Program seeks planning extension specialist

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Apr 16,  2014

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program at the University of Mississippi School of Law is seeking a qualified candidate to coordinate, develop, and deliver extension and outreach programming to assist coastal communities and residents in Alabama and Mississippi in addressing issues associated with coastal resiliency, fortified building strategies, land use planning, hazard mitigation and climate adaptation. The Legal Program is a component of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium. The position is located in Biloxi, Mississippi, and candidate must be willing to work and live in the area.

The essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to: planning, implementing and evaluating extension and outreach programming, providing technical assistance to communities and residents, and evaluating programs and writing impact statements and final project reports. Specific duties include attending community planning and other meetings; conducting research and writing articles, reports, and other documents; sharing research results and information through oral presentations to communities and residents; facilitating public meetings, seminars and workshops; preparing participant materials; and handling necessary logistics.

Minimum requirements are a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning, hazard mitigation planning, community development, geography, engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university and one year of experience related to the above described duties. Directly related education and experience may be substituted.

The position will be open until filled or an adequate applicant pool is obtained.

Contact: For more information and to apply, please visit (search for “extension specialist”).

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in education and employment for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Otts, director of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program, at (662) 915-7714 or


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