The Coastal Training Programs at the five Gulf of Mexico National Estuarine Research Reserves (Apalachicola in FL, Rookery Bay in FL, Weeks Bay in AL, Grand Bay in MS, and Mission-Aransas in TX) are searching for a candidate to serve as the Gulf of Mexico Regional Coastal Training Program Coordinator.

The full-time Gulf Regional Coastal Training Program Coordinator will help the five Gulf Coast National Estuarine Research Reserves’ (NERRs) Coastal Training Programs  (CTP) connect the needs of the EPA Gulf of Mexico Program, the Gulf states, and local communities to provide targeted professional workshops.  These projects will engage local communities, provide needed training opportunities for coastal decision-makers, and result in activities that improve the health of the Gulf of Mexico and its citizens.  This position is a full-time position that is grant-funded for three years. The project tasks include:

(1) Conduct a needs assessment, based on local and regional information and input, to understand coastal decision-makers’ training needs related to the priority issues in the EPA Gulf of Mexico Program’s Strategic Plan;

(2) planning, facilitating, and coordinating professional and technical workshops and the necessary logistical operations required therein including post-workshop evaluation for decision-makers that directly support the EPA Gulf of Mexico Program’s activities in the Gulf of Mexico on priority issues;

(3) travel to selected regional and national meetings to network and promote the work of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Training Program;

(4) maintaining and updating the website to advertise trainings, post results of trainings, and perform other tasks as needed.

(5) coordinating and preparing, as needed, all records for the purpose of grant accounting and completing all reports as required by grantor, Weeks Bay Foundation and project partners.

Please see attached job description for more information.

Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis and the position will remain opened until filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.

For more details about the position and the project, please contact: Mike Shelton (, Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, (251)928-9792.