New York Sea Grant (NYSG), one of the largest of the state Sea Grant programs, is a cooperative program of the State University of New York (SUNY) and Cornell University, with administrative offices at Stony Brook University, extension administration at Cornell University.
Focus of the position:
Provide major leadership for the outreach program of the Long Island Sound Study (LISS) in New York. Work to increase appreciation, stewardship, awareness, and understanding of Long Island Sound and efforts to restore and protect it. Special emphasis is on educational programs that lead to behavior change related to the protection and restoration of Long Island Sound’s natural resources. Assist the Long Island Sound Study in meeting National Estuary Program requirements, particularly related to public involvement, education, and outreach.
Work under very general supervision from New York Sea Grant leadership, and receive program guidance from other agencies involved with the Long Island Sound Study including the US Environmental Protection Agency, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
Provide leadership to the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Long Island Sound Study.
The job duties include:
• Developing new educational tools and programs designed to bring about behavior change related to protecting and restoring the natural resources of Long Island Sound and its watershed.
• Educating stakeholders by preparing and disseminating the LISS newsletters, coordinating workshops, and utilizing social media to disseminate LISS information and promote sustainable behavior change.
• Coordinating the development, implementation, and effectiveness of other educational tools and programs that lead to behavior change.
• Training community members and stakeholders about behavior change and evaluation tools, including community-based social marketing techniques.
• Serving as the primary contact for the public in New York seeking information about LISS and respond to requests for information.
• Working closely with other New York Sea Grant staff to incorporate the research and educational resources of Sea Grant and Cornell Cooperative Extension into the Long Island Sound Study.
• Master’s degree from an accredited university in any of the following fields: marine science, environmental science, environmental education, or natural resources management.
• 2+ years of experience working with an outreach or similar public education program.
• Good working knowledge of computer skills needed for layout and design of educational materials and newsletters.
Please apply via Academic Jobs On-line (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13825).