We're growing!

We’re growing and hiring for new positions to build our teams and further strengthen our focus on climate action, the coastal economy, and investments in community infrastructure and leadership. We are committed to helping our islands and coast meet the challenges ahead and working with these communities to build resilience along the Maine coast.

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 see our open positions below and continue to check this site or the Maine Association of Nonprofits Job Board for new opportunities as they become available.

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


Major gifts officer

The Island Institute seeks qualified candidates for the role of Major Gifts Officer. The Major Gift Officer (MGO) is passionate about the mission of the Island Institute and contributes to the organization by growing philanthropic revenue from individual donors and family foundations. The MGO works as an integral member of the Philanthropy team, meeting both individual and team fundraising goals.

Key responsibilities include the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of individual donors towards the attainment of the organization’s annual and long-range fundraising goals. In addition, the MGO plays a critical role in organizing and extending the volunteer fundraising activities of those who are committed to the organization.

Learn more about this position and apply here.

Archipelago Customer Service Retail Associate (Part-time)

The Island Institute seeks qualified candidates for the position of a part-time Customer Service Retail Associate with Archipelago, the Island Institute’s retail store and fine arts gallery. The Customer Service Retail Associate provides outstanding customer service to shoppers in a unique made-in-Maine shop and gallery setting. Over 250 artists, crafters, and authors from 15 different islands and the coast of Maine are represented in the store.

Learn more about this position and apply here.

Senior Community Impact Fund Officer

We are searching for a strategic and creative finance professional, with a depth of experience in impact investment, to help bring a series of key business and infrastructure investments to fruition and enhance the economic resilience of the coast of Maine.

Reporting to the COO, the Senior Community Impact Fund Officer will work to maximize the deployment of the Tom Glenn Fund Community Impact Fund, a community development catalyst fund that seeks to build a more diverse coastal economy through targeted grantmaking, loans, and equity investments. Working with staff and community leaders, this role will focus on financial modeling, identifying other traditional and/or creative funding opportunities to leverage, and risk assessment for a pipeline of projects and potential investors.

The Senior Community Impact Fund Officer will primarily work in Maine, but there is some flexibility for a remote start out of state for the first 6-12 months.

The Island Institute has retained Robert Half Executive Search to assist with this important recruitment.

All inquiries should be submitted to erica.oshaughnessy@roberthalfes.com


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