Job Opportunity: Part-Time Contractor for the Southeast and Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership

The deadline to apply is July 16, 2021.

July 1, 2021

The Southeast and Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership (SCDRP) seeks to strengthen community resilience and support rapid recovery from storms and disasters by serving as the primary network for professionals in emergency management, climate adaptation, and disaster recovery in the US Southeast and Caribbean territories.

The SCDRP is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as the SCDRP Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will be a part-time (15 hours/week) contractor for the 9-month period starting August 2, 2021. The position is currently funded until April 30, 2022; however, with additional funding, this position could extend past this date. This position would be ideal for current or recent graduate students interested in hazard recovery, climate adaptation, and resilience. Candidates must be located in the Southeast or Caribbean regions; however, the Program Coordinator will work remotely.

The Program Coordinator will support the SCDRP in managing monthly tasks such as a membership meeting (virtual), managing monthly Board meetings (virtual), and assisting in the planning of the SCDRP Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting, a two-day conference typically held at the end of January, is a significant output of the SCDRP and support of its organizing, planning, and implementation will be a large component of the Coordinator’s responsibilities.  The SCDRP has a very active and engaged Advisory Board of disaster and resilience professionals across the region from the public, private, non-profit, and academic sectors. A significant role of the position will be to coordinate monthly Board meetings.  The Advisory Board members will actively support the Program Coordinator, particularly in the beginning and in relation to the Annual Meeting.

While the Program Coordinator will support SCDRP and be supported by the SCDRP Advisory Board, the Position will be a contractor with Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA). SECOORA is the SCDRP’s administrative home and fiscal agent. The mission of SECOORA is to observe, understand, and increase awareness of our coastal ocean; promoting knowledge, economic and environmental health through strong regional partnerships.

Position Duties

  1. Coordination support for monthly Advisory Board and membership meetings: Coordinate scheduling of SCDRP Advisory Board and members conference calls.
  2. Annual Meeting planning and logistics:  Work with SCDRP advisory board, SECOORA, and a Meeting Planning Committee to plan the 2022 Annual Meeting.
  3. Communication:  Maintain active communication within the Partnership as well as through public outlets and maintain connection with SECOORA. 

To Apply

Please submit a resume and 1-2 page cover letter explaining why you are uniquely qualified for the position by email to

Click here for the full job announcement. The deadline to apply is July 16, 2021.