Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist
Urban Coast Institute
The Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute (UCI) seeks
applicants for the position of Community Engagement and Outreach
Specialist to lead activities associated with UCI's Coastal
Resilience Planning Support for Environmental Justice (EJ)
Communities project. The mission of the UCI is to serve Monmouth
University and the public as a forum for research, education, and
collaboration in the development and implementation of
science-based policies and programs that support stewardship of
healthy, productive, and resilient coastal ecosystems and
With the supervision of the Associate Director, the Community
Engagement and Outreach Specialist will work with UCI staff and
partners to lead climate vulnerability assessment, adaptation
planning, and implementation projects for EJ communities,
infrastructure, and habitats. Based on a foundational understanding
of climate change and its impacts on the built environment,
society, and natural systems, and leveraging UCI's community
resilience initiative, the selected candidate will lead
multi-disciplinary teams on collaborative problem-solving and
stakeholder engagement to help our EJ communities build a more
resilient, just and sustainable future.
This position is a grant-funded, full-time, two-year position. The
successful candidate's appointment can be fully remote or hybrid
with some in person presence at the Monmouth University West Long
Branch campus. Travel and attendance at in person community
meetings is required. Salary will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience. The position is anticipated to start
as soon as possible.
Required Degree, License or Certifications:
Required Skills or Software:
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication
Required Years of Experience:
- A B.S./B.A in communication, education, public policy,
planning, geography, natural resources, or closely related field;
or two years of experience in community or environmental
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Experience planning and facilitating virtual and in-person
meetings and workshops.
- Ability to travel to work locations throughout the state and
participate in occasional evening and weekend meetings.
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- Demonstrated experience working with EJ communities and
- Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience working with
community organizations that focus on addressing environmental
justice, disparities in health outcomes, inequities in living
conditions, and/or lack of political power for communities of
color, including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Americans, immigrants,
other People of Color (“BIPOC”), low-income communities, people
with disabilities, and other historically disadvantaged
- Knowledge or experience in modern principles and practices of
environmental planning, climate vulnerability, and/or adaptation
- Additional experience working with state, regional, and local
agencies and community organizations.
- Proficiency in a second language is a plus.
- Effectiveness in a teamwork environment.
Located along New Jersey’s northern coastline, Monmouth University
is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to
innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked
Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 5,400
students in 61 undergraduate and graduate degree programs,
including four doctoral programs.
Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive
learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the
student experience at Monmouth. The University’s dynamic learning
environment empowers students to become active participants in
their education while fully preparing them for life after
graduation. Monmouth’s faculty, experts in their respective
disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating
with undergraduates and graduates in their research and
Approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia,
Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in
history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The
University’s 170-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most
beautiful in the world, and blends the classic elegance of National
Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities.
A multitude of experiences is available just outside the campus
gates. Access Asbury Park’s legendary music scene and diverse
cultural opportunities supported by an active LGBTQ+ community.
Enjoy Red Bank’s lively theater and dining hub and Long Branch’s
redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping
Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became
Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in
1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World
Report’s “Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review’s “The Best 387
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Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate
diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment
for all employees.