S.C. Sea Grant Consortium

Position Announcement

Extension Assistant

Charleston, South Carolina

About the Position

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium is seeking a part-time assistant for the Extension Program to be based at its office in Charleston, South Carolina. The Extension Assistant will work directly with the Consortium Assistant Director for Development and Extension, as well as the Extension Program Specialists on tasks related to extension activities including workshops, meetings, programs, and public communication. If the applicant is a student, there is an opportunity to develop a thesis or internship project as part of the work.

The South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, a state agency established to manage the Sea Grant College program for South Carolina and based in Charleston, S.C., generates and provides science-based information on issues and opportunities to improve the social and economic well-being of coastal residents while ensuring the optimal use and conservation of marine and coastal natural resources.

Learn more about the Consortium

Commitment to Diversity

The Consortium’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion seeks to create a culture of belonging where all people are treated with dignity and respect, and have equitable access to resources, opportunities, and outcomes. We acknowledge that our activities, programs, services, and everyday interactions are enriched by building a diverse team of staff and partners who engage in open, respectful, and meaningful exchange. We also strive to achieve our agency’s mission by engaging individuals from a broad diversity of backgrounds who bring a range of experiences, values, and tools to bear on the region’s major environmental and socioeconomic issues.

We strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, and from those who identify as members of historically underserved communities.

Job Duties

  • Coordinate the S.C. Coastal Information Network (SCCIN)
  • Coordinate Calling the Coast Home real estate agent education programs with three coastal Realtor® Associations
  • Assist in the generation of communications materials such as fact sheets, flyers, and social media posts
  • Assist in event management including registration, planning, marketing, note taking, webinar support, etc.
  • Help research, plan, and implement extension activities
  • Conduct small projects independently


The chosen assistant will have a well-rounded environmental studies background, experience or a keen interest in extension and outreach programs, strong interpersonal and written communication skills, an ability to coordinate groups and teams of people, superior organizational capability, and a willingness to assist in any task.

Position Type

Part-Time, Temporary, $20/hour

Work Hours

20-25 hours per week. Some infrequent travel throughout the state is necessary; a valid driver’s license is required.

How to Apply

Your application should include:

  • A letter of interest explaining how the internship will be beneficial to your career goals
  • Your resume or CV
  • Three academic or professional references

Please email your application with the subject heading: “Extension Assistant Application” to: Marlena Davis, applications@scseagrant.org.

For questions contact Matt Gorstein, Matthew.Gorstein@scseagrant.org.

This position will be filled when a suitable candidate is found. Review of applications will begin immediately. No phone calls please.

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. South Carolina is making our veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions. The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium participates in E-Verify.