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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

Program Administrative Specialist

Application review begins September 9

Maryland Sea Grant College (MDSG) is seeking a Program Administrative Specialist. This position serves an important administrative role bridging Sea Grant’s environmental mission and with its business and financial operations activities. Under the direction of the Sea Grant Associate Director, the Administrative Specialist oversees state appropriations and revolving accounts, program development awards, facilities and inventory, and publications and product distribution. This position performs a variety of administrative tasks and technical accounting associated with budgeting, procurement, reconciliation, product inventory, and general office function.

Duties and responsibilities of the Program Administrative Specialist include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • With limited supervision, performs a full range of duties related to the day-to-day operations of the office. Oversees MDSG office facilities and resources.
  • Follows established guidelines for maintaining state appropriations account and revolving accounts. This includes procurement and invoicing, monitoring and reconciling accounts, tracking all expenses, and reimbursing for expenditures. As part of these responsibilities, AS maintains an internal system to track departmental State & revolving accounts and project balances. AS must assess account status, develop budget projections and draft reports, and be proactive to advise the Associate Director of emergent trends and issues.
  • Manages MDSG publication distribution, inventory, reporting and billing
  • Interacts with internal and external stakeholders, clients, and contractors.
  • Helps with environmental event planning, logistics and associated business operations.

The Specialist must be detail oriented with strong interpersonal and oral and written skills to interact with internal and external stakeholders. Ability to understand and interpret Federal and University policies and procedures in areas of purchasing, billing, contracts and grants and sponsored programs is required. The Specialist must have the analytical and technical skills to review expenditures and reconcile accounts as well as fluency with Windows-based PCs.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree and 4 years’ progressive experience in administrative staff work, including financial reporting, purchasing, budgeting or contracts and grants. Skill in the use of office automation software and its applications, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, to handle sensitive materials with discretion and tact, to present ideas and information clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; to perform mathematical computations. Ability to independently handle multiple tasks and set priorities. Additional years relevant experience may be substituted for the education qualification on a year-for-year basis.

For more details and to apply, include a cover letter outlining your interest in the position; a resume; and a list of three references with your application at


Undergraduate Student Aide

Application review begins September 16

Maryland Sea Grant is currently offering a 10-hour-per-week opportunity for an undergraduate to assist with the management of our research program. Tasks may include supporting the project archive database, data analysis, and data input. If you are interested in this position, are currently a sophomore or junior with strong academic standing, and have a major in or related to marine or environmental science, please contact us. A strong attention to detail is a must for this position. 

Review the full announcement here.

To apply, send an email with the subject line “Student Aide Application” and a pdf that includes: a cover letter outlining your interest in the position; a resume; and contact information for two references to Best consideration date is September 16. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Undergraduate Business Office Assistant

Application review begins September 20

Maryland Sea Grant College (MDSG) is seeking an undergraduate student Business Office Assistant with an interest in the environment during the academic year. The student should be available for 8 to 10 hours per week (schedule is flexible). Tasks may include data entry in Excel and FileMaker, reviewing records and identifying errors, and supporting office archiving projects. Applicants should be an undergraduate student with strong academic standing. This job requires a high level of attention to detail and familiarity with Microsoft Excel and PC computers. We encourage environmental studies students and individuals interested in learning the business side of an environmental organization to apply.

Review the full announcement here.

To apply, send an email with the subject line “Undergraduate Business Office Assistant” and include as a pdf a cover letter outlining your interest in the position; a resume; and contact information for two references to Best consideration date is September 20. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Diversity Statement

Maryland Sea Grant, part of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.