Maryland Sea Grant’s (MDSG) Assistant Director (AD) for Communications will report to the Director and serve as a member of MDSG’s senior management team that reports to both the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the University of Maryland, College Park.
In collaboration with MDSG leadership, the AD will develop and implement a communication strategy for Maryland Sea Grant. In addition, the AD will oversee communications products and programming, manage the communications team, including contractual workers and student interns, and work closely with MDSG’s IT group.
The AD will be MDSG’s liaison with a wide range of internal and external clients and constituents, including marine-related industry groups, academic and research institutions, and others in the marine science and policy arena. They will develop strategies for earned media (TV, radio, news reporting) and owned media (website, social media, etc.). The AD will seek grant opportunities to help carry out the organization’s communication vision.
We are looking for an individual with proven leadership and organizational skills, strong writing and editorial skills, and an enthusiasm for engaging with external partners. This person should work to make MDSG’s communications inclusive, positive, respectful, welcoming, and diverse.