Job Opportunities

Part-Time Field Instructors Needed for Spring 2020!

Do you love the Jersey Shore? Are you parent or a retired teacher who would like to make a little extra cash while educating the youth about our coastal environments? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this opportunity is for you!

New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC), a nonprofit environmental organization located in Monmouth County, is looking for part-time seasonal field instructors for their K-12 field trip program. Following a paid training session, instructors will lead visiting school groups through Sandy Hook’s salt marsh and beach environments. Experience is not necessary, but a background in marine/environmental science or education is helpful. Scheduling is flexible. Requires the ability to hike on sand and stand for long periods of time, lift 40lbs. Must be 18 years of age or older with your own car. Work begins in April and runs through June, with some summer work available.  If interested, please send your resume by March 15, 2020 to NJSGC’s Special Programs Coordinator Rosemary Higgins, or mail to:

New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium
Attn: Rosemary Higgins
22 Magruder Road
Fort Hancock, NJ 07732

Part-Time Custodian Needed (NEW)

NJSGC is currently seeking a responsible custodian who can keep our NJSGC headquarters (a large, two-story historical structure located on Sandy Hook) clean and well-kept on a consistent basis. The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Use cleaning supplies and equipment to keep the interior and exterior of the office building looking clean and professional
  • Keep a running inventory of all cleaning supplies and submit purchasing requests when supplies get low
  • Respond to repair requests quickly and in a professional manner
  • Assist in the preparation (setup/breakdown) of scheduled events, meetings, and programs
  • Adhere to the company’s safety policies to create a safe work environment for everyone
  • Perform routing cleaning tasks based on a schedule created by the facility management team (6-9am)

Skills required include: High school diploma or equivalent, high degree of professionalism, proven inventory control skills, ability to work some weekends, strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds

If interested, please send your resume and contact information to NJSGC’s Office Manager Deborah Quinn.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – Director, New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium

The Director provides leadership of the NJSGC and oversees all aspects of its Sea Grant College Program. NJSGC annually receives a base appropriation of approximately $1.4 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as well as matching funds from a variety of sources. Approximately 40% of the NOAA/Sea Grant funds are distributed for research projects, awarded through a biennial peer-reviewed competition led by the Director, with the remainder supporting management, outreach, and education programs. A well integrated education and outreach program is a key element of the Sea Grant Program at the NJSGC and it is the responsibility of the Director to lead this effort supported by an in-house team of education and outreach professionals and an external team of extension agents and specialists engaged through memorandum of understandings.

As Director, the incumbent will oversee all aspects of NJSGC, including administrative, budgetary, office, and personnel issues. The Director also represents the Consortium and its members through collaborations with government, non-government, academic,research and other relevant entities throughout New Jersey and the region and with regional, out-of-state, and national institutions including the Sea Grant Network and Sea Grant Association.

The Director reports to a Board of Trustees comprised of public, academic, and government trustees, and is advised by a stakeholder advisory council. Both provide support and expertise to ensure NJSGC is both fiscally sound and beneficial to the people of New Jersey. The position requires moderate travel, both in-state and nationally. Travel regularly requires overnight and weekends away from home.

For more information and details on how to apply, please CLICK HERE.

Part-Time Scout Instructors Needed for Weekends

The Education Program at NJSGC is seeking year-round, part-time instructors for their Boy and Girl Scout Programs. These innovative programs pair marine and environmental science education with merit badge requirements to help students grow as scouts, scientists, and stewards. Following a paid training period, you will lead scout groups on hands-on, interactive explorations of Sandy Hook’s salt marsh and barrier beach environments and provide classroom and laboratory instruction. Experience is not necessary, but a background in marine science, scouting, or education is helpful. Scheduling is flexible but the ability to work some weekend and evening (after-school) hours is a must. Interested candidates should email resumes to Rosemary Higgins or mail resume to:

Rosemary Higgins
New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium
22 Magruder Road
Fort Hancock, NJ 07732

Job openings and fellowship opportunities across the Sea Grant Network are listed on the National Sea Grant website. Click here to see all current openings.

The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Proper documentation of identity and your ability to work in the United States is required at the time of employment.