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Horn Point/Sea Grant Shellfish Aquaculture Outreach Specialist

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Horn Point/Sea Grant Shellfish Aquaculture Outreach Specialist



Key Responsibilities:
  1. Translation of Science to Industry:
    • Interpret scientific findings and advancements in shellfish aquaculture, fisheries, and restoration into practical strategies and recommendations for industry stakeholders.
    • Collaborate with research teams to identify emerging challenges and opportunities in the field and develop innovative, practical solutions.
    • Participate in scientific and industry conferences.
    • Publish reports and articles about this translation.
  2. Outreach and Engagement:
    • In collaboration with Maryland Sea Grant education experts, develop and execute outreach efforts to engage local community groups, schools, and industry partners in the mission to improve Chesapeake Bay aquaculture and wild harvest practices.
    • Organize and participate in community events, workshops, and educational programs to disseminate knowledge and promote sustainable practices.
    • Contribute to Maryland Sea Grant outreach materials and blogs in collaboration with Sea Grant’s communication team.
  3. Partnership Development:
    • Foster strong relationships with industry associations, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and the Sea Grant network to facilitate knowledge exchange and collaborative initiatives.
    • Identify funding opportunities and participate in grant writing to support research and outreach projects aligned with organizational goals.
  4. Education and Training:
    • Work with Maryland Sea Grant to develop educational materials, resources, and training programs tailored to various stakeholder groups, including farmers, fishermen, and students.
    • Provide technical assistance and guidance to industry professionals on best practices in shellfish aquaculture, fisheries management, and habitat restoration.


For more details on the position, qualification, and application, please use the following link: https://umces.peopleadmin.com/postings/1866 


Additional Info

Job Function : Other

Experience Level : Manager

Education Level : Masters

Job Type : Full-Time

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