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.
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