Oregon Sea Grant is hiring!

We are excited to be adding capacity to address important coastal issues in Oregon. See our current opportunities below.

Oregon Sea Grant is one of 34 university-based programs in the National Sea Grant College Program. Housed at Oregon State University, Oregon Sea Grant has employees on campus in Corvallis, at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and at other Extension Service offices along the coast.

Research suggests that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they are confident they meet 100% of the listed qualifications. We strongly encourage all interested individuals to apply for positions with Oregon Sea Grant, and allow us to evaluate the demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities using an intentional equity lens. For more information about Oregon Sea Grant, check out our strategic plan and organizational structure.

Active searches are listed here, and new positions will be added as searches are announced. If you have questions about a specific search, please contact the search committee chair.

Current Openings

Oregon Coast STEM Hub Director

The Oregon Coast STEM Hub seeks an organized, dynamic director who is able to approach the work with determination and creativity. They will work with the STEM Hub Leadership Council to build STEM capacity in the Oregon Coast Region – they will build on existing work and ensure that approaches are community-informed, evidence-driven, and address inequities and opportunities to develop new pathways for underserved audiences. This position provides direction for the day-to-day operations of the OCSH, associated staff, and resources. The Director interacts with high-level leaders in every sector and is responsible for acquiring external funding through collaborative grant proposals to support programs, and collecting, evaluating, and reporting program data. The Director is responsible for fostering a supportive environment that encourages teamwork and models and maintains high standards and performance expectations. This is a full-time, professional faculty position.


Oregon Sea Grant Project & Events Coordinator

The Oregon Sea Grant (OSG) Project and Event Coordinator supports the leadership team in managing the Oregon Sea Grant program and carrying out program-wide projects and events. The position coordinates the leadership team, advisory council, program-wide meetings, annual reporting, and special projects. The OSG Coordinator supports the leadership team (Director and three associate directors for Research & Scholars, Extension & Engagement, and Education) in managing a responsive and fast-paced program. The coordinator must be effective at managing, tracking, and prioritizing multiple projects, events, and workflows to successful completion. The position also provides back-up support for the OSG HR Liaison and will serve as HR Liaison in their absence. The position reports to the Director and serves as the leadership team’s liaison with Oregon Sea Grant personnel and external parties, including Oregon State University (OSU) departments, faculty, and staff; the public; organizations working in partnership with Oregon Sea Grant (governmental and non-governmental); other state Sea Grant programs; National Sea Grant Office; Oregon Sea Grant Advisory Council; and Sea Grant Association. This position involves substantial interpersonal communication to support the effective coordination of projects, partners, and personnel and requires strong communication skills, multicultural understanding, sound judgment, and diplomacy. This is a full-time, professional faculty position.


Hatfield Visitor Center Coordinator

This position oversees operations, exhibits, and collaborates with other staff to plan and implement programming at the Hatfield Visitor Center (VC), a marine science museum and aquarium operated by Oregon Sea Grant at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center. The VC features hands-on exhibits and public education activities and events and supports STEM education research, the development of new exhibits, as well as marine education programs for school groups, summer day camps, community groups, and educators. This is a full-time, professional faculty position.


Impact Writer - Request for Qualifications

Oregon Sea Grant (OSG) seeks a contractor to write between roughly 10 and 40 impact and accomplishment statements required for our annual reporting to the National Sea Grant Office. The statements showcase OSG’s work in our four focus areas: environmental literacy and workforce development, healthy coastal ecosystems, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, and resilient communities and economies. Work will occur between February 2024 and June 5, 2024. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a scientific field is required.


Recently Closed

Oregon Sea Grant Extension Specialist in Marine Renewable Energy and Communities (Assistant Professor of Practice)

This position will develop and deliver inclusive community engagement programs on marine energy with a focus on offshore wind energy. The person in this role will facilitate community forums and education to authentically address the questions, concerns, and priorities of coastal communities related to floating offshore wind energy development being considered for the Oregon Coast. The position will track and share information about opportunities for civic engagement and public comment on offshore wind development processes and activities in Oregon. This position will be part of a network of Sea Grant and Oregon State University extension practitioners and will work with the National Sea Grant Offshore Wind Energy Liaison and collaborate with Oregon Sea Grant's coastal extension specialists. This is a full-time, 2-year appointment funded by the US Department of Energy and NOAA Sea Grant. Possibilities for extending or renewing the appointment are contingent on funding and the discretion of the director.


Positions elsewhere

For more information about careers in the marine sciences, including interviews with leading marine scientists from across the Sea Grant network, visit the Sea Grant Marine Careers site.