Ocean Career: Living Shoreline Program Assistant at Sea Grant Florida

The Living Shorelines for Marine Contractors Training is a standard curriculum developed with the goal of increasing capacity and expertise for living shorelines installation in Florida. This position will be expected to use their expertise to contribute to 1) the organization and delivery of the marine contractor living shoreline courses, 2) the development of promotional and educational materials, and 3) evaluation and reporting of the program.

Specifically, this position will be expected to work with a team of Florida Sea Grant Extension Agents to:

  • Plan, advertise, promote, recruit participants for, coordinate, and assist teaching at least 12 Living Shorelines for Marine Contractor Courses.
  • Coordinate guest instructors and work with local contacts to identify field trips for the 12 courses. Evaluate course outcomes using standard evaluation instruments.
  • Provide quarterly reports of progress to supervisor.

Work hours are Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm (40 hours/week). Some overnight travel will be required for courses offered in distant parts of Florida. Travel costs will be paid by UF in accordance with travel policies.

Must be willing to drive long distances within Florida with occasional overnight stays at teaching locations. Must be able to work independently. Occasional field work, including outdoor teaching may be required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years relevant experience.
  • State of Florida Driver license is required.


Master’s degree in biology, marine science, ecology, agriculture education, natural resources or a closely related field. Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience with social media, blogging, virtual meeting platforms (e.g. Zoom, Teams, etc.), and other media communications.
  • Knowledge of applied natural resource management and/or living shorelines in the State of Florida.
  • High-level communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Experience with teaching or informal education.

Salary: $21.55 - $24.90 per hour
Application Deadline: September 13, 2022

Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.

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