25 pounds (boxes of educational/program materials.)

Preferred QualificationsPREFERRED:

1. Demonstrated experience focused on engagement and capacity building of targeted stakeholders for coastal resilience or sustainability efforts.

2. Demonstrated science communication experience.

3. Demonstrated experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

4. Demonstrated experience organizing and attending trainings, conferences, and workshops, both regionally and locally.

Environmental ConditionsThis position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Date 01/04/2022
Closing Date 02/08/2022
Special Instructions to ApplicantsPlease attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:
(#1) Cover letter.
(#2) Resume.
(#3) "Other Document-References" - the names and contact information of three professional references (pdf doc).

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  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Other Document - References
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