The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is seeking a Program Specialist to join its Research and Education team. This is a full-time position reporting to the Vice President and Director, Research and Education.nThe Program Specialist provides professional support and specialized knowledge to support NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. The individual works with internal staff, as part of the Ocean Leadership team, as well as colleagues around the nation to support this program. The NOAA Ocean Exploration and Undersea Research Program Act of 2009 established a national ocean exploration program under NOAA. As the lead federal agency for ocean exploration, NOAA, through its Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), coordinates and builds partnerships with other federal agencies and non‐federal partners to meet the goals and priorities for U.S. ocean exploration. NOAA’s OER program has made significant discoveries and captured public imagination about our ocean environment. COL supports NOAA OER in strategic planning and partnership building with the community of exploration performers and investors, including through organization of and improved continuity between National Ocean Exploration Forums and other community ocean science and technology events.