To apply, see: MSG Program Coordinator, Job #107067

Michigan Sea Grant (MSG) is seeking a motivated, organized and outgoing individual with an understanding of Great Lakes and coastal issues to serve as a Program Coordinator. The right candidate will have a passion for sharing science-based information and will be highly collaborative in their approach.

A collaborative effort of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, MSG promotes knowledge of the Great Lakes through research, outreach and education. MSG is part of the NOAA-National Sea Grant network of 33 university-based programs in coastal areas around the country. This position reports to the MSG Program Manager/Fiscal Officer.

Note: This is a one-year, term-limited appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding.


  • Assist in preparing, writing, and formatting project plans, reports, grant proposals and other documents as needed.
  • Coordinate and prepare progress and final reports and news briefs.
  • Provide general support for grant projects as needed, including summarizing meetings, activities, and accomplishments, assisting with project coordination, and drafting new grant proposals.
  • Assist with MSG educators and extension specialists on promoting the use of educational resources and identifying cooperative efforts.
  • Assist with recruiting applicants for Graduate Fellowships.
  • Assist of project reporting process and draft research portion of annual reports.
  • Participate in and help organize meetings and conferences, as needed.
  • Communicate with stakeholders and partners.
  • Ensure regulatory and university policy compliance for special projects or ongoing programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Some evening and weekend work is required for seminars and events.

Required Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field e.g. environment policy, natural resource management, water related sciences or relevant work experience.
  • Ability to work independently and to meet a well-defined series of deadlines.
  • Excellent written and communication (oral, listening, presenting, and speaking) skills.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Strong computing skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and Google apps, online research skills and general comfort with web-based systems.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., environment policy, natural resource management, water related sciences) or relevant work experience.
  • A strong network within the relevant resource management, policy-making, university and/or Great Lakes industry/business communities.
  • Grant writing and grant management experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work as a team member within established office structures.
  • Creative thinking and desire to contribute to a fun and inspired office environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Work Schedule

40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.