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Job available - Reserve Manager

North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NI-WB NERR)

Applications are being accepted for a research associate professor position located at the University of South Carolina Baruch Marine Field Laboratory in Georgetown, SC. This individual will serve as the Manager of the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NI-WB NERR) that is headquartered at the Baruch Marine Field Laboratory. The NI-WB NERR is one in a network of 29 sites around the U.S. and its territories that make up the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). Reserves conduct research, monitoring, education and stewardship activities that improve our understanding and management of coastal areas.

Position Description:

The Reserve Manager oversees and coordinates operations of the NI-WB NERR, a partnership between the University of South Carolina and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  Management activities include regular communication with program coordinators, approving and reviewing budget expenditures, advertising and filling position vacancies as needed, and coordinating reserve activities and facility operations with USC Baruch Institute staff in Columbia and at the coast, the Belle W. Baruch Foundation, and with other partners on the Hobcaw Barony property. The Reserve Manager also coordinates with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management to ensure consistency with NOAA requirements and to further site-based and system-wide priorities. Primary responsibilities include preparing and submitting semi-annual reports, tracking and reporting on required performance measures, participating in NERR System-wide (NERRS) meetings and workgroups, coordinating activities with other reserves in the NERRS network, working with staff to update the reserve management plan (every five years), and participating in NOAA program evaluations. The Manager also prepares annual reserve operations proposals and budgets (in collaboration with the program coordinators) that support management goals and objectives outlined in the reserve’s management plan.

Minimum qualifications

Ph.D. in marine or environmental science, coastal resource management, or environmental policy. Knowledge and experience in program development, implementation, evaluation and management with an emphasis on coastal systems. Ability to communicate effectively with different audiences including scientists, policy-makers, educators and members of the general public. Experience implementing policy and managing grants and associated budgets. Strong leadership skills with experience organizing and facilitating meetings for staff and other audiences.

This position is a full-time, grant funded position with a starting date of July 1, 2018. Salary: $57,156 - $64.855, depending on experience. Full benefits provided including annual and sick leave, state retirement, and health insurance.

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If you have any questions, please contact Dr. James L. Pinckney, Director, Baruch Institute, at

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.