The Officer will work with the director of the Lenfest Ocean Program to develop, implement and monitor research projects proposed for support by the Lenfest Ocean Program, consistent with the Program’s strategic plan. These projects are typically in the natural sciences, but may include projects in economics and social science. The Officer’s project development activities include researching marine science issues, gathering input about key issues from a range of stakeholders, assessing potential grantees and partners, and evaluating a proposed project’s policy relevance. The Officer will also manage grants, including by communicating with grantees to ensure timely completion of deliverables. The Officer will be responsible for reviewing current scientific and policy literature, networking among scientists and key partners, and attending relevant professional conferences in order to advise the director on programmatic direction.
The position currently is approved through June 2025. This position reports to the Director of the Lenfest Ocean Program, and is located in Washington, DC.