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Graduate Assistant Announcement

Project Management Graduate Assistant

About the Position

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium (Consortium) is seeking a part-time Project Management Graduate Assistant to be based at its office in Charleston, South Carolina. The Project Management Graduate Assistant will work directly with the Research and Fellowships Coordinator on tasks related to the management of the agency’s coastal and marine resource research activities. In addition, the position will also provide assistance to the Assistant Director for Administration for financial and other administrative day-to-day functions as needed for the agency. Time permitting, the Graduate Assistant will assist other Consortium staff on tasks related to extension and outreach activities.

The Consortium is a university-based state agency established in 1980 to optimize the environmental, social, and economic potential of the coastal and marine resources of the state and region through the support of high-quality research, extension, communications, and education programming.

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The Project Management Graduate Assistant will:

  • Document all concept letters and proposals received by the Consortium.
  • Maintain and update the Consortium’s peer-reviewer database for proposal evaluation.
  • Assist with state accountability and federal reporting, national site reviews, and strategic planning, as necessary.
  • Assist with planning, organizing, and staffing agency conferences and workshops.
  • Assist with preparation, submission, and management of grant and cooperative agreement proposals submitted by and awarded to the Consortium.
  • Provide support for agency transition to on-line reporting for all external Consortium projects.
  • Serve as the initial point of contact for constituents contacting the Consortium in-person or via phone.
  • Assist with agency fiscal activities to include, but not limited to: accounts payable and receivable processing and reconciliations, monthly and yearly balance statements, State and Federal audit reporting requirements, and other financial tasks as required.
  • Create, revise, track and reconcile administrative documents for Federal and non-Federal grants/contracts as received by the agency.
  • Support for general administrative tasks such as front office reception detail, office scheduling, and coordinating agency operations for personnel and equipment.

Required Qualifications

The chosen graduate assistant will have a well-rounded project management, public administration, or environmental background, experience or a keen interest in environmental management, 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

This is a paid part-time internship position for up to two (2) years. Work performed through this internship may be used to meet academic internship requirements. Travel may be necessary; a valid driver’s license is required.

Work Hours and Travel

This position is based in Charleston, South Carolina. The successful candidate will be expected to work between 15-20 hours per week during normal Consortium business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

To Apply

A complete application will include a letter/e-mail of interest explaining how the internship will be beneficial to the applicant’s career goals, along with a resume or curriculum vitae, and the name of the applicant’s major and/or mentor professor, to be sent in digital format to:

Mr. Ryan Bradley
Assistant Director for Administration
S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
287 Meeting Street
Charleston, S.C. 29401

This position is available immediately. Review of applications will begin as submissions are received and will continue until the position is filled.

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. The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium participates in E-Verify.