Staff Openings

Financial and Research Manager - Open until filled

The University of Vermont is hiring a full-time (37.5 hours/week) Financial and Research Manager for the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Institute, Vermont Water Resources and Lake Studies Center, and the Northeastern States Research Cooperative.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to developing and supporting financial administration, monitoring, and analysis for programs; maintaining communications with award and subaward PIs, Sponsored Program Administration, and financial contacts; developing and managing research competitions, including developing and ensuring compliance with competition policies and maintaining compliance with National Environmental Policy Act requirements. The position will serve as both the Research Program Coordinator and the Fiscal Manager representing Lake Champlain Sea Grant to the National Sea Grant Office.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of experience (or equivalent) in administration of complex programs required. Experience managing complex program and project budgets including federal and non-federal cost share required. Proven broad understanding of current research trends in natural resources and environmental sciences required. Proficiency with MS Word and Excel. Experience submitting and reporting materials via online portals. Proven ability to work effectively in a large team. Effective organizational and communication skills required.

Desired qualifications:

  • Familiarity with UVM Sponsored Projects Administration
  • Familiarity with Peoplesoft
  • Knowledge of Federal Uniform Guidance
  • Familiarity with federal web portals such as,,, and eRA

The full posting and application process can be accessed through the University of Vermont Jobs page.

Undergraduate Science Communications Assistant - Open until filled

Lake Champlain Sea Grant is hiring a University of Vermont undergraduate student to assist the communications team with science communications for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Science Communications Assistant will work with the Lake Champlain Sea Grant team to share science-based knowledge to benefit the environment and economies of the Lake Champlain basin. This position is intended to be between 6 and 10 hours a week.

  • Assist with communications tasks, including writing at least one news story, developing social media posts and linkages, exploring related information.
  • Assist with collection of documents in Lake Champlain Sea Grant library, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Sea Grant Library, and UVM ScholarWorks Lake Champlain Sea Grant Institute collection.
  • Build upon own interests and skills related to science communications, which could include graphic design, short video development, data visualization, GIS maps or story maps, social media campaigns, writing, etc.
  • Contribute to furthering Lake Champlain Sea Grant's diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and accessibility goals.

Apply through JobX and direct any questions related to the position or hiring process to seagrant [at]