Michigan Sea Grant (MISG) 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 be highly collaborative in their work. A combined effort of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, MISG promotes knowledge of the Great Lakes through research, outreach, and education. MISG is part of the NOAA-National Sea Grant network of 33 university-based programs in coastal areas around the country.
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- Assist with administration of the MISG research program, including:
- Developing biannual Request for Proposals (RFPs), assisting with proposal review and selection, and coordinating initial and mid-term research meetings.
- Monitoring research projects through funded period with annual check-in calls and review of progress reports.
- Coordinating peer review of draft reports, providing summary of reviews to Principal Investigators (PIs), and coordinating publication and promotion of final reports and resources.
- Assisting with production of annual reports for research program.
- Providing support and coordination as project liaison for research PIs.
- Coordinate community outreach projects with Michigan Sea Grant Extension, including:
- Assisting with preparation, writing, and formatting of project plans, reports, grant proposals, and other documents as needed.
- Coordinating as project liaison with MISG Extension and communication staff.
- Coordinating with local communities, including providing logistical support and community analysis.
- Coordinating and preparing progress and final reports and news briefs.
- Provide general support for grant projects as needed, including summarizing meetings, activities, and accomplishments, and assisting with project coordination.
- In collaboration with the MISG team, assist with the development of pre- and full proposals depending on opportunities, research, recommend, and coordinate project team, coordinate and implement work plan, and publish and promote training resources.
- Assist MISG Extension specialists with promoting the use of educational resources and identifying cooperative efforts.
- Initiate communications with stakeholders and partners.
- Provide logistical and administrative support for MISG seminars and events. (Note: Some evening and weekend work and attendance may be required for seminars and events.)
- Additional duties as may be assigned.
- Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., environment policy, natural resource management, water related sciences) and 1 – 3 years’ relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Ability to work independently and to meet a well-defined series of deadlines.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills.
- A strong network within the relevant resource management, policy-making, university and/or Great Lakes industry/business communities.
- Detail oriented with the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
- Strong computing skills, including Microsoft Office suite and Google apps, online research skills, and general comfort with web-based systems.
- 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.
- Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.
- Some evening and weekend attendance may be required for MISG seminars and events.
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