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

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

Campaign Manager/Major Gifts Officer

The Island Institute seeks a passionate, mission-driven, strategic leader as its next Campaign Manager/Major Gifts Officer.

This role will report directly to the President and work as a collaborative member of the Funder Relations team, developing campaign strategies to execute a multi-year fundraising plan. The successful candidate will have strong knowledge of the Maine coast and a proven track record in securing major gifts.

The Campaign Manager/Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for developing and executing targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for a range of prospects; managing the writing and development of campaign print and electronic collateral materials in collaboration with the Funder Relations team; overseeing campaign communications; advising on cultivation and recognition events; scheduling and supporting campaign leadership meetings; and managing a portfolio of approximately 50 individual major gift prospects. 

The ideal candidate will have five to eight years of professional experience in fundraising with a proven track record of success, as well as specific experience developing and managing the implementation of campaign strategy, volunteer engagement, individual giving and/or major gifts, organizing data to measure progress toward benchmarks, and advising on campaign event strategy.

We have retained Robert Half Executive Search as our partner in this search.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to Erica O’Shaughnessy at erica.oshaughnessy@roberthalfes.com


Internships

There are no internship openings at this time.