Careers

At the Island Institute, we work alongside Maine’s island and coastal leaders to catalyze community sustainability. Our commitment to the islands of Maine includes sharing what works among these diverse locations, so that other island and coastal communities can meet the unique challenges they face.

This work wouldn't be possible without a talented staff that brings a wide range of experience, skills, and passion to everything we do. If you are interested in working with us, please continue to check this site or the Maine Association of Nonprofits Job Board—we post open positions as they become available across all of our project areas.

Please refer to each job description for application guidelines, and contact Karen Burns, Chief Talent Officer, at kburns@islandinstitute.org, with any additional questions.

Current open positions

Community Development Officer—Energy, Sea Level Rise, Broadband

The Island Institute seeks qualified candidates for the new, full-time position of Community Development Officer to serve on our Energy, Sea Level Rise, and Broadband teams. Successful candidates will demonstrate project management and implementation proficiencies, community engagement skills, and the ability to seek out, develop, and foster public-private partnerships. Content knowledge in the areas of community infrastructure investments related to community energy, working waterfronts, and internet networks is required.

Full job description and application details available here:
Community Development Officer—Energy, Sea Level Rise, Broadband

Community Development Officer—Energy, Small Business, Leadership

The Island Institute seeks qualified candidates for the new, full-time position of Community Development Officer to serve as the project lead for our Energy team, as well as participate in our Small Business and Leadership development teams. Successful candidates will demonstrate project management and community engagement skills and the ability to translate technical information to various audiences. Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to create links between external stakeholders and community needs. Content knowledge of community and residential energy, small business support, and leadership development is required.

Full job description and application details available here:
Community Development Officer—Energy, Small Business, Leadership

Senior Community Development Officer—Business

The Island Institute seeks a mission-driven leader for the full-time position of Senior Community Development Officer to design project work across a portion of our Strengthening Community Economies strategic priority area—whose teams include Aquaculture, Small Business Support, and Lobster Strategy— and participate in the development of a newly formed community impact fund. The Senior Community Development Officer will deploy significant skill in business development to maximize the Institute’s contribution as a dynamic, world-class community development organization.

Successful candidates will bring leadership and vision to the Strengthening Community Economies strategic priority area by designing projects that are highly impactful to the Institute’s constituents and by working collaboratively with staff, funders, and external partners to create change that will shape the future of the coast of Maine.

Full job description and application details available here:
Senior Community Development Officer—Business

Administrative Assistant

The Island Institute seeks qualified candidates for the full-time hourly position of Administrative Assistant to support general administrative functions of the organization, including responsibilities in the Finance, Development, and Programs areas. Key responsibilities include data entry, managing the organizational switchboard, processing acknowledgement letters, and maintaining files. The position is based in Rockland, Maine, and reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

Full job description and application details available here:
Administrative Assistant


Internships

There are no internship openings at this time.