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Coastal Neighbors Technical Assistance Program Coordinator

University of New Hampshire

                                                                     Coastal Neighbors Technical Assistance Program Coordinator

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here:

Summary of Position

This position will coordinate a neighborhood-scale, peer-to-peer technical assistance program to support flood risk assessment and resilience planning in coastal NH. The NTAP coordinator will use methods to reach flood-vulnerable residents with a focus on serving and empowering historically underserved, low-income neighborhoods. The NTAP program coordinator will develop a transferrable framework for providing technical assistance to neighborhoods in high-risk flood zones, built on trust and peer-to-peer learning, through four primary activities: 1. Capacity building and planning, 2. Program implementation, 3. Research and evaluation, and 4. Neighborhood learning and sharing.


  • Provide general support for the Coastal Neighbors Technical Assistance Program (NTAP) including coordination of the project team consisting of key partners from community organizations, academia, and government agencies.
  • Schedule and support NTAP events. Coordinate development of programmatic principles as part of the N-TAP program to foster trust, collaboration, and equity.
  • Conduct a desktop analysis to identify coastal NH neighborhoods of high flood and economic risk using publicly available datasets as well as local research products.
  • Recruit candidates in the identified priority neighborhoods to serve as Neighborhood Coordinators, including from 2-4 low-income neighborhoods at risk of coastal flooding.
  • Lead the development of individualized neighborhood scale technical assistance plans and coordinate delivery of equitable, relevant technical assistance to 4-7 neighborhoods.
  • Plan and execute peer-to-peer learning events among program participants.
  • Support development and administration of a program evaluation plan.
  • With the project team, coordinate development of a transferable framework for a neighborhood-scale, peer-to-peer technical assistance program for coastal resilience.
  • Share program outcomes and findings at events and conferences and for grant reports.
  • Perform other related duties as identified.

Acceptable Minimum Level of Education

  • Bachelor's degree

Acceptable Minimum Years of Experience

  • 2 years

Other Minimum Qualifications                       

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years relevant experience
  • The ability to travel to sites in coastal NH in person
  • Ability to coordinate collaborative activities in a timely and efficient manner
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community members, non-profit partners, government agencies, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Ability to coordinate people with different roles and varied expertise as part of a team
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment

* Education and experience equivalencies may provide alternative options to meet the qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications                 

  • Willingness to learn
  • Data literacy regarding climate conditions and projections
  • Knowledge of and experience with best practices in coastal resilience, floodplain management, and nature-based adaptation
  • Completion of courses in related subjects at the college/university level

Salary Information                                        

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Applicants must apply online at

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

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Date Added: November 15, 2021

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