Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Associate, University of Minnesota Duluth

Duluth, MN

Position Title: Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Associate

Organization: University of Minnesota Duluth

Location: Duluth, MN

Organization Overview: Minnesota Sea Grant (MNSG) is a systemwide program of the University of Minnesota and one of 34 federal-university Sea Grant partnerships across the country that bring applied water science to communities. MNSG’s extension educators, researchers and communicators work with community members, local decision-makers, policy leaders, and personnel from resource agencies, business and industry to protect, enhance and restore habitats, ecosystems and the services those ecosystems provide. We are what makes the University of Minnesota a Sea Grant institution

Position Overview: The Minnesota Sea Grant (MNSG) fisheries and aquaculture extension associate is a one year, full-time position (renewable for up to three years) for a highly motivated individual with experience working in fisheries and/or aquaculture research. Outreach is a critical responsibility of the position while supporting multiple projects and programs within MNSG. The fisheries and aquaculture extension associate will work under the supervision of the MNSG extension program leader and the guidance of other fisheries and aquaculture extension staff.

Duties: The Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Associate will focus on both research and outreach efforts that involve fisheries, aquaculture, and aquatic ecosystems in Minnesota. The Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Associate will work in cooperation with other University of Minnesota Sea Grant staff, University of Minnesota Extension and faculty, partner agencies, organizations, and the interested public to accomplish the goals within Minnesota Sea Grant’s strategic plan.

The Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Associate will:

  • Coordinate and oversee research and extension projects
  • Organize activities
  • Facilitating meetings and related communications
  • Promote and market programs
  • Organize and coordinate outreach events and activities
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Write reports and manuscripts and deliver presentations
  • Develop and manage budgets
  • Work directly with aquaculture producers, anglers, commercial and charter fisheries and other interested parties.

If you have questions about this position contact Extension Program Leader Amy Schrank at

Salary/Pay: $45,000 to $50,000 per year plus University of Minnesota benefits

Application Deadline: January 30 or until filled

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.