Every day we work to make a difference in the health of the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland's diverse natural resources. View our current job openings below to see how you can join our team. Thank you for your interest in Maryland Sea Grant.

Job Openings

Assistant Director for Communications (review starts 3/1/2023)

The Assistant Director (AD) for Communications will report to the director of Maryland Sea Grant (MDSG) and serve as a member of the senior management team that reports to both the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the University of Maryland, College Park.

The AD will manage the communications team, including contractual workers and student interns. In collaboration with leadership, they will develop a communications strategy for MDSG. The AD will oversee communications products and programs, including acting as editor-in-chief for Chesapeake Quarterly, a print and digital magazine. They will develop strategies for earned media (TV, radio, news reporting) and owned media (website, social media, etc.).

We are looking for an individual with strong writing and editorial skills, leadership and team management experience, creativity, a passion for communicating science, and an enthusiasm for engaging with external partners. This person should work to make Maryland Sea Grant’s communications inclusive, positive, respectful, welcoming, and diverse.

The AD will work with internal and external partners, including industry groups, academic and research institutions, and others in the marine science and policy arena. They will also seek grant opportunities to support MDSG’s communication efforts.

Find out more and apply: Assistant Director for Communications position details


Aquaculture Projects and National Extension Coordinator (review starts 2/13/23)

Maryland Sea Grant is seeking an Aquaculture Projects Coordinator who will oversee the day-to-day management of the MDSG aquaculture portfolio. The main component of this role is leading MDSG’s NOAA Sea Grant-National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) funded National Aquaculture stakeholder engagement grant as its National Extension Coordinator. The position acts as a liaison between MDSG, the National Sea Grant Office, the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (Beaufort Lab in particular), grant Co-PIs, and relevant audiences nationwide. The coordinator is responsible for using a co-production model to develop a series of workshops about accessibility of aquaculture siting tools for different audiences across the country. The position collaborates with a steering committee and local Sea Grant programs.

The coordinator will also contribute to all aspects of the sustainable fisheries and aquaculture portfolio at MDSG, including supporting grant applications and organizing grant competitions, overseeing reporting, and developing project summaries for reporting to NOAA. Depending on expertise, the coordinator may also participate in other special projects associated with grant projects including aquaculture visioning and the USDA AFRI Sustainable Aquaculture Systems Supporting Atlantic Salmon projects. Overall, this position provides excellent opportunities for working on aquaculture issues at a national and international scale.

Find out more and apply: Aquaculture Projects and National Extension Coordinator


Diversity Statement

Maryland Sea Grant champions diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) by recruiting, retaining, and preparing a diverse workforce, and proactively engaging and serving the diverse populations of coastal communities. Sea Grant is committed to building inclusive research, extension, communication, and education programs that serve people with unique backgrounds, circumstances, needs, perspectives and ways of thinking. We encourage applicants of all ages, races, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities, cultures, religions, citizenship types, marital statuses, veteran status types, and income, and socioeconomic status types to apply for this opportunity. Learn more about our mission here.

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